Sporty Creek is a series of short stories set in the Kentucky hills. Narrated by a young boy (a cousin of the narrator of Still's classic novel River of Earth), the book tells the story of his family during the Great Depression. With work in the coal mines sporadic, they move from place to place, trying to earn a living the best they can. The story is told with gentleness and humor.
Cinderella’s stepsisters got their eyes pecked out by birds.
Rumpelstiltskin ripped himself in half.
And in a tale called “The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage,” a mouse, a bird, and a sausage all talk to each other. Yes, the sausage talks. (Okay, I guess that one’s not that grim…)
Those are the real fairy tales.
But they have nothing on the story I’m about to tell.
This is the darkest fairy tale of all. Also, it is the weirdest. And the bloodiest.
It is the grimmest tale I have ever heard.
And I am sharing it with you.
Two children venture through forests, flee kingdoms, face ogres and demons and monsters, and, ultimately, find their way home. Oh yes, and they may die. Just once or twice.
That’s right. Fairy tales
* “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and Gidwitz deploys his successful formula of bloody happenings and narratorial intrusion in his third and final installment of unexpurgated fairy tales. … Underneath the gore, the wit, and the trips to Hell and back, this book makes it clearer than ever that Gidwitz truly cares about the kids he writes for.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
“Entertaining story-mongering, with traditional and original tropes artfully intertwined.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The conclusion to the trilogy that began with A Tale Dark and Grimm (2010) and continued with In a Glass Grimmly (2012, both Dutton) is equally gorey and awesomely dark. ... As innovative as they are traditional, the stories maintain clear connections with traditional Grimm tales while creatively connecting to the narrative, and all the while keeping the proceedings undeniably grisly and lurid. … Readers will rejoice.”— School Library Journal
For the Seven Oaks friends, there is always something to do. Whether they're singing along with Pokey Porcupine's harmonica or playing soccer with Jumper Rabbit, everyone is having fun and learning all sorts of things. These seven stories show how practicing the 7 Habits makes this possible for the whole Seven Oaks Community.
From learning how to take charge of their own lives to discovering how balance is best, the Seven Oaks friends have tons of adventures and find out how each and every kid can be a happy kid!
Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you.
Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.
Illustrated by David Linn.
"These twenty-two stories provide a wide variety of supernatural happenings that won't disappoint the young horror acolyte." (The Horn Book, starred review)
All the enchanting stories you remembered as a child are here.
This Books Includes:
-The Full Text of 211 Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
-Links to 87 Free, Full length Audio Recordings of Fairy Tales, Over 14 hours of Audio Entertainment!
-49 Stunning illustrations, including 20 Color Drawings by Renowned Illustrator Arthur Rackham.
-Pictures of the Brothers Grimm, "Maleficent", "Once Upon a Time" and "Grimm" TV series cast.
-A Fan Resource Bonus of a List of Films & TV Shows Based on Fairy Tales
-Alternative Translation Included for 29 stories.
-Easy to use clickable Table of Contents, with links to each tale
All that at an unbeatable price of only 99 cents
Included are popular tales such as:
Beauty and the Beast
Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red-cap)
Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose)
Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Prince
plus hundreds of more tales
This book includes ALL the Grimm's fairy tales. Margaret Hunt's translation is very true to the original German text.
Includes the Complete Text of Two Famous Brothers Grimm Books: "Snowdrop & Other Tales" and "Children's and Household Tales". Most collections only give you one Grimm book.
Only 99 cents, buy now!
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In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind?
This fairy tale demonstrates people with disabilities can overcome abuse Children with disabilities finally have a Cinderella story they can identify with In this version, Cinderella uses her own abilities to build a new future for herself The connection Cinderella and the Prince share illustrates love surges past mutual attraction
Acclaim for Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair
"An inspiring and exciting read for children of all ages and abilities. Finally here is a book which shows that wheelchair-mobile children can achieve anything. A clever, modern twist on this traditional and much loved story."
--Joanne Smith, TV Producer, "Terry Fox Hall of Fame inductee, Gemini Award winner"
"This strength-based present day Cinderella story reminds readers that everyone, including someone with a physical challenge, can have the experiences and relationships they hope to have. This Cinderella found that 'success was of her own making'. A must have for every school library and therapy office."
