The Hutchinson Treasury of Fairy Tales

The Hutchinson Treasury of Fairy Tales

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Fairy Tales are part of the fabric of childhood - a heritage of stories to weave magic as they are handed down from generation to generation. With illustrations by some of the world's most reowned children's artists, past a present, including Dulac, Rackham, Angela Barrett and Wayne Anderson, here is a whole childhood of rich stories in one spellbinding volume. -Once upon a time, long ago and far away...Fairy Tales are part of the fabric of childhood - a glorious heritage of stories to weave magic as they are passed down from generation to generation. The Ugly Duckling, Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White - this magnificent collection brings together all the favourites from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault, and introduces the reader to some lesser known treasures, such as Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant. This book is designed to accompany a child throughout his or her reading life. Young children will enjoy the rhythmic language found in such traditional tales as Henny-Penny and Goldilocks and the Three Bears; they will continue their journey with The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin; and with the highly emotive stories of Hans Christian Andersen - The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Little Match Girl, The Red Shoes, culminating with the haunting Snow Queen. Illustrated by many of the world's most renowned children's artists, including Shirley Hughes, Quentin Blake, Angela Barrett, Tony Ross, Rachel Isadora and Nicholas Allan, here is a whole childhood of rich magical stories in one captivating volume.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 203 x 262 x 27mm | 1,272g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Hutchinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0091767938
  • 9780091767938
  • 233,733

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This substantial volume makes a companion to the previously published Treasuries of Children's Literature and Poetry, now available in a hefty single tome. Divided into three sections, it includes nursery stories - Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs and Red Riding Hood - alongside Cinderella and the Emperor's New Clothes for the very young. Wilde's The Selfish Giant is, curiously, retold, along with Puss in Boots, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, for the in betweens. The section for older children includes The Wild Swans, Beauty and the Beast and the Snow Queen. It is a lavish production with sumptuous illustrations are by various illustrators in a variety of styles. (6 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)show more

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