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Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories: Traditional tales for children, Contemporary tales for adults by [Johnson, Clive]
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Fairy stories have captivated the hearts and minds of children over many centuries. With their stories of witches and fairies, enchanting castles, and beautiful princesses, they contain all the right ingredients for exciting a young mind. But as is well known, the truths that can be found within these timeless compositions are rich in meaning and metaphor.

In this innovative book, seven traditional tales are beautifully retold. Appealing to children, these are also intended to inspire new meaning for adults. Combined with each classical retelling is a short story that aims to maintain the spirit and messages contained in the children’s versions.

These parallel stories are specifically written for adults, set in a wide range of environments, and featuring characters who encounter a whole host of very real human challenges and dilemmas. Loan sharks and wife-beaters, compulsive gamblers and manslaughterers all feature here. But so too do stories of transformation and redemption, and journeys of self-discovery and unlikely friendship.

Each pair of stories is accompanied by a commentary on how they might be interpreted. The result is a collection of wonderful tales that may continue to enthral children, whilst offering fresh levels of meaning that might be appreciated by an older audience.

Please note: The traditional tales that are included in this title (and having familiar titles) are suitable for children. Each new, parallel tale is intended for an adult audience.

About the Author

Clive Johnson is an interfaith minister, as well as a teacher, storyteller and retreat host. He has had a lifelong interest in the power of myth and the oral tradition of story telling. He has no fixed home, pursuing a nomadic lifestyle that allows him to follow his heart. This is his sixth book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 368 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0993202942
  • Publisher: Labyrinthe Press; 1 edition (28 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019XZJX8M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #859,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsFairy Stories & Fairy Stories. An excellent read.
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