Have you ever wondered what secrets lie beyond the threshold of Sleeping Beauty's castle door? Well, if you ever have, Daivid Koenig's "Mouse Tales: A behind the Ears look at Disneyland" is where you should look to find your answers. Koenig's book is filled with interesting facts that the people of Disney don't EVER want the public to know, since they so desperatly want to keep their magical illusion alive. When one enters Disneyland, they tend to forget that it is a real place and that accidents, violence, and even death can occur and shatter the happy atmosphere into pieces. I am an obsessed Disneyland fanatic, and was shocked yet deeply interested as I read of the factual events that took place - and many of them were not very cheerful. In fact, many were rather grotesque and morbid. You may ask why I would speak so highly of these awful happenings. Well, put simply, we are sheltered so much from the truth (especially in the case of Disneyland) that one cannot help but be intriguied. Koenig also puts you in the shoes of a Disneyland cast member, in which the reader discovers that it is not the "happiest" job on earth. Despite all of the things I had never imagined to occur at Disneyland, my love and admiration for the place has not changed. I am not afraid to visit the theme park, nor will I ever be. The book had the tendency to alter my decision to ever enter the park again, but it did not. It only made me more aware. Although it is not worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize, it is destined to become a contemporary "Disney" classic, because it is written extremely well and has the potential to lure in other curious Disneyland fanatics or even the regular Joe.