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The Fairy Tale Book (Classic Tales from Childhood)by Lisa Jackson
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Illustrated by the beloved creator of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, The Little House, and Katy and the Big Snow,and#160;this is a delightful version of the tale that boys and girls have loved for centuries. The Emperor himself, his court, and his clothesand#8212;or lack of themand#8212;are as outrageous and comical as only the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen can make them, and Virginia Lee Burton adds to this tale of fun her own irrepressible humor in pictures and design.
This lovely new Folk Tale Classics edition celebrates Burtonand#8217;s lively concoction of remarkable spirit and beauty.
"From Cinderella to Rumpelstiltskin, this small paper-over-board collection--part of Scholastic's growing array of gifty, retro-styled books on the games, rhymes, and activities of yesteryear--contains variations of the original tales of such famous storytellers as the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Favorites like The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, and the Twelve Dancing Princesses are joined by such lesser-known stories as East of the Sun, West of the Moon and The Brave Little Tailor. The retellings are tidy and traditional, qualities that are highlighted by the delicate illustrations and borders that frame each tale. Also available: The Bedtime Story Book. All ages. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
A gorgeous new edition of the time-honored story with the lively and detailed illustrations of Virginia Lee Burton. Now part of the Folk Tale Classics series!
Remember your favorite childhood fairy tales in this timeless collection!
This terrific compendium includes fairy tales that have been enjoyed by generations of children. Today, reading these traditional tales aloud is still the best way to experience them. From "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" to "Rumpelstiltskin," this timeless collection of much-loved and magical fairy tales is sure to delight child and parent alike.
About the Author
Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968) was the talented author and illustrator of some of the most enduring books ever written for children. The winner of the 1942 Caldecott Medal for THE LITTLE HOUSE, Burton's books include heroes and happy endings, lively illustrations, and a dash of nostalgia. She lived with her two sons, Aristides and Michael, and her husband George Demetrios, the sculptor, in a section of Gloucester, Massachusetts, called Folly Cove. Here she taught a class in design and from it emerged the Folly Cove designers, a group of internationally known professional artisans. She is the author of many classic children's picture books, including MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL and KATY AND THE BIG SNOW.
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