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A Treasury of the World's Greatest Fairy Tales (Book 1)

4.66  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Collection of fairy tales for children with beautiful illustrations:
The Ugly Duckling
Puss-in-Boots
Hansel and Gretel
The Wild Swans
Seven in One Blow
Snow White and Rose Red
The Frog Prince
The Three Little Pigs
Rapunzel
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
The Three Dwarfs in the Wood
Prince Kamar and Princess Budur
Hans in Luck
The Three Musicians
287 pages
Published 1972 by The Danbury Press, a division of Grolier Enterprises, Inc. (first published 1966)
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Liz
Apr 13, 2008 Liz rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fairy tale lovers
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This is now out of print, but I remember reading this as a little girl and just staring at the paintings for a long time. I also love how these classic stories were written so well.
Melissa
Aug 31, 2009 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This book and it's second volume were some of my all time favorite books as a child. I read and read and read these books over and over again. I have found in general her adaptations are much closer to the original especially of HC Anderson and therefore not quite as PC as other adaptations. For example, my boys love how the hunter cuts the wolf open to let out Little Red Ridinghood's grandma :) These books are in pretty bad shape so I can't let the little ones look through them but we love to ...more
Jocelyn Koehler
Apr 15, 2012 Jocelyn Koehler rated it it was amazing
One of my most beloved childhood books (along with its companion volume)! The stories are fairly standard, but the illustrations make these books dazzling. Most of the usual suspects are here, HCA's Ugly Duckling, to Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves, to the Princess and the Frog. Each story is illustrated in a slightly different style, and there is a conscious effort to show different cultures. It doesn't always work (Aladdin's tale appears distinctly East Asian rather than Arabian, for ...more
Amanda Nuchols
Jun 10, 2015 Amanda Nuchols rated it really liked it
We have an old hardback copy of this collection from when I was a child and now we read it to our own 4-year-old daughter. The stories are many which you can find in several collections, classic fairy stories that we all know, but the special part of this book is the artwork. The paintings that grace every page bring the stories to life with a joyous quality that will have you reading from this book over and over again.
Chris
Jul 23, 2010 Chris rated it it was amazing
I had this volume and the second one as child. What do I mean have, I still have. I know extactly where they are. The retellings are good, but the artwork is outstanding. Colorful and the style changes with the tale.
Brook
Mar 29, 2010 Brook rated it it was amazing
These are the fairy tale collections that I grew up on. My mom was kind enough to lend them to me to read to my children. I have been searching for an illustrated fairy tale collection to buy for my children--but I don't know if anything will measure up to these treasured books.
Shiloh
Jul 23, 2012 Shiloh rated it it was amazing
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This is one of my most cherished books growing up! I would fall asleep reading it as a young child. When I think of classic fairy tales, it is these drawings in this book that I imagine.
Kristie
Feb 27, 2016 Kristie rated it it was amazing
Without question, the BEST selection of fairy tales I've ever seen. The writing is engaging and the pictures are beautiful.
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Jul 30, 2009 Lia rated it it was amazing
Marvelous pictures.
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Feb 26, 2009 Lachelle rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book! Great pictures and beautiful imagery! Love it so much and still have it today.
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Aug 02, 2010 Kami rated it it was amazing
Guess what my daughters are getting for Christmas....
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Great illustrations. My favorite retelling of The Princess and The Frog.
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