The Very Best Fairy Tales of Joseph Jacobs for the Modern Reader (Translated)

KidLit-O
Ages 9-12
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Joseph Jacobs' fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This is a collection of the very best known works of Charles Perrault in modern English!

All the classic tales are here (including: Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Killer, the Story of the Three Bears, Chicken Little, and Rumpelstiltskin)

This book is also available as a larger anthology with even more of Jacobs’ stories.

KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here! 

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Publisher
KidLit-O
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Published on
Aug 29, 2013
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Pages
70
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ISBN
9781621076544
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Bedtime & Dreams
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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This vintage book contains Joseph Jacobs' 1916 collection of fairy tales, “European Folk and Fairy Tales”, features over two dozen stories taken from popular oral tradition united with John D. Batten's black and white drawings. Heavily influenced by the Brothers Grimm and the romantic nationalism ubiquitous in his contemporary folklorists, Jacobs was responsible for introducing English fairy tales to English children, who had previously chiefly enjoyed those derived from French and German folklore. Beautifully illustrated by John D. Batten, these timeless fairy tales make for ideal bedtime reading and are not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: “Cinder-Maid”, “All Change”, “The King of the Fishes”, “Scissors”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Reynard and Bruin”, “The Dancing Water, Singing Apple, and Speaking Bird”, “The Language of Animals”, “The Three Soldiers”, “A Dozen at a Bow”, and more. John Dickson Batten (1860-1932) was a British painter, illustrator and print maker who was a leading light in the Art Nouveau movement. He illustrated a number of of fairy tale books written by Joseph Jacobs as well as English language versions of Arabian Nights and Dante's Inferno. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.
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