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A Treasury of Fairy Tales

By Claire Philip
  • ISBN Code: : 1398809802
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This beautiful book brings together best-loved folk tales from around the world, lavishly illustrated in full-color by the award-winning Helena Perez Garcia. Young readers can step into the world of fantastical lands and endless adventure with this beautiful collection of fairy tales. Each page is brought to life by vibrant illustrations featuring unforgettable and diverse characters drawn from different fairy tale traditions. Tales include: • Cinderella • Puss in Boots • The Princess and the Pea • Little Red Riding Hood • The Three Bears • Snow White • Thumbelina • Aladdin By turns funny, touching, and thrillingly exciting, these timeless tales are sure to spark a lifelong love of readers. Perfect for children aged 4+.

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Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

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  • Pdf File: the-oxford-companion-to-fairy-tales.pdf

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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms

By Chris Colfer
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316406880
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: the-land-of-stories.pdf

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Fairy tales are just the beginning. The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it's up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him...except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they're in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man's secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature's greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it's too late? Fairy tales and classic stories collide in the fourth adventure in the bestselling Land of Stories series as the twins travel beyond the kingdoms!

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning

By Chris Colfer
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 031640683X
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: the-land-of-stories.pdf

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In the third book in the New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer, the Brothers Grimm have a warning for the Land of Stories. Conner Bailey thinks his fairy-tale adventures are behind him--until he discovers a mysterious clue left by the famous Brothers Grimm. With help from his classmate Bree and the outlandish Mother Goose, Conner sets off on a mission across Europe to crack a two-hundred-year-old code. Meanwhile, Alex Bailey is training to become the next Fairy Godmother...but her attempts at granting wishes never go as planned. Will she ever be truly ready to lead the Fairy Council? When all signs point to disaster for the Land of Stories, Conner and Alex must join forces with their friends and enemies to save the day. But nothing can prepare them for the coming battle...or for the secret that will change the twins' lives forever. The third book in the bestselling Land of Stories series puts the twins to the test as they must bring two worlds together!

The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger's Guide

By Chris Colfer
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316523313
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 542
  • Pdf File: the-land-of-stories.pdf

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A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series. A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series. This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers." Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.

Adventures from the Land of Stories: The Mother Goose Diaries

By Chris Colfer
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Book Code : 0316383333
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: adventures-from-the-land-of-stories.pdf

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Get a front row seat to the adventures of the mischievous Mother Goose, a fan favorite character in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Land of Stories. Mother Goose has had centuries of adventure and finally she's allowing her favorite readers to take a peek at all her secrets. Who else gossiped with Queen Elizabeth I, taught geography to Napoleon, marched for equal rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and served as Andy Warhol's muse? With Chris Colfer's trademark wit and humor, fans will love getting the inside scoop on Mother Goose.

Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes

By Axel Scheffler
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1529049407
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: mother-goose-s-nursery-rhymes.pdf

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Join Mother Goose and her three little goslings as they enjoy over fifty classic nursery rhymes, traditional lullabies and favourite action songs, beautifully illustrated in full colour by the award-winning Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. The rhymes are linked together by enchanting original stories about Mother Goose and her goslings as they learn to waddle, swim and more, giving a unique and fresh twist to these traditional favourites. From Humpty Dumpty to Jack and Jill, and from Baa Baa Black Sheep to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, there's something for everyone in this beautiful collection.

The Irresistible Fairy Tale

By Jack Zipes
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400841828
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: the-irresistible-fairy-tale.pdf

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A provocative new theory about fairy tales from one of the world's leading authorities If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread—or why so many people cannot resist its appeal, no matter how it changes or what form it takes. In this book, renowned fairy-tale expert Jack Zipes presents a provocative new theory about why fairy tales were created and retold—and why they became such an indelible and infinitely adaptable part of cultures around the world. Drawing on cognitive science, evolutionary theory, anthropology, psychology, literary theory, and other fields, Zipes presents a nuanced argument about how fairy tales originated in ancient oral cultures, how they evolved through the rise of literary culture and print, and how, in our own time, they continue to change through their adaptation in an ever-growing variety of media. In making his case, Zipes considers a wide range of fascinating examples, including fairy tales told, collected, and written by women in the nineteenth century; Catherine Breillat's film adaptation of Perrault's "Bluebeard"; and contemporary fairy-tale drawings, paintings, sculptures, and photographs that critique canonical print versions. While we may never be able to fully explain fairy tales, The Irresistible Fairy Tale provides a powerful theory of how and why they evolved—and why we still use them to make meaning of our lives.