This question is from Neil Gaiman’s website from the reading-group discussion.
What do fairy tales teach us? Can anyone live happily ever after?
Think about the quote Neil Gaiman used at the beginning of his book Coraline:
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” (G.K Chesterton)
What do you think this means?
Why do you think Neil Gaiman chose to use this quote at the beginning of this book?
What do you think his opinion of G.K Chesterton is?