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The Book of Elves and Fairiesby Frances Jenkins Olcott
Synopses & Reviews
Accounts of elfin mounds and fairy hills abound here. So do fables of little men and treasures of gold, fairy servants, and spirits of water, forest, and meadow. More appealing than ever, nearly 50 charming fairy tales and fantasies--gathered from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, China, and other faraway places and retold by a skilled storyteller--will be welcomed by parents, teachers, and children alike. For ages 10 and up.
Accounts of elfin mounds and fairy hills abound here. So do fables of little men and treasures of gold, fairy servants, and spirits of water, forest, and meadow. Nearly 50 charming fairy tales and fantasies — gathered from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, China, and other faraway places — are retold here. For ages 10 and up.
Table of Contents
I. THE FAIRIES' STORY HOUR
Come! Come! To the Fairies' Story Hour!
II. AROUND! AROUND! IN FAIRY RINGS!
"Adventures of Robin Goodfellow, Old English"
"The Potato Supper, Irish"
"The Milk-White Calf and the Fairy Ring, Irish"
"The Wood-Lady, Bohemian"
III. ELFIN MOUNDS AND FAIRY HILLS
Monday! Tuesday! Irish
"The Greedy Old Man, Cornish"
"Legend of Bottle Hill, Irish"
IV. LITTLE MEN AND TRESURES OF GOLD
"The Boy Who Found the Pots of Gold, Irish"
"The Ragweed, Irish"
"The Bad Boy and the Leprechaun, Irish"
"The Knockers' Diamonds, Cornish"
V. "GLAD LITTLE, SAD LITTLE, BAD LITTLE ELVES"
"Little Redcap, Irish"
"The Curmudgeon's Skin, Irish"
"Judy and the Fairy Cat, Irish"
"The Boggart, English"
"The Sick-Bed Elves, Chinese"
"How Peeping Kate Was Piskey-Led, Cornish"
"One-Eyed Prying Joan's Tale, Cornish"
VI. FAIRY SERVANTS IN THE HOUSE
"The Fairy's Servants, Basque"
"The Pixies, English"
"The Brownie of Blednoch, Scottish"
"Elsa and the Ten Elves, Swedish"
Piskey Fine! and Piskey Gay! Cornish
"The Fairy Wedding, Swedish"
"The Tomts, Swedish"
VII. "FAYS OF WATER, WOOD, AND MEADOW"
"Kintaro the Golden Boy, Japanese"
"The Flower Fairies, Chinese"
"The Fairy Island, Cornish"
"The Four-Leaved Clover, Cornish"
"The Gillie Dhu, Scottish"
"How Kahukura Learned to Make Nets, New Zealand"
"Echo, the Cave Fairy, Mangaia [Cook Islands]"
VIII. AWAY! AWAY! TO FAIRYLAND
"The Magic Ferns, Cornish"
"The Smith and the Fairies, Scottish"
"The Girl Who Was Stolen by the Fairies, Irish"
"The Girl Who Danced with the Fairies, Irish"
"Elidore and the Golden Ball, Welsh"
IX. FAIRY GODMOTHERS AND WONDERFUL GIFTS
"Prince Chéri, Madame Le Prince de Beaumont"
"Toads and Diamonds, Charles Perrault"
"Blanche and Rose, Madame Le Prince de Beaumont"
"The Enchanted Watch, Jean Macé"
X. FAIRY ADVENTURES
"Butterfly's Diamond, Lydia Maria Child"
"Little Niebla, W. H. Hudson"
"Little Tiny, Hans Christian Andersen"
"The Immortal Fountain, Lydia Maria Child"
"The Story of Childe Charity, Frances Browne"
"The Shining Child and the Wicked Mouche, adapted"
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