The Kingfisher Treasury of Magical Stories
Fairies and wizards, spells and surprises! This treasury of troublesome baby dragons, charmed cities and a boy whose magic fiddle makes people dance is sure to entrance all aspiring spell makers and breakers. Thirteen stories from all around the world - from fairy tales and folk legends to modern magical tales - conjure up a bewitching brew of mystery and enchantment.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 130 x 192 x 14mm | 258.55g
- 20 Feb 2006
- Pan MacMillan
- Kingfisher Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
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About Fiona Waters
Fiona Waters has spent all her working life with children's books. She has been a bookseller and editor, and now runs a book club, working closely with UK schools and libraries. She is a consultant, a reviewer and an expert compiler, whose previous anthologies include the acclaimed Golden Apples poetry collection (William Heinemann) and Stories for Bedtime (Orchard). Fiona Waters lives in Dorset. Peter Bailey is the illustrator of a number of successful picture books, including Tigerella and Dolphinella by Kit Wright and poetry collections including the highly acclaimed The Red and White Spottd Handkerchief by Tony Mitton (all Scholastic). Formerly Head of Illustration at Liverpool College of Art, Peter now works full time as a children's book illustrator. He liveds in Birkenhead.
Table of contents
The Little World, the Little Sun and the Wonderful Child - Margaret Mahy; Tamlane - A Scottish fairy tale retold by Winifred Finlay; Cinderella's Sisters - Margaret Baker; Under the Moon - Vivian French; The Magic Gifts - A Cajun folktale retold by Fiona Waters; Dragon Trouble - Penelope Lively; The Witch's Castle - James Reeves; The Wind Cap - Jane Yolen; The Wooden City - Terry Jones; The Legend of Alderney - Alan Garner; The Magic Ring - A Persian folktale retold by Fiona Waters; A Wreath of Wild Roses - A French folktale retold by Barbara Sleigh; La Corona and the Tin Frog - Russell Hoban.