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Adventures and Recollections of Bill O’Th Hoylus End

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Aesop’s Fables

Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. In Classical times there were various theorists who tried to differentiate these fables from other kinds of narration. They had to be short and unaffected; in addition, they are fictitious, useful to life and true to nature. In them could be found talking animals and plants, although humans interacting only with humans figure in a few. Typically they might begin with a contextual introduction, followed by the story, often with the moral underlined at the end. Setting the context was often necessary as a guide to the story's interpretation, as in the case of the political meaning of The Frogs Who Desired a King and The Frogs and the Sun. Sometimes the titles given later to the fables have become proverbial, as in the case of 'killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs or the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. In fact some fables, such as The Young Man and the Swallow, appear to have been invented as illustrations of already existing proverbs. One theorist, indeed, went so far as to define fables as extended proverbs. In this they have an aetiological function, the explaining of origins such as, in another context, why the ant is a mean, thieving creature. Other fables, also verging on this function, are outright jokes, as in the case of The Old Woman and the Doctor, aimed at greedy practitioners of medicine.

American Indian Fairy Tales

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

As THE GOOSE FLIES – a Magical Children’s Adventure Story

?As the Goose Flies? written and illustrated by Katherine Pyle.Ellen stood at the nursery window looking out at the gray sky and the wet, blowing branches of the trees. It had been raining and blowing all day. The roof pipes poured out steady waterfalls; the lilacs bent over, heavy with the rain. Up in the sky a bird was trying to beat its way home against the wind.But Ellen was not thinking of any of these things. She was thinking of the story that her grandmother had forgotten again.Ellen's grandmother was very old; so old that she often called Ellen by the names of her own little children; children who had grown up or died years and years ago. She was so old she could remember things that had happened seventy years before, but then she forgot a great many things, even things that had occurred only a few minutes before.While she stood there it occurred to her that she should put the bookcase in order before she went down to the sewing-room. That was just the thing to do on a rainy day. So, she sat down before the shelves and began pulling the books out.The nursery walls were covered with a flowered paper, and when Ellen had almost emptied the shelves she noticed that the paper back of them was of a different color from that of the rest of the room. It had not faded. The blue color between the vines looked soft and cloudlike, too, and almost as though it would melt away at a touch.Ellen put her hand back to feel it. Instead of touching a hard, cold wall as she had expected, her hand went right through between the vines as though there were nothing there.Ellen rose to her knees and put both hands across the shelf. She found she could draw the vines aside just as though they were real. She even thought she caught a glimpse of skies and trees between them.In haste she sprang to her feet and pushed the bookcase to one side so that she could squeeze in behind it.She caught hold of the wall-paper vines and drew them aside, and then she stepped right through the wall and into the world beyond.And so begins Ellen?s adventure into a mysterious and magical ?World Beyond?. But, just what was in the world beyond? Well, you?ll just have to download and read this book to find out for yourself!================KEYWORDS/TAGS: As the Goose Flies, Katharine Pyle, Aladdin, animals, Anne, beautiful, cage, castle, cave, child, doorway, dragon, dwarf, Ellen, Fairy, Fatima, forest, frightened, gander, gate-keeper, genie, giant, girl, goat, gold, Goldenhair, Goose, grandmother, long hair, harp, heart, horn, huntsman, Jack, journey, king, lamp, locks, magic, magical, Middling, Mistress, mother, Mother, pleasant, porridge, prince, princess, queen, Queerbodies, rhyme, scullery, seven, shadows, shapes, silk, Sister, slaves, Snowdrop, soldiers, evil stepmother, story, Suddenly, terrible, Thumbie, treasures, trees, tremble, underground, vines, water, whispered, wicked, window, wings, wolf, wonder, wondercluff, wooden, world


This book is for all little boys and girls who love animals and is the second DOCTOR RABBIT book in the series. Our story starts with Doctor Rabbit receiving a call for a home visit. He collects his bag, puts on his top hat and just as he steps out his front door he hears a rustle and sees a shape in the bushes. But who could that be? Ki-Yi Coyote has just moved into the area and his larder is empty. He sees Doctor Rabbit coming out of his house and the game is afoot, for Coyotes do like the taste of Rabbit. Is Doctor Rabbit able to avoid being caught by Ki-Yi Coyote and attend his patient? Will Doctor Rabbit be able to unite the residents and formulate a plan to drive Ki-Yi out of the woods or are they too scared to act? To find out what happens to Ki-Yi Coyote and Doctor Rabbit, you will have to download this lovely little ebook. This volume is sure to keep you and your young ones enchanted for hours, if only because of it's quality and it will keep young ones engaged for hours. They will have you coming back to it for more time and again. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, childrens stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy kingdom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, laughter, Doctor Rabbit, Ki-Yi Coyote, Kiyi, Phone Call, Fear, Holes, Trees, Doctoring, Billy Rabbit, Chase, Scare, Jack Rabbit, Escape, Keep Watch, Chatty Squirrel, Fooling, Scheme, Little Creatures, Woods, Excitement, Talk, Big Dog, Yappy, Old Uncle Owl, Good, Advice, Strange, Hiding Place, Catch, Happy, drive out, Again

