- Series: Clothbound Story Collections
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (October 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0746090234
- ISBN-13: 978-0746090237
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,054,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fairytale Treasury (Clothbound Story Collections) Hardcover – October 1, 2009
'A vibrant collection of stories from many traditions' - Lovereading4kids; 'As all treasuries should be, golden vines clamber up a proper cloth cover, while inside, the stories are a satisfying mix of both traditional and the less familiar, illustrated with deft, dreamy watercolours that leave images on the mind long after the end - vicious enveloping thorns; the beast in the brocade coat; Puss in trademark footwear facing up the ogre; a gold carriage and horse with a twinkling mane; a bluebird. And it is also properly equipped with a ribbon to bookmark favourite stories as well as an explanation at the back to explain the origin of each tale' - Families South East Magazine; 'These beautiful clothbound editions of English classics retold for children are a real treat and an antidote to Holiday TV or computer games...a lovely introduction to the joys of English literary classics, great for young readers' - Fluxlings
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There are eighteen stories included here, a majority of which will be recognizable to most people living in the Anglosphere - including, yes, "Puss in Boots". Several of these come from the two most common sources for western European fairy tales: the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault ("Cinderella", "Snow White", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Frog Prince", etc.); however, there are also two stories by the legendary Danish author Hans Christian Andersen ("The Snow Queen", "The [Magic] Tinderbox"), one from "One Thousand and One Arabian Nights" ("The Magician's Horse"), and a smattering of traditionals from other locales that English-speakers might not immediately recognize (including one each from Russia and India). The illustrations by Alan Marks, done in a watercolour style, are absolutely beautiful, and the book's overall production values are superb.