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The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales

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Told and retold through centuries, enthralling generation after generation of children and grown-ups, fairy tales conjure up magical worlds where wishes come true, the wicked are punished, and the good are miraculously rewarded. This beautifully illustrated collection features more than fifty of the world's most spellbinding stories, retold by Neil Philip. Included are classics such as "Sleeping Beauty," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and "Cinderella," as well as a wealth of tales from South America, the Far East, Asia, and Australia. The illustrations by Nilesh Mistry skillfully weave together the main episodes of each tale, helping young children follow the stories. This esciting apprach also privdes fascinating insights into the cultural setting of each fairy tale. Background information -- illustrated wit hcolor photographs -- suggests how a story came to be written down, points out similaries with stories from other lands, and shows how time has changed a tale in the telling. The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales is a classic collection of the world's folklore that is sure to entertain, intrigue, and delight the whole family.
Product Details

Author: Nilesh Mistry

Language: English


Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: DK Children

Release Date: 1998-03-23

Pages: 160

ISBN: 078942794X

ISBN13: 9780789427946