Sounds like a fairy tale in itself.
I'm a tad bemused they are calling them "new," since they were collected in the 19th century, the same time the Grimm brothers were recording their fairy tales from a circle of friends who heard them from their servants and nurses.
I am pleased that these stories have been preserved and are now being made available to the public. To my understanding, "traditional" fairy tales like these don't arise spontaneously anymore; except, perhaps, in rural or non-industrialized communities. Any new fairy tales are penned by single authors.
|King Golden Hair, one of the vaulted fairy tales (artist?)|
What do you think? Is there such thing as a new fairy tale?