The Violet Fairy Book
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The Violet Fairy Book

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In "The Violet Fairy Book," we hear strange and exotic tales from the far corners of the earth - Japanese, Serbian, Lithuanian, Africa, Portuguese, Rumanian, and Russian. But they are told in the common language of the fairy tale, and the events will be familiar to children and grown-ups alike. A magical dog called Schippeitaro helps his Japanese master; a man outwits a dragon in a Rumanian tale; and a Swahili story tells about a youth who visits the King of the Snakes.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New issue of 1901 ed
  • 0486216756
  • 9780486216751
  • 183,373

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Roumania, Japan, Serbia, Lithuania, Africa, Portugal, and Russia are among the sources of these 35 stories that tell of a haunted forest, chests of gold coins, a magical dog, and a man who outwits a dragon. Perhaps the best English versions available of these classic stories. 74 illustrations.
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Table of contents

A Tale of the Tontlawald
The finest Liar in the World
The Story of three Wonderful Beggars
Schippeitaro
The Three Princes and their Beasts
The Goat's Ears of the Emperor Trojan
The Nine Pea-hens and the Golden Apples
The Lute Player
The Grateful Prince
The Child who came from an Egg
Stan Bolovan
The Two Frogs
The Story of a Gazelle
How a Fish swam in the Air and a Hare in the Water
Two in a Sack
The Envious Neighbour
The Fairy of the Dawn
The Enchanted Knife
Jasper who herded the Hares
The Underground Workers
The History of Dwarf Long Nose
"The Nunda, Eater of People"
The Story of Hassebu
The Maiden with the Wooden Helmut
The Monkey and the Jelly-fish
The Headless Dwarfs
The young Man who would have his Eyes opened
The Boys with the Golden Stars
The Frog
The Princess who was hidden Underground
The Girl who pretended to be a Boy
The Story of Halfman
The Prince who wanted to see the World
Virgilius the Sorcerer
Mogarzea and his Son
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Rating details

1,222 ratings
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4 31% (380)
3 20% (244)
2 3% (37)
1 1% (15)
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