C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

In many children’s stories, authors place their main characters in magical worlds in order to help children understand the adult-world lessons they’ll receive as they continue reading. C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe puts its main characters in a make-believe world where they’ll have to grow and change. In this way, Lewis’s … More C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Shoes in Storytelling

When I say Cinderella, you think…? Maybe the entire story comes to mind when I say, “Cinderella and her glass slippers.” Storytelling has always had interesting modes of transportation, yet it is the interesting ones that capture our attention, not the mundane. Say, something as mundane as a pair of shoes. A shoe is simple and utterly … More Shoes in Storytelling