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The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales [Kindle Edition]

Mrs. Alfred Gatty
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 163 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082VD6B4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,277 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 14 Sept. 2014
By Mandie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still Stands Out 27 Dec. 2009
By JPS - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed all of the free fairy-tale type stories available for the Kindle. I have read many of them in the last few months, including this one. A few weeks after finishing this book, it still stands out as one of my favorites. After seeing that not very many readers have reviewed this book, I felt compelled to share my opinion. If you like to read fairy-tale type stories for children (Grimm's fairy tales and the like), then this book is highly recommended.
I also thought the themes of the stories were pretty original, when compared with other, older fairy-tales. The reader isn't always 100% sure how the story would turn out.
19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Impressed 26 Aug. 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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If what you are looking for is a book of overly-stereotypical fairy tales involving florid prose, impossibly eloquent children, simplistic moral messages and occasional digressions into the philosophy of time and wishes, then this is the book for you. Otherwise I'd suggest saving your time and reading something more accessible.

Stories included are:
The Fairy Godmothers: Five fairy godmothers get together for a philosophical discussion of the merits and problems of various fairy-gifts they can bestow upon the newborn. Unable to conclude anything useful from their debate, the fairies decide to experiment on their godchildren to see what gift brings the most happiness to humans.

Joachim the Mimic: Joachim finds a Genie on the beach and wishes to be able to imitate everything that is good in the world. The Genie says that the best he can do is give Joachim the power of imitation, and Joachim must learn for himself what is good and what is not.

Darkness and Light: A family with a sea-castle and fairy ancestry also has a son who is scared of the dark. Although his parents wish that their fairy relative would help their son get over his fear, the son is blinded by a stray piece of sand and must learn to live entirely in the dark.

The Love of God: I didn't read this one because I'd had all I could stand of the writing style and clever, philosophical children. (I may have cried "for the love of God! do not make me read another one!" upon seeing it.)
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly better. 14 Feb. 2013
By Jennifer Fisher - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed the stories better in this one than I did in the last fairy tale book I ordered. I liked the Harry Potter references in the first one. (One of the characters being named Hermione and the whole Philosopher's Stone bit.) I also liked how in the second story, the blind boy got his sight back. The other 2 stories were forgettable.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time 13 April 2011
By Nina - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Did not enjoy this book and reading the first two stories was enough time wasted for me. The book reads as if a catty and overly preachy housewife is narrating. At least I didn't waste time AND money on this book since it was free.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairy Tales 29 Dec. 2014
By carrie - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Fairy tale books that were free on the kindle books site are all very long and worth adding to my library. However, the stories are for children who are able to pay attention to a long story line. Not good short stories for younger kids.
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