Haha, maybe it’s because I grew up in the Netherlands that I am so saddened by the sanitizing of fairy tales. It could very well be a cultural thing. I did love being scared as a kid.

My mother has tales (which I don’t remember, by the way) of me hiding in the closet while she read me stories. Yes, I was scared and hiding, but she wasn’t allowed to stop reading or I’d sulk for hours.

Oh, let me brag just a little, I have a “Fantastic mister fox” copy signed by Dahl himself. One of my more precious childhood mementos.

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