DOCTOR RABBIT and TOM WILDCAT – an Illustrated Story in the Potter Style of Peter Rabbit and Friends

?Doctor Rabbit and Tom Wildcat?, written by Thomas Clark Hinkle (1876-1949) is an illustrated children?s story in the style of Beatrix Potter?s ?Peter Rabbit and Friends? series. In the middle of the night, Tom Wildcat knocks on Doctor Rabbit?s door. Grumbling he wakes up and opens his window to see who it is. He is not pleased to see Tom Wildcat and less keener to open his, fearful of the consequences. Nevertheless he treats Tom Wildcat. But that isn?t the end of Doctor Rabbit?s dealings with Tom Wildcat. He overhears Tom say he is planning to catch and eat his friend, the innocent Jack Rabbit. But what could he do about it? He sat in his rocking chair and thought and thought until he had come up with a plan. When he was sure the ?coast was clear? he snuck out and began to make his way to where Jack Rabbit took his naps. But did he get there in time to warn him? And what of his other patients? What is wrong with O Possum and what secret did Tom Wildcat discover? So sit back with a steamy beverage and be prepared to be entertained for many-an-hour with this forgotten children?s story. If and when you come to pick up the story where you left it, don?t be surprised if you find a younger reader is now engrossed in the book and is reluctant to let it go. 10% of the net sale will be donated to charities by the publisher. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, childrens stories, bygone era, fairydom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, Hare, Run Away, , Rabbit, Tom, Doctor, Wildcat, little, Stubby, time, Jack, tree, hole, Possum, Woodchuck, Jay, Blue, pretty, big, Woods, Green, good, old, Big, creatures, house, foot, Chatty, Cheepy, laugh, medicine, salve, Mandy, Squirrel, Rabbit, window, Kit, fast, frighten, Chipmunk, chicken, wildcat, afraid, tom, hoppity, rid, bad, Possum?s, poisoned, Friend, Red, cunning, cholera, Farmer, Jenny, Roe, paint, Deep, Robin-the-Red, neighbor, neighbour, breakfast, Prairie, stomach, growled, Sophy, Cat, sycamore, squeeze, Brook, tablespoon, adventure, Brother, woodrat, hollow, escape, garden, mouse, Crow, mysterious, discover, squawk, barnyard

EASTERN STORIES AND LEGENDS – 30 Childrens Stories From India

Herein are a collection of children?s stories from the East are a collection of Hindu and Buddhist tales, which are a marked change from our normal diet of Western folklore. In this volume you will find 30 children?s which have their roots in the life giving waters of the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers of that magnificent range of mountains we know as the Himalayas. Here you will find stories like: The Banyan Deer The Pupil Who Taught His Teacher The Man Who Told A Lie The Crow That Thought It Knew The Judas Tree The River-Fish And The Money; and many, many more. You may be astonished to find that the ethics of these stories are identical with many of the Western standard fare: here we find condemnation of hypocrisy, cruelty, selfishness, and vice of every kind and a constant appeal to Love, Pity, Honesty, loftiness of purpose and breadth of vision. In a time when our awareness of nature and the threats it faces is ever more present, the Indian mind never has any hesitation in acknowledging its kinship with nature, its unbroken relation with all, which is perhaps the best summing up of the value of this collection. So sit back with a steamy beverage and be prepared to be entertained for many-an-hour with this collection of ?fresh? tales and stories. If and when you come to pick up the story where you left it, don?t be surprised if you find a younger reader is now engrossed in the book and is reluctant to let it go. 10% of the net sale will be donated to charities by the publisher. ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Indian Jungle, Tales from Old India, fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, childrens stories, bygone era, fairydom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, Hare, Run Away, Monkey And The Crocodile, Spirit, Live In A Tree, Not Afraid, Parrot, Fed, Parents, Man, Work, Give Alms, King, See, Truth, Bull, Demand, Fair Treatment, Gratitude, Horse. Hold Out, Save, Herd, Mallard, Ask For Too Much, Merchant, Overcome, Obstacles, Elephant, Honor, Old Age, Faithful, Friend, Hawk, Osprey, Grandmother, Gold Dish, Spare Life, Antelope, Caught, Banyan Deer, Pupil, Taught, Teacher, Tell A Lie, Crow, Knowledge, Judas Tree, River-Fish, Money, Dream, Woods, Rice, Measure, Poisonous Trees, Well-Trained, Wise Physician, Himalayas, brahmaputra, ganges, Hindu, Buddhist, Buddhism

El Folk-Lore Filipino

This volume includes folkloric material collected from de los Reyes' native province of Ilocos Sur, Zambales, and Malabon.

ERIC’S BOOK OF BEASTS – 57 Silly Jingles and Cartoons of Animals and Make-Believe Beasts for Children

The 57 cartoons and silly jingles in this book were made one by the author in a moment of leisure to please a small boy. They are now reprinted in the hope of pleasing other small boys and girls. They were originally in colour, but, being 106 years old, have been made over in black and white by a Japanese artist, who has once again brought them to life by occasional and added a few quaint touches of his own. In this volume you will find cartoons and jingles about: Aux Animaux? Eric's Planet The Caravan Jack The Rabbit The 'Potamus Old Sea Catch The Ptarmigan A Hospitable Reptile A Social Lobster Little Children The Wunx Lost Shadow Gazibou Junglest Africa and many more. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ========= KEYWORDS / TAGS: Eric?s Book of Beasts, animals, jingles, cartoons, images, Aux Animaux, L'envoi, Eric, Planet, Caravan, Jack The Rabbit, Elephant, 'Potamus, Crocodile, Giraffe, Goat, Possum, Old, Sea, Catch, Quail, Ptarmigan, Pelican, Man, Fish, Lion, Horned Toad, Hospitable, Reptile, Social Lobster, Cats And Kings, Little Children, Six Kings, Aspiring Monkey, Old Time Folks, Wunx, Totem Poles, Organ, Organ Man, Moonlight, Hunter, Deer, Gazelle, Bulldog, River, Squidgecumsquees, Road To Mandalay, Mitgard Serpent, Saint Georgeing, Dragon, Flotsam, Jetsam, Atoll, Storm Wind, Eric In The Dark, Mars' Stars And Pa's, Porcupine, Purple Cow, Gnu, Bobo, Lone Salmon, Bean Soup, Lost Shadow, Gazibou, Junglest Africa, Fishing, Bulldog, Steering Gear, Brother Knight, my Daddy's Family, Christmas Past, Last Act, Incas

Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Illustrated)

The book includes five famous tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Walter Crane (40 color illustrations): Little Red Riding Hood; The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots; Blue Beard; The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods; Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper.Walter Crane was a prominent book illustrator of the 19th century. In cooperation with Edmund Evans, he designed picture books printed in color, which became the most popular children's books at the time thanks to their high level of craftsmanship and low price. Crane's style shows the influence of the art of the Renaissance and Japanese prints (ukiyo-e). He designed his books according to the belief that "children, like the ancient Egyptians, appear to see most things in profile, and like definite statements in design. They prefer well-defined forms and bright, frank color. They don't want to bother about three dimensions. They can accept symbolic representations. They themselves employ drawing... as a kind of picture-writing, and eagerly follow a pictured story."Crane's work set the standards of taste in the Victorian children's book industry and earned him the reputation of "the father of the illustrated children's book".

Four and Twenty Fairy Tales, Selected From Those of Perrault, and Other Popular Writers – Illustrated by Godwin, Corbould, and Harvey

Four and Twenty Fairy Tales is a collection of stories, selected from the writings of Perrault, Leprince de Beaumont, Madame de Villeneuve among other important French fairy tale writers, and translated by J. R. Planch? (1796 ? 1880). The text is accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of James Godwin, Edward Corbould and William Harvey. Perrault (1628 ? 1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children?s stories into the literary mainstream, proving to their original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. The stories of Four and Twenty Fairy Tales encompass favourites such as ?Blue Beard?, ?Sleeping Beauty?, ?Puss in Boots?, 'Beauty and the Beast' and ?Cinderella? as well as other, near-forgotten tales such as ?Fairer than a Fairy?, ?The Impossible Enchantment? and ?The Widow and her Two Daughters.? Planch? himself was a British dramatist and antiquary, chiefly responsible for introducing historically accurate costume into nineteenth century British theatre. His interest in folklore stemmed from such endeavours ? and his passion for the tales as well as mastery of the French language is apparent in this text. The book contains a selection of black-and-white illustrations by Edward Corbould, James Godwin, William Harvey and others, all engraved by the famous Dalziel Brothers which further serve to refine and enhance the tales. Pook Press celebrates the great ?Golden Age of Illustration? in children?s literature ? a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s. Our collection showcases classic fairy tales, children?s stories, and the work of some of the most celebrated artists, illustrators and authors.

Giant Crab and Other Tales From Old India – Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson, The

This whimsical collection of tales is based on the Buddhist collection of J?taka tales. However, the author confesses to ?ruthlessly? altering them for the amusement of children and occasionally borrowing a ?phrase or a versicle?. He opens the book with a warning; ?To this work I refer all scholars, folklorists and scientific persons generally: warning them that if they plunge deeper into these page, they will be horribly shocked.? These wonderful tales are accompanied by many beautiful and intricate black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. An English cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawings of ridiculously complicated machines ? for achieving deceptively simple objectives. Such was (and is) his fame, that the term ?Heath Robinson? entered the English language during the First World War, as a description of any unnecessarily complex and implausible contrivance. Originally published in 1897, we are now republishing it here as part of our ?Pook Press? imprint, celebrating the golden age of illustration in children?s literature.

