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Published (first published 1994)
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Aileen Buchman-Combes
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have dozens of compilations of fairy tales sitting around my house. I love fairy tales, all kinds from everywhere, and I find this specific compilation to be one of my favorites. There are literally stories from all over the globe in this book, including some of the best known such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast, but it's the lesser known tales I've found I enjoyed the most. This book introduced me to stories like Bearskin and Oh, The Tsar of the Forest. I highly sugge ...more
Ashleigh Oldfield
This book is great if you want a quick run down of folk tales from around the world. It breaks the folk tales down by country, which can be helpful if you are trying to research for a novel. However, the writing is not very compelling, and it can be difficult to read for any stretch of time. This book is not so much for enjoyment and information.
Hafidha
Gave this book away during KonMari challenge. I got about halfway through it, but typeface made it difficult for me to read, and I feel pretty sure I can find most of these stories elsewhere. Not counting as fully read.
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Robert Nye was an English writer, playwright and poet.

Nye started writing stories for children to entertain his three young sons. Nye published his first adult novel, Doubtfire, in 1967.

Nye's next publication after Doubtfire was a return to children's literature, a freewheeling version of Beowulf which has remained in print in many editions since 1968. In 1970, he published another children's boo
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