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Aladdin and the Magic Lamp

The true classics of Children's literature have delighted and entertained the world for generations, and even taught important lessons. Get ready for a wonderful journey, revisiting some of your favorite storytellers in these beautifully illustrated books. Each of these titles contain a full, original, classic story.

American Fairy Tales

In Chicago, an ordinary key unlocks a magical trunk packed with robbers and a pie. In Boston, five magical bon-bons make an ordinary senator, an ordinary professor, an ordinary girl and her ordinary parents do the most extraordinary things! A young cowboy lassoes Father Time; the dummy in Mr. Floman's department store window comes to life; and a tiny beetle gives a New England farm and his wife a pump which pumps not water, but gold!

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.

Andersen’s Fairy Tales

This collection of over forty of Anderson's most popular stories includes 'The Ugly Duckling', 'The Red Shoes', and 'The Little Match Girl.' The highest standards in editing and production have been applied to the Wordsworth Children's Classics, while the low price makes them affordable for everyone. Wordsworth's list covers a range of the best-loved stories for children, from nursery tales, classic fables, and fairy tales to stories that will appeal to older children and adults alike. Many of these volumes have contemporary illustrations, and while they are ideal for shared family reading, their attractive format will also encourage children to read for themselves. Like all Wordsworth Editions, these children's books represent unbeatable value. AUTHOR: Hans Christian Andersen (April 2 1805 - August 4 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought joy to children across Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into over 150 languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world and inspired many other works.

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

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

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 Hans Christian Andersen, The

The cornerstone of modern fantasy? An exciting new compilation of Hans Christian Andersen's world-famous fairy tales The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen presents the most famous Andersen stories, including classics such as ?The Little Mermaid?, ?The Ugly Duckling?, and ?The Princess and the Pea,? in a highly esteemed 1942 translation by Jean Hersholt. This lovingly designed book contains a sparkling and unexpected selection of beautiful artwork from the 1840s to the 1980s by such artist greats as Kay Nielsen, the beloved Arthur Rackham, the eccentric Tom Seidmann-Freud (niece of Sigmund Freud), and the groundbreaking film animator Lotte Reiniger, as well as exciting, newly discovered talents. The collection also features historic and contemporary silhouettes, which enrich the presentation of Andersen's tales in a unique format, pairing one tale with one artist, and make this a fresh addition to children's libraries as well as to adult art-book collections. In addition to the tales and illustrations, the compilation also contains a presentation of Andersen's legacy, brief historical introductions to each fairy tale, and extended artists' biographies in the appendix. Meant for the whole family, this precious edition shares the eternal magic of Andersen's tales, celebrating his tender, heartfelt stories that have entered both our collective imagination and the literary canon. Brings together the most famous Hans Christian Andersen tales in a one-of-a-kind design Includes illustrations by famous artists from Austria, Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the Ukraine, and the United States Features the highly esteemed translation by Jean Hersholt,accessible to readers of all ages Contains dozens of all-new silhouettes specially commissioned for the book The following 23 fairy tales are featured in the book: The Princess and the Pea, The Nightingale, The Swineherd, The Old Man Is Always Right, The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Darning Needle, Twelve by Mail, The Brave Tin Soldier, The Snow Queen, The Flea and the Professor, Thumbelina, The Sweethearts, Ole Shut-Eye, Five Peas in a Pod, The Ugly Duckling, Little Ida's Flowers, The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, The Flying Trunk, The Little Match Girl, The Tinderbox, The Pen and Inkstand, and The Farmyard Cock and the Weathercock About the translator Danish-born Jean Hersholt (1886?1956) was a Hollywood actor and radio star who dedicated years of his life to translating all of Andersen's tales from the original Danish. His English translations were first published in 1942. He was also an avid collector of Andersen books, letters, and manuscripts, amassing the largest collection of Anderseniana in the United States, and eventually donating it to the Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.. Hersholt's most famous acting roles were as Shirley Temple's grandfather in the film Heidi (1937) and on the popular radio show Dr. Christian (1937?1954). The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is presented at the Oscars.

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,

Irish Fairy Tales

The age-old charm of Irish folklore gives special sparkle to this collection of eight tongue-in-cheek tales. Wicked old hags, clever leprechauns, courageous tailors, evil giants, and other characters come to life in such fanciful yarns as "Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary," "Conal and Donal and Taig," "The Old Hag's Long Leather Bag," "The Field of Boliauns," "The Sprightly Tailor," ?The Giant?s Stairs,? ?The Bee, the Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum-Clock,? and ?The Black Horse.? Reset in large, easy-to-read type, with six illustrations, these beloved stories from the Emerald Isle will delight readers of any age with their warmth, whimsy, and sly humor.

