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Write at least two paragraphs in response to two or more of the following topics.
1. Van Hielen and the Children of the Forest is a tale about children, but it isnt a tale for children. Its dark and it plays to the fears of adults rather than those of children. What is dark magic is real, and it seduces the children? This tale also shows us that were tales in folklore are not always about wolves. Movies and fantasy novels in our own time have popularized the werewolf, but here we see children transformed into were-jaguars. What stands out to you the most in this tale?
2. Santa Claus and the Wolf turns a magical Christmas tale into a very spooky tale indeed. Santa shows up, but so does a werewolf. What are the powers of dark magic at work in this tale? How does it compare to more recent versions of werewolf tales?