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Fairy Tales
  • Published: 28 May 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140322620
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

Fairy Tales



Three raindrops have an argument on their way out of a cloud … A silly King goes for a walk with a dog tied to each leg … An enterprising herring, bored of the North Sea, decides to swim right round the world …

Thirty short stories of magic and adventure penned by Monty Python team member, Terry Jones. Embracing the tradition of the fairy tale, but adding Jones’s inimitable comic imagination and originality, each story makes a perfect bedtime read for children – and grown ups!

‘Could become a “modern classic” … the book is a joy’ Brian Patten, Spectator.

  • Published: 28 May 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140322620
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Terry Jones

Welsh-born Terry Jones has written magazine articles, text books, two YA novels and numerous comics as well a slew of unfinished sci-fi and thriller manuscripts. Since retiring early from teaching to write full time, he has produced everything from children's books to screenplays, plus at least one graphic novel a year.

Terry immerses himself in digital media and is never more alive than when critiquing Silver Age Superboy stories or linking Twilight Zone episodes to sure signs of a crumbling society. He lives in Auckland.

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