Japanese Fairy Tales: Illustrated Edition

First published in 1908, this is a book of "beautiful legends and fairy tales of Japan" that were collected, translated and retold by the author, Yei Theodora Ozaki, who states: ..".in telling them I have also found that they were still unknown to the vast majority, and this has encouraged me to write them for the children of the West." In part, the project was the result of a suggestion made by her friend Andrew Lang, another collector of fairy stories, who printed his stories in the many Colored Fairy Books. This edition includes all 63 original illustrations from printed book format.

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

Nine Unlikely Tales

Edith Nesbit (1858 ? 1924) was a prolific and popular writer of children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. ?Nine Unlikely Tales? is a 1901 collection of short stories for children, including ?The Cockatoucanor Great Aunt Willoughby?, ?The Blue Mountain?, ?The Prince, Two Mice, and Some Kitchen Maids?, and others. These charming tales would make for perfect bedtime reading or as an introduction to the wonderful world of short stories for young readers. Illustrated by H. R. Millar and Claude A. Shepperson. Other notable works by this author include: ?The Prophet's Mantle? (1885), ?Something Wrong? (1886), and ?The Marden Mystery? (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)

A fabulously redesigned edition of a Michael Hague backlist classicPeter Pan, the book based on J. M. Barrie's famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children-Wendy, John, and Michael-who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children's-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike.

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,

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

The Blue Fairy Book

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres ? these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources: not only from Grimm, but exciting adventures by Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, The Arabian Nights, and other stories from popular traditions. Here in one attractive paperbound volume ? with enlarged print ? are "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Puss in Boots," "Trusty John," "Jack the Giantkiller," "Goldilocks," and many other favorites that have become an indispensable part of our cultural heritage. All in all, this collection contains 37 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.

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 LITTLE GREEN GOBLIN – a Goblin Takes a Boy on the Adventure of a Lifetime

Little Bob Taylor was mad, discouraged, and thoroughly miserable. Things had gone wrong?as things have the habit of doing with mischievous, fun-loving boys of ten?and he was disgruntled and disgusted. One lesson was not disposed of before another intrusively presented itself, and tasks at home multiplied with such regularity they rivalled that of the evils of Pandora?s box. Yes, Bob was all out of sorts. School was a bore; tasks at home were a botheration.Then one night Bob received a visit from a mischievous Little Green Goblin ? and everything changed???..Just how did they change you ask? Well, you just have to download this book to find out for yourself.10% of the publisher?s profits are donated to charity.Yesterday?s books for today?s Charities.============KEYWORDS/TAGS: The Little Green Goblin, childrens fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, fable, action, adventure, young adult, young people, readers, bibliophile, Midnight Visit, Storm, Danger, Giant, Lost, Desert, Magnetize, magnetise, Spring, Encounter, Wireless Message, Headquarters, strange lands, aeronaut, a?ronaut, air-tank, anchor, Arabs, balloon, beast, binoculars, Bob, bottom, boy-giant, camels, chemist, children, companion, comrade, country, croaked, desire, devils, ejaculated, electric, Epilepsy, factories, feather-bed, feathers, Fitz, goblin, Goblinland, Goblinville, gob-tabs, gold, lad, laugh, laughed, leopard, lion, lips, little, locker, magic, mayor, medicine, Mee, moonlight, mountain, needle, nuggets, oasis, ocean, officer, palace, parrot, pop, Portuguese, Roberty, Boberty, sheik, south, sprite, Taylor, thumb-screw, thunder, wild,

The Magic World

?The Magic World? is a 1912 collection of short stories by E. Nesbit. Edith Nesbit (1858 ? 1924) was an English poet and author. She is perhaps best remembered for her children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. The Stories include: "The Cat-hood of Maurice", The Mixed Mine", "Accidental Magic", "The Princess and the Hedge-pig", "Septimus Septimusson", "The White Cat", "Belinda and Bellamant", and more. This wonderful collection is perfect bedtime reading material and would make for a wonderful addition to any family collection. Other notable works by this author include: ?The Prophet's Mantle? (1885), ?Something Wrong? (1886), and ?The Marden Mystery? (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

The SAND-HILLS OF JUTLAND – 18 Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

