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Fairy Tales, Mythology, Nursery Rhymes

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HANSEL AND GRETEL (3D Faitytale with 3-D glasses)
related by Arcturus Publishing Ltd. No author name or illustrator's name. Color illustrations. Condition: NEW 2008 Arcturus soft cover, reprint. Content: This is simply the story of Hansel and Gretel but with the 3-D twist. Glasses included. Grades 2 - 4. [1 copy available.]
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Hansel And Gretel, 3-D Fairytale

by Michael Morpurgo. Wonderful color illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark. Condition: NEW 2008 Walker Books hardcover (decorated boards & end pages) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. The DJ has a "non-shedding" form of glitter decorating the house - if you wish, I can omit the mylar jacket. Content: Leaving the basic framework of the Grimm Brothers' tale intact, Morpurgo has altered details of the plot, creating a story in which strong familial bonds allow the innocent brother and sister to overcome evil. A happy, self-sufficient family is cursed by a witch, Belladonna, who falls in love with Gabriel, the children's father, and turns their mother into a weeping willow tree. She enchants Gabriel, who marries her, but she soon realizes that she will never become an integral part of the family. Overcome with jealousy, she creates a sudden famine that kills nearly all of the plants and animals, then twice convinces Gabriel to lose his children in the forest, where she entices them into her little gingerbread cottage for a meal of pancakes and syrup. After each reference to the witch's black magic comes the refrain: "It was nothing for her to do that." The moment Gretel pushes Belladonna into her own oven, the children's world is instantly filled with love, beauty, good health, and happiness. Folk-art-style paintings, in watercolor with colored-pencil outlines and facial features, range in size from small decorations and vertical strips of various widths to full-page scenes. The story is written in language geared to young children, but the dark tone bumps up the age for which it would seem appropriate. Grades 2-4. [2 copies]
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Hansel And Gretel, Morpurgo

by Oscar Wilde. Beautiful soft blues and greens and then a vivid shot of yellows and reds describe the Ed Young illustrations. Condition: NEW 1992 Simon & Schuster large soft cover, first printing. Tiny edge wear. Content: Young's haunting pastels illustrate the classic story of a bird and a golden statue who give all to help the poor. A heart-warming tale about little Swallow who has been separated from his flock, which has flown down to Egypt, befriends a magnificent golden bejewelled statue in an unnamed Northern European city, and the statue asks the Swallow to take his jewels and use them to help the poor of the city. The tale has a particularly poignant and beautiful ending. Ages 6-8. [1 copy]
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Happy Prince, Ed Young

HENNY PENNY (Start-Right Elf Book)
retold by Wallace Wadsworth. Cute color illustrations by George Tweedale. Condition: UNREAD 1966 Rand McNally hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: The adventures of Henny Penny, Cocky Locky and Ducky Lucky who alerted the world that "the sky is falling, the sky is falling." [1 copy available.]
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Henny Penny, The Sky is Falling

HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE and Other Best-Loved Rhymes
edited by Capella. Cute and colorful illustrations by Ulkutay & Co. Condition: NEW 2008 Capella hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Nice selection of a child's favorite nursery rhymes: Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Old King Cole; Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat; It's Raining, It's Pouring; Hush, Little Baby; Ding, Don, Bell; One, Two Buckle My Shoe; Pat-a-Cake; Jack Sprat; Star Light, Star Bright. This little book is nothing really special, but it is an affordable way to start little ones on the literature of childhood - nursery rhymes - and it's a good fit for small hands. Grades B - 2. [1 copy available.]
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Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhymes

AN INVITATION TO FAIRYLAND: A Magical Story Told With Letters
Illustrated by Jean & Ron Henry. Story by Jake Jackson. Beautiful, whimsical color fairy illustrations. Glitter accents cover art. Condition: Gently pre-read, IF at all, 2007 Flame Tree (London) padded hardcover (no DJ issued), pictorial boards, assumed first printing. Content: Maria, the most beautiful of the fairies in the meadow carries out her many night-time tasks, casting fairy dust across the fields. And so starts a wonderful interactive story told through a series of invitations, letters and prize-winner's envelopes. Beautiful book! [1 copy available.]
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Invitation To Fairyland

