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Warriors of Old Japan and Other Stories
by Yei Theodora Ozaki - Houghton Mifflin Company , 1909
I have invented none of these stories. They are taken from many sources, and in clothing them with an English dress my work has been that of adapter rather than translator. In picturesqueness of conception Japanese stories yield the palm to none.
The Story of Jack and the Giants
by E. Dalziel, G. Dalziel, R. Doyle - Cundall & Addey , 1851
Delight in the beautiful art work and original prose of this gem from the dawn of the golden age of illustration, when children's books brought their readers into the world of imagination and adventure. It was originally published in 1851.
The Japanese Fairy Book
by Yei Theodora Ozaki - Constable & Co. , 1922
Originally published in 1903, Yei Theodora Ozaki's translation of Sadanami Sanjin's collection of Japanese fairy tales has been the introduction of many a young child into the legends and fables of old Japan across the years.
Fairies I Have Met
by Rodolph Stawell - Hodder and Stoughton , 1910
Before Penelope could toddle she lived far away among the oleanders. She sat on the grass and played with them, and they loved her. These stories have been written for Penelope, so that she may love the fairies, and keep the sunbeam in her heart.
The Rose and the Ring
by William Makepeace Thackeray - eBooks@Adelaide , 2006
The Rose and the Ring is one of those special literary treats which happen when a writer for adults turns (in this case) his attention to the world of children. It's a classic fairy tale, told with Thackeray's customary insight into characters.
The Red Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
The famed folklorist collects 37 tales of enchantment, ranging from the familiar ('Rapunzel', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', and 'The Golden Goose') to lesser-known stories ('The Voice of Death', 'The Enchanted Pig', and 'The Master Thief').
- eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, Welsh history--these are just some of the threads woven into the magical tales that make up The Mabinogion. Here are stories full of colorful characters, such as Gwydion the shape-shifter and Math the magician.
The King of the Golden River
by John Ruskin - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
John Ruskin's 19th-century fairy tale, in which a strange dwarf effects the punishment of two cruel older brothers and the ultimate success of the kind young one. Richard Doyle's illustrations embody the author's ideas with characteristic spirit.
The Chinese Fairy Book
by R. Wilhelm - Frederick A. Stokes Company , 1921
These fairy tales from ancient China have a Far Eastern glow about them. Some, like The Lady of the Moon, are exquisitely poetic. Others, such as The Kindly Magician, are filled with black magic. All tales will appeal to young and old alike.
English Fairy Tales
by Joseph Jacobs - David Nutt , 1890
Joseph Jacobs collected folk and fairy tales on the British Isles over a hundred years ago. In his collections you will find some variations of tales collected by Brothers Grimm and others that are unique to English or Gaelic speakers.
Celtic Fairy Tales
by Joseph Jacobs - David Nutt , 1892
Charming fairies and naughty trolls are brought alive by the lyrical prose. Celtic culture has long been known for its emphasis on good storytelling. Here is a chance to survey the best traditional fairy tales, collected by a leading folklorist.
The Blue Fairy Book
by Andrew Lang - eBooks@Adelaide , 2003
Classic selection of fairy tales: Little Red Riding-Hood, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Cinderella, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and the Beast, Puss in Boots, The Forty Thieves, Hansel and Grettel, The Goose-Girl, etc.
Andersen's Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen , 1875
A collection of fairy tales by the well-known writer features such popular tales as The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Real Princess, The Shoes of Fortune, The Snow Queen, The Bell, The Old House, The Happy Family, The Story of a Mother, etc.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
by J. M. Barrie - C. Scribner's sons , 1918
In Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, J.M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living a wild and secret life with birds and fairies in the middle of London. Peter is a seven-day-old infant who, like all infants, used to be part bird.
Grimm's Fairy Stories
by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm - Project Gutenberg , 2004
The all-time classic collection of ageless tales of myth and magic, illustrated, easy to read edition. One of the books upon which Western culture is founded. Fascinating reading for children, and an education for adults.
by Carlo Collodi - J.B. Lippincott company , 1916
Geppetto made a wooden puppet that can dance, turn somersaults, talk and misbehave. He also longs to be a real boy. Pinocchio is a timeless tale of adventure, mischief, heart, and family. This is one of the most renowned children s books of all time.