This book is a collection of traditional German fairy tales and fables, deliberately transformed into utopian narratives and social commentary by political activists in the Weimar Republic (1919-1933).
Fairies are all around us - you just need to look carefully and you'll see signs of them everywhere. Written and compiled by the esteemed botanist Professor Arbour, prepare to be amazed as we discover everything there is to know about the natural history of fairies.
Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies.
This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It includes creation myths, legends and stories, fantastical creatures such as giants, dragons and the Phoenix, and mythological places like Atlantis and Avalon.
This classic fairy tale is brought to life by the inimitable Tony Ross in a beautiful hardback edition of his first ever picture book, 40 years after it was published for the first time. Discover the story of mischievous Goldilocks and her adventures in the three bears' house through the glorious illustrations and charming text.
Features the original heroes of Greece as they battle the mythical creatures that have inspired imaginations for thousands of years, from the Minotaur to Cyclops. Written by a Homeric expert, this condensed retelling of the Greek legends brings these ancient bestsellers to a new generation of fans.
Follow the gingerbread man as he tries to escape all manner of hungry animals and people. This title contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. It is suitable for introducing young children to classic stories and fairy tales.
The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn - who goes on to become King Arthur. Collins Modern Classics are re-launched with gorgeous new covers bringing these timeless story to a new generation.
Based on 35 years of research and writing on Andersen, this book is a reconsideration of Andersen's place and of his reception in English-speaking countries and on film. This book broadens our understanding of Anderson by exploring the relation of the Danish writer's work to the development of literature and of the fairy tale in particular.
Once upon a time there was a book, and inside the book were princes who had been turned into frogs or ferocious beasts, princesses so beautiful they astonished the sun, faithful sweethearts and evil stepmothers, giants taller than mountains and a boy no bigger than your thumb, houses made of bread and cake and birds made of gold.
You may think you know all about King Arthur, the young boy who plucked the sword from the stone. You've probably heard stories about Merlin's magic powers and the Knights of the round table. These are the stories we learn at school. But they are just the beginning.
As Erik and the crew of The Golden Dragon set off in search of adventure, little do they know that their courage, skill, strength and stamina will all be tested to the extremes...Includes an exclusive foreword from Monty Python's Terry Jones and newly coloured illustrations from Michael Foreman.Age range: 8+
A beautifully illustrated retelling of a classic story of The Town Mouse and Country Mouse. The Country Mouse visits his cousin in the city after hearing about all his wonderful adventures. He soon becomes tired by city life and decides to return home to the safety of the country.
Includes eight classic, traditional tales such as: "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", "Goldilocks and The Three Bears", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Hansel and Gretel", "The Magic Porridge Pot", "Little Red Hen" and "The Ugly Duckling".
Includes eight tales such as "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Gingerbread Man", "The Three Little Pigs", "Sly Fox and Red Hen", "Town Mouse and Country Mouse", "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff".
Illustrated by John Howe, a lead artist on Peter Jacksons "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, this adaptation of the ancient epic, retold by Nicky Raven, follows the mythic hero Beowulf, who is now the subject of a new film from Warner Bros. Pictures International and Paramount Pictures, set for theatrical release in November.
Brings together some well-known tales - Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin - with others that are less familiar. This title is informed by the art of the past, attuned to idiosyncrasies of character and incident.
A completely original version of the Arabian Nights Stories by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. In order to delay her inevitable execution, Queen Shaharazad tells her murdering husband, King Shahryar, an exciting story every night. She tells her wonderful stories until the King realizes that he won't be able to live without them...
Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Dore. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.