Satirical Twist on the Classic Mother Goose Tales

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Author Brett Moore’s wayward persona comes through in his creative adaptation of the traditional stories of his youth, creating the next generation’s classic “Tales of Brother Goose.”

Many readers of the Mother Goose collection of fairy tales and short stories would be surprised to find out that Mother Goose actually had a son. Little known, and hidden from the spotlight, Brother Goose was mischievous, young, and had a completely different point of view than his famous mother. He saw her fables through the eyes of a different generation and decided to re-write some of his mother’s classics, and add a few of his own.

Clever and modern, author Brett Moore’s collection “Tales of Brother Goose” (ISBN 1600470211) is a slightly rebellious and more than satirical take on the old classics, and is geared towards a mature audience that prefers a little silliness and cynicism in their fairy tales. Brother Goose tells versions of Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, and Puss in Boots, as well as a few originals including - a story about a minister who gets sent to hell by mistake because of general bureaucratic procedures in heaven, a Shakespearean parody about a queen who kills the king because of his extremely long monologues, as well as a story about an angel accidentally inviting the devil to a party.

Moore’s alter-ego Brother Goose was born out of the frustrations of his days as a literary student forced into endless analysis in his college classes. Brother Goose relieved the pressure for Moore and provided a creative outlet for his writing in a fun and primal way. With the influences of television and movies, the satirical Brother Goose’s angst reflects a modern attitude that demands a little shock value in its entertainment.

The first edition of the Mother Goose tales was published at the end of the 17th century and captured generation after generation since. Now, three hundred years later, the defiant Brother Goose hopes to follow in the footsteps with his cynical and extremely humorous version of fairy tales. “Tales of Brother Goose” is witty and entertaining and expresses the tainted reality of a more modern generation

Brett Nicholas Moore currently resides in Lake Ozark, MO. He has been published in Baobab and Original Sin: The Seven Deadlies Come Home To Roost by Paper Journey Press. He was born in Kansas City, MO, but lived the majority of his life in San Antonio, TX and Columbia, MO. Moore graduated from Columbia College in 1997 with an English degree. He has written mainly stories and some poetry throughout the years. When he grows up, he wants to be a full time writer. His influences include Ulysses and Toxic Avenger. “Tales of Brother Goose” (ISBN 1600470211) can be purchased at online bookstores. For more information, visit


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