In this volume you will find 18 children?s stories by the master story-teller - Hans Christian Andersen. This present volume is the second of the selected stories from Hans Christian Andersen. John Ruskin, after whom Ruskin College, Oxford is named, considered "The Sandhills of Jutland" to be ?the most perfect story? that he knew. The 18 tales in this volume are: The Sand-Hills Of Jutland The Mud-King's Daughter The Quickest Runners The Bell's Hollow Soup Made Of A Sausage-Stick The Neck Of A Bottle The Old Bachelor's Nightcap Something The Old Oak Tree's Last Dream The Wind Relates The Story Of Waldemar Daae and His Daughters The Girl Who Trod Upon Bread Ol?, The Watchman Of The Tower Anne Lisbeth; Or, The Apparition Of The Beach Children's Prattle A Row Of Pearls The Pen And The Inkstand The Child In The Grave Charming The power of Andersen?s tales to charm and elevate runs like a living thread through whatever he writes. His books have met the tests and held an undiminishing popularity among the best of children's books. They have set the standard, and their place in permanent literature will grow wider and more secure as time passes. Only a few children's authors will, and should, be ranked among the Immortals, and Hans Andersen is without a doubt one of them. That the genial author travelled widely for a man of his time, has enabled him to add charm to the stories in this volume. Almost everywhere he went he was urged to tell the tales himself. Even though he had become world famous, he did with equal measures of charm and grace in the kitchens of the humble and in the courts of nobles and palaces of kings. Wherever there are children to read, the stories of Hans Christian Andersen will be read and loved. =============== TAGS: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, bedtime, fables, read, school children, homes, love to read, story-teller, imagination, sweet, sad, sand hills of jutland, sand dunes, mud-king's daughter, quickest runners, bell's hollow, soup made of a sausage-stick, neck of a bottle, old bachelor's nightcap, something, old oak tree's last dream, wind relates the story of waldemar daae, daughters, girl who trod upon bread, ol?, watchman of the tower, anne lisbeth, apparition of the beach, children's prattle, row of pearls, pen and the inkstand, child in the grave, charming

The SANDMAN’S HOUR – 25 Original Bedtime Stories for Children

Reading bedtime stories to children can be a wonderful way to settle a child?s often overactive mind at the end of a busy day. This original classic, collection of tales penned by Abbie Phillips Walker, opens the world of fairy tales full of magic and miracles for little ones! These stories are short and sweet, perfect for bedtime. Some will make you laugh and others will teach you a lesson. Find your favourite fairy tale on those pages! These 25 stories are all original and all sparkling examples of Abby Walker's ability to spin a witty story that is fun to read and listen to. I assure you, you really do want to hear about The Good Sea Monster? The Shoemaker Rat and most of all, The Disorderly Girl? Be careful not to get too carried away acting out these wonderful stories, because you may end up over-stimulating your children and then they?ll never get to sleep. The stories in this volume are: Where The Sparks Go The Good Sea Monster Mother Turkey And Her Chicks The Fairies And The Dandelion Mr. 'Possum The Rooster That Crowed Too Soon Tearful Hilda's Mermaid The Mirror's Dream The Contest The Pink And Blue Eggs Why The Morning-Glory Sleeps Dorothy And The Portrait Mistress Pussy's Mistake Kid The Shoemaker Rat The Poppies Little China Doll The Disorderly Girl The Wise Old Gander Dinah Cat And The Witch The Star And The Lily Lazy Gray The Old Gray Hen The Worsted Doll YESTERDAY?S BOOKS for TODAY?S CHARITIES 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ============= KEYWORDS-TAGS: The Sandman?s Hour, Abbie Phillips Walker, Children?s stories, Childrens, Folklore, Fairy, Folk, Tales, bedtime story, legends, storyteller, fables, moral tales, myths, happiness, laughter, Where The Sparks Go, Good, Sea Monster, Mother Turkey, Chicks, The Fairies, Dandelion, Mr. 'Possum, Rooster, Crow, Too Soon, Tearful, Tears, Hilda's Mermaid, Mirror, Dream, Contest, Pink And Blue Eggs, Morning-Glory, Sleep, Dorothy, Portrait, Mistress Pussy, Mistake, Kid, Shoemaker Rat, Poppies, Little, China Doll, Disorderly Girl, Wise Old Gander, Dinah Cat, Witch, Star, Lily, Lazy Gray, Old Gray Hen, Worsted Doll

The SUNBONNET BABIES IN ITALY – Sisters Molly and May Explore Italy With Their Parents

