Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch

Serena Valentino (Author) Lucy Rayner (Read by)
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Description

The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries ... until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic. It is a tale of the old witch.

Product Details

Price
$29.95  $26.96
Publisher
Disney
Publish Date
August 07, 2018
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.6 X 6.7 inches | 0.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781982519629

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About the Author

Serena Valentino is best known for weaving tales that combine mythos and guile with her work on the comic book series GloomCookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales, and her bestselling "Serena Valentino's Villains" series published by Disney, which have earned her critical acclaim for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty and extraordinary protagonists. There are currently six books in her Disney series: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, The Odd Sisters, and her forthcoming novel about Cruella De Vil, Evil Thing debuts July 7, 2020.

Lucy Rayner is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and award-winning British actress. She has starred in numerous short and feature-length films, including English20 and Total Retribution. For her performance in Bolero, she was named Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Madrid International Film Festival. She has worked on both sides of the Atlantic in a number of theater productions and films, many of which have screened at festivals around the world. She has a master's degree in history from the University of Edinburgh and is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York City.