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Jack Zipes is Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Don't Bet on the Prince and Creative Storytelling, all published by Routledge.
..."[Zipes'] book does make us wonder whether we should be packing our children off to films that have more to do with mass merchandising than mystery and wonder." -"Teacher, June 1997 "An incisive study of fairy tales, ofhow they have been shaped by our culture, and how in turn, our culture has been shaped by them. [Zipes] suggests that the shift from oral to literary traditions helped to institutionalize and commodify fairy tales, and that the film industry has driven this trend to extremes ... it would certainly trigger some stirring classroom debates." -" Christian Library Journal, September 1997