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Love, Power, and Gender in Seventeenth-Century French Fairy Tales

By Bronwyn Reddan
  • ISBN Code: : 1496223934
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
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Bronwyn Reddan challenges the idealization of fairy-tale romance as the ultimate happy ending by showing how the women writers who dominated the first French fairy-tale vogue, the conteuses, used the genre to critique the power dynamics of courtship and marriage.

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THE RIDICULOUS WISHES - A French Fairy Tale with a Moral

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 26
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 300 In this 300th issue of the Baba Indaba’s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French Fairy Tale – “THE RIDICULOUS WISHES”. ONCE upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away there lived a poor woodcutter who life very hard. Indeed, it was his lot to toil for little guerdon, and although he was young and happily married there were moments when he wished himself dead and below ground. One day while at his work he was again lamenting his fate. "Some men," he said, "have only to make known their desires, and straightway these are granted, and their every wish fulfilled; but it has availed me little to wish for ought, for the gods are deaf to the prayers of such as I." As he spoke these words there was a great noise of thunder, and Jupiter appeared before him wielding his mighty thunderbolts. Our poor man was stricken with fear and threw himself on the ground. "My lord," he said, "forget my foolish speech; heed not my wishes, but cease thy thundering!" "Have no fear," answered Jupiter; "I have heard thy plaint, and have come hither to show thee how greatly thou dost wrong me. Hark! I, who am sovereign lord of this world, promise to grant in full the first three wishes which it will please thee to utter, whatever these may be. Consider well what things can bring thee joy and prosperity, and as thy happiness is at stake, be not over-hasty, but resolve the matter in thy mind." Having thus spoken Jupiter withdrew himself and made his ascent to Olympus. As for our woodcutter, he blithely corded his faggot, and throwing it over his shoulder, made for his home. Well, what were the first three wishes the woodcutter made? Were they wise and well thought out or did he wish out of anger and revenege? Download and read this story to find out, and look for the moral at the end. BUY ANY 4 BABA INDABA CHILDREN’S STORIES FOR ONLY $1 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories".

Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned

By Gretchen Schultz,Lewis Seifert
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400883458
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
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A new collection of subversive French fairy tales The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, many newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late nineteenth century. Written by such creative luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France, and Guillaume Apollinaire, these enchanting yet troubling stories reflect the concerns and fascinations of a time of great political, social, and cultural change. Recasting well-known favorites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives—a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition. In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the naive, talismans don't work, and the most deserving don’t always get the best rewards. The fairies are commonly victims of modern cynicism and technological advancement, but just as often are dangerous creatures corrupted by contemporary society. The collection underlines such decadent themes as the decline of civilization, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial. The volume editors provide an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author, and explanatory notes throughout. Subverting the conventions of the traditional fairy tale, these old tales made new will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers.

ALPHEGE or the Little Green Monkey - A French Fairy Tale

By Anon E. Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 168 ÿ In this 168th issue of the Baba Indaba?s Children's Stories series, Baba Indaba narrates the French tale of ?Alphege ? or the Little Green Monkey?. A king loses his wife at the birth of his son, and only the sight of his son could console him. He chose a nearby queen, known as the Good Queen, for a godmother to his son, and the Good Queen named the prince Alphege. After a time, the king remarried. His new wife tried to rid herself of her stepson, but although she had as a friend the Fairy of the Mountains, the Good Queen had sent Alphege a ruby that protected him whilst he was in his father's lands. The king's sister had married a distant king and asked her brother to send Alphege to her, that she might get to know her nephew. On the way, they had to cross a desert. Thirsty, Alphege drinks from a stream and out of the area of protection of the ruby, Alphege vanishes. The courtiers searched the area, but a black monkey warned them they would not find him. His father dies of grief, and his stepmother was very glad to make her own son king. Alphege's governess, deeply grieved, retired to the country with her daughter, Zayda. The new king loved hunting. One day, he saw a bright green monkey, lured it to him with food, and brought it home, where it delighted the court.......??. Download and read this story to find out what events unfold after the green monkey is brought into the court. ÿ INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES ÿ Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story. HINT - use Google maps. ÿ Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". ÿ It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through the Middle East and Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, can be altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

