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Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know [Kindle Edition]

Nora Archibald Smith , Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Product Details

  • File Size: 476 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1428073817
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UJ8F3G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,217 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New delightful stories from all over for children October 16, 2011
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This 1909 collection of 42 stories is well written and most of the tales are new. They are from Spain, Japan, India, Celt, China, France, Russia, England, Persia, Portugal, Scandinavia, and Germany. The famous writers Voltaire and Anderson composed a couple. The following are several examples.

"I Wonder" is about a king who is bothered because a huge magical tree is blocking his view. Every time that someone chops it grows taller. He also wants a well, but his ground is full of rocks. And he wants water from the well, but his castle is on a mountain far from belowground water. He promises his daughter and half his kingdom to whomever solves these three problems. A young man finds the solution because he is very curious.

"What the Birds said" is a story of a young man who understands the language of birds and several adventures he had because of his skill.

"The Smith and the Fairies" shows how a father is able to rescue his son from fairies who kidnapped him.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle book August 1, 2011
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One of several book I have receintly added for my grand children. A great opportunity, Kindle has several children's book that you can download for little to no cost. I have added several classics (The Velviteen Rabit) among others. The kids like them and they are exposed to some of the classic children's stories.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars tales of wonder every child should know March 1, 2012
By sisasue
Format:Kindle Edition
It was a very good book. My children really enjoyed it and did not want me to stop reading to them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old world tales April 6, 2013
By T. Duke
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If you wish to read tales of Kings, Rajahs, dragons,and geni, etc. then this book is the book for you. Just what I was hoping to find. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these tales of old.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Subpar stories, terrible editing January 27, 2013
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It's hard to complain about a book you got for free, but this wasn't even worth the time to download. I only got through the first 3 or 4 stories with my daughter. I put forth a concentrated effort to translate the stories from broken, archaic, English to something that a child might actually understand, only to realize that the stories really weren't worth the effort. They weren't horrible, just not very good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Childhood Memories November 1, 2013
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There are a lot of typographical problems in the Kindle version. I bought this because I had a hard copy of this as a child and really liked the stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Sam
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Many of these stories are very difficult to find so it's nice they're in a collection. Not all children's stories are well suited to reading in digital format, but these work just fine since they don't rely on pictures or sketches to any significant degree.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good old stories for older children April 10, 2015
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These certainty aren't the stories that are written nowadays, these are the old stories that do not shy away from death. A continuing theme of these stories is that the stepmothers always want to kill or banish the child(ren). Many involved a knight slaying dragons and/or Giants and winning the fair maiden to wed. These were good stories to read to my infant because he really can't understand them, so the death references weren't an issue. There must have been 30 or so different stories; some were very long, some drawn out, some boring, some had lessons and some had endings that didn't quite make sense. I enjoyed most of them.
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