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From the Forest


The beauty and magic of fairy tales and the forest come together. The author argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils. With each chapter focusing on a different story and a different forest visit, Maitland offers a complex history of forests and how they shape the themes of fairy tales we know best. She offers a unique analysis of famous stories including Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretal, Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin, and Sleeping Beauty. She uses fairy tales to explore how nature itself informs our imagination, and guides the reader on a series of walks through northern Europe’s best forests exploring both the ecological history of forests and the roots of fairy tales. In addition to the twelve modern re-tellings of these traditional fairy tales, she includes beautiful landscape photographs taken by her son. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, Maitland has infused new life into tales we’ve always thought we’ve known.


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