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In “Only Me,” one of the stories in The Barefoot Book of Faeries anthology collection, a young girl named Beth refuses to go to bed, even though her mother warns her that faeries like to steal children who stay up late. Be sure to tune in to find out if the faeries kidnap the disobedient Beth, and read on for a chance to win!

In this story, Beth’s mother claims faeries will abduct her daughter if she doesn’t go to bed. As a child, what did your parents threaten you with if you didn’t behave? Leave a comment below and you will get a chance to win a copy of The Barefoot Book of Faeries!

Here are some fun facts about children and faeries:

  • Some of the best known stories about faeries involve them stealing babies from their human parents; babies who are not baptized or haven’t been named yet are thought to be especially vulnerable.
  • When faeries steal a child, they are thought to leave a “changeling” in her place.
  • A changeling is an ill-tempered, sickly child with a large appetite.
  • It is believed that children find it easier to see faeries than adults do.
  • Faeries are supposedly attracted to the beauty and playfulness of children.

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