More Not-So-Grim Folk Tales
James Weis as A.A. King, author
Twenty-four more folk tales using mix and match from authors Grimm to Rowling. A dragon guards a pile of gold. Where have we seen that before? A genie pops, not out of a lamp, but out of a bottle. He grants wishes, but at a terrible price. An elf tries to use magic to clean up his master's work room. It turns into a fantasia disaster--sort of. A tower appears in the Enchanted Forest, with a captive woman inside. Does she have super long hair? Not in this story. Instead, she spins straw into gold. A young boy and his sister lost in the forest come upon a house made of candy. Sound familiar? But there's no witch and no oven. Instead the girl eats a piece of the windowsill and turns to stone. So it goes. From tales we know come new tales to entertain. But they all involve magic, and as you know, magic always comes with a price.