The book was dedicated to C.S Lewis' niece, I think, Lucy. The dedication said something like this "I started this book when you were young enough to read fairy tales, but someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales : Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland Edited by Claire Booss
that feeling. That moment when you finish a book, look around and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives. as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback