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A king and queen who have long had everything they desire except a child are finally graced with one—but are immediately faced with tragedy. The queen dies on the day after her son is born, but not before she warns her husband to never let their son’s feet touch the ground or else he will be immediately taken by an evil fairy. As he grew, everyone was careful to keep him from touching the ground—using wheelchairs, litters, and even horses, which he especially excelled at. But one fateful day when he was out riding, his saddle broke and he fell to the ground and immediately vanished.

Under the control of the evil fairy, the prince is told he must obey her every command or else he will be severely punished. Her first order was for him to cut down all the trees in a forest using a glass axe—and to not speak to a girl he might encounter on his way. When the glass axe shatters with its first contact with the tree, the prince curls up and falls asleep, only to be woken by the same girl he had been warned against.

The girl is also imprisoned by the fairy and offers to help the prince do whatever is asked of him as long as he promises to help her in return. When the evil fairy discovers the two are helping one another, she is outraged, and the two children are left to try to escape the evil fairy.

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About the Author
Author Andrew LangAndrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk tales from various cultures and put them together in twelve volumes of tales. He was noted for taking the tales from as many original sources as possible, keeping the fairy tales close to their intended meanings
About the Narrator

Tavia Gilbert, an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry, is an eight-time Audie nominee and the recipient of thirteen Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. With frequent inclusion on best of year and annual top ten lists, Tavia is a trusted and increasingly sought-after actress for work across every genre, from children’s and YA, to literary fiction, nonfiction, and genre fiction. Audible recently named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir, and Library Journal said of this highly acclaimed actress, “as close as you can get to a full cast narration with a solo voice.” Tavia is a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral, with fiction and nonfiction focusing on relationships, love, and identity.