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The Olive Fairy Book –by: Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang’s Olive Fairy Book (1907) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books.

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THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK

EDITED BY ANDREW LANG

WITH EIGHT COLOURED PLATES AND WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS BY H. J. FORD

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. 91 AND 93 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK LONDON, BOMBAY, AND CALCUTTA ...

Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit –by: Joel Chandler Harris

Uncle Remus' stories feature a trickster hero called Br'er Rabbit ("Brother" Rabbit), who uses his wits to slide out of trouble and gain the advantage over the slower witted other animals, many of whom are trying to eat him. Br'er Rabbit stories were mostly collected directly from the afro-american oral story-telling tradition and are said to be a direct interpretation of Yoruba tales of Hare. This book contains 11 unique stories and was the last one published before the author's death. (Introduction by Phil Chenevert)

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[Illustration]

UNCLE REMUS and BRER RABBIT

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The Story of the Three Little Pigs –by: L. Leslie Brooke

Leonard Leslie Brooke was a talented nineteenth/early twentieth century illustrator who also wrote some delightful children's books. He was well-known for his caricatures, portrait and landscape painting and sketches. He illustrated many children's books, especially those written by Andrew Lang. Some of his famous works are The Nursery Rhyme Book, The Golden Goose Book, Johnny Crow's Party and Ring O' Roses. The Story of the Three Little Pigs was published in 1904.

Most readers would be familiar with this children's tale. The Big Bad Wolf was immortalized in Disney a...

Tales of Giants from Brazil

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TALES OF GIANTS FROM BRAZIL

by

ELSIE SPICER EELLS

Author of "Fairy Tales from Brazil"

With Illustrations by Helen M. Barton

[Illustration: "O Fishes of the river, have you seen my own dear mother?"]

New York Dodd, Mead and Company 1918 Copyright, 1918 by Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc.

Vail Ballou Company Binghamton and New York

FOREWORD

Brazil is the land of the giant among all the rivers of the world. It is the land of giant fruits and giant flowers. Of course it is the land of giant stories too.

Years ago when the Portuguese settlers came to Braz...

Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales –by: Hans Christian Andersen

Short-stories/fairy tales by H. C. Anderson, includes The Ice-maiden -- The Butterfly -- The Psyche -- The Snail and the Rose-tree

The Ice-Maiden: Written toward the end of Hans Christian Andersen's career, "The Ice-Maiden" is the story of Rudy, a boy who's mother died in the ice of the mountains while he survives, saved by the kiss of the Ice-Maiden. The Ice-Maiden, jealous that the boy she claimed has escaped her embrace, pursues him through the rest of his life.

The Butterfly: A butterfly searches for the perfect flower to be his bride.

The Psyche: An artist creates a s...

Contes D Andersen

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CONTES D'ANDERSEN

INDEX

Joan Cristiá Andersen.

Les coses que veié la Lluna.

El rossinyol.

L'aneguet lleig.

El papalló.

El cargol i el roser.

El soldadet de plom.

La princesa de bo de bo.

El vestit nou de l'emperador.

La donzella de la mar.

JOAN CRISTI`A ANDERSEN

A una de les millors places de Copenhagen hi ha el monument de Joan Cristià Andersen, el príncep de la fantasia fill d'un trist sabater, el somniador, l'errívol, l'etern imaginatiu del conte, la novel·la i el teatre. Els viatgers de qualsevol contrada, en arribar a aquella pla...

The Beacon Second Reader –by: James H. (James Hiram) Fassett

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THE BEACON SECOND READER

BY JAMES H. FASSETT

GINN AND COMPANY BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO LONDON ATLANTA DALLAS COLUMBUS SAN FRANCISCO

COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY JAMES H. FASSETT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 431.1

The Athenaeum Press

GINN AND COMPANY PROPRIETORS BOSTON U.S.A.

PREFACE

In the "Beacon Second Reader" the author has chosen for his stories only those of recognized literary merit; and while it has been necessary to rearrange and sometimes rewrite them for the purpose of simplification, yet he has endeavo...

The King of the Golden River –by: John Ruskin

When three brothers mortally offend Mr. Southwest Wind, Esquire, their farm is laid waste and their riches lost. Desperate for money, the brothers become goldsmiths and melt down their remaining treasures . . . only to find that the spirit of the King of the Golden River resides with a molded tankard, and knows the secret of the riches of the Golden River. (Introduction by Xenutia)

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The King of the Golden River

by

John Ruskin

PREFACE

"The King of the Golden River" is a delightful fairy tale told with all Ruskin's charm of style, his appreciation of mounta...

Elves and Heroes –by: Donald Alexander Mackenzie

This volume describes, in verse, the mythical creatures and people of ancient Scotland. It also includes explanatory notes about about the characters and folk tales that inspired the author's poetry. (Introduction by Matthew Reece)

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ELVES AND HEROES

BY

DONALD A. MACKENZIE.

1909

TO

Miss YULE, of TARRADALE.

PREFACE.

THE ELVES.

The immemorial folk beliefs of our native land are passing away, but they still retain for us a poetic appeal, not only on account of the glamour of early associations, but also because they afford us inviting g...

Personal Collection of Short Tales compiled by Carmie

This is a selection of the fairy tales (in English) written by Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm in the early 19th Century. These stories are fantastical and although aimed squarely at the flexible mind of a child which can assimilate much stranger concepts than an adult they are quite dark and occasionally brutal. The stakes can be quite high as in Rumpelstiltskin where a terrible bargain is made without due regard to possible future consequences and Tom Thumb who seems forever about to be imprisoned or sliced in two.

These are moral tales and this selection features som...

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