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).
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.
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
Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814 -1873) was an Irish writer of Gothic novels, one of the most influential ghost story writers of the nineteenth century. With the tradition of collecting the best tales about ghosts, "Ghostly Tales" incorporates four brilliant stories, such as "Ghost Stories of Chapelizod" and "The Ghost and the Bone-setter" and "The Mysterious Lodger".
The Haunted House it is a collection of tales, with Dickens writing the opening and closing stories, framing stories by Dickens himself and five other authors: Hesba Stretton, George Augustus Sala, Adelaide Anne Procter, Wilkie Collins and Elizabeth Gaskell. The tales are all very different, but each has an element of the strange and scary.
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.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales I" is the first volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like "The Last Galley", "The Contest", and "Through the Veil".
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales II" is the second volume in the series, consisting of wonderful short stories like "De Profundis", "Out of the Running", and "The Lord of Falconbridge".
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales" is a volume collecting ten amazing short stories, such as "Dedication", "The Captain of the "Polestar", and "A Literary Mosaic".
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.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. In "Wessex Tales" his first collection of short stories, Hardy sought to record the legends, superstitions, local customs and lore of a Wessex that was rapidly passing out of memory. By turns humorous, ironic, macabre, and elegiac, these seven stories show the range of Hardy's story-telling gifts.
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.