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Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales

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Journey to magical and memorable lands with this long-awaited anthology of classic fairy tales from nine different countries and cultures. Including such favorites as Cinderella and The Sleeping Beauty, as well as lesser-known stories like the Ukrainian tale The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, this collection is masterfully told by Malachy Doyle and illustrated in N ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Barefoot Books (first published October 5th 2005)
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Miss Clark
For the stories, this is a 3.5 or even 4 star book. But the illustrations, done by Nicoletta Ceccoli (whose work I usually really enjoy) were very off-putting for me here and did nothing to enhance my enjoyment of this collection, but in fact hindered it. That is a very personal reaction to the art, but it is inseparable from the book and thus brought down the rating somewhat.

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Zenida Gutierrez
Sep 23, 2015 Zenida Gutierrez rated it really liked it
Shelves: edrd-314
I thought the book was super cool in how it had fairy tales from around the world. I also liked how the book contained tales that I did not grow up reading, so some of the stories were completely new to me.
Lee Huntington
May 21, 2013 Lee Huntington rated it really liked it
I like most Barefoot Books, even those that I don't love every selection, but so far this is one of my favorites. It seems to have a very solid selection of tales. And it would make it into that group of BF Books I will own at home.
Kelly Beery
Apr 30, 2015 Kelly Beery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: educ-567
fairy tales. fantasy, romance, race. young elem. children
Momofmaggie
Sep 08, 2007 Momofmaggie rated it it was amazing
Such a baeutiful book...
Melissa
Dec 07, 2011 Melissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Fantastic illustrations!
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Malachy Doyle is the author of Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller and many other books for children. He lives in Donegal, Ireland.
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