Fabulous Identities

By Patricia Hannon
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042005228
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Social Science
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Fabulous Identities revises traditional interpretations of the fairy-tale vogue which was dominated by salon women in the last decade of the French seventeenth century. This study of women's tale narratives is set into an investigation of how aristocratic identity was transformed by political and social realignments forced by royal absolutism or ambitious materialism. Women's distinctive contributions to the genre are defined by drawing upon various texts that articulated the century's moral, cultural, and aesthetic values, as well as upon contemporary critical perspectives including seventeenth-century historical and cultural studies. Caught up in the philosophical, political and social controversy over woman's nature, seventeenth-century women writers benefited from salon culture and their access to writing through the literary genres of fairy tales and novels, to explore new identities and expand representations of subjectivity. Women's tales can be seen as a theater for staging an authorial persona at odds with their portrait as presented in male-authored didactic treatises and in the fairy tales of Charles Perrault. At a time when the pressures of social conformity weighed heavily upon them, the conteuses highlight through metamorphosis the affective dimension together with its impact on evolving notions of personal autonomy.

Persinette, the Maiden in the Tower

By Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force,Rachel Louise Lawrence,Wentworth Webster,Edouard Laboulaye,Paul Sebillot,Leon Pineau
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“Persinette, let down your hair so I may climb up.” In this French fairytale, a girl with long tresses of golden hair by the name of Persinette is raised by a Fairy, and when she is on the cusp of womanhood, the Fairy conceals her in a silver tower. However, fate intervenes and Persinette is discovered by a Prince, and soon all the Fairy’s best laid plans begin to unravel… Penned by Mademoiselle de La Force, Persinette is an earlier, more expansive version of the more famous tale of Rapunzel from the Brothers Grimm. In addition to this new translation of Persinette, this book contains several other ‘Maiden in the Tower’ variants for an English readership to enjoy. These include the French tales Fragolette, Parsillette, and The Blonde Beauty, as well as the Basque tale, The Fairy-Queen Godmother. [Folklore Type: ATU-310 (The Maiden in the Tower)]

A VERY NAUGHTY BOY - A French Folk Tale

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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 115 In issue 115 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates the French folk tale about a very naughty boy by the name Toueno-Bueno. Out in the forest one day he catches a wolf by the tail and drags it home. He dresses it in the skin of a ram – and that when the rascal begins his campaign of pranks and tricks...…… Download and read this story to find out just what Toueno-Bueno got up to with his “ram”. INCLUDES LINKS TO DOWNLOAD 8 FREE STORIES Each issue also has a "WHERE IN THE WORLD - LOOK IT UP" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps. Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture. Baba Indaba,Children's,Folklore,Fairy,Tales,bedtime story,legends,naughty,boy,wolf,sheep's clothing,tricks,trickery,mischievous

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French - Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

By Arthur Quiller-Couch
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473380669
  • Total of Pages : 168
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The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French contains a collection of stories, adapted and translated by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. Quiller-Couch was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen-name of Q. Originally penned by such famed folklorists as Charles Perrault and Madame D’Aulnoy, these stories proved to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The stories in this particular text encompass favourites such as ‘Sleeping Beauty, ‘Blue Beard’, ‘Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ This edition of Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales further contains a set of dazzling coloured illustrations by a true master of the ‘Golden Age’; Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953). A French artist himself, Dulac had a particular affinity with these Old French tales as well as a rigorously painterly background. The end result was beautifully coloured images which further refined the wonderful stories of Perrault, D’Aulnoy – retold by Arthur Quiller-Couch. Appearing alongside the text, his illustrations enhance and elucidate the enchanting narratives.

A Fairy Garland - Being Fairy Tales from the Old French - Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

By Various
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528782453
  • Total of Pages : 272
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‘A Fairy Garland – Being Fairy Tales from the Old French’ contains a collection of stories, written by Charles Perrault, Madame D’Aulnoy and Count Anthony Hamilton. These individuals were among the first writers to bring magical children’s stories into the literary mainstream, proving to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The stories in this particular text encompass favourites such as Perrault’s ‘Puss in Boots’ and ‘Riquet with the Tuft’ as well as other less well-known classics such as D’Aulnoy’s ‘The Green Dragon’, ‘Princess Rosetta’ and ‘The Blue Bird’ and Count Antony Hamilton’s dazzling ‘Mayblossom’. This edition of ‘A Fairy Garland’ further contains a set of dazzling coloured illustrations by a true master of the ‘Golden Age'; Edmund Dulac (1882 – 1953). A French artist himself, Dulac had a particular affinity with these Old French tales as well as a rigorously painterly background. The end result was beautifully coloured images which further refined the wonderful stories of Perrault, D’Aulnoy and Hamilton – all presented together in this book. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Mother Goose Refigured