--Theresa Fraser, M.A., Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist, author of: "Billy Had To Move"
"A wonderful, upbeat, modernized version of a familiar fairy tale. Cinderella's physical disability is taken in stride, and life goes on regardless. I loved it!"
--Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, author "Please Explain Anxiety to Me"
"A magnificent modern-day Cinderella story teaching children of all ages--about creating one's own success, happiness, and positive self-image while embracing life's challenges."
--Sherry Jones Mayo, RN, EMTP, NCCN, author "Confessions of a Trauma Junkie"
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JUVENILE FICTION: SOCIAL ISSUES - SPECIAL NEEDS
Stories such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “Sambha and the Tigers” leap off the page thanks to Gustafson’s exquisite paintings and lively retelling of these classics. “The Lion and the Mouse” and “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse” demonstrate his talent at creating uncanny anthropomorphic characters who keep us smiling even as they teach us about tolerance, diversity, and the Golden Rule.
A book that even adults will enjoy reading aloud again and again, Classic Bedtime Stories will keep youngsters of all ages engaged for hours. Gustafson’s unique style makes this a volume to be cherished by children, parents, and grandparents for generations to come.
-The Frog King, or Iron Henry
-The Good Bargain
-The Twelve Brothers
-Hansel and Grethel
-The White Snake
-Cinderella ..and More
The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales:
The Golden Bird
Hans In Luck
Jorinda And Jorindel
The Travelling Musicians
The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean
The Dog And The Sparrow
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
The Fisherman And His Wife
The Willow-Wren And The Bear
Cat And Mouse In Partnership
The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partlet
The Valiant Little Tailor
Hansel And Gretel
The Mouse, The Bird, And The Sausage
Little Red-Cap [Little Red Riding Hood]
The Robber Bridegroom
The Old Man And His Grandson
The Little Peasant
Frederick And Catherine
The Miser In The Bush
The White Snake
The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids
The Queen Bee
The Elves And The Shoemaker
The Three Languages
The Fox And The Cat
The Four Clever Brothers
Lily And The Lion
The Fox And The Horse
The Blue Light
The Golden Goose
The Water Of Life
The Twelve Huntsmen
The King Of The Golden Mountain
The Seven Ravens
The Wedding Of Mrs Fox
The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
Snow-White And Rose-Red..
Wilhelm Grimm or The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of 'Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation in 1823, selecting about fifty stories 'with the amusement of some young friends principally in view.' They have been an essential ingredient of children's reading ever since.
On the lush tropical island of Martinique live Clement and Hippolyte, two inseparable friends. When Clement falls in love with the beautiful Pauline, Hippolyte agrees to join his best friend on his journey to propose marriage. But when Pauline accepts Clement’s proposal, it enrages her uncle Monsieur Zabocat—reputed to be a quimboiseur, a wizard. To prevent the wedding, the old wizard lures Hippolyte into a deadly trap, forcing him to choose between his friend’s safety and his own.
- THE TEMPEST
- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
- THE WINTER'S TALE
- MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
- AS YOU LIKE IT
- THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
- THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
- KING LEAR
- ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
- THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
- THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
- MEASURE FOR MEASURE
- TWELFTH NIGHT; OR, WHAT YOU WILL
- TIMON OF ATHENS
- ROMEO AND JULIET
- HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK
- PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE.
In those tales which have been taken from the Tragedies, the young readers will perceive, when they come to see the source from which these stories are derived, that Shakespeare's own words, with little alteration, recur very frequently in the narrative as well as in the dialogue; but in those made from the Comedies the writers found themselves scarcely ever able to turn his words into the narrative form: therefore it is feared that, in them, dialogue has been made use of too frequently for young people not accustomed to the dramatic form of writing. But this fault, if it be a fault, has been caused by an earnest wish to give as much of Shakespeare's own words as possible: and if the 'He said,' and 'She said,' the question and the reply, should sometimes seem tedious to their young ears, they must pardon it, because it was the only way in which could be given to them a few hints and little foretastes of the great pleasure which awaits them in their elder years, when they come to the rich treasures from which these small and valueless coins are extracted; pretending to no other merit than as faint and imperfect stamps of Shakespeare's matchless image. Faint and imperfect images they must be called, because the beauty of his language is too frequently destroyed by the necessity of changing many of his excellent words into words far less expressive of his true sense, to make it read something like prose; and even in some few places, where his blank verse is given unaltered, as hoping from its simple plainness to cheat the young reader into the belief that they are reading prose, yet still his language being transplanted from its own natural soil and wild poetic garden, it must want much of its native beauty.
