Pippi Longstocking – Sara

Pippi Longstocking – Sara

Be cheeky and wild and wonderful “I had never tried it before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.” BE CHEEKY: much of Pippi’s magic has to do with her cheekiness, which means not to considerate other’s expectations. Saying what she really thinks is part of her absolute sincerity. “I am the sea and nobody(…)

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

Magic Tales – Pippi Longstocking

  Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking   From the novel by the Swedish author dating back to 1945 to the Seventies TV series, Pippi Longstocking’s image has nowadays its own life and has become a part of our imagination as a symbol of independence and outside the norms extravagance. Pippi has what it takes to be part of the rebel girls, she(…)

The Magic of Being True to Yourself

The Magic of Being True to Yourself

The Magic of Being True to Yourself Teorically each one states that what they want to teach their children are: loyalty honesty reliability altruism generosity being true to yourself However, in facts, what seems to be natural is that what we teach children and we “demonstrate with our behavior” is quite different: craftiness opportunism individualism(…)

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Magic in Reading | The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz   Oscar Wao is a teenager forced to face the challenges of being constantly mocked by peers for his weight and for his little savoir-faire with girls. He is the typical nerd who spends his days playing role-playing games and writing the novel that will make(…)

The Wizard of Oz – Veronica

The Wizard of Oz – Veronica

Magic Tales – Veronica in The Wizard of Oz “There is no place like home” Dorothy’s story has been revisited countless times and has become part of the collective imagination because it is the journey of each of us towards accepting ourselves. Dorothy has to get out of reality and enter a different place, a magical(…)

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz

Magic Tales – The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a journey, through which Dorothy discovers magic while she tries to come back home. “There is no place like home.” This is the greatest discovery of  Dorothy at the end of her journey, when thanks to magic she understands that the happy place she(…)

The Magic of Empathy

The Magic of Empathy

The Magic of Empathy Children have a quality that adults often lose: EMPATHY They have the innate ability to put themselves in the shoes of others, of those who relate to them, thanks to their extreme and refined ability of  “the feeling”. This makes them naturally correct, honest, altruistic, generous and absolutely reliable. Teaching them(…)

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

Magic in Reading | We Have Always Lived in The Castle

  We Have Always Lived in The Castle by Shirley Jackson Since Charles had taken my occupation for Tuesday morning I had nothing to do. I wondered about going down to the creek, but I had no reason to suppose that the creek would even be there, since I never visited it on Tuesday mornings; […]”. We(…)

Alice in Wonderland – Nicoletta

Alice in Wonderland – Nicoletta

Magic Tales – Nicoletta in Alice in Wonderland Magic teaches us that we can dare to be what we want, thanks to the superpower of imagination. Following an intuition sometimes it is possible to lose and found yourself, like Alice in Wonderland follows the White Rabbit, magic in the everyday resides in following that element(…)

Magic tales – Alice in Wonderland

Magic tales – Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland Time is the magical element par excellence in Alice in Wonderland, subjective and uncontrollable, it is also the link between fantasy and reality. A mantra that is repeated throughout the story. “How long is it forever? Sometimes only a second.” Time as a symbol is the background to a powerful and perfectly inconclusive(…)