New Book Presents a Charming Collection of Fairy Tales

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Nancy Garfield Woodbridge tells original stories about tulips, thistles, roses, pussy willows, lilies of the valley and poison ivy

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A Bouquet of Fairy Tales is a fictional masterpiece for children and adults alike. With invaluable lessons to be learned, this fairy tale collection is a 21st century classic that readers should never miss as it offers an entertaining literary treat that is sure to delight and brighten up everyone’s day.

A Bouquet of Fairy Tales written by Nancy Garfield Woodbridge tells us the back stories of tulips, roses, pussy willows, lilies of the valley, and poison ivy. The first tale, The Tulip Palace, is the story of a terrible young king who learns his lesson from a wise old, crafty magician and a beautiful butterfly. The second tale, The Silver Thistle, tells the story of Margery, who looked like a thistle and how a greedy, wicked old man caused her kindness to vanish from the earth. The Red Rose is the story of a beautiful maiden who spoke with musical words sounding like songs. It tells how she disappeared in the snow on her eighteenth birthday and why rose bushes now have thorns.

The Pussy Willow tale goes back to when the world was ruled by cats. A happy time for cats was a terrible time for mice, who organized to prevent becoming extinct and rid the world of the cat kingdom. This is the story of how mice were saved forever. The Lily of the Valley story took place in the Middle Kingdom of Angr where the people worshipped the Goddess of Despair. A girl named Lily came to live there from the Lower Kingdom of St. Cyr in the Middleterranean Ocean. The tiny bell-shaped flowers grew close to the earth and helped Joy invade the Angr kingdom. See how this happened.

In Poison Ivy, a very mean and angry queen hated her daughter-in-law, Trinka because she was a commoner, until she was tricked by Trinka’s pet salamander. When the queen died, her spirit turned her into poison ivy as punishment for her years of cruelty and when people now see poison ivy, they always jump away from the plant.

Everyone knows that fairy tale stories are intended for children, which often involve some fanciful creature or extraordinary adventure. It can be an entertaining bedtime story for youngsters or an interesting historical literary study for adults. Regardless of age, fairy tales are sure to delight everyone’s fancy.

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About the Author
Nancy Garfield Woodbridge authored the picture story books, The Tuesday Elephant, illustrated by Tom Feelings, published by T. Y. Crowell, and The Dancing Monkey, illustrated by Rocco Negri, published by G. P.
Putnam and Sons. She also directed several projects for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.: Worlds to Explore, A Handbook for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, Careers to Explore and From Dreams to Reality, a Career Education Program, as well as Juvenile Justice. On scholarship she received a BA in Literature from Bennington College in Vermont. She graduated with an MS in Education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
Ms. Garfield Woodbridge has been writing since she first held a pen at age eight when she wrote her first novel.

A Bouquet of Fairy Tales * by Nancy Garfield Woodbridge
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 102 pages; 978-1-4771-4492-3
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 102 pages; 978-1-4771-4493-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-4494-7

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