It has been wished to make these Tales easy reading for very young children. To the utmost of their ability the writers have constantly kept this in mind; but the subjects of most of them made this a very difficult task. It was no easy matter to give the histories of men and women in terms familiar to the apprehension of a very young mind. For young ladies too, it has been the intention chiefly to write; because boys being generally permitted the use of their fathers' libraries at a much earlier age than girls are, they frequently have the best scenes of Shakespeare by heart, before their sisters are permitted to look into this manly book; and, therefore, instead of recommending these Tales to the perusal of young gentlemen who can read them so much better in the originals, their kind assistance is rather requested in explaining to their sisters such parts as are hardest for them to understand: and when they have helped them to get over the difficulties, then perhaps they will read to them (carefully selecting what is proper for a young sister's ear) some passage which has pleased them in one of these stories, in the very words of the scene from which it is taken; and it is hoped they will find that the beautiful extracts, the select passages..
For centuries, children and adults have treasured the stories handed down by Aesop, a slave who lived in ancient Greece approximately six centuries B.C. Known for their charm and simplicity, these simple tales feature brief adventures of animals, birds, and beasts — with a message hidden in each narrative. With infamous vignettes, such as the race between the hare and the tortoise, the vain jackdaw, and the wolf in sheep’s clothing, the themes of the fables remain as fresh today as when they were first told and give an insight into the Ancient Greek world.
In addition to the five well-known tales listed above, Perrault tells three others that are sure to delight any child or adult: "The Fairies," a short and very simple tale of two sisters, one sweet and one spiteful; "Ricky of the Tuft," a very unusual story of a brilliant but ugly prince and a beautiful but stupid princess; and "Blue Beard," a suspense story perhaps more famous as a classic thriller than as a fairy tale. The witty verse morals that Perrault included in the original edition (often omitted in later reprintings) are retained here in verse translations.
This edition also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré that show clearly why this artist became the foremost illustrator of his time. These illustrations have long been considered the ideal accompaniment to Perrault's fairy tales. In many cases they created the pictorial image that we associate with the stories.
Along with the collections of Andersen, Lang, and the Brothers Grimm, this volume is among the great books of European fairy tales. These stories have been enjoyed by generation after generation of children in many countries, and are here, with magnificent Doré illustrations, waiting to be enjoyed again.
In the follow-up to A Wolf at the Door, thirteen renowned authors come together with a selection of new and surprising adaptations of the fairy tales we think we know so well. These fresh takes on classic tales will show you sides of each story you never dreamed of.
In addition to the title tale, this volume includes five stories by Charles Perrault, the noted French author and compiler of fairy tales. These include Blue Beard, the gripping legend of a curious bride and her ladykiller husband; Puss in Boots, in which a destitute miller's son trusts in his clever cat and receives a royal reward; and Little Tom Thumb, the adventures of a fellow who's small of stature but ample in wit. A pair of Perrault's lesser known tales are also included: The Fairies, a fable of kindness rewarded, and Ricky of the Tuft, an engaging story of the relative nature of beauty and wisdom.
Brimming with humor, drama, and fantasy, these six stories appear here in complete and unabridged form, each with an original full-page illustration by Kristine Bollinger.
Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
This collection of ten contemporary fairy tales puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. King Midas is a workaholic banker who would rather play with his money than attend his son's Little League baseball games. The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red's Grandma until Little Red catches him in the act. The Three Bears invade Goldy's house because their forest home is being stripped to build a super highway. A Prince refuses to marry any of the grumpy princesses who lost sleep because there were peas under their mattresses. A clever princess pays a dragon to lose a fight so she can marry the man she loves.
The enchanting stories of childhood every girl and boy—and their parents—cherish are collected in this first volume of Andrew Lang’s renowned Fairy Books. Originally published in 1889, this treasure trove of timeless tales of action and adventure, enchanted forests and fantastic creatures, and monsters and magic has thrilled readers all over the world for generations.
