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The Golden Book of Fairy Talesby Marie Ponsot
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Once upon a time...
These magically enchanting words begin the first of twenty-eight timeless tales retold or written by Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, The Brothers Grimm, and others. Artwork filled with exquisite color and detail brings beautiful princesses, wicked stepmothers, wild swans, and enchanted felines to life on these pages. Children will enjoy hearing such favorites as "Cinderella" and "Puss in Boots," as well as lesser-known tales from Russia, Japan, and other countries. This stunning collection of classic stories is a must for every book enthusiast.
Once upon a time, Mirror Mirror, a brilliant book of fairy tale themed reversos – a poetic form in which the poem is presented forward and then backward – became a smashing success. Now a second book is here with more witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid.
Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else - it is almost like magic!
A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.
Originally published in 1958, this book contains a selection of 28 traditional stories from the French, German, Danish, Russian and Japanese traditions. Includes The Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, Puss in Boots, Thumbelina, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Beauty and the Beast.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 90 children's books in a wide variety of genres.
Josée Masse is a recognized artist in her native Canada, having illustrated numerous French and American picture books.
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