The Great Fairytale Robbery

by Eric Scott


ISBN: 9781783333981
  • Word Count24,954
  • Page Count90
  • IllustrationsNone

Sarah and Julie switch on the television: instead of the movie they expect, they see a crowd of their favourite storybook characters, including Cinderella, Puss-in- Boots, Aladdin, Bo Peep and Hansel and Gretel, calling out for help. So the two girls step into the fantasy world beyond the TV screen and find themselves involved in a battle of wits against the witchlike Studio Head, whose ambition is to destroy all books. Oz, Julie’s life-size rag doll, dreams up a plan to save the fairy tale people from fading away… to Studio Head’s dismay.

About the Author

ERIC SCOTT has been a journalist all his life. He started in the UK in Nottingham as a general reporter but soon got a feeling for showbiz. He began to write theatre and movie reviews and meet many of the stars of the time. People like Tom Jones, The Beatles, Muhammad Ali, Peter O'Toole and many, many more movie stars. He worked for TV Times magazine in the UK and moved to Melbourne in 1970. There He worked on TV Times and TV Week magazines. The Logies was always a big three days of mixing with superstars like John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Gina Lollobrigida, Charlton Heston, Bette Midler. The list goes on. He moved to Brisbane in 1982 to “get away from showbiz”. It lasted until 1985 when he went on stage for the first time and began writing in earnest. Now he does do a weekly spot on Spectrum on Radio 4EB FM98.1 and runs his own website. His first novel was published in 1976 an adult book called The Sound Mixers, which has been re-issued as an e-book. His first play was written in 1985, and that was a stage adaptation of The Soundmixers. Since then eleven one-act plays for teenagers were published in two volumes by Pearson Education, Take Five and Five More, which are standard fare in most high schools around Australia. During this time, as well as the play series he also had published a teenage novel called Time Trek, soon to be re-issued as an e-book, and a Storybridge book for University of Queensland Press, called The Great Fairytale Robbery, which is also a stage musical. Since then he has written many more plays, adult comedies and dramas and children’s musical plays. His latest novel was Windsong, which was completed in 2012.