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.
From classics such as Cinderella and Snow White to lesser–known gems like The True Bride and Mother Holle, these timeless tales never fail to delight. Enter the wonderful world of witches and fairies, elves and giants, and princes and princesses in this collection of thirty beloved stories!
The stories include dramatic victories, wily strategies, and triumphs over long odds—from the great Tsukahara Bokuden's cunning defeat of a troublemaking samurai to Wing Chun's brave self–defense against a brutish warlord. Children can read about Robert Trias, known as the "father of American karate" and Miyamoto Musashi, known as the "greatest sword fighter in history" and the author of the bestselling Book of Five Rings.
Filled with action and amazing feats of martial arts wizardry, Legends of the Martial Arts Masters will inspire readers with stories of courage, combat, and self-discovery. Stories include: The General Fights a Bull The Great Wave The Hard Way to Find a Teacher The Three Sons The Style of No Sword A Bully Changes His Ways The Ballad of Mu-lan Twelve Warriors of Burma Wing Chun The Eighteen Hands And many more…
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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Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one-inch tall—these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work, humility, kindness and good humor—"Once upon a time…" has never sounded so inviting.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of our all-time best-selling titles. With a new foreword, each story has been lovingly revised and reset, and all the sparkling illustrations appear in color for the very first time. With so many enchanting stories to choose from, young readers will have a delightful time deciding which is their very favorite.
This classic book has had 51 reprints and sold over 175,000 copies since it was first released in 1953. Other titles in our growing series of Asian Children's Favorite Stories include Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories and Filipino Children's Favorite Stories.
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
The series 'Children's Classic Stories' contains total 100 stories in 10 volumes. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.
Volume 1 includes the following stories:
01. Little Red Riding Hood
03. Hansel and Gretel
04. Sleeping Beauty
05. Snow White and Rose Red
06. The Emperor's New Clothes
08. The Wise Little Girl
09. Goldilocks and the Three Bears
10. Rip Van Winkle
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.
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.
Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
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.
The Grey Fairy Book includes many strange, exotic stories from Lithuania, Africa, Germany, Greece and France. But they are all told in the common language of the fairy tale, and their events will be familiar to children and grown-ups alike. The donkey who turns into a price, a spinning wheel that turns moss into silk, revengeful fairies, and ogre-like fathers of lovely daughters strike responsive chords in readers, even when they appear in new circumstances.
All in all, this collection contains 35 stories, all narrated in the lively, clear prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities make his collections unmatchable in the English language.
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.”
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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Cambodian Folk Stories from the Gatiloke, a collection of ancient Cambodian folk stories, have their origin in the gentle teachings of Buddhist monks. The settings are usually towns, villages, farms, or forests where people live and work-people with ordinary strengths and weaknesses, people who face life's usual problems as they go about their daily business.
There are traditional stories of peasants whose quick wit saves them from thieves and scoundrels, and tales of clever women who foil traps set for them by greedy nobles. Humorous stories ridicule unjust rulers and tell of the absurd predicaments of people. Animal fables teach lessons in justice, wisdom, and compassion.
Some of the stories in this collection have been passed on by word of mouth from generation to generation for thousands of years; others are more modern Cambodian classics. All portray the heart and soul of the Cambodian people.
Some of his most famous fairy tales include "THE EMPEROR's NEW CLOTHEs", "THE LITTLE MERMAID", "THE NIGHTINGALE", "THE SNOW QUEEN", "THE UGLY DUCKLING", "THUMBELINA", and many more. In this book, you will find "ALL STORIES" that writen by the Author Early and Later Stories as Fully Well illustrated "126 STORIEs"..
This collection of “126 of the Stories” was translated by Mrs. Susannah Paull in 1872.
Fairy tales and poetry:
His initial attempts at writing fairy tales were revisions of stories that he heard as a child. Andersen then brought this genre to a new level by writing a vast number of fairy tales that were both bold and original. Initially they were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty in translating them and capturing his genius for humor and dark pathos.
It was during 1835 that Andersen published the first two installments of his immortal Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1837. The collection comprises nine tales, including "The Tinderbox", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels, O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837); the latter was reviewed by the young Soren Kierkegaard.
