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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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+
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.