"The Gingerbread Man" explores possession and what really makes something someone's possession. Throughout the story, people keep acting like they are the owners of the gingerbread man. More »

Although the tale was not an original work, in May of 1875, “The Gingerbread Boy” was printed for the first time in St. Nicholas Magazine. Before this print copy, “The Gingerbread Boy” was a traditional tale that was spr... More »

The legend of the gingerbread man exists in many forms, but it always consists of an animate, humanoid gingerbread cookie who is forced to flee from creatures who wish to eat him. The gingerbread man encounters many crea... More »

Although the tale was not an original work, in May of 1875, “The Gingerbread Boy” was printed for the first time in St. Nicholas Magazine. Before this print copy, “The Gingerbread Boy” was a traditional tale that was spr... More »

Aesop's Fables are short, kid-friendly stories that offer a moral. For example, "Two Travelers and a Bear" shows that true friendship is tested in hard times. "The Flies and the Honey" discourages readers from letting gr... More »

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The moral of the fable "Snow White" is that selfish desire is dangerous. In this folktale, a vain and jealous Queen arranges various tricks and deceits in order to kill her stepdaughter, Snow White, whom the magic mirror... More »

A main character in Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," the Mad Hatter is, as the name implies, a seemingly insane man, ostensibly a hat maker, who is obsessed with tea time and tea parties. Displaying poor manners an... More »