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The notion that fairy tales and fantasy stories stimulate and instruct the moral imagination of the young is, of course, not new. The Victorians certainly held to that notion when they brought the fairy tale...
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G.K. Chesterton We need a rally of the really human things; will which is morals, memory which is tradition, culture which is the mental thrift of our fathers. That was the judgment...

Rereading the opening Little House book for the first time in probably half a decade, I was struck by the ways Wilder establishes the point of view for her protagonist—a four-year-old girl and second-born child. She expresses Laura’s...