THE LAND OF STORIES: A TREASURY OF CLASSIC FAIRY TALESSpring 2017 Audio Book
Chris Colfer, author of the bestselling Land of Stories series, has written a companion book of classic fairytale adaptations. It's a great collection, and I can't praise his narration in this audio version enough. Sprinkled with just the right dose of his deadpan winks, Colfer reads with a pace, tone and inflection that will make you feel like a passenger on an interesting road trip, in a very comfortable luxury car.
The usual suspects are here, from Cinderella to Rumpelstiltskin, plus added treats. There's an introductory letter from Mother Goose extolling the magic and importance of stories. An end chapter gives insight into the lives of the original fairytale writers.
And, should you ever find yourself caught unexpectedly in the middle of one, there's a Mother Goose's Fairy Tale Survival Guide - full of the cheeky wit that animates Colfer's other books. Mother Goose has nine tips to surviving a fairytale, including how to find your way out (ask a fairy.) She advises to steer clear of strangely built structures and the elderly, and to be wary of anything with claws (never tell a wolf where you're going.)