About the Story Finder

Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

What is the Story Finder?

Are you looking for little-known fairy tales to explore? Would you like to experience their many different perspectives? Are you wondering what certain symbols or fairy tale figures have in common?

The Story Finder contains close to a thousand short entries expressing voices in fairy tales from all over the world. Each character has a unique point of view. We hear from the quieter voices, from the fish and the bees, the mirrors and the dolls, as well as from human and fantastic character in a myriad of predicaments.

Many of the entries are also paired with gorgeous golden age and classical, vintage artwork.

How to Use the Story Finder

To RANDOMLY explore, click on the illustration of John Bauer’s wonderful woodland imp and a new story will come up with every click.

To SEARCH for multiple versions of a particular character (eg. dragon, wizard, etc.) use the SEARCH BOX. Remember to leave spaces before and after a word that might appear in many words (such as ‘den’ or ‘ring’.)

Click on any one of the links below to find the full text of the stories you’ve found referenced in the Story Finder.