Synopses & Reviews
This anthology provides¿in a convenient, readable and economical format¿the most celebrated and enduring children's literary works. Unlike other surveys of children's literature that present a large number of samples, excerpts and synopses of many kinds and genres in the field, Classic of Children's Literature provides novels, stories, and fairy tales in their entirety. Featured selections include: E. B. White's modern masterpiece, Charlotte's Web; Margery William Bianco's classic fantasy, The Velveteen Rabbit; the Mowgli stories from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books; and an array of children's verses: John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody, Heinrich Hoffman's Struwwelpeter, nonsense verse by Edward Lear, and sixteen poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses. For literature enthusiasts.
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Charles Perrault (1623-1703).
The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods. Little Red Riding-hood. Blue Beard. The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots. Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper.
Mme Le Prince de Beaumont (1711-1780).
Beauty and the Beast.
John Newbery (1713-1767).
I won’t be my father’s Jack. Three wise men of Gotham. There was an old woman. Ding dong bell. Little Tom Tucker. Se saw, Margery Daw. Great A, little a. High diddle diddle. Ride a cock horse. Cock a doodle doo. Jack and Gill. Hush-a-by baby. Little Jack Horner. Pease-porridge hot. Jack Sprat. Tell tale tit. Patty cake, patty cake. When I was a little boy. This pig went to market. There was a man of Thessaly. Bah, bah, black sheep. There were two blackbirds. Boys and girls come out to play. Dickery, dickery, dock.
The Brother's Grimm (Jacob, 1785-1863; Wilheim, 1786-1859).
Snow-white. The Frog Prince. Hansel and Gretel. Rumpelstiltskin. Mother Hulda. The Bremen Town Musicians. Aschenputtel. The Fisherman and His Wife. The Brave Little Tailor. The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. Rupunzel. The Robber Bridegroom. The Almond Tree. The Sleeping Beauty.
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875).
The Snow Queen: A Tale in Seven Stories. The Little Mermaid. The Princess and the Pea. The Tinder Box. The Little Match Girl. The Swineherd. The Emperor's New Clothes. The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The Ugly Duckling.
Heinrich Hoffman (1809-1894),
Peter Asbj ö rnsen and J ö rgen Moe (1812-1885; 1813-1882).
East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon. The Three Billy-goats Gruff.
Edward Lear (1812-1888).
There was an Old Man in a tree. There was an Old Man in a boat. There was an Old Person of Philoe. There was an Old Man of the Dee. There was an Old Man who said, “How.” There was an Old Man who said, “Hush!” There was an Old Person of Bangor. There was an Old Man with a beard. The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. The Dong with a Luminous Nose.
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888).
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Mark Twain (1835-1910).
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894).
Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916).
Tom Tit Tot. Jack and the Beanstalk. The Story of the Three Little Pigs. The Story of the Three Bears. Henny-Penny. Molly Whuppie. Lazy Jack. Johnny-Cake. Master of All Masters.
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932).
The Wind in the Willows.
James M. Barrie (1860-1937).
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).
The Jungle Books.
Beatrix Potter (1866-1943).
The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942).
Anne of Green Gables.
Margery Williams Bianco (1880-1944).
The Velveteen Rabbit.
E.B. White (1899-1985).
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines.