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The Magic of Life Hidden in Fairy Tales   

Z  Online Class: A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.

Fairy tales are enchanting stories that can yield deep wisdom about our human experience. They reveal themes such as resilience, compassion, transformation, justice, the source of joy and sorrow, and of course, love. Originally meant for adults, the tales contain seeds of hope and renewal – things the world needs more of right now. By looking closely at three stories, we will focus on the benefits of reading fairy tales. We will explore life skills that we can adopt, and we will search for unexpected insights that can help us deal with today’s challenges.










For 35 years, Sheila Carroll has immersed herself in the art of story and storytelling. She lives on the Chippewa River in mid-Michigan with her five alpacas that remind her of storybook unicorns. Sheila has master’s degrees in Children’s Literature and Educational Leadership. She performs and presents her stories and ideas both nationally and internationally. She has published several books including Putting the World in a Nutshell: The Art of the Cumulative Tale, and an edited edition of Aesop’s Fables.



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