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Granny's Wonderful Chair

Frances Browne

Book Overview: 

Her most famous work, Granny's Wonderful Chair, is a richly imaginative book of fairy stories and has been translated into many languages. This work, read as a child by Frances Hodgson Burnett, inspired the writings of Little Saint Elizabeth and Other Stories

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .re in, such a noble feast, after living so long on barley cakes; so, seating herself, she said, "Chair of my grandmother, take me quickly to the palace of King Winwealth."

The words were hardly spoken, when off the chair started through the trees and out of the forest, to the great amazement of the woodcutters, who, never having seen such a sight before, threw down their axes, left their waggons, and followed Snowflower to the gates of a great and splendid city, fortified with strong walls and high towers, and

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The fortified city.

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standing in the midst of a wide plain covered with cornfields, orchards, and villages.

It was the richest city in all the land; merchants from every quarter came there to buy and sell, and there was a saying that people had only to live seven years in it to make. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A light and entertaining read that has been brought back to life with a republication.

Written with the essence of classic fairytales. It is layered in morals for children, employing the classic tropes of good vs. evil, etc. It has an interesting concept of a fairy tale within a fairytale making it o

Frances Browne was born seventh in a family 12 children in County Donegal , Ireland. She was blind as a consequence of an attack of smallpox when she was 18 months old. In her writings, she recounts how she learned by heart the lessons which her brothers and sisters said aloud every evening, and how

Written in 1856, this is a selection of seven fairy stories, linked by the wonderful chair, and Snowflower, an impoverished girl, who is the only person able to ask the chair to tell its tales. Frances Browne was one of twelve children, and was from Donegal. She was blind from infancy, and her siste

Well..the stories were fun! This book is for you if you seek for an entertaining light stories (fairy-tale stories). My favorite was The Story of Sour and Civil

Refreshing to read fairy stories where the characters actually listen to the fairies and everything works out splendidly.

This is one of my favorite books from when I was a young girl. Fairy tales at their best!

Young Snowflower's grandmother leaves her alone in the cottage with only an enchanted chair for company. The chair tells wonderful stories and takes Snowflower on a journey to the court of King Winwealth. Each e

I was lucky enough to read an original edition of this book, and I loved it.

This is the story of Snowflower. Left to fend for herself by her grandmother, Dame Frostyface, Snowflower turns to the ‘wonderful chair’ for company. The chair is able to tell stories and to transport Snowflower wherever sh

This is a wonderful collection of fairy tales in the self professed vein of Hans Christian Anderson. The names of the characters are a little clunky, but they were written that way to make a point, and the point should not be lost, because each tale has a definite moral to the story.

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