The Tragic Life of Waldinete Ferreira Miranda Johnson
"The woman said to him, 'Do away with these children. You cannot even keep me. How then can you keep all these mouths?' for was she not a stepmother?" (from Hansel and Gretal) Why are stepmothers ubiquitously portrayed in fairy tales and folk legends as wicked, plotting and cruel? Is it because they will do anything on earth to shove the stepchildren out so they and theirs can inherit all the love and money? Is there such a thing as a non-evil stepmom? Or are all stepmothers evil breed? "The Tragic Life of Waldinete Ferreira Miranda Johnson" is the engrossing and poignant account of a disenfranchised father's child. If you are a stepmother, or thinking about becoming one, this short but powerful tale will evoke an honest appraisal of who you are in relationship to your stepchildren, or future stepchildren, your partner and his family. Your self honesty might save you a lot of grief! Forewarned is forearmed, for in the end, evil stepmothers dance on the red hot coals of hell!
- Paperback | 146 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 8.38mm | 217.72g
- 25 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About P G Johnson
The author survived the evil stepmother! (But unfortunately her father didn't). Rather than choosing to grow into a mean-hearted, greedy and jealous old lady, like the evil stepmother, who wasted her precious life, she has chosen to live empowered by what is good in life. She lives an idyllic life in a lovely little village in the heart of the rain forest on a tropical island where she swims with the dolphins, grows an organic garden, loves her animals and friends, teaches Buddhism, does yoga, and paints abstracts.