A First Book of Fairy Tales
DK Publishing, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as "The Fisherman and his Wife" and "Diamonds and Toads." Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing's illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the way, there is a wealth of magic and fun to be enjoyed.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ALelliott - LibraryThing
This DK book is something of an introduction to classic Western fairy tales. This collection contains all the classic fairy tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and The Twelve Dancing ... Read full review
Review: A First Book Of Fairy TalesUser Review - Laura87 - Goodreads
Mary Hoffman (a popular children's author) has re-told many of the classic fairy tales known to adults and children all around the country. 'A First Book of Fairy Tales' is structured into fourteen of ... Read full review