The illusions of educational fairy tales
Written in 1968, this cloying, pacifist tale is pleasing to read, but mostly trivial in content and, particularly, in its ending. So much to leave the adult reader with a feeling of despair, and bored by such predictable mushiness. Maybe we should not deprive children of their illusions, but is it really what we want to educate them to believe that all will end well as if by magic, without any justification, and that conflicts and wars will end as a result of a clash of titans with giant egos? Is this truly educational?
Amazing illustrations by Iacopo Bruno.