The Wizard Fanghorn

and other Fairy tales



by Lee van Laer


 A free e-book in .pdf format


 When my children were quite young, I used to make up stories about the Wizard Fanghorn — spontaneously, as we went along — for bedtime. The stories proved popular enough that I wrote some of them down. This led to a small group of tales about the wizard and his largely dysfunctional magical family.


In addition, the book includes a number of more "serious" — and not so serious —fairy tales of various descriptions. Almost all of them are suitable for children, but some are more sophisticated and adult than others.



For the .pdf format (compatible with both PC and Mac readers)


Click Here


This is a zipped file which will self-extract once downloaded and clicked.


It's a big file so it may take a bit of time to download.



Readers with apple products (macbook, imac, ipad and iphone) should go to the itunes bookstore and download a free copy there.



Lee van Laer was born in Yonkers, New York, in 1955, and spent a good deal of his childhood in Hamburg, Germany. He has spent the majority of his adult life in the Gurdjieff work, and is an active associate of the New York Gurdjieff Foundation.

Lee is an import professional by trade, and has traveled extensively, particularly in China and other parts of the Far East. He holds a degree in fine art from St. Lawrence University, and is an artist, musician, photographer, poet, and writer... sometimes.

Lee is currently senior editor for Parabola magazine.

His principal web site is at

His blog is at





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