By Christine A. Jones
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814338933
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
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Charles Perrault published Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (“Stories or Tales of the Past”) in France in 1697 during what scholars call the first “vogue” of tales produced by learned French writers. The genre that we now know so well was new and an uncommon kind of literature in the epic world of Louis XIV’s court. This inaugural collection of French fairy tales features characters like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots that over the course of the eighteenth century became icons of social history in France and abroad. Translating the original Histoires ou Contes means grappling not only with the strangeness of seventeenth-century French but also with the ubiquity and familiarity of plots and heroines in their famous English personae. From its very first translation in 1729, Histoires ou Contes has depended heavily on its English translations for the genesis of character names and enduring recognition. This dependability makes new, innovative translation challenging. For example, can Perrault’s invented name “Cendrillon” be retranslated into anything other than “Cinderella”? And what would happen to our understanding of the tale if it were? Is it possible to sidestep the Anglophone tradition and view the seventeenth-century French anew? Why not leave Cinderella alone, as she is deeply ingrained in cultural lore and beloved the way she is? Such questions inspired the translations of these tales in Mother Goose Refigured, which aim to generate new critical interest in heroines and heroes that seem frozen in time. The book offers introductory essays on the history of interpretation and translation, before retranslating each of the Histoires ou Contes with the aim to prove that if Perrault’s is a classical frame of reference, these tales nonetheless exhibit strikingly modern strategies. Designed for scholars, their classrooms, and other adult readers of fairy tales, Mother Goose Refigured promises to inspire new academic interpretations of the Mother Goose tales, particularly among readers who do not have access to the original French and have relied for their critical inquiries on traditional renderings of the tales.

Wonder Tales

By Marina Warner
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448103177
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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Marina Warner has gathered together a magical collection of fairy tales by the great women storytellers of the 17th and 18th centuries. These are passionate, extraordinary, and occasionally proto-feminist retellings of classic fairy stories by women who ingeniously used the fairy tale genre to comment on their own times and experiences. The stories are all in superb new translations by celebrated writers, including A. S. Byatt, Gilbert Adair and John Ashbery. With a brilliant intorduction by Marina Warner, recognised as one of our greatest experts on myth and fairy tale.

Four and Twenty Fairy Tales, Selected From Those of Perrault, and Other Popular Writers - Illustrated by Godwin, Corbould, and Harvey

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528782488
  • Total of Pages : 596
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Four and Twenty Fairy Tales is a collection of stories, selected from the writings of Perrault, Leprince de Beaumont, Madame de Villeneuve among other important French fairy tale writers, and translated by J. R. Planché (1796 – 1880). The text is accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of James Godwin, Edward Corbould and William Harvey. Perrault (1628 – 1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children’s stories into the literary mainstream, proving to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The stories of Four and Twenty Fairy Tales encompass favourites such as ‘Blue Beard’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Puss in Boots’, 'Beauty and the Beast' and ‘Cinderella’ as well as other, near-forgotten tales such as ‘Fairer than a Fairy’, ‘The Impossible Enchantment’ and ‘The Widow and her Two Daughters.’ Planché himself was a British dramatist and antiquary, chiefly responsible for introducing historically accurate costume into nineteenth century British theatre. His interest in folklore stemmed from such endeavours – and his passion for the tales as well as mastery of the French language is apparent in this text. The book contains a selection of black-and-white illustrations by Edward Corbould, James Godwin, William Harvey and others, all engraved by the famous Dalziel Brothers which further serve to refine and enhance the tales. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.

Women Illustrators of the Golden Age

By Mary Carolyn Waldrep
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486131882
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Art
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Unique anthology presents scores of color and black-and-white artworks by 22 of the best women illustrators of the early 20th century, including Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Jessie Willcox Smith.