1 . A Story
2 . By the Almshouse Window
3 . The Angel
4 . Anne Lisbeth
5 . The Conceited Apple-Branch
6 . Beauty of Form and Beauty of Mind
7 . The Beetle Who Went on His Travels
8 . The Bell
9 . The Bell-Deep
10 . The Bishop of Borglum and His Warriors
11 . The Bottle Neck
12 . The Buckwheat
13 . The Butterfly
14 . A Cheerful Temper
15 . The Child in the Grave
16 . The Farm-Yard Cock and the Weather-Cock
17 . The Daisy
18 . The Darning-Needle
19 . Delaying Is Not Forgetting
20 . The Drop of Water
21 . The Dryad
22 . Jack the Dullard: An Old Story Told Anew
23 . The Dumb Book
24 . The Elf of the Rose
25 . The Elfin Hill
26 . The Emperor's New Suit
27 . The Fir Tree
28 . The Flax
29 . The Flying Trunk
30 . The Shepherd's Story of the Bond of Friendship
31 . The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf
32 . The Goblin and the Huckster
33 . The Golden Treasure
34 . The Goloshes of Fortune
35 . She Was Good for Nothing
36 . Grandmother
37 . A Great Grief
38 . The Happy Family
39 . A Leaf from Heaven
40 . Holger Danske
41 . Ib and Little Christina
42 . The Ice Maiden
43 . The Jewish Maiden
44 . The Jumper
45 . The Last Dream of the Old Oak
46 . The Last Pearl
47 . Little Claus and Big Claus
48 . The Little Elder-Tree Mother
49 . Little Ida's Flowers
50 . The Little Match-Seller
51 . The Little Mermaid
52 . Little Tiny or Thumbelina
53 . Little Tuk
54 . The Loveliest Rose in the World
55 . The Mail-Coach Passengers
56 . The Marsh King's Daughter
57 . The Metal Pig
58 . The Money-Box
59 . What the Moon Saw
60 . The Neighbouring Families
61 . The Nightingale
62 . There Is No Doubt About It
63 . In the Nursery
64 . The Old Bachelor's Nightcap
65 . The Old Church Bell
66 . The Old Grave-Stone
67 . The Old House
68 . What the Old Man Does Is Always Right
69 . The Old Street Lamp
70 . Ole-Luk-Oie, the Dream-God
71 . Our Aunt
72 . The Philosopher's Stone
73 . The Garden of Paradise
74 . The Pea Blossom
75 . The Pen and the Inkstand
76 . The Phoenix Bird
77 . The Bird of Popular Song
78 . The Portuguese Duck
79 . The Porter's Son
80 . Poultry Meg's Family
81 . Children's Prattle
82 . The Princess and the Pea
83 . The Psyche
84 . The Puppet-Show Man
85 . The Races
86 . The Red Shoes
87 . Everything in the Right Place
88 . A Rose from Homer's Grave
89 . The Snail and the Rose-Tree
90 . The Story of a Mother
91 . The Saucy Boy
92 . The Shadow
93 . The Shepherdess and the Sheep
94 . The Silver Shilling
95 . The Shirt-Collar
96 . The Snow Man
97 . The Snow Queen
98 . The Snowdrop
99 . Something
100 . Soup from a Sausage Skewer
101 . The Storks
102 . The Storm Shakes the Shield
103 . A Story from the Sand-Hills
104 . The Sunbeam and the Captive
105 . The Swan's Nest
106 . The Swineherd
107 . The Toad
108 . The Story of the Wind
109 . The Story of the Year
110 . The Thistle's Experiences
111 . The Thorny Road of Honor
112 . In a Thousand Years
113 . The Brave Tin Soldier
114 . The Tinder-Box
115 . The Top and Ball
116 . Ole the Tower-Keeper
117 . The Travelling Companion
118 . Two Brothers
119 . Two Maidens
120 . The Ugly Duckling
121 . Under the Willow-Tree
122 . In the Uttermost Parts of the Sea
123 . What One Can Invent
124 . The Wicked Prince
125 . The Wild Swans
126 . The Will-o'-the-Wisp Is in the Town, Says the Moor Woman
127 . The Windmill
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.
- Sleeping Beauty
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Blue Beard
- Puss In Boots
- The Fairies
- Ricky With The Tuft
- Little Tom Thumb
Many of these stories were already well-known to people even in Charles Perrault’s time, but they had never been written down. They were stories told orally (which means spoken out loud), around the fire or at bedtime, to entertain and teach children. Some stories that Perrault wrote down were popular all over Europe, and some were also written down later in Germany as Grimm Fairy Tales.