May and Molly are the Sunbonnet babies. In 1922, their father and mother have taken them on a holiday to Italy on board a passenger liner (transatlantic passenger air travel only began six years later on 11 October 1928 by the Graf Zepplin.) The story of their visit is told from a child?s perspective. Their first port of call is Naples where their first sight is Mt Vesuvius. On their way to visit the buried city of Pompeii they first call in at a museum to learn more about Pompeii and the famous explosion of 24 August 79AD. Their hotel room overlooks the port of Naples, one if the busiest ports on the Mediterranean Sea. Looking out over the harbour and all it?s ships, the girls wonder if any are pirate ships? Later they visit ?the Humpbacked Island,? really the Isle of Capri, where they explore the island and a sea cave. Their next port of call is the City of Rome and all its sights where they learn the story of the city?s founding twins, Romulus and Remus and how Rome came to be. Then they then travel North where they learn about rural Italian life before visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They travel on to Venice, which they call ?The City in the Sea.? Their father takes them around the city sights and they have a strawberry ice-cream on the Piazza of St. Mark and visit the Ponte Vecchio where they do some shopping. They are fortunate enough to be invited to visit a Gondolier's Home. They pay a flying visit to the tall bell tower called the "Lily in Stone," and a cathedral in Florence before returning home. So, we invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of children?s literature not seen in print for many a year; and immerse yourself, and your children, in tales written for a far more gentler time. 10% of the net sale will be donated to charities by the publisher.---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children?s stories, children?s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children?s bedtime stories, happy place, happiness, Sun-Man's Babies, Arrival, steamer, passenger liner, Naples, Drive, Strange Sights, Visit, Museum, Afternoon in the Park, Buried City, Pompeii, Pirates, Humpbacked Island, Capri, City, Rome, Twins, Romulus, Remus, Travel Adventures, City in the Sea, Venice, Gondolier, Home, House, May, Molly, Sunbonnet babies, Italy

The White Elephant and Other Tales From India

This treasury of fantastic folklore presents eleven traditional Indian stories, beautifully illustrated in full color. Many of the timeless tales of wise and foolish creatures offer intriguing regional variations on Aesop's fables: "The White Elephant" resembles "Androcles and the Lion," "The Timid Little Rabbit" recalls "Chicken Little," and "The Grain of Corn" compares to "The Old Woman and the Pig." The wily little Jackal makes occasional appearances, using his wits to overcome more powerful animals in "The Alligator and the Jackal" and "Singh Rajah and the Cunning Little Jackals.""The Kingdom of Mouseland," "The Bold Blackbird," and "The Kids and the Tiger" also recount triumphs of weak but cunning individuals over strong and brutish opponents. A conniving old woman and her greedy husband deceive one of their animal neighbors in "The Bear's Bad Bargain"; a humble laundryman becomes a hero in spite of himself in "The Man Who Rode a Tiger"; and Jackal returns to rescue a nobleman whose good intentions go astray in "The Brahmin and the Tiger."

Troubadour Tales (Illustrated Edition)

A collection of four stories with full-page illustrations first published in 1903.


This volume was intended as a sequel to Andersen?s 1864 Stories and Tales (see end pages of this book) and was aimed at slightly older children. This book of fairy tales and stories deals with more complex moral questions, without sacrificing Andersen?s characteristic imaginative and fantasy elements. The series of sketches of varying lengths in this book arose from the Andersen?s experiences when as a youth he went to seek his fortune Copenhagen, in the capital of his native land; and the story entitled "Under the Willow Tree" is said likewise to have its foundation in fact. Containing 45 stories and tales, it is Illustrated with 80 woodcuts done by the brothers Dalziel, from illustrations by Alfred Water Bayes. Some of the stories in this volume are: * What the Moon Saw * The Story of the Year * The Goblin and the Huckster * In a Thousand Years * The Bond of Friendship * Jack the Dullard * Under the Willow Tree * The Beetle * A Leaf from the Sky * The Dumb Book; plus many, many more. So, we invite you to download this ebook, find a comfy chair and settle in to be entertained for hours. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities. ?---------------------------- KEYWORDS/TAGS: ?Folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, folk tales, children?s stories, bedtime, fables, culture, cultural, What the Moon Saw, Story of the Year, Good for Nothing, Difference, Everything, Right Place, Goblin, Huckster, Thousand Years, Bond, Friendship, Jack the Dullard, Something, Under, Willow Tree, Beetle, Old Man, Always Right, Wind, Waldemar Daa, Daughters, Ib, Christine, Ole, Tower-Keeper, Bottle-Neck, Good Humour, leaf, Sky, Dumb, Book, Jewish Girl, Thorny Road, Honour, Old Gravestone, Old Bachelor, Nightcap, Marsh King, Daughter, Last Dream, Old Oak Tree, Christmas Tale, Bell-deep, Puppet Showman, Pigs, Anne Lisbeth, Charming, Duck, yard, Trod, tread, stood, Loaf, bread, Sand dunes, Bishop of Borglum, Warriors, Snow Man, Two Maidens, Farmyard Cock, Weathercock, Pen, Inkstand, Child, Grave, Soup, Sausage Peg, Wise Men, Butterfly, Uttermost, ?Parts, Sea, Ph?nix Bird, phoenix