The Amazing Terry Jones Presents: His Utterly Enchanting and Thrilling: Fairy Tales
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This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed. A fabulous new edition of the classic story collection from Monty Python's Terry Jones.
didn’t pick her up in his huge claws, and he didn’t gobble her up with his great yellow teeth. Do you know what he did? First he turned green, then he turned black and then he turned bright pink, and a bunch of flowers grew out of the top of his head. ‘Why! You’re not a frightening monster at all!’ cried Molly. ‘Aren’t I?’ said the Monster. ‘No!’ said Molly, and a beautiful ribbon tied in a bow suddenly appeared right round the Monster’s middle. And Molly took hold of the ribbon and pulled it
‘I’ll walk round the edge, even if it takes a month.’ ‘I can answer any question,’ said Jonathan. ‘I’ll fly on the eagle’s back.’ So the two friends agreed to meet in a month’s time. David walked and walked for a whole month, and eventually he reached the spot on the other side of the chasm where they had agreed to meet, and there – sure enough – was his friend Jonathan waiting for him. ‘What was the eagle’s question?’ asked David. ‘Oh … he wanted to know where he could always find the summer
let the princess out until she agreed to marry her son. Meanwhile the animals went to the king and said: ‘Where is your daughter? When she is away from us all the world is dark. The plants do not grow and many of us have nothing to eat.’ The King of the Light told the animals what had happened, and the animals all agreed that they would help him look for his daughter. So the lions and tigers went into the jungle and searched there. The rabbits and moles looked under the earth, and the fish and
throne, and summoned the Lord Chancellor forward. ‘My Lord Chancellor,’ he said, ‘since you are the most eminent of all my subjects, you shall commence.’ The Lord Chancellor smiled, filled his goblet and drank it down, and said: ‘Now I am ready to answer any questions you wish, Your Majesty.’ ‘Very well,’ said the king, ‘first tell me: are you a good and loyal subject?’ ‘Indeed I am!’ replied the Lord Chancellor, although at that very moment he was plotting to overthrow the king. ‘Secondly,’
happy now as I was in my dreams on the island of purple fruits!’ But his wife said: ‘How can you compare the happiness of a dream with true happiness?’ ‘But it was true happiness,’ replied the sailor. ‘No one could be happier than I was in those dreams.’ But his wife looked at him and said: ‘In your dreams on the island of purple fruits, did you dream that we were happy too?’ ‘Indeed I did!’ said the sailor. ‘And that made my happiness complete.’ ‘Yet it was just a dream,’ said his wife,