Žiga X Gombač (1976) is that Slovene youth writer who dares to step on a raging beast's tale, eat thistle, and court a really large frog. Of course only in fairy tales, which he has always been madly in love with. That is because fairy tales are a ray of sun that can break through the greyest cloud. And fairytales are also able to magically brighten days, drive away the bogeyman, and drown out the loudest thunder. And teach us things along the way, make us laugh, calm us down, put us to sleep. All that with a couple of words.