This anthology of 26 popular fairy tales includes the work of Grimm, Perrault and Joseph Jacobs, as well as a translation of "The Arabian Nights" taken from the original French version which introduced these tales to Europe. Sara and Stephen Corrin are the authors of a modern version of "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and the editors of "The Faber Book of Christmas Stories" and "A Time to Laugh". Illustrator Juan Wijngaard has been the recipient of the Kate Greenaway Award.
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Grade 2 Up Included in this collection of 26 classic fairy tales are 9 of the best known Grimm tales, 3 tales by Charles Perrault, and 4 by Hans Christian Andersen, as well as tales from most other classic collections such as Asbjornsen and Moe, The Arabian Nights, and Joseph Jacobs. Most of the translations are new and effective. A thorough introduction discusses the sources used, the power the tales hold for children, and the reasons for the selection of such well-known tales. Wijngaard has painted detailed illustrations for 15 of the longer stories and provided sprightly frames for the beginning and ending of each story. With its good quality paper and rich illustration, the book is reminiscent of the collections published by Scribners and David McKay early in this century. This collection of classic fairy tales would be good for libraries that need to replace or supplement collections of classic stories and for librarians to recommend to those wishing to purchase a quality collection for a gift. Barbara Chatton, College of Education, University of Wyoming, Laramie
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Book Description Faber & Faber, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110571148549
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Juan Wijngaard (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0571148549
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0571148549