January 1-December 31, 2011
TIF Talks Books is hosting the Fairy Tale Challenge. She writes:
This past year, I have ventured into the land of fairy tales through the weekly feature, Fairy Tale Fridays, with a small devoted group supporting and contributing along the way. We explored stories from the well-known Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm as well as tales from around the world. We have visited some well-known favorites, discovered those that were new to us, and even explored some modern takes on the classics. Some of the tales I enjoyed. Others I appreciated more as an adult. A few took me by surprise. And, a couple I simply did not care for. When I started the feature, I had planned on it only taking place for one year. That time is up and I still desire the reading of fairy tales! Therefore, the birth of the 2011 Fairy Tale Challenge is the result!
During Fairy Tale Fridays, we had the opportunity to read the short tales, explore the longer ones, and even watch a film or two; therefore, in this challenge, we will be exploring any or all of the above, depending upon the level you wish to participate in. Let's take a look at the levels . . .
- Fairy (Level 1): Read 1 original tale. Read 1 modern tale. Watch 1 film. (Total of 3 selections.)
- Dwarf (Level 2): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 6 total selections.
- Royal Prince or Princess (Level 3): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 9 total selections.
- Happily Ever After (Level 4): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections.