A Compendium of Rare, Olde and Forgotten Faerie Tales

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Abela Publishing Ltd, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 164 pages
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This book is compiled of 26 old, rare and forgotten Fairy Tales and stories taken from books in Abela Publishing's series "Folk-Lore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World." A series created to raise funds for charities, special causes and schools. 

Keeping true to our vision, the intent behind this compendium is to raise funds for UK's Children in Need Appeal ad infinitum. At least 33% of the net from the sale of every book will be donated to this worthy charity.

In buying this book you will be giving in more than one way. Once to the Children in Need appeal and again, to yourself, as you read and enjoy stories not read for many a year. But should you perchance happen to read these stories to your children, nieces and nephews or grand-children, you will be giving yet again. 

The words 'Fairy Tales' must accordingly be taken to include tales in which something 'fairy', something extraordinary occurs -- fairies, giants, dwarfs, speaking animals. One cannot imagine a child saying, 'Tell me a folk-tale', or 'Another nursery tale, please, grandma'. It must also be taken to cover tales in which something magical happens. Mostly it is the comical stupidity of some of the actors, as is so common in moral tales. 

So take some time out and travel back to a period before television, or even radio for that matter, when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or an uncle or aunt would delight and captivate their audience with stories passed on to them from their mothers, fathers and grandparents."

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
King Otoole And His Goose
13
The Origin of Loch Ness
21
Fair Brown and Trembling
29
The Perfidious Vizier
45
The Frogs Skin
52
TurtleDove SageCock and the Witch
61
The Parrots Song
74
The Foolish Timid Rabbit
83
The Charmed Ring
90
The Thirteenth Son of the King Of Erin
102
The Minister MichiNobu Fujiwara
122
The Gypsy and the Dragon
133
The Story of Gelert
140
How Sun Moon and Wind Went Out to Dinner
150
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