IRON HANS: A Grimms' Fairy Tale
retold by Stephen Mitchell. Beautiful soft color illustrations by Matt Tavares. Condition: NEW, lightly perused on shelf, 2007 Candlewick Press large hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. Light "wrinkle" bottom DJ edge - working on that. Content: "Deep in a forsaken wood, a wild man keeps watch over a golden spring." Iron Hans is nine feet tall and as brown as rust, with hair to his knees. He is cursed, a terror to all, until a young prince finds the courage to befriend him. But when the boy betrays Iron Hans’s trust, he must make his way in the world alone, penniless and unknown — save for a little help from a certain forgiving wild man. Stephen Mitchell’s deft retelling and Matt Tavares’s elegant illustrations gracefully render this timeless Grimms’ tale about pride and humility, wealth and poverty, and the importance of doing good, whether servant or prince, wild man or king. [1 copy available.]
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Iron Hans, Grimm Brothers
Iron Hans, Grimm Brothers

retold by and illustrated by Iza Trapani. Adorable and vivid color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD c. 1995 Whispering Coyote soft cover, second printing. Sheet music and all of the verses on the back page. Content: Young children will have a blast with this lively and well-illustrated rendition of an old favorite . Reviewer: "deserves 5 stars just for the illustrations alone; it has all the colors in the rainbow plus a glossy sheen to highlight/accent them! Also the story is so cute and fun to read! I find no flaws whatsoever in this book--period. 10 STAR BOOK!" This book does not have, nor has it ever had, a CD with it. Questions welcome. K - Grade 3. [1 copy available]
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Itsy Bitsy Spider

retold by and illustrated by Wendy Straw. Bright colorful and funny illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 2011 Brolly Books (Australia) large (12x10) board book, reprint edition, second printing. Australia's great childen's illustrator, Wendy Straw, gives us life-like and funny color illustrations. Content: Each nursery rhyme has a pull-out puzzle of 8 large pieces which makes putting the puzzle together easy for young children. Rhymes: Itsy Bitsy Spider; 5 Little Speckled Frogs; "caught a fish"; animals went in 2 by 2; and Row Your Boat (no puzzle for this one). Questions welcome. Ages 4+. [1 copy available]
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Itsy Bitsy Spider and Friends, Puzzle Book
Itsy Bitsy Spider and Friends, Puzzle Book

JOE GIANT'S MISSING BOOT: A Mothergooseville Story
by Toni Goffe. Adorable, clever color illustrations by the Author. . Condition: NEW 1991 Lothrop, Lee hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first US printing. Content: Joe Giant and his Thumbelina-sized wife, Tilda, are new to Mothergooseville and can't wait to meet their neighbors. Joe gets his chance when he sets out to find his lost boot. He steps on Peter Peter's pumpkins; smashes the tub of the butcher, baker, and candlestick maker; and frightens the children of the old woman who has appropriated his missing boot to house her large family. Joe generously gives her the second boot, and she repays his kindness, allowing him to make amends with others and win friends. Joe is a Gulliver among the Lilliputians in Goffe's muted watercolors that fill in strong pen-and-ink outlines. Tilda is so much smaller than Joe that she needs ladders to bring him a cup of tea, and their interactions are sure to bring forth delighted chuckles. The endpapers feature detailed drawings of the town, with tiny recognizable figures drawn into the streets and doorways. Delightful drawings. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Joe Giant's Missing Boot, Mothergooseville

selected by Sally Grindley. Colorful illustrations by Susan Field. Condition: NEW 2002 Kingfisher soft cover, first thus, first printing. Tiny edge wear. Has been perused on the shelf but not much. Content: A magical collection of magical tales, chock-full of witches, princesses, princes, and fairies. Seven enchanting stories, set in such romantic faraway places as India, Egypt, Spain, and Japan, span the ages, taking in ancient folktales as well as contemporary offerings. Jewel-toned illustrations complement the works of such authors as Jane Yolen, Joan Aiken, and Vivian French. Stories: Paper Garden (Ramsay); Dancing in the Air (Aiken); Prince With Three Fates (Turnbull); Queen of the Bees (French); Witch's Ride (Yolen); Snake Princess (Gavin); Chantelle, The Princess Who Could Not Sing (Dunbar); and Something About the Authors and Their Stories. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Kingfisher Book of Magical Tales

LEAVE BEES!: A Thai Folktale
by Margaret REad MacDonald, Supaporn Vathanapida, and Wajuppa Tossa. Wonderful bright color illustrations by Amanda Hall. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2005 Hampton-Brown paperback (stapled wraps), second printing. Problem. Light rubbings along front spine - shelf wear. Interior clean & tight. Content: Elephants and bees cooperate to survive a forest fire, but the bees overstay their welcome. Also a folk tale of how elephants' noses got so long. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Leave Bees, Thai Folktale

