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Alyssa Curtayne

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Alyssa has been teaching for 30+ years. She has a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing from Deakin University, is a member of the Australian Fairy Tale Society, an oral storyteller (specialising in folk and fairy tales) is a former journalist and sub-editor, a former English teacher and a lover of the ability of stories to transform and transport us into our shared humanity.

Historic Fairy Tales

First recorded in China in the ninth century, Yexian is considered by some to be the earliest version of the familiar Cinderella tale in the world.


In this mini-book, you will find the history and background of this charming story. This is the first in a series of little-known fairy tales and their histories with summaries, rewrites, and history published for storytellers, researchers, and fairy tale enthusiasts alike.

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