A few weeks ago, I found myself at the CBC Toronto office, watching a movie called Sleeping Fairy Tale: Season 1.
It was the second time I’d seen it, after watching the original version in 2006.
And while I was sitting in the editing suite, I couldn’t help but feel a little like I was watching my childhood.
The plot revolves around a fairy tale about a young man who has a dream that he can turn into a fairy, and is determined to make that dream come true.
It’s a familiar story: In the 1930s, children were taken from their families to live in small boardinghouses where they were taught fairy tales.
The fairy tale tradition in Toronto has evolved, with new editions popping up every year.
(Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)The original Sleeping Fairy tale is based on a novel by William Morris, and was written in 1851 by Robert Charles Dickens.
It tells the story of a young boy who dreams of turning into a real-life fairy.
He eventually gets his wish, becoming a fairy.
The first book to feature a woman was The Princess Bride.
But there have been many iterations of Sleeping Fairy tales.
In the 19th century, children and teenagers would often gather to hear old stories told to them by their older cousins.
Then, in the 20th century and beyond, there was the popularity of children’s books that featured stories set in fairy tales, and the trend toward older adults buying them.
It wasn’t until the late 1990s that the genre began to catch on, and then slowly picked up steam as more adults grew up with a greater interest in the stories they loved to read.
In the early 2000s, there were a handful of books based on the series, including Sleeping Fairy Tales: Season 2, and a collection of fairy tale classics: The Sleeping Fairy Story Collection.
In 2016, CBC Toronto published the first book that took a spin from the series.
It wasn’t an adaptation, but a collection from the 1990s called The Sleeping Fantasy: The Story of a Young Man Who Becomes a Fairy.
The book tells the tale of a man who dreams he can become a fairy in the form of a woman.
The young man meets a woman in his dreams, and soon he’s married and has a daughter.
And, it turns out, his daughter is also a fairy himself.
In his book, author Andrew Wylie said the story was inspired by his own childhood and the stories he heard growing up.
It has a familiar feel to it, Wylies said, adding that it’s one of the best fairy tales he’s ever read.
“We were so proud to have been part of this story and we felt it was a fitting ending for a beloved series that is loved by children and adults across Canada,” Wylis said.
“As a child, my sister and I were told stories of a boy who could turn into his favorite animal, and that it was the only way he could become a man, or become a good boy.
We’ve come to understand that as adults, we also need to make sure our children have the same dreams.
So it’s a happy ending for our child.”
Wylies and his wife, Heather, are avid readers and were excited to see the book on sale, even though it was only available in the U.S.
I was actually thrilled when I found out it was available in Canada.
This was a book I’d been looking forward to reading for a while.
It just felt so right.
And when it came out, I just couldn’t wait to read it.
The Sleeping Fairy story collection also features a book called The Fairy Tale Companion: The Complete Story of Sleeping Beauty.
The collection includes stories from the Disney film and TV franchise, including Beauty and the Beast and Beauty and The Beast.
It also includes fairy tales that are based on Canadian and international folklore, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
“Our fairy tale lovers around the world are so much better than we are at making these stories happen, and we need to continue to be creative with how we tell these stories,” Wilie said.