Cinderilla; or, The Little Glass Slipper:
"ONCE there was a gentleman who married, for his se-cond wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own humour and they were indeed exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.."
-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.
+ Over 190 plus Illustrations lovingly restored!
+ Exclusive - the 12 Christian Allegory Tales ...
+ Bibliography – since 1990 – Grimm’s Fairy Tales – already in Harvard format for easy Research! Bonus: Includes Grey Literature
+ Treatise on “Myth and Fable”
+ Links to 62 FREE audiostories!
+The Biography of Jacob Grimm
And fully illustrated doesn't mean 2 or 4, or even 20 but every Tale has a classic illustration for reading to young ones or the young at heart.
Not only the 200+ collected tales, this is the most complete collection with a special bonus of 12 extra tales!
Often neglected but beautifully written, the Brothers Grimm also collected Christian folklore, which are in your anthology!
Your edition is arranged for compatible text-to-speech devices.
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A few of the tales!
The Frog Prince
The Gallant Tailor
The Giant and the Tailor
The Little Farmer
Sharing Joy and Sorrow
Tom Thumb's Travels
The Young Giant
Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf-Poltrie
The Old Beggar-Woman
The Jew Among Thorns
The Robber Bridegroom
The Singing Bone
The Skilful Huntsman
The Glass Coffin
Hansel and Gretel
The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
The Death of the Hen
The Rabbit’s Bride
The Hare and the Hedgehog
The Dog and the Sparrow
The Bremen Town Musicians
The Wonderful Musician
The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership
The Spider and the Flea
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
The Wolf and the Fox
The Wolf and the Man
Little Red Riding Hood
How Mrs. Fox Married Again
The Fox and the Geese
The Fox and the Horse
The Fox and the Cat
The Willow-Wren and the Bear
The Little Folks’ Presents
The Water of Life
The Water Sprite
The Table, the Ass, and the Stick
One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn
The Devil’s Three Gold Hairs
The Maiden Without Hands
The True Bride
The Three Little Birds
The Three Snake-Leaves
The White Snake
The Three Spinners
The Queen Bee
The Golden Goose
The Three Feathers
The Hut in the Forest
Snow-White and Rose-Red
The Poor Miller’s Boy and the Cat
The Old Woman in the Wood
The Lambkin and the Little Fish
The Juniper Tree
Jorinde and Joringel
The Goose-Girl at the Well
The Three Little Men in the Wood
The White Bride and the Black Bride
Brother and Sister
The Gold Children
The Twin Brothers
Ferdinand the Faithful and Ferdinand the Unfaithful
The Three Black Princesses
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces
The Boots of Buffalo Leather
The Six Servants
Six Soldiers of Fortune
The Two Travelers
The Ear of Corn
The Aged Mother
The Old Grandfather’s Corner
The Ungrateful Son
The Bittern and the Hoopoe
The Three Languages
The Star Money
The Poor Man and the Rich Man
The Stolen Pennies
Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven
The Flail from Heaven
The Peasant in Heaven
The Poor Boy in the Grave
St. Joseph in the Forest
The Three Green Twigs
The Bright Sun Brings It to Light
The Duration of Life
The Seven Ravens
The Twelve Brothers
The King’s Son Who Feared Nothing
The Two Kings’ Children
The Iron Stove
The Singing, Soaring Lark
The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
The Crystal Ball
Hans the Hedgehog
The King of the Golden Mountain
The Golden Bird
The Blue Light
The Fisherman and His Wife
The Good Bargain
Hans in Luck
The Youth Who Could Not Shiver and Shake
Fred and Kate
The Lazy Spinner
The Three Sluggards
Brides on Trial
The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle
The Peasants Wise Daughter
"Mother, may I go out to swim", "Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear", "Roses are red, violets are blue", all are here, each one charmingly illustrated to make this an outstanding picture book. An American Mother Goose for every child's library.
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.
Written with earthy wit and pathos, these Korea children's tales unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans. Pulsating with the rhythm of life and the seasons, these stories transport the reader to a wonderland, where a tiny mouse teaches filial piety to a spoiled child, a blind man can "see" evil spirits, and fleas drink rice wine.
It is somehow deeply reassuring to know that even in present-day war-ravaged and politically-divided Korea, these same stories are still being told, just as they have been for generations.
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.