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Chimney Corner Stories: Tales for Little Children
Fourteen traditional favorites, from "Cinderella" to "The Three Bears," are collected here in one cozy, comfortable book of nursery tales perfect for reading aloud to small children, and for older children to read themselves. Roomy and inviting, Chimney Corner Stories has the warm appeal of an old-fashioned storybook - which it is. Originally published in 1925, it has deli ...more
Hardcover, 129 pages
Published 1993 by Linnet Books
(first published 1926)
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The lack of cultural and source notes is somewhat understandable considering this was originally published in 1925 but it is just a little bit outdated. However, this is a good basic collection of the classics Western fairy tales such as "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Little Red Hen." Most are fairly short, although a few, such as "Cinderlla" are longer.
I read the old edition, not the one described here--I'm guessing the changes that are mentioned were to remove "Little Black Sambo" from the collection. The stories are pretty good, but mostly it's interesting to see how... uninspired these early Lois Lenski drawings are. You can see her growth from here to her own books and the Betsy-Tacy books.