Sunday 2 July 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway - Funny Fairy Tales by Reut Barak

Funny Fairy Tales
Reut Barak
Genre: Humor
Date Published: 13 March 2017

A long time ago

in a faraway land

there lived a woman

who was allergic to dust.

Her name was Cinderella

Book Desciption:
Funny Fairytales are a twist on the old beloved Grimm and Disney Fairy Tales. They are fun short stories people can read in a couple of minutes when waiting for the bus or on a train ride. Work just like an app, with story plot changes, new adventurous characters, mysteries and danger.

Funny Fairy Tales 1 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The new Snow White, with the vicious queen Anagrola, the confused and sarcastic mirror Shraga, and the most gifted seven men you've ever met.

The traditional tale, with a new development - snow white is not pretty, but smart, the mirror, Shraga has a hate-hate relationship with the jealous queen, and the dwarfs are each craft masters.

Funny Fairy Tales 2 – Cinderella

The new Cinderella, with the mysterious blue fairy godmother, the cunning step-sisters, and a woman, who for the life of her, just can't stop cleaning!

The traditional tale, with a new development - a new young fairy godmother, cinderella as a neat freak allergic to dust and with step-sisters who are good and desire to save her.

Funny Fairy Tales 3 - Red Riding Hood

The new Red Riding, with the hood that leads to fame and fortune, the mysterious wild wolf, and a grandmother so evil, she could rewrite the history of sin. Red’s not little anymore!

The traditional tale, with a new development - the grandmother is exceptionally vicious and the wolf very wise, red riding hood is a young curious and passionate woman exploring the life of fame, and the topic of false accusation is strong in the book.

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A long time ago

in a faraway land

there lived a woman

who was allergic to dust.

She was also allergic to cat hair, pollen, mould, nuts, soy, and latex.

She lived in the attic, which she kept sterile- clean.

She would rarely get out, because the house had a cat and she was allergic to cat hair.

She would keep the windows shut to avoid the pollen.

She tested her food to avoid nuts and soy.

She chased the microbes, and the dirt and the germs and the insects, and walked around with a small broom, ready to use.

In short, she was nuts.

Her name was Cinderella.


When Red finally reached her grandmother’s cottage, it was noon and she had eaten a collection of mushrooms she had never seen before.

She was also seeing colors she had never seen before.

The cottage was quiet, and the door creaked when Red unlocked it.


There was no answer.

Red walked in slowly. She was dizzy, but she managed to walk straight into her grandmother’s bedroom, and approach the bed.


Her grandmother seemed somewhat different.

For starters, she had very big eyes.

Red never noticed that before.

Her grandmother also had fur.

Red stopped, confused.

There was something funny going on.

She couldn’t quite put her finger on it.

She thought she might as well say something.

“What big eyes you have.”

Really? thought the wolf, who was lying in her grandmother’s bed. “Well... the better to see you with.”

“What big ears you have.”

“Well... the better to hear you with.”

“What a big nose you have.”

“The better to smell you with.”

“What big...”

“I can tell where this is going, and I’m not interested. No offense.”

About the Author:
Reut Barak is a freelance journalist, previously published in National Geographic online. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford, and has worked and traveled internationally. This is her first book series.

Well, no not really... The true story is:

Reut was born in Camelot in the year 1201, following the famous explosion of the northern dragon tower.

She has a degree in fantasy and science fiction from the University of Atlantis and this record can be found in the central library, now twenty thousand leagues under the sea.

She likes phoenix riding, dragon fighting and painting the roses red.

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  1. Thank you for posting

  2. Hi, I've just seen the amazing twitter feed for this blog, and I thought everyone would enjoy the youtube video I made of me reading both excerpts. Have fun :) Reut

  3. Sounds like a very interesting read! Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!

    1. Hi Deborah,
      Thank you very much for this lovely comment.
      Good luck on the giveaway :)

  4. Hi Srun,
    Thank you very much, and good luck on the giveaway :)

  5. Hi everybody,
    A heads up - Funny Fairy Tales 4 - Hansel and Gretel is now out!!! See more here: