Originally Posted by frahse
How many great stories start with a child's wish?
I don't know but I wager more than we probably know. Certainly J.R.R. Tolkien wrote stories for his children (The Father Christmas Letters) and he went on to pen a very well known mythology. L. Frank Baum told stories to his children before he went on to create the land of Oz as well and Lewis Carroll told young Alice Liddle and her sisters stories about the rabbit hole and Wonderland.