HIWA – a Tale of Ancient Hawaii

In the gray twilight of that morning, centuries ago, Eaeakai paddled his fishing-canoe down the Waipio River and up the coast, straight to the Saw-Teeth of the Gods. In the early morning there was good fishing opposite those stupendous cliffs, and Eaeakai had taken to himself a buxom wahine (wife), who could not live on love alone any more than if she were a haole bride, but had to have her fish and poi.The Waipio Valley lay among surroundings both lovely and grand. The valley itself, only a few feet above sea-level was as flat as a Western prairie, was, then as now, rich almost beyond exaggeration, and green with all edible products of the lowlands. It was thickly dotted with grass huts, for in those times the population was dense.He had scarcely reached his fishing-ground and baited his turtle-shell hook when he heard a rustling sound overhead. As he looked up he caught glimpses through the dense foliage of a woman rapidly making her way down the steep incline, regardless of the sharp thorns and terrible lava that cut and tore her hands and feet and body. Yet, in spite of her desperate haste, and at the peril of her life, she firmly clutched and carefully guarded from rock and thorn the mamo which royalty alone might wear and live.Eaeakai gazed for a moment, dumb and motionless with amazement. Then he flung himself upon his face, crying, ?E moe o! E moe o! Hiwa, Moi Wahine!? Hiwa gave command before she reached the bottom of the cliff??Fisherman, bring me the boat! Wiki wiki! Quick!?And so begins the adventure of Hiwa on ancient Hawaii???Haole - not a native Hawaiian, referring especially to a European person.Mamo ? a Honeycreeper bird - now extinct.=============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Hiwa, Ancient Hawaii, tale, Action, Adventure, canoe, wiki, islands, Aa, Aelani, altar, ancient, battle, beautiful, blood, boat, chiefs, crater, death, Eaeakai, fisherman, God, gods, heart, high-priest, Hiwa, Kaanaana, kane, keike, King, kingdom, Kohala, Kukuihaele, Lord, love, love, lover, mamo, Manoa, moi, mortal, mountains, noble, palace, Papaakahi, passage, poi, Queen, rainbow, royal, sacred, sea, spear, spearmen, throne, Ukanipo, valley, wahine, Waipio, Wakea, warriors, water, woman, paddle, flee, fled, deceipt, deception,

Joseph Jacobs’ Celtic, More Celtic, and European Folk and Fairy Tales, Batten

For untold generations in countless Irish cottages, in front of peat-fueled fires, some of the gayest, most fanciful, and most sparkling folk tales that ever caused young eyes to grow brighter and young hearts to beat faster have been and still are told.

LEGENDS OF NORSELAND – 24 Illustrated Norse and Viking Legends

Herein are 24 illustrated easy-to-read Norse and Viking legends, including the Song of the Valkyries, rewritten with young adults in mind. Here you will find the legends of the Norse and Viking inhabitants of Asgard ? Odin, Freya, Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Baldur and many others. These are the legends of the actions and feats of these high-dwellers before time itself had begun. These legends also give valuable background to the Marvel movies of Odin, Thor, Loki, Heimdall, Sif and others which will give you the reader more understanding about how the legends of Thor, Loki and other Scandinavian legends came to be. But do not be put off - these are the contemporary versions of these legends and stories re-written with young adults in mind, and not the heavy, hard to understand versions which academics would revel in. The legends in this volume are: I the beginning II. Yggdrasil III? odin at the well of wisdom IV? odin and the all-wise giant V? the stolen wine part i. VI? the stolen wine part ii VII. Loke?s theft VIII? thor?s hammer XI ?the theft of the hammer XII? the finding of the hammer XIII? the apples of life Parts I & II XV loke?s wolf XVI? the fenris wolf XVII? defeat of hrungner XVIII? thor and skrymer XIX thor and the? utgard-king XX? thor and the midgard serpent The Valkyries? song XXI? the dying baldur XXII? the punishment of loke XXIII? the darkness that fell on asgard This volume also includes a vocabulary which gives the spelling and pronunciations of the names of the characters in the legends. So, we invite you to curl up with these illustrated, ancient Northern legends and immerse yourself in the tales and lore of yesteryear. ---------------------------- KEYWORDS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, children?s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, fables, Legends of Norseland, the beginning, yggdrasil, ygdrasil, odin, well of wisdom, all-wise giant, stolen wine, loki, loke?s theft, thor, hammer, Sleipnir, theft of the hammer, finding of the hammer, apples of life, loke?s wolf, fenris wolf, defeat of hrungner, thor and skrymer, thor and the? utgard-king, thor and the midgard serpent, valkyries? song, dying baldur, punishment of loke, darkness that fell on Asgard, Norse, Viking, inhabitants of Asgard, Freya, Heimdall, Frigg, Gold-fax,Hrungner, horse, H?dor, Hodor, Idun, Apples of Youth, J?tunheim, Jotunheim, M?dgard, abode of men, Magne, Norn, Three fates, three young women, Ragnarok, Twilight of the gods, Sif, Thunder-god, Valhalla

Maybee’s Stepping Stones

?But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him.??Tod's coming!? said Maybee, dancing up and down on the doorstep.?How do you suppose they'll behave?? said Sue, taking books, lunch-basket, and two clean pocket-handkerchiefs from mamma's careful hands. ?Tod is so queer; and what shall I do with Maybee's tongue???Do exactly as you would be done by,? said mamma, smoothing the anxious little forehead. ?Remember, everything will be new and strange, and keep the wee things under your own wing as much as possible. Be very gentle and patient, help them over all the hard places, and my word for it, they will be your most obedient servants. I think Mabel means to be very good and quiet,? she added, stooping to kiss the dimpled chin on the doorstep.?Yes'm, 'course,? nodded Maybee, skipping away to meet the freckle-faced Theodore, six months her junior. ?On'y my ap'n's so slippery it will rattle, and Tod's got starch in his shoes, so's he can't go very sofferly.?

Old Indian Legends

"I beg of you make me into a bird with green and purple feathers like yours!" implored Iktomi, tired now of playing the brave in beaded buckskins. The peacock then spoke to Iktomi: "I have a magic power." My touch will change you in a moment into the most beautiful peacock if you can keep one condition." "Yes! yes!" shouted Iktomi, jumping up and down, patting his lips with his palm, which caused his voice to vibrate in a peculiar fashion. "Yes! yes! I could keep ten conditions if only you would change me into a bird with long, bright tail feathers. Oh, I am so ugly! I am so tired of being myself! Change me! Do!" -from "Iktomi and the Fawn" The Lakota writer Zitkala-Sa, or "Red Bird"-the pen name of Native American author, teacher, and activist GERTRUDE SIMMONS BONNIN (1876-1938)-is renowned for being among the first tellers of contemporary Native American history, culture, and experience in her own voice, unaltered by outside influences. Here, she gathers legends and stories she learned as a child on the Yankton Reservation. This replica of the first 1901 edition includes the tales of: [ "Iktomi and the Ducks" [ "Iktomi's Blanket" [ "Iktomi and the Muskrat" [ "The Badger and the Bear" [ "Shooting of the Red Eagle" [ "Dance in a Buffalo Shell" [ "The Toad and the Boy" [ "Iya, the Camp-Eater" [ and more.

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, at the Back of the North Wind & Adela Cathcart

Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel by Scottish writer George MacDonald, first published in London in 1858. It was later reprinted in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fourteenth volume of the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in April 1970.The story centres on the character Anodos ("pathless", or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism, particularly Novalis. The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady". Anodos lives through many adventures and temptations while in the other world, until he is finally ready to give up his ideals.At the Back of the North Wind is a children's book written by Scottish author George MacDonald. It was serialized in the children's magazine Good Words for the Young beginning in 1868 and was published in book form in 1871. It is a fantasy centered on a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind. Diamond travels together with the mysterious Lady North Wind through the nights. The book includes the fairy tale Little Daylight, which has been pulled out as an independent work, or separately, added to other collections of his fairy tales.The book tells the story of a young boy named Diamond. He is a very sweet little boy who makes joy everywhere he goes. He fights despair and gloom and brings peace to his family. One night, as he is trying to sleep, Diamond repeatedly plugs up a hole in the loft (also his bedroom) wall to stop the wind from blowing in. However, he soon finds out that this is stopping the North Wind from seeing through her window. Diamond befriends her, and North Wind lets him fly with her, taking him on several adventures. Though the North Wind does good deeds and helps people, she also does seemingly terrible things. On one of her assignments, she must sink a ship. Yet everything she does that seems bad leads to something good. The North Wind seems to be a representation of Pain and Death working according to God's will for something good.A collection of stories framed within a story about 21-year-old ill Adela Cathcart as told by her uncle.George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics.

Princess Badoura – a Tale From the Arabian Nights – Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

"Princess Badoura: a tale from the Arabian nights" is a 1913 short story written by Laurence Housman and illustrated by Edmund Dulac. Based on a tale from "One Thousand and One Nights", this beautifully-illustrated story is highly recommend for lovers of folklore and collectors of classic fairy tales. Edmund Dulac (1882 - 1953) was a French-born British illustrator and stamp designer. He was born in Toulouse and studied law there, but later, realising that his true passion was illustration, studied art the ?cole des Beaux-Arts. Having moved to London in the early 20th century, Dulac received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Bront? Sisters in 1905. During the First World War, he illustrated relief books; and after the war, when children's books were in low demand, he began illustrating magazines. Other notable works containing Dulac's illustrations include: "The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales" (1910), "Stories from Hans Christian Andersen" (1911), and "The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" (1912). Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage classic illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

PRINCESS WHITE FLAME – the Adventures of Prince Radiance and Princess Whileflame in the Fire Kingdom

This is a children?s story about a curse placed on Princess White Flame of the Fire Fairies and how it was lifted.In this story you will hear tell of Prince Radiance, and Princess White Flame, who lived in the Fire Country and of many strange and wonderful adventures on which they journeyed on to reach, at last, a never-ending happiness. OF all the fairy countries in the world none is more wonderful or beautiful than the country where the Fire Fairies live. Into that land no fairies of the earth, or air, or water dare venture. They would be seared, or changed to ash or vapor. There are many doors which open into the Fire Kingdom. They number in the thousands, and hundreds of thousands. Wherever you see the firelight flicker, wherever you see flames leaping and dancing, wherever you hear the snap of the burning logs, there you may be sure is an open door.Then if you choose to creep close to it, and peer in, you may perhaps see wonderful things; fairy forms that flit and vanish, and reappear, and vanish again among the leaping flames. Perhaps, also, you may see the shining domes and glittering turrets of the fairy palaces. But when the fire burns down, and the hearth grows dark the door is closed?there is no more to be seen of that wonderland. In the very heart of the Fire Country stands the palace of King Red Flame, the gleaming flame-coloured palace, the Palace of Burning Coals. Around it lies a wonderful garden, where paths wind away among great fields of fire lilies, and flame roses lift their heads, and the tall shining trees rustle in the wind with a sound like the whispering of the fire on the hearth. Here in this glowing country the good and happy fairies work and play, and serve their king as all good fairies should. But not all fairies in this land are good and happy. Beyond the glow of the roses and the lilies, beyond all sight of the glimmering trees, there lies another part of the country where the evil fairies live. Here are great Plains of Ash, and huge Caverns of Soot, and stretches of gloom in which the Shadow Witch comes and goes. Here lurk the Imps of Darkness, Dragons crouch, and Wizards dwell. Perhaps sometimes when you have looked into the Fireplace you have seen those dismal plains and darksome valleys. They lie away from the heart of the Fire, at the side of the Hearth, and between the flames and the heaps of ashes. Yesterday?s Books for Today?s Charities. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ============= KEYWORDS/TAGS: children's stories, folklore, fairy tales, folk tales, myths, legends, storyteller, bedtime story, moral stories, happiness, fable, Princess Whiteflame, , Ash, black, blonde, body, break, breast, brother, Burning, Cave, Chimney, Cloak, Coals, cradle, Curling, curls, dark, Dragon, Earth, entrance, errand, evil, Fairies, Fairy, Fire, firm, Flame, Flames, Flying, folds, garden, Giant, Glow, Goblin, gold, golden, Green, Grey, head, King, Land, love, magic, Majesty, messenger, palace, pass, presence, Prince, Princess, pure, Queen, Radiance, Red, restore, rose, Shadow, shining, Smoke, Soot, spell, Sword, Veil, wand, whisper, white, Whiteflame, wicked, Wind, Wisdom, Wise, Witch, Wizard

RAGO and GONI – the Tree-Dweller Children

Rago and Goni were brother and sister. They lived a long time ago in a country far, far away. They lived among the tall trees on the wooded hill near the river with their mother and baby sister.Rago and Goni always slept in trees. It was the only ?house? they knew. At night their mother selected ?beds? in the oak trees, because the strong branches were woven together with vines. These vines made good strong beds for the children and they would tie themselves to the branches with vines to keep from falling.One morning very early Rago awakened with a start. He sat up and listened. He had been fast asleep in the branches of the strong oak tree. He had been sleeping so soundly that he had to rub his eyes to make himself wake up. Then he looked down toward the foot of the tree.There stood two huge panthers. Rago was afraid, for he knew that the panthers could climb trees quickly and easily.?What shall I do, what shall I do?? he thought.He was almost afraid to move for fear the panthers would rush right up the tree. Just then he heard his mother call softly from a nearby tree. She too had seen the panthers. Goni was still fast asleep, she had not heard the fierce cry of the panthers.?Waken your sister, Rago,? called his mother, ?she is fast asleep.??All right, mother,? he answered softly.Rago sprang lightly from one branch to the other until he reached the oak tree in which Goni slept. He had to be very quiet so the panthers would not hear him. Not a sound did he make so lightly did he go, and soon he reached the tree in which Goni slept.?Wake up, Goni, wake up, Goni,? whispered Rago. ?The panthers are at the foot of these trees.?Goni sat up and began to cry. She was very frightened. ?Hush, hush, sister,? whispered Rago, ?the panthers will hear you. Come, we must go to another part of the forest.??Where is mother?? cried Goni.?She is coming with baby sister,? whispered Rago. ?Hurry, spring lightly, so the panthers will not hear you.? Very nimbly they sprang from branch to branch and soon they reached another part of the forest.Their mother followed them with baby sister upon her back.Soon they stopped to rest and listen??.What happened next you ask? Did the panthers hear Rago and Goni as they moved swiftly through the trees? Had they followed the family?Well you?ll have to download this little book to find out!==============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Rago, Goni, Tree Dweller, tree-dweller, Children, animals, baby, basket, bear, beast, berry, brave, brother, cave, children, fierce, fire, forest, frightened, hunt, jungle, leader, Long-head, men, mother, nuts, panther, rabbit, rhinoceros, river, shout, sister, Strong-arm, teeth, torch, trees, wild, wild animal, wolf, woman,