The Fairy Tale World

By Andrew Teverson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351609947
  • Total of Pages : 484
  • Category : Literary Collections
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The Fairy Tale World is a definitive volume on this ever-evolving field. The book draws on recent critical attention, contesting romantic ideas about timeless tales of good and evil, and arguing that fairy tales are culturally astute narratives that reflect the historical and material circumstances of the societies in which they are produced. The Fairy Tale World takes a uniquely global perspective and broadens the international, cultural, and critical scope of fairy-tale studies. Throughout the five parts, the volume challenges the previously Eurocentric focus of fairy-tale studies, with contributors looking at: • the contrast between traditional, canonical fairy tales and more modern reinterpretations; • responses to the fairy tale around the world, including works from every continent; • applications of the fairy tale in diverse media, from oral tradition to the commercialized films of Hollywood and Bollywood; • debates concerning the global and local ownership of fairy tales, and the impact the digital age and an exponentially globalized world have on traditional narratives; • the fairy tale as told through art, dance, theatre, fan fiction, and film. This volume brings together a selection of the most respected voices in the field, offering ground-breaking analysis of the fairy tale in relation to ethnicity, colonialism, feminism, disability, sexuality, the environment, and class. An indispensable resource for students and scholars alike, The Fairy Tale World seeks to discover how such a traditional area of literature has remained so enduringly relevant in the modern world.

Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations

By Edmund Dulac
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1988
  • Category : Fiction
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"Edmund Dulac's Fairy-Book: Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations" by Edmund Dulac. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726330199
  • Total of Pages : 107
  • Category : Fiction
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Explore eight of Charles Perrault’s most cherished fairy tales. Meet Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and many more delightful characters that have enchanted readers for generations. This beautifully illustrated edition from 1911 includes "The Sleeping Beauty", "Little Red-Riding Hood", "Bluebeard", "Puss in Boots", "The Fairies", "Cinderella", "Riquet of the Tuft", and "Little Thumbling". With illustrations by Honor C. Appleton. Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French author. He is known for being a pioneer of the fairy tale genre, deriving his stories from traditional folk tales. His most famous stories include "Puss in Boots", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Cinderella". His stories have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with classic animated films like "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella". His story "Puss in Boots" was the basis for the character from the animated films "Shrek 2" and "Puss in Boots".

Perrault's Fairy Tales

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3736817975
  • Total of Pages : 75
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Perrault's Fairy Tales was originaly written in 1697 by Charles Perrault. He was a French author and member of the Académie française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The Thirty Four Illustrations by Gustave Dore from the 'Volume Les Contes de Perrault Dessins' by Gustave Dore, 1867. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Many of Perrault's stories were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm, continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film (Disney). Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

By Charles Perrault,Gustave Doré
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486117588
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault: "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," and more. Also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré.

The Island of Happiness

By Madame d'Aulnoy
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691213666
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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An enchanting selection of Madame d’Aulnoy’s seventeenth-century French fairy tales, interpreted by contemporary visual artist Natalie Frank Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville (1650–1705), also known as Madame d’Aulnoy, was a pioneer of the French literary fairy tale. Though d’Aulnoy’s work now rarely appears outside of anthologies, her books were notably popular during her lifetime, and she was in fact the author who coined the term “fairy tales” (contes des fées). Presenting eight of d’Aulnoy’s magical stories, The Island of Happiness juxtaposes poetic English translations with a wealth of original, contemporary drawings by Natalie Frank, one of today’s most outstanding visual artists. In this beautiful volume, classic narratives are interpreted and made anew through Frank’s feminist and surreal images. This feast of words and visuals presents worlds where women exercise their independence and push against rigid social rules. Fidelity and sincerity are valued over jealousy and greed, though not everything ends seamlessly. Selected tales include “Belle-Belle,” where an incompetent king has his kingdom restored to him through an androgynous heroine’s constancy. In “The Green Serpent,” a heroine falls in love with the eponymous snake, is punished by a wicked fairy, and endures trials to prove her worthiness. And in “The White Cat,” a young prince is dazzled by the astonishing powers of a feline. Jack Zipes’s informative introduction offers historical context, and Natalie Frank’s opening essay delves into her aesthetic approaches to d’Aulnoy’s characters. An inspired integration of art and text, The Island of Happiness is filled with seductive stories of transformation and enchantment.

