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!
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
At the Back of the North Wind
George MacDonald's fantasies inspired C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia Chronicles. Now Anamchara Books brings a today's readers a modern-language version of MacDonald's classic story. Diamond, a child of Victorian London, sleeps above the stable. When he hears a voice talking to him through a crack in the wall, a new world of mystery and meaning opens up to him. North Wind, the beautiful woman who can be either tiny or immense, sweeps him up in her arms and carries him over the city's dark streets. Their adventures together reveal the glimmer of love and wonder shining even within the grim reality of poverty and despair.
Blue Rose Fairy Book
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