Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Sal Vascellaro


An original story, written and illustrated in the style of the golden age of fairy tales. The story includes sixteen original collage illustrations and is a coming-of-age tale about a young girl who embarks on a journey to seek her fortune. Travelling through a hostile world, she encounters benevolent creatures, whom she helps, using magic talismans from home, and who, in return, help her to liberate a hostage prince and destroy a force of pure evil. Also examines recent trends in the pop culture of fairy tales over the last fifty years that have inspired the author's work both negatively and positively.