Teaching Fairy Tales

By Nancy L. Canepa
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  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Book Code : 0814339360
  • Total of Pages : 478
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 597
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Pedagogical models and methodologies for engaging with fairy tales in the classroom.

The Complete Fairy Tales

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019157158X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 794
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'Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!' Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the rest have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day. Perrault's tales were enjoyed in the salons of Louis XIV as much as they were loved in the nursery, and it is their wit, humour, and lively detail that capture the imagination of adult and child alike. They transmute into vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and parents, and the trials of growing up. In addition to the familiar stories, this edition also includes the three verse tales — the troubling account of patient Griselda, the comic Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin. This translation by Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.

The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385671725
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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In this mesmerizing debut, a competition between two magicians becomes a star-crossed love story. The circus arrives at night, without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within nocturnal black and white striped tents awaits a unique experience, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stand awestruck as a tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and gaze in wonderment at an illusionist performing impossible feats of magic. Welcome to Le Cirque des Rêves. Beyond the smoke and mirrors, however, a fierce competition is underway - a contest between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood to compete in "a game," in which each must use their powers of illusion to best the other. Unbeknownst to them, this game is a duel to the death, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will.

Strega Nona

By Tomie dePaola
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442449446
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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In this e-book edition, Tomie dePaola retells his classic story against a charming musical score. Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

Riquet of the Tuft

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726667991
  • Total of Pages : 5
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 215
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Once lived an ugly prince who had a kindhearted godmother. The godmother gave the prince the power to confer wit upon the ones he loved the most. He headed out to a far kingdom where two princesses lived. The one was intelligent but ugly. The other one was a real beauty but was unwise. Which one will the prince choose? Will there be a wedding in the end of the tale? Find out in "Riquet of the Tuft". Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French author. He is known for being a pioneer of the fairy tale genre, deriving his stories from traditional folk tales. His most famous stories include "Puss in Boots", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Cinderella". His stories have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with classic animated films like "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella". His story "Puss in Boots" was the basis for the character from the animated films "Shrek 2" and "Puss in Boots".

A FRENCH PUCK - A fairy story from Central France

By Anon E Mouse
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  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 18
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 53 In Issue 53 of the Baba Indaba Children's Stories, Baba Indaba narrates an old French tale called The French Puck. Among the mountain pastures and valleys that lie in the centre of France there dwelt a mischievous kind of spirit, whose delight it was to play tricks on everybody, and particularly on the shepherds and the cowboys. They never knew when they were safe from him, as he could change himself into a man, woman or child, a stick, a goat, a ploughshare. He was eventually found out when he tried to turn himself into a needle and thread. Download and read the story to find out just what happened! This issue also has a "Where in the World - Look it Up" section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT - use Google maps. INCLUDES LINKS TO 5 FREE DOWNLOADS Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children's stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as "Father of Stories". It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies

By Anne E. Duggan
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874138979
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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Salonnieres, Furies, and Fairies is a study of the works of two of the most prolific seventeenth-century women writers, Madeleine de Scudery and Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy. Analyzing their use of the novel, the chronicle, and the fairy tale, Duggan examines how Scudery and d'Aulnoy responded to and participated in the changes of their society, but from different generational and ideological positions. As both Scudery and d'Aulnoy wrote from within the context of the salon, this study also takes into account the history of the salon, an unofficial institution that served as a locus for elite women's participation in the cultural and literary production of their society. In order to highlight the debates that emerged with the increased participation of aristocratic or mondain women within the public sphere, the book explores the responses of two academicians. Nicolas Boileau and Charles Perrault, to the active presence of women within the public sphere.

Donkey Skin

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726668076
  • Total of Pages : 9
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 410
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One king, his queen and their daughter lived once in a big castle which was so rich because of the magical golden donkey they had. One day the queen died. Her last wish was that the king would remarry only if he found someone as beautiful as her. But it was not an easy task because such beauty was nowhere to be seen. Eventually the king realized that his own daughter was as magnificent as her own mother, so he decided to marry her. The poor girl however was not willing to marry her own father so she sought advice from her fairy godmother. The girl had to make impossible demands and if she was granted all of them, the king was going to get her consent. One of the conditions was the skin of the king’s precious golden donkey. Do you think the king will sacrifice the source of the kingdom’s wealth? Find out in "Donkey Skin". Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French author. He is known for being a pioneer of the fairy tale genre, deriving his stories from traditional folk tales. His most famous stories include "Puss in Boots", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Cinderella". His stories have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with classic animated films like "Sleeping Beauty" and "Cinderella". His story "Puss in Boots" was the basis for the character from the animated films "Shrek 2" and "Puss in Boots".

