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 . . .


This article is only available to subscribers.

Login to Touchstone Online

Not a subscriber? Subscribe to Touchstone today for full online access. Over 30 years of content!

subscription options

Purchase
Online Subscription

Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. That's only $1.66 per month!

Purchase Print &
Online Subscription

Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access for only $29.95. That's only $2.50 per month!

Transactions will be processed on the secure server of The Fellowship of St. James website, the publisher of Touchstone.

OR get a subscription to Touchstone to read on your Kindle for only $1.99 per month! (This option is KINDLE ONLY and does not include either print or online.)

Your subscription goes a long way to ensure that Touchstone is able to continue its mission of publishing quality Christian articles and commentary.


more from the online archives

30.6—Nov/Dec 2017

Odious & Deplorable

on C. S. Lewis, Brideshead Revisited & the Middle Things by Ben Reinhard

19.6—July/August 2006

Our Faith Observed

The Three-Fold Cord of Imagination, Reason & Will in C. S. Lewis by Michael Ward

28.3—May/June 2015

The Spy Who Turned Witness

Whittaker Chambers's Lonely War Against Godless Collectivism by Hunter Baker

Touchstone is published by

All content The Fellowship of St. James — 2018. All rights reserved.
Returns, refunds, and privacy policy.