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Recently rediscovered fairy tales get a fresh translation

The stories may be old, but our love for them never dies. We’re talking about fairy tales. For example, the live-action remake of Disney’s Cinderella topped the U.S. box office for the weekend with over $70 million in ticket sales. And while Frozen may be a modern-day fairy tale, it’s proof that tales of princesses, talking animals, baddies, and a bit of magic continue to have a powerful hold on our imagination. Harvard professor Maria Tatar researches and teaches Germanic languages, folklore, and children’s literature, and recently had the honor of translating a lost-and-found treasure trove of stories from Bavaria. It’s called "The Turnip Princess and other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales." She joins us on the Morning Shift. (Flickr/janwillemsen)

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