"Do tell us a fairy tale, ganpa."
"Well, will you be good and quiet if I do?"
"Of course we will; we are always good when you are telling us fairy tales."
"Well, here goes.—Once upon a time, though it wasn't in my time, and it wasn't in your time, and it wasn't in anybody else's time, there was a——"
"But that would be no time at all."
"That's fairy tale time."
This is a lovely little book of fairy tales from throughout Europe. The author wrote the stories by finding tales that were common among many different European countries and cultures. The stories were very approachable, and are appropriate for all ages. There are 25 stories in totaly.
European Folk and Fairy Tales (also known as Europa's Fairy Book) is a collection of Folk and Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, first published in 1916, including : The Cinder-Maid The King of the Fishes Beauty and the Beast Reynard and Bruin The Dancing Water, The Singing Apple, and the Speaking Bird The Language of Animals Snowwhite Joseph Jacobs (1854 – 1916) was a folklorist, literary critic and historian.
His works included contributions to the Jewish Encyclopedia, translations of European works, and critical editions of early English literature. Jacobs wrote for journals and books on the subject of folklore and produced a popular series of fairy tales.
|Publisher:||E-Kitap Projesi & Cheapest Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 12 Years|
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PACK The Prince Wants His Lunch . . . . 145 The Giant Tries To Drink The Stream . . 154 The Visitor ....... 159 Up The Tree ....... 163 The Snake 165 The Three Ravens 170 The Wounded Dragon 179 The Witch 180 The Duck 187 "mirror, Mirror, On The Wall, Who Is The Fairest Of us All?" 201 Snowwhite And The Three Dwarfs . . .211 THE CINDER-MAID ONCE upon a time, though it was not in my time or in your time, or in anybody else's time, there was a great King who had an only son, the Prince and Heir who was about to come of age. So the King sent round a herald who should blow his trumpet at every four corners where two roads met. And when the people came together he would call out, "O yes, O yes, O yes, know ye that His Grace the King will give on Monday sennight" that meant seven nights or a week after "a Royal Ball to which all maidens of noble birth are hereby summoned; and be it furthermore known unto you that at this ball hisHighness the Prince will select unto himself a lady that shall be his bride and our future Queen. God save the King." Now there was among the nobles of the King's Court one who had married twice, and by the first marriage he had but one daughter, and as she was growing up her father thought that she ought to have some one to look after her. So he married again, a lady with two daughters, and his new wife, instead of caring for his daughter, thought only of her own and favoured them in every way. She would give them beautiful dresses but none to her step-daughter who had only to wear the cast-off clothes of the other two. The noble's daughter was set to do all the drudgery of the house, to attend the kitchen fire, and had naught to sleep on but the heap of cindersraked out in the scullery; and that is why they called h...
Table of Contents
THE KING OF THE FISHES
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
REYNARD AND BRUIN
THE DANCING WATER, THE SINGING APPLE, AND THE SPEAKING BIRD
THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS
THE THREE SOLDIERS
A DOZEN AT A BLOW
THE EARL OF CATTENBOROUGH
THE SWAN MAIDENS
ANDROCLES AND THE LION
THE MASTER THIEF
THE UNSEEN BRIDEGROOM
A VISITOR FROM PARADISE
JOHN THE TRUE
JOHNNIE AND GRIZZLE
THE CLEVER LASS
INTRODUCTION TO NOTES