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

KidLit-O
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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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Joseph Jacobs
More Celtic Fairy Tales is part of a series written by the Australian born folklorist Joseph Jacobs. In this book feature over two dozen stories taken from popular oral tradition and united with John D. Batten's black and white drawings, full of movement and energy. Stories include: 'The Fate of the Children of Lir', 'Jack the Cunning Thief', 'Morraha', 'The Farmer of Liddesdale', 'The Legend of Knockgrafton', 'How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery' and many others. 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. 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 fairy tale books written by Joseph Jacobs including, English Fairy Tales (1890), Indian Fairy Tales (1912), and European Folk and Fairy Tales (1916). Presented alongside the text of Celtic Fairy Tales, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Joseph Jacob’s enchanting narratives. 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.
Joseph Jacobs
‘Celtic Fairy Tales’ is a collection of twenty-six classic stories from British isles, collected by Joseph Jacobs, and accompanied by the masterful black-and-white illustrations of John D. Batten. It includes such tales as ‘Connlaand the Fairy Maiden’, ‘Guleesh’, ‘The Field of Boliauns’, ‘The Horned Women’, ‘Conal Yellowclaw’, ‘The Sprightly Tailor’, and many more. 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. John Dickson Batten (1860 – 1932), was a British figure painter, as well as a book illustrator and printmaker. He illustrated almost all of Jacob’s works, including, English Fairy Tales (1890), Celtic Fairy Tales (1892), and European Folk and Fairy Tales (1916). In addition, Batten is also celebrated for his delicately rendered imaginings of Arabian Nights and Dante’s Inferno. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Joseph Jacob’s enchanting narratives.. Presented alongside the text of ‘Celtic Fairy Tales’, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Joseph Jacob’s enchanting narratives. 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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