Once upon a time, in a world of Grimm and Disney Fairy Tales...
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“The stories are short and written in a way that are perfect for a light reading while in bed or while commuting in the train (because these are actually the times that I have) or whenever you want. Why does the sisters need to be bad? A great twist!!” Alejandra
5 Star Review:
“Reut Barak has really hit this collection out of the park. Each of these installments are familiar, yet fresh. They have unique and fun twists on them and a whole lot of humor and wit thrown in. I love re-tellings and re-imaginings of classics.
I think each of these are great quick and hilarious reads for anyone looking for an escape and laugh.
My personal favorite of these three was Cinderella. I think the allergy aspect was ingenious and ironic.
Characters you couldn't stand are now good? I loved how fun these were! Get them all!”Bailey Ember
"Cinderella has a wonderful family life with two caring step-sisters, a step-mother, and her father who is out exploring. But she is allergic to everything and keeps herself locked in the attic where she can keep it clean, make everyone’s cloths, and go insane. Her sisters feel sorry for her and hire a sorceress to enchant Cinderella so she can attend the ball where the prince is looking for a wife. All seems to be going well and they are to be married when the sisters become jealous and have the spell reversed.
This is a cute story. Cinderella is nuts from her allergies yet has a chance at a normal life. Too bad her step-sisters become jealous and reverse the spell. I really liked how the sorceress is named Alice and can create rabbit holes to change people’s lives." JBronder Book Reviews
“Light-hearted…and charming as expected.
A modern spoof of a classic Grimm Tale. This time the author takes Cinderella and her step-sisters out for a night on the town. Cinderella is a dust-busting neat-freak who’s allergic to just about everything but air. Because of all the sneezing, wheezing, rashes, and Benadryl, she’s become a socially-repressed shut-in. (I guess they didn’t have internet there.) Her step-sisters are some-timey…nice, then naughty, then nice again. The step-mother turns out to be Mommie Dearest…no surprise there.
There’s some hilarious drivel about a naked dream and an allergy-curing rabbit hole. It’s difficult to explain without sounding like a loon myself. Anyhoo, like its predecessor, this is a fable…which means, there is a moral lurking in the woods along with Alice. Moral: Never trust your step-mother. They’re always evil. (Clearly, the Grimms had some mommy issues.)
Short, cute, and funny. Thus, I’m happy." D. Domain
"As a child I loved the story of Cinderella. As an adult I am so gad Reut Barak has come up with the adult version, I laughed through out the story. Instead of being meek little Cinderella, she is Nuts, which the book points out quite often. In this version the Stepmother and sisters were good and loved Cinderella or did they? Cinderella suffers from multiple allergies and keeps herself locked in the attic. The sisters go out to find help for her from a great sorceress, They run through just about every villain in ever fairy tale ever to get to her, now that's love.
This was a really fun version of Cinderella. The ending put me off just a little it seemed a little rushed and disconnected, but it was still a great story." Teresa
“Cinderella happens to be allergic to everything, dust, pollen, cats, tree nuts, soy, you name it; so she keeps her small space in the attic ridiculously clean. Luckily, Cinderella has a very supportive family. In a mish-mash of fairy tales, Cinderella's step-sisters find her a fairy Godmother to get her to a ball with a prince. Through several humorous stumbles, it is Cinderella who needs help to remember her prince. I loved how the story could be turned upside down, but still have the same outcome, well- pretty much. Another fun and quick fairytale retelling.“ Stephanie