From the May, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Peter & Mowgli by Vigen Guroian

Peter & Mowgli

A sidebar in Vigen Guroian's “Of Weeds & Fairy Tales”

by Vigen Guroian

For more than a decade, I have taught a course at my college entitled “Religion in Children’s Literature.” Each year, the young men and women say that in their childhood they were deprived of these resources of the moral imagination. They were not introduced to most of the stories and books on the syllabus, and their natural sense of wonder was starved.

I don’t have to persuade them that the tasty food of fairy tales and the classic children’s stories that we read in class is good for the soul. Books like Bambi, The Secret Garden, and The Wind in the Will . . .


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