The thirty-seven stories in this collection—including such favorites as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Puss in Boots,” “Aladdin,” and “Jack the Giant-Killer”—are more than just fairy tales; they are a priceless keepsake of childhood memories that will stand the test of time now and forever.
The Blue Fairy Book also includes “The Bronze Ring,” “Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess,” “East of the Sun and West of the Moon,” “The Yellow Dwarf,” “The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was,” “The Master-Maid,” “Why the Sea Is Salt,” “Felicia and the Pot of Pinks,” “The White Cat,” “The Water-Lily,” “The Gold-Spinners,” “The Terrible Head,” “The Story of Pretty Goldilocks,” “The History of Whittington,” “The Wonderful Sheep,” “Little Thumb,” “The Forty Thieves,” “Snow-White and Rose-Red,” “The Goose-Girl,” “Toads and Diamonds,” “Prince Darling,” “Blue Beard,” “Trusty John,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” “A Voyage to Lilliput,” “The Princess on the Glass Hill,” “The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou,” “The Black Bull of Norroway,” and “The Red Etin.”
The tales include "The Earth-Shapers," "The Spear of Victory," "The Cow of Plenty," "The Great Battle," "The Golden Fly," "The Children of Lir," and eight others, all abounding in the sly charm, whimsy, and flights of fancy that give Celtic folklore its special appeal.
Classic fairy tales endure from generation to generation. The source of countless adaptations and reimaginings, this collection is remarkable in its scale and diversity. Featuring familiar tales like “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The History of Tom Thumb,” and “The Story of the Three Little Pigs,” as well as more obscure gems like “The Old Woman and Her Pig” and “Childe Rowland,” this anthology is a treasure trove of outstanding children’s literature.
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Five ancient and forgotten African volumes containing 116 authentic African Myths and Legends, Tales and Fables from all four corners of the continent –
One volume from ANCIENT EGYPT,
Two volumes from SOUTH AFRICA,
One volume from West Africa’s YORUBA people
PLUS a special volume of west AFRICAN ANANSI "The Trickster Spider" Stories
A SPECIAL WHOLESALE PRICE – 5 BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF 3! Stories and Legends full of ancient African lore and wisdom.
116 African themed folk tales spread across 5 books from all four corners of the continent. Tales like:
The ancient Egyptian story of "The Adventures of Sanehat",
The Zulu tale of "The Lost Message",
The Yoruba tale of "The Iroko Tree", and
The Anansi tale of "Anansi And The Lion" ....... plus 111 more!
The books in this set are:
ISBN: 978-1-909302-15-0 - Old Hendriks Tales
ISBN: 978-1-907256-33-2 - Yoruba Legends
ISBN: 978-1-907256-52-3 - Ananzi Stories
ISBN: 978-0-956058-45-4 - South African Folk Tales
ISBN: 978-1-909302-34-1 - Egyptian Tales
Briar Rose knows her life will never be a fairy tale. She’s raising her siblings on her own, her wages at the spinning mill have been cut, and the boy she thought she had a future with has eyes for someone else. Most days it feels like her best friend, Henry Prince, is the only one in her corner...though with his endless flirty jokes, how can she ever take him seriously?
When a mysterious peddler offers her a “magic” spindle that could make her more money, sneaking it into the mill seems worth the risk. But then one by one, her fellow spinner girls come down with the mysterious sleeping sickness...and Briar’s not immune.
If Briar wants to save the girls—and herself—she’ll have to start believing in fairy tales...and in the power of a prince’s kiss.
Heather takes a poignant journey through her past with a tarot reader and awakens to a sense life's magic in "The Girl Who Watched for Elves"
She grapples with desire and creates a life imbued with meaning in "The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes"
She follows her heart until she finds her place in the world in "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing"
The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is a prelude to the Once Upon a Time Today, a collection of modern fairy tales for those who have already left home.
Dreaming of the Sea
The Tree Hugger
I Am Lily Dane
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The clever fox once had a notion to treat the crane to dinner and went to invite him to her house.
"Come godfather! Come dear! How I'll entertain you!"
The crain went to the dinner party.
The clever fox had cooked farina cereal and spread it over a plate.
She served it and urged.
"Eat, my friend-godfather, I cooked it myself. "