SEVEN ICELANDIC SHORT STORIES: 7 Contemporary and Ancient Icelandic Short Stories

Of the seven Icelandic short stories which appear here, the first was probably written early in the thirteenth century, while the rest all date from the early twentieth century.?Since the 12th C. the Icelandic people have continued to tell stories and to compose poems with the greyness of commonplace existence made more bearable when listening to tales of the heroic deeds and sagas of the past. In those past evenings, the living-room (baostofa), built of turf and stone, became a little more cheerful, and hunger was forgotten, while a member of the household read, or sang, about far-away knights and heroes, and the banquets they gave in splendid halls. In their imagination people thus tended to make their environment seem larger, and better, than life, as did Hrolfur with his fishing-boat in the story When I was on the Frigate.?So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and a family member would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents and from time immemorial. The Norsemen who colonized Iceland in the last quarter of the ninth century brought with them the language then spoken throughout all of Scandinavia. This ancestor of the modern Scandinavian tongues has been preserved in Iceland with the oldest preserved Icelandic prose written almost 1000 years ago. Limited communications between Iceland and other countries, frequent migrations inside the island, and, not least important, a long and uninterrupted literary tradition has meant the Icelandic language has not developed any dialects in the ordinary sense.??33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities, schools and special causes.

Shamar’s War: Space Tales

He was Earth's secret weapon, as deadly as a sword?and two-edged!IThe year was 2346, and Earth, at the time, was a political democracy.The population was ruled by the Over-Council and, in order of decreasing importance, by Councils, and Local Councils. Each was composed of representatives duly apportioned by popular vote between the two contending parties. Executive direction was provided by a variety of Secretaries, selected by vote of the appropriate Councils. An independent Judiciary upheld the laws.A unified Earth sent colonists to the stars. Back came strange tales and improbable animals.Back, too, came word of a burgeoning technological civilization on the planet Itra, peopled by entirely humanoid aliens.

Sinbad the Sailor and Other Stories From the Arabian Nights – Illustrated by Edmund Dulac

This volume contains English translations of various stories from "One Thousand and One Nights", a collection of South Asian and Middle Eastern folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age. It contains some of the best known and loved tales, including "Sinbad the Sailor", "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp", and "Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves"; all wonderfully illustrated by Edmund Dulac. This fantastic edition is highly recommended for lovers and collectors of classic fairy tales, and it would make for a fine addition to any collection. Edmund Dulac (1882 - 1953) was a French-born British illustrator and stamp designer. He was born in Toulouse and studied law there, but later, realising that his true passion was illustration, studied art the ?cole des Beaux-Arts. Having moved to London in the early 20th century, Dulac received his first commission to illustrate the novels of the Bront? Sisters in 1905. During the First World War, he illustrated relief books; and after the war, when children's books were in low demand, he began illustrating magazines. Other notable works containing Dulac's illustrations include: "The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales" (1910), "Stories from Hans Christian Andersen" (1911), and "The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" (1912). Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's literature - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage classic illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys

A Medieval Poem about Courage and Courtesy?And wonder, dread and war / have lingered in that land / where loss and love in turn / have held the upper hand.? - Jessie L. Weston, Sir Gawain and the Green KnightA Green Knight challenges everyone at the Round Table to cut off his head. Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur, accepts the challenge and manages to decapitate the knight. What comes next surprises everybody: the Green Knight rises, picks up his head and warns Sir Gawain that next year it will be his turn. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

