"Fairy tales are tough on girls. Within their cruel pages, girls scrub floors, eat poisoned apples, sleep for centuries and are only saved when a handsome prince arrives to sweep them off their blistered knees into a world of Happily Ever After. Not so Jane. Jane saves herself and she most definitely does not want to live happily ever after. She wants adventure, danger, challenge- and ‘happy’ just isn’t enough."

—Martin Baynton, Author of the Jane And The Dragon books.
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    Exactly, there are plenty of fairy tales out there with strong women, young or not. They are not the ones trumpeted by...
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    I can see where you’re coming from, really, but in contex of the quote well… My point is I’ve never heard of the fairy...
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