Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

Complete set of Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Over 60 illustrations and over 100 stories, including The Princess And The Pea, The Little Mermaid, The Red Shoes, The Tinder Box, Thumbalina, The Emporer’s New Suit, The Wild Swans, The Elf Of The Rose, The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling. The first 30 or so stories are fully illustrated, the rest aren’t. This wasn’t due to me getting lazy; I just couldn’t find the rest for…

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The Brown Fairy Book

The Brown Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

Stories include: What the Rose did to the Cypress; Ball-carrier and the Bad One; How Ball-carrier Finished His Task; The Bunyip; Father Grumbler; The Story of the Yara; The Cunning Hare; The Turtle and His Bride; How Geirald The Coward Was Punished; Habogi; How the Little Brother Set Free His Big Brothers; The Sacred Milk of Koumongoe; The Wicked Wolverine; The Husband of the Rat’s Daughter; The Mermaid…

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Jacob And Wilhelm Grimm

The original 1884 version of this classic fairy-tale written by the Grimm Brothers. At only 6 pages long, it makes you wonder how Disney managed to stretch this out to a full length movie. Also, you (like me) are most probably more familiar with the Charles Perault version of Cinderella, with the fairy Godmother and all that. If so, be prepared for a change. There is no fairy Godmother in this one; instead, the thing that grants…

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English Fairy Tales

English Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs

Fully illustrated. From the Preface: ‘WHO says that English folk have no fairy tales of their own? The present volume contains only a selection out of some 140, of which I have found traces in this country. It is probable that many more exist. A quarter of the tales in this volume have been collected during the last ten years or so…

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The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is a fairy tale by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe published in 1795. The story revolves around the crossing and bridging of a river, which represents the divide between the outer life of the senses and the ideal aspirations of the human being. It has been claimed that it was born out of Goethe’s reading of The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz and that it is full of esoteric symbolism.

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Folk Tales From the Russian

Folk Tales From the Russian

Verra de Blumenthal

This is a short illustrated collection of Russian folklore, including the famous Tale of Baba Yaga, the witch who lives in the wood in a moveable hut with hen’s feet. Other tales include; The Tsarevna Frog; Seven Simeons; The Language Of The Birds; Ivanoushka The Simpleton; Woe Bogotir; Dimian The Peasant; The Golden Mountain…

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The Grey Fairy Book

The Grey Fairy Book

Andrew Lang

With over 50 illustrations. A collection of 35 fairy tales from Lang’s Fairy book series. Stories include: Donkey Skin; The Goblin Pony; An Impossible Enchantment; The Story Of Dschemil And Dschemila; Janni And The Draken; The Story Of Bensurdatu; Fortunatus And His Purse; The Goat-Faced Girl; The Story Of The Queen Of The Flowery Isles; Udea And Her Seven Brothers; Mohammed With The Magic Finger; The Story Of The Three Sons Of Hali…

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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

S. M. Mitra and Nancy Bell

A collection of 9 Hindu tales for children. Each tale has a few questions at the end of it. The stories include: The Magic Pitcher: The Story of a Cat, a Mouse, a Lizard and an Owl; A Royal Thief-Catcher; The Magic Shoes and Staff; The Jewelled Arrow; The Beetle and the Silken Thread; A Crow and His Three Friends; A Clever Thief; and, The Hermit’s Daughter.

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