Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

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Terry Jones, Joan Greenwood, Michael Horden, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren and Tim Rice read of a collection of original fairy tales for 8 - 11-year-olds, written by master storyteller Terry Jones, introducing such bizarre creatures as the fly-by-night, the rainbow cat, and the wonderful cake-horse. Terry blends fantasy, morality and humour with mystery and magic, sadness and silliness, that will be listened to and enjoyed again and again. These extraordinary stories lure you into a world where anything can happen and usually does.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0752885952
  • 9780752885957
  • 416,245

Review quote

'The whole family will ... not want to turn off. My recommended favourite of the season.' -- Angela MacPherson BOOKSELLER 'These highly inventive, delightful stories are to be reissued on CD. Hurrah! All the ingredents of good stories are there - fantasy, humour, morality, magic, silliness and mystery. Don't miss them.' -- Angela MacPherson PUBLISHING NEWS 'agreeably quirky... What a lucky (and topical) find.' -- Sue Arnold THE GUARDIAN 'well-told tales ... tailor-made fro bedtime reading.' -- Simon Evans Park & Holiday Homes 'hilarious stories... a side-splitting cast each reading a separate story in their own characteristic way.' www.writeaway.org.uk 'a resplendent roll-call of narrators: the irresistible Joan Greenwood ("Dahling!"), rough-and-tough Bob Hoskins, calming Helen Mirren and tweedy Michael Hordern.' -- Christina Hardyment THE TIMESshow more

About Terry Jones

Terry Jones was a member of the legendary Monty Python team and has directed three highly successful films - Erik the Viking, Consuming Passions, Personal Services, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as scripting and performing in The Life of Brian, Jabberwocky and a number of Monty Python films. A previous book The Saga of Erik the Viking won the 1984 Children's Book Award. He is also the author of (for adults) Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Crusades and The Knight and the Squire as well as many other books for children. He read English at Oxford and retains a passion for medieval literature. Terry Jones was a member of the legendary Monty Python team and has directed three highly successful films - Erik the Viking, Consuming Passions, Personal Services, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, as well as scripting and performing in The Life of Brian, Jabberwocky and a number of Monty Python films. A previous book The Saga of Erik the Viking won the 1984 Children's Book Award. He is also the author of (for adults) Chaucer's Knight: Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, Crusades and The Knight and the Squire as well as many other books for children. He read English at Oxford and retains a passion for medieval literature.show more

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193 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 44% (85)
4 35% (68)
3 15% (28)
2 6% (12)
1 0% (0)
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