The Uses of Enchantment
The meaning and importantance of fairy tales
By: Bruno Bettelheim
A great book for anyone who wants to write stories for children. Highlighting the difference between fables, fairy tales, and hero myths, this book is a journey through the genres involved in children's stories. It makes a good case for the fairy tale as "A gift to children" and a philosophical argument for the benefits of fairy tales on a young person's mind.