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Tales My Father Told Me* cover

  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-915531-2
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 252 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-915532-9
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 252 pages
  • Keywords
    • Short stories,
    • Fairytales,
    • Adult fairytales,
    • Fairytale adaptations,
    • Childhood stories,
    • Nonsense stories,
    • Brothers Grimm

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Tales My Father Told Me*
*When Mother Wasn't Home
by E. R. Morris

In this original collection of short stories, author E. R. Morris updates classic nursery rhymes and fairytales with a modern, grown-up bent. Written with other adults in mind—especially grandparents—Morris gives these well-worn tales a wry sardonic spin, often asking how they might change if they were set today. Threaded through these mature re-tellings is a constellation of fascinating historical information about their origins. Deftly weaving these facts in with these ironic re-tellings, Morris offers a truly unique collection sure to inspire laughter and eyebrow-raising for the grown-ups familiar with the originals, who might just learn something along the way, too.

With more than twenty years of writing and narrating nonsense stories for his children and grandchildren, –nieces, and –nephews, Morris is an expert when it comes to putting new and creative spins on familiar tales for children. Having also voiced reports and served as national assignment editor for the CBC, edited magazines, and published a number of pieces under both his own name and pseudonyms, he is no stranger to storytelling for adults, either. Keen to bridge the gap between kids’ stories and grown-up audiences, Morris hopes to nurture the adult reader’s inner child while giving them a deeper, richer sense of history in the process. Despite catering his collection to a more mature reader, he cites his grandchildren as his “collective muse” for all his writing.


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