"Rapunzel" and "Cinderella" have both been imagined as movies with happy endings and positive morals. However, both stories began as haunting fairy tales long ago. In "Rushen Coatie," a similar story to "Cinderella," the wicked stepsisters don't just end up without the prince, their toes are cut off! And Rapunzel's witch? She sends Rapunzel to live in the desert! Though old, these tales will enthrall readers familiar with happier fairy tales and stimulate their imaginations with full-color images and illustrations. Other dark fairy tales from around the world, including The Dragon of the North and The Demon with the Matted Hair, introduce readers to new tales of terror and woe.