The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as 'Paddy O'Kelly and the Weasel', and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as 'How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery'. By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D. Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for children to the special magic of Celtic storytelling. The stories in this book are taken from Joseph Jacob's classic two-volume collection Celtic Fairy Tales (1891-2) and More Celtic Fairy Tales (1894).
This book contains over forty of the best-loved fairy stories, beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Favourites such as "Jack the Giant-killer", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Dick Whittington", "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Babes in the Wood" are all here among many others, but stories from different traditions also make their appearance, including "The Three Bears" and "Little Red Riding Hood".
Eight kind fairy-tales for ours babies about nice and prickly small animals. Hedgehogs’ adventure in the forest and friendship with boys and girls. They suit for reading to kids as bedtime stories or for independent reading by children.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was born in Odense, the son of a shoemaker. His early life was wretched, but he was adopted by a patron and became a short-story writer, novelist and playwright, though he remains best-known for his magical fairy tales which were published between 1835 and 1872. For 150 years his stories have been delighting both adults and children. Packed with a light-hearted whimsy combined with a mature wisdom they are as entrancing as ever. Here are all of Andersen's 154 tales, and among the favourites are The Red Shoes, The Mermaid, The Real Princess, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Tinder Box and of course The Ugly Duckling.
Charming picture book of six classic fairy tales (Cinderella, The Story of Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks and the Three Bears & Three Little Pigs). Dual-level text, on each page a simple line for beginner readers and a more complex one which can be read aloud by an adult or reading child.
This is a collection of Japanese fairy tales translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki based on a version written in Japanese by Sadanami Sanjin. According to Ozaki, “These stories are not literal translations, and though the Japanese story and all quaint Japanese expressions have been faithfully preserved, they have been told more with the view to interest young readers of the West than the technical student of folk-lore.” Ozaki freely added to and changed the original stories for color and background. 1.0
Interest in supernatural phenomena was high during Charles Dickens' lifetime. His natural inclination towards drama and the macabre lead him into the telling of ghost tales. Twelve ghosts stories are presented here, and the full range of Dickens' gothic talents can be seen.
Hans Christian Andersen is the best-loved of all tellers of fairy tales. This collection of over forty of Andersen`s most popular stories includes `The Mermaid`, `The Real Princess`, `The Red Shoes`, `The Little Match Girl`, `The Snow Queen`, `The Tinder Box`, `The Ugly Duckling` and many more. It is delightfully illustrated in black-and-white by those remarkable brothers, Charles, Thomas and William Heath Robinson.
This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Aladdin is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+.The story is sensitively retold, following the a young boy's adventures with a wicked magician, a beautiful princess and two amazing genies. Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Tales series include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Rapunzel, The Magic Porridge Pot, The Enormous Turnip, Puss in Boots, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Big Pancake, Dick Whittington, The Princess and the Frog, The Princess and the Pea, Chicken Licken and The Little Red Hen. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved, and will always remember, these classic fairy tales and sharing them together is an experience to treasure. Ladybird has published fairy tales and classic stories for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children.
In Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, the traditional fairy tale is retold in irreverent, playful rhyme that's perfect for reading aloud, and brilliantly accompanied by Nick Sharratt's bright and vibrant illustrations. There are flaps to lift and pop-up surprises on every page: take a peek under the bridge to see who's hiding there, see the troll jump out at the goats, and watch him go tumbling down into the river - splash! Includes a free audio CD read by Anna Chancellor, with two tracks: listen to the story alone, or follow along with the book by turning the pages when you hear the chime.Look out for the other five stories in the Lift-the-Flap Fairy Tales series: Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. These are based on the original Ladybird retellings, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. Children have always loved and will always remember these classic stories and sharing them together is an experience to treasure.
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, there are the darker tales such as Death's Messengers which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good story-telling.