SYLVIE and BRUNO – a Fantasy Tale for Children

Sylvie and Bruno was first published in 1889 by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Harry Furniss, same who also illustrated an edition of ?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland?. This edition has 46 pen and ink illustrations.Lady Sylvie is a young Sprite at the beginning of the novel, and later a true Fairy. Sylvie is the princess of Fairyland, daughter of the Warden, and sister of Bruno. While exhibiting very innocent traits, she seems far more mature than her younger brother, and often becomes exasperated with his illogical statements ? just as with most brothers and sisters.Just as with ?Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland? expect all the elements of fantasy and fantasmagorical beings and creatures for this adventure in fairyland.The novel has two main plots: one set in the real world, reflecting the time in which the book was published (the Victorian era), the other in the fantasy world of Fairyland. While the latter plot is a fairy tale with many nonsense elements and poems, similar to Carroll's Alice books, the story set in Victorian Britain is a social novel, with its characters discussing various concepts and aspects of religion, society, and morality.============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Sylvie and Bruno, Lewis Carroll, folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, children?s stories, bedtime stories, parents with children, parents with babies, mothers with children, fathers with children, grandparents, fables, moral tale, Bruno, Lady Sylvie, Professor, Arthur, Muriel, children, words, Vice-Warden, Earl, Chancellor, Warden, Uggug, Gardener, flowers, whisper, Baron, Frogs, music, King, Queen, beautiful, animals, arrow, Arthur, Baby, Banquet, Beggar, Bible, Birthday-Treat, blackberries, blotting-paper, Boots, bouquet, breakfast, saloon, buns, candid, Captain, chain, cheeks, cigar, company, conspiracy, creature, crickets, croaking, Crocodile, dagger, dignity, dindledums, Doctor, Doggee, Dogland, Doos, dream, Eastward, eerie, Elveston, Emperor, escort, faces, Fairyland, faithful, fifteen, Forester, Free-Will, happily, Ghost, gloomy, golden, farewells, Hamlet, hare-bells, Head-Growler, head-over-heels, hearts, Highness, jamp, jolly, journey, key, kiss, Lecture, Lindon, Lion, Locket, London, , Macbeth, Magic, Majesty, market-place, Mouse, Muriel, Newfoundland, nuffin, nursemaid, Outland, passionate, Paul, peasant, Peter, Phlizz, pleasure, plunge-bath, Poem, Prince, Princess, puzzle, race, red, rosy, Royal, Sabbath-Day, savage, Science, Shakespeare, sharp, Sonata, Song, swallow, TING, triumphant, waiters, welly, give it some welly, West, wicked, wild, wizout, y?reince

Tales From the Lands of Nuts and Grapes

Tales From The Lands Of Nuts And Grapes (Spanish And Portuguese Folklore) – By Charles Sellers – PREFACE – FIRMLY

The BOJABI TREE – an African Children’s Folktale

In the jungles of deepest darkest Africa, the animals were hungry for there was nothing to eat. They fought for scraps and tit-bits until they came across a tree, the Bojabi tree (the mango-melon-pomegranate tree} which they smelled of apple-orange-plum-pear-banana. They wanted to rat the rich, red fruit but found they could not, because they did not know the fruit?s name.The animals took it in turns to leave and cross the dry and dusty African plains to ask the king of the jungle, the Lion, for the answer. But somehow on the return journey they keep forgetting what they have been told. Until, all that is left is the slow Tortoise. Will he manage to make the trip and remember the all-important name?This retelling of a traditional tale from Gabon is told using rhyme and repetition, giving it a rhythmic quality which begs to be read aloud. Edith Rickert?s text is perfectly matched by Gleb Botkin?s illustrations, bringing the African animals and scenery to life.===============KEYWORDS/TAGS: Bojabi tree, folklore, fairy tales, myths and legends, parents with children, mothers with children, parents to be, mothers to be, grandparents, advice, afraid, African, Beasts, animals, appleorangeplumpearbanana, A-rash-oo, A-rashum, asleep, A-tchoo, ker-lipp, Baby, bananapearplumorangeapple, Bear, beautiful, beg, BOJABI, Bruno, buzz, canoe, chatter, circus, clumsy, crawl, cream, Crocodile, delicious, eat, eighteen, Elephant, Elizabeth, forget, fruit, food, Giddy, Goat, great, happy, Hippo, Humpy, hunger, ker-lump, ker-lipp, Ker-splash, King, Leo, lion, Majesty, Mimi, Monkey, muffler, night, paddle, Pinky Pig, Puddle, Rat, remember, river, Robin, rowboat, sailboat, sail, school, shell, shriek, sing, SNIFF, Squeak, squeal, squeeze, skedaddle, stockings, SUNSET, Tabby, Tiger, Tommy Tortoise, trumpet, wail, whisper, yawn

The Brown Fairy Book – Illustrated by H. J. Ford

This charming early work, first published in 1904, is the ninth book in a series of twelve 'coloured' fairy books published by Andrew Lang between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own colour, and all in all, 437 tales from a wide array of cultures and countries are presented. The Brown Fairy Book is illustrated with numerous black and white illustrations by the master artist H.J. Ford. This book is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the shelf of all folklorists and lovers of fairy tales. A delightful read for both adult and child.The Brown Fairy Book contains 32 stories from the American Indians, Australian Bushmen and African Kaffirs, and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India. Stories include: How Ball-Carrier finished his Task, The Story of the Yara, Habogi, The Wicked Wolverine, The Lion and the Cat, The Prince and the Three Fates, Rubezahl and many more.Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scots poet, novelist and literary critic, with a passion for folkloric storytelling. Most of his volumes (including this, 'The Brown Fairy Book') were beautifully illustrated by Henry J. Ford (1860 - 1941), an inordinately talented artist who came to public attention with his illustrations for Lang. The books captured the imagination of British children and later became worldwide bestsellers in the 1880s and 1890s.