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 and More Celtic Fairy Tales.
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 аnd William Heath Robinson.
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 infl uential 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".
This book is by a Russian-speaking Brazilian author and contains short stories and fairy tales for adults. They are about the grace of love and awe of the Great Inconceivable and its creation. They are also about the way that consciously fostering these two ideas could create a universal world religion of consensual reconciliation. But who on earth earnestly wants that?
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The Tales of Hearsay is a posthumous collection of four stories, published in 1911, the year after Conrad died, including The Tale, considered to be the one of his best short stories. Tales of Unrest is the collection of short stories where a reader will find many of Conrad's most frequently explored themes: isolation, distinctions between East and West, between colonial and native, a discernment and critique of civilization.
The art of telling a ghost story is a refined one, and Montague Rhodes James was a master of the genre. He draws the reader into a narrative that at first seems innocuous, but which becomes darker and darker by gentle turns until he transfixes you with his prose, creating the most unforgettable, alarming and frightening images. Complete Ghost Stories by M. R. James contains all his timeless masterpieces from the four collections of his eerie tales: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904), More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1911), A Thin Ghost and Others (1919), and A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925).This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by author and playwright David Stuart Davies.
Fairy Tales «Kazochki» for adults and not only! Count Leo Tolstoy, the great Russian writer, so fond of illiterate children that once he went «to the local people» and became the director of small village school. To save money on textbooks, he wrote his famous Fairy Tales «Kazochki», which, with some fine-tuning, are relevant to our difficult today days.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, a dark romantic, and short story writer. Tanglewood Tales are incomparable retellings of Greek myths. And stories in A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys are all stories within an another story. Williams College student, Eustace Bright, is telling these tales to a group of children at Tanglewood, an area in Lenox, Massachusetts. All the tales are modified from the original myths. This volume also includes such an amazing three tales as Fanshawe, The Snow-Image and The New Adam and Eve.
Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him... except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: he possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late? Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends. Folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. In this paperback edition, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time. In this paperback edition, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare! And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!