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Favorite Fairy Tales

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This book of favorite fairy tales was compiled and illustrated by Peter Newell. it includes Jack The Giant Killer; Cinderella; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Riding Hood; Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Rose Red, The Wild Swans, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, and 4 others that are not so famous. The stories included were based upon the those that various famous men remembered as their favorites when children.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .all her dress was changed likewise—no longer the poor, despised cinder-wench, but the beautiful lady whom the king’s son loved.

Her sisters recognized her at once. Filled with astonishment, mingled with no little alarm, they threw themselves at her feet, begging her pardon for all their former unkindness. She raised and embraced them, told them she forgave them with all her heart, and only [Pg 49] hoped they would love her always. Then she departed with the herald to the king’s palace, and told her whole story to his majesty and the royal family, who were not in the least surprised, for everybody believed in fairies, and everybody longed to have a fairy godmother.

The slipper fitted exactly

For the young prince, he found her more lovely and lovable than ever, and insisted upon marrying her immediately. Cinderella never went home again, but she sent for her two sisters to the palace, and wit. . . Read More

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A garland of simple, endearing, gleaming pearls. I can't say that each of this pearl is distinctive, but one can wear this garland, or hold one of these pearls, whenever you are knocked down by the humdrumness of life. I found it much better than the Brothers Grimm. A 5-star for this one, for the se

Not a fan of Hans Christian Anderson at all. Most of his stories were short and pointless and the ones with morals made me feel like I was being preached to. I just can't get with the religious tone of his stories or the weird way women are treated like the little mermaid sacrificing herself off the

If you want to read the real stories that inspired the lion's share of Disney films, definitely read Mr. Andersen's collection of fairy tales. Do not expect happy endings however - leave those to Walt&Co. Instead imagine families trying to scare their kids into behaving in order to survive the many

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4 out of 5 stars to The Complete Fairy Tales, written in 1835 by Hans Christian Andersen. Many people are familiar with the fairy tales written by the Grimm brothers, but sometimes don't realize there were several different versions or collections by different authors. Another

"The good and the beautiful is not forgotten; it lives in legend and in song."

منذ أن كنت طفلة صغيرة، كنت أعشق قصص الأطفال وسلسلة المكتبة الخضراء. كنت كذلك أعشق مسلسلات الكرتون مثل "في جعبتي حكاية" و"حكايات ما أحلاه" وإلخ. عرفت حين كبرت قليلاً أن تلك القصص والمسلسلات الكرتونية مأخوذة من الرو

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