The Tales of Mother Goose

By Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 55
  • Category : Fiction
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What virtues do these stories possess that have kept them alive for so long a time? They have to some degree stimulated and nourished qualities of supreme worth in individual and social life. With the young the struggle against greed and falsehood and pride and cowardice is a very real one, and situations in which these homely, fundamental traits are involved are full of interest and seriousness. Again, to mature people the reward of well-doing and the punishment of evil conduct portrayed in these stories are apt to seem too realistic, too much also on the cut-and-dried pattern; but it is far different with children. They have a very concrete sense of right and wrong, and they demand a clear, explicit, tangible outcome for every sort of action. They must have concrete, living examples, with the appropriate outcome of each, set before them.

Pinocchio

By Carlo Collodi
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  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Book Code : 1681950634
  • Total of Pages : 107
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 636
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The Beloved Children's Story of Pinocchio “A conscience is that still small voice that people won't listen to.” ― Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio Read the classic version of Pinocchio, perfect as a read-aloud or for young readers. When the kindly woodcarver wishes for a son, he is granted an amazing gift. Pinocchio is a story that has delighted generations and belongs in every kid's library. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

African Fairy Tales (From Bamileke People) : English-French

By Rodrigue Tchamna
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  • Publisher : Resulam
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 205
  • Pdf File: african-fairy-tales.pdf

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Once upon a time… Il était une fois. Myths, legends and tales were/are the means used by Africans to convey messages. Tales, myths and legends are the most appropriate means of education to edify children. In most African tales, animals are personified in order to avoid using human beings as live actors in the story. Long before, tales were told by our bards and our poets, the so-called griots. They were usually older women. These tales used to be told at night, around a wood fire, while waiting for the meal to be ready. They seemed more interesting than modern televisions. Through Resulam, Resurrection of minority languages, the author presents here his childhood's tales. The tales are illustrated with high-quality colorful images in order to make it easy for children to follow the stories. This version is the English and French translation of the original book that was published on May 20, 2015. That original book was written in fè'éfě'è (nùfī) language, a bamileke language in Cameroon, Central Africa, then translated into French for French speakers, and into English for English Speakers. L'objectif de ce livre est de présenter au monde entier la façon des africains d'observer le monde, à travers les contes, mythes et légendes. Cette version Anglais-Français est une traduction directe du livre original écrit uniquement en langue fè’é’fě’è (nùfī), une langue bamiléké du Cameroun, située en Afrique Centrale.

Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations - Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

By Anon.
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473380596
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Fiction
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Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations is stunning work, produced in the midst of the First World War, by a true genius of illustration. It was originally published in 1916, and contains a collection of folk and fairy tales from Belgium, France, England, Japan, Italy, and Serbia. It contains ‘The Buried Moon’ (An English Fairy Tale), ‘The Serpent Prince’ (An Italian Fairy Tale), ‘Ivy and the Chestnut Horse’ (A Russian Fairy Tale), ‘The Hind of the Wood’ (A French Fairy Tale), ‘The Story of the Bird Feng’ (A Chinese Fairy Tale), and more. Dulac was a French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer, who despite his increasing years, wished to help the war effort in any way he could. The drawings of Fairy Tales of the Allied Nations are delicately drawn, notable for their classic fairy tale charms and Japanese stylistic influence. The skilfully coloured images further refine the enchantingly simple story telling – all presented together in this text. It is a book to be enjoyed by both young and old; a beautiful object, produced at a time of great peril. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children’s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.

Beauty and the Beast and Other Fairy Tales

By Marie Leprince de Beaumont,Charles Perrault
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486270076
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Six captivating stories: the supernaturally tinged narrative of Bluebeard and his many wives; the entertaining tale of Puss in Boots, Cinderella, The Fairies, Ricky of the Tuft, and the enchanting title story