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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 368 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • 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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #721,316 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy Stories & Fairy Stories. An excellent read. 17 January 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was good to be reminded of the meaning behind these ancient fairy tales and to consider the rules they set for life.
The parallel modern day stories were very interesting and touched on sensitive issues. I found the book difficult to put down as it held my interest to the very end.
It would make an excellent present for adults wishing to relay these fairy stories to children as they have been written in a pleasant easy to understand style.
It is rare to find good stories suitable for children and adults in one book.