fairy tale

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fairy tale

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a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp one of traditional origin told to children
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Think of it as a modern fairy story, only without the fairies or, come to think it, much of a story.
At the Assembly Rooms venue in Newcastle, he said: "It is just absolutely like a fairy story.
To know the outcome would spoil the delight of reading this modern fairy story.
Mr Hall said: "I have a saying, and that is that people who believe that they are too old to read a children's fairy story are very old indeed.
TODAY'S Little Horror has put a spooky twist on a wellloved fairy story.
It is based on a Norwegian fairy story first collected by Asbjornsen and Moe (1841-44) and later translated into English by George Dasent.
In this sense the fairy story can be seen as a meta-narrative about life in all its fears and uncertainties.
Years later, awakening from her century long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day; a world more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy story.
It's rather like a fairy story how I ended up in a foreign land where the death sentence is still enforced, if you're unlucky enough to incur the wrath of the authorities.
Little Fairy Can't Sleep" is a lovely, dreamy, fairy story perfect for bedtime reading.
Fairy story continues Ziefhd carried the distinctive royal blue and yellow diabolo colours of the Fairy Story Partnership to an all-the-way defeat of Viola Da Gamba in the fillies' maiden to the delight of owner-breeder Terry Bird, who said: "These colours have been around more than 15 years since Fairy Story herself was winning for Reg Akehurst.
The best-selling author of A Brief History Of Time reckons Heaven is just a fairy story made up for people who are afraid of the dark.