Funny stories and fairy tales for completely perfect children and young adults like you, from the busy imagination of

Claire O’Brien

About me

I live in a little cottage in Buckinghamshire, England, with my husband, Robert. Almost every day, I walk in the woods down by the river to watch the seasons change and think up new stories. I look like a perfectly ordinary lady but you wouldn’t believe the tales I imagine! I have to hurry home and write them down.

Visit my gallery to see what makes me smile, like pears and pebbles and party hats, polenta cake and pretty doors…as well as lots of things that don’t begin with p.

I’ve started a collection of fairy tale illustrations, which you might enjoy, and I often share pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Everything I post is suitable for children, so the adults who live with you don’t need to worry.

If you have a question for me, go to Ask. If you don’t find the answer there you can easily get in touch. Don’t forget to tell me about yourself. I like to know all the interesting things my readers do, what you like and what you really DON’T like. I especially love to hear about your BIG DREAMS for the future…so write soon!


Coming in 2020! – Fairy tale audio books. New tales and old favourites for you to download and carry with you.

I’ve been busy reading some forgotten fairy tales, and I’ve found some I think you’ll love. Right now, I’m making them into magical stories you can download and listen to wherever you are.

You’ll hear the story of Finette, who is dumped in the forest with two bossy sisters to take care of. Will Fairy Blackbird’s three little gifts help her to free them when they’re captured by an ogre? There’s also the tale of Tootybelle, who has some serious trouble with the Fairy of the Desert, and the story of poor Moufette, kidnapped by a lion and forced to bake huge fly pies. And I mustn’t forget to mention Jolie. She needs the spells of clever Fairy Mouse if she is ever going to get away from her terrible tower. But is a mouse’s magic strong enough?

These are just a few of the magical tales coming up in 2020. If you’d like to know when these enchanting stories are ready to download, sign up to receive my newsletter.

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