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A fantastic treasury of stories guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Includes ten classic fairytales by authors such as the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, including The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood and The Swan Princess. All stories feature charming and vivid illustrations. A gorgeous giftbook with an attractive hardback cover and a ribbon marker.

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Padded hardback
ISBN: 9780746075562
Extent: 352 pages
Dimensions: 194 x 152mm
Lesley Sims

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“I recommend this book to every person looking for a gift for a child”
Great for gifting! A gorgeous, multi-cultural fairy tale anthology of 10 European and Asian stories including: Sleeping Beauty, The Emperor and the Nightingale, Beauty and the Beast, The Dragon Painter, The Frog Prince, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Swan Princess, and the Emperor’s New Clothes. Great size! It's about the size of a medium paperback, but a bit thicker and with a durable padded hardcover and ribbon placeholder. Our copy went on many, many family vacations with us and still looks almost new (2020). Originally published in 2007, the same year my second child was born. I don’t recall where or when exactly I got this, but I have highly recommended it ever since. Put it in a carry-on for long flights with children!
“A gorgeous book with beautifully illustrated classics”
When I was a little girl, I loved stories such as 'Cinderella', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Frog Prince'. This wonderful collection has helped me rediscover the classics from my childhood. This is a charming book for children and adults alike.

Press reviews

“These abridged classics come with their own set of illustrations - from the fun to the fantastical. Better still, these will whet a child's appetite for literary adventures ahead.”
“Sure to be cherished...bright and charming pictures bring each fairy tale to life.”