The Fairy Gothmother: A Collection of Cautionary Tales

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Product Details

Price
$19.00
Publisher
Autumn's End Press
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.0 X 8.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780998407630

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About the Author

Jennifer is an award-winning author, poet and artist focused on environmental advocacy and on the complex relationship between the mind and body. ​"Sharing my passion for our planet and the people on it motivates me to distill concepts and connect ideas that make our world and bodies healthy and whole. By blending art and science in my work, I express complex topics in innovative and entertaining ways. My goal is to rekindle a sense of wonder and ignite the natural healing power of laughter." Born in Southern California and educated at UC Berkeley, Jennifer lives in Washington where she regularly frolics in the woods and water discovering her lost childhood. Connect at www.byjenn.com

Reviews

Three Cheers for THE FAIRY GOTHMOTHER: A COLLECTION OF CAUTIONARY TALES!

If the Brothers Grimm had a sister, it would be Jenn.

Jennifer Preston Chushcoff is a gifted poet, storyteller and artist. Her collection of eerily exciting stories, wickedly wonderful poems and devilishly delightful games and activities is a winner. Readers young and old who like a little tingle running up and down their spines will relish the beasts, boogeys, naughty children and adventurous activities that the Fairy Gothmother herself shares in this gem of a book.

As a children's book author and former children's librarian, I highly recommend adding this book to your collection and giving it as gifts for birthdays, Halloween and other special occasions. Afterall, who doesn't like a little bone-chilling, heart-thrilling fun!

- Marcia Crews, Author of THREE BEARS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

"The Fairy Gothmother is not good or evil, but a guardian of the forgotten and an avenger of misdeeds. She especially abhors bullies and the high horses of the haughty, as you will see by those who get their comeuppance in these cautionary tales.

The stories here have all the hallmarks of fairytales of old, and the poems boldly close the door on time itself and retreat to a domain of primordial shadows where epics and archetypes are cast. Her style hearkens to the wry, acerbic wit of Edward Gorey, the descriptive atmosphere of Edgar Allen Poe, and the cadence of Dr. Seuss. More than educational, more than cautionary, more than descriptive, this book is FUN in the way that it peers beneath the veil of dowdy, stoic Victorian recitations of nightmares and celebrates the intelligence, sense of play and wonder shared by the child in all of us.

Not only that, but she is also...an educator? That's right. Her benefactor (creator) one Ms. Jennifer Preston has a gift for weaving her own webs that connect art, science, and honoring the contributors to both. One of the unexpected thrills of this book is her deftly articulated biographies of the lost and forgotten artists whose illustrations are found sprinkled like pixie dust throughout this collection. It is a rare talent indeed that can express complex concepts like symbolism, and define them for children in ways that are both understandable and engaging."

- Justin Teerlinck, author of FINDING YOUR WAY: Building Hopes and Dreams.

"Kids can dive below the surface of this this phantasmagorically creepy, fun to-read-aloud collection of instant classics on their own or participate in activities suitable for all, like the The Halloween Hunt.

Spooky, cautionary tales like Late Bloomers and Little Lucy Poppletred, fun-to-read rhymes like Bevy of Beasts and crafts like the Bad Dream Box celebrate art, word-play, learning, and help expel nightmares better than a pinch of salt over your shoulder."

- Professor Browntrout, author of DEATH OR GLORY! A Gentlman Explorer's Guide to Manliness, Mountaineering & More.