- File Size: 944 KB
- Print Length: 262 pages
- Publisher: Nyx Fiction; 1 edition (December 17, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006NGEB4Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,020,306 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Perhaps my mother would be seen as a bit warped for introducing these kinds of stories to me as a young child, but I don't think she was. Fairy tales were never meant to be safe. They were cautionary tales set in extraordinary settings with real consequences, both good and bad. The stories would always keep me awake, thinking about them long after my mother had kissed me goodnight.
When you take away the wildness, the grittiness, or the fantastic mystery of these stories, something vital is lost. All that is left is sugary pablum--easy to swallow, sure, but lacking any real substance.
Darryl and Julie Fabia have done an excellent job of recapturing that vital spark in these original, fantastical tales. Not all of the stories have happy endings--and not all of them should. These tales remind us that life is wild, sometimes dangerous, and that there are things yet that go bump in the night. Like those stories I read so long ago, they too tickle my imagination and leave me thinking about them long after the story is done. They have wound their way into my psyche next to the Three Billy Goats Gruff and those other beloved tales of my childhood.
This book took me back there! These stories are well written and raw. There is no candy coating that hides the lessons people need to learn. They are not always fair or sweet, but they are engaging and what fairy tales are meant to be. I can't say enough good things about Don't Let the Fairies Eat You. It was fresh and yet truly classic fairy tale telling. This book is for anyone who loves fairy tales as they are supposed to be told. Now I'm going to buy their next book, but first I'm going to read a bit from grandpa's big book of fairy tales 1886 . Read this one. It is worth every second and penny spent.
I have to give this book a 5 out of 5 since I haven't been able to find another of it's kind that just seemed to appeal to both my inner child and horror fan.