A fairy tale is an English language expression for a kind of short story. These stories are not all directly about fairies , but they are different from legends and traditions which usually say that the stories are true and directly moral stories. There are usually fairies , goblins , elves , trolls , giants or gnomes in fairy tales, and usually magic. Fairy tales can also mean unusual happiness for example, the expression "fairy tale ending", meaning a happy ending, even though not all fairy tales have a happy ending. Also, "fairy tale" can simply mean any unbelievable story. Where demons and witches are seen as real, fairy tales can sometimes be similar to legends, where the story is claimed to be historically true.
Russian Fairy Tales
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Here are some open tasks for WikiProject Children's literature , an attempt to create and standardize articles related to children's literature. Feel free to help with any of the following tasks. This article should be restructured logically. There must be a section on classification of Russian fairy tales e. Parallels are to be drawn between Russian and similar Western plots showing the difference. Section on the history of fairy tales is to include possible brodyachiye sujety - universally known plots possibly travelling between nations - and distinguish them from more likely purely Russian ones. Probably the article can be merged into the worldwide fairy tale article, as the notion of " skazka " itself is NOT a Russian realia, unlike matroshka.
Famous Russian Fairy Tales
Fairies and Fairy Tales. Russian Fairy Tales from the cold northen villages and forests where Europe meets Asia. There is a tendancy in Russian stories to depict them as dour, but in this story they skip through the forest and plan their mischief. The Shepherd's Flute A sheepherd is so good at playing a flute that those who hear it must dance. A skill he uses to get revenge on an employer who mistreated him.
In this story, a baked piece of bread in the shape of a ball comes to life and travels through town, trying not to get eaten. This particular fairy-tale is so much fun to say in the Russian language the English translation loses some of its flow and it has a lot of repetition which is essential for learning something new. It is about a family trying to pull out a very large turnip from the ground. She is not green nor wears a pointed hat like the American witches , but she does have something about her… it is where she lives.