text by Clemens Brentano. Translated by Anthea Bell. Unique color illustrations by the great Lisbeth Zwerger (Gift of the Magi). Condition: Gently pre-read 1985 Picture Book Studio USA hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. Light edge wear to DJ. DJ is price-clipped. Blank bookplate bottom front end page. No major problems - just pre-read. Content: A lover of roses with most of her kingdon made into a rose garden, Princess Rosalina makes a pact with an old enchantress to obtain the most beautiful rosebush of all. Brentano's Romanticist fairy tale seems to include every fairy tale device imaginable in conjunction with heavy dollops of symbolism, death and cruelty. There is one bizarre or cruel turn after another. Perhaps one could make a case that it shows that one can survive child abuse. Almost half of the story concerns Rosepetal's vain and selfish mother. Rosepetal finally arrives on the scene only to be killed when her jealous mother accidently drives a sharp comb into her head. Not to fear, Rosepetal is preserved within seven glass coffins. After her mother's death, she awakens to a cruel foster mother. Now she is threatened with drowning and hit daily so that her "face was all black and blue, as if she had been eating blueberries." Sensitive souls will flee before an odd light tone is added at the end. Rosepetal marries a handsome prince and is sent a little prince by Heaven, who has related this hair-raising tale for a piece of gingerbread. Zweiger uses the same flowing line embellished with rich pattern found in the Mouse King and Gift of the Magi, but her colors are much darker in keeping with the tone of this work. Brentano's text, as translated by Bell, is skillfully written, and the many strands of the tale are tied together. An unusual fairy tale not for the very young! [1 copy available]
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The Legend of Rosepetal

by Holme Lee (Harriet Parr). Wonderful B&W illustrations by Reginald & Horace Knowles. Condition: UNREAD 1988 Crescent Books hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first thus. This appears to be a facsimilie edition - the original illustrations by Reginald & Horace Knowleds with the original type, page design. Content: This book was written by Lee (Parr) in 1907. The story follows Prince Glee and Princess Trill on their journey through wonderland where, in the great tradition of fairy tales, we are introduced to the ephemeral characters that so delighted and frightened us as children. A very nice book. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Legends From Fairyland, Fairy Tales

THE LITTLE MERMAID: A Pop-up Adaptation
color art and paper engineering by the great Robert Sabuda. Condition: NEW (still in shrink-wrapping) 2013 Little Simon pop-up hardcover (pictorial boards), first edition, first printing. Since it is in he original wrapping, I haven't seen the pop-ups, but Sabuda is a master of art and paper engineering - so I know you are in for a treat. Content: Come along on a magical journey under the sea in this stunning pop-up adaptation of the beloved fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” expertly crafted by renowned paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Amazing three-dimensional paper structures pop off each page, bringing this classic underwater adventure to life. This visually stunning tale of adventure, true love, and sacrifice is sure to become a favorite in any story-lover’s library. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Little Mermaid Pop-up, Sabuda
Little Mermaid Pop-up, Sabuda

MERMAIDS: A Magic 3-Dimensional World of Mermaids (Step Inside series)
text by Gaby Goldsack. Color illustrations by Susanna Lockheart. Paper engineering by Richard Jewitt. Condition: NEW 2007 Sterling padded hardcover (pictorial boards), first printing. Content: Down below the waves, where mermaids play: that’s where this captivating Step Inside transports young children. As kids turn the pages, they’ll travel across the ocean floor, with its layers of plants, shells, fish, and even sunken treasure. But they’ll also learn what a mermaid’s life is like as she attends school in the ocean; enjoy fun and games in the Pearl Palace, where all the oysters live; help decorate the underwater garden with shiny glass; peer into the Little Urchin Nursery; and celebrate the spring tide with a ball. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Mermaids 3-D pop-up

THE MAGIC PLUM TREE (Buddhist Fable from Jataka Tales)
by Freya Littledale. Color illustrations by Enrico Arno. Condition: UNREAD 1981 Crown hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Light edge wear to DJ edges. Content: Everything looks the same to the three princes, until their father shows them a plum tree. Then they cannot agree about what they have seen. The eldest says the tree is covered with leaves. The middle prince says its branches are bare. The youngest insists that it is covered with blossoms. Who is right? The answer lies in the magical world of nature. This classic Buddhist fable has been illustrated with opulence and grace by Arno and etold for beginning readers by Littledale in beautifully clear language that conveys the subtle wisdom of the original. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Magic Plum Tree, Buddhist Fable

MISTER KING (Bratislava Grand Prix Winner)
by Raija Siekkinen. Wonderful color illustrations by Hannu Taina. Translated from the Finnish by Tim Steffa. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Harcourt Brace hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), fourth printing. Intended as a school supplemental book, there is a written note on the inside cover re classroom assignment (2 words). Content: A fairy tale from Finland. A king lives alone in a majestic house with a glass dome. He reads in his library books about other kings, but unlike them, he doesn't have "subjects." His aloneness is immense, and he can only dream of people shouting "hurrah" for their king. One morning a huge, furry talking cat arrives and identifies herself as a "tiger." The king welcomes his first subject and does his best to serve the cat. Gradually, he begins to rediscover his world, seeing everything anew through the cat's eyes. When the king passes a mirror, he says "hurrah" and salutes. Soon another house is built nearby, then a whole town, and all the people salute him as he passes, calling him "Mister King," for that's what he has written on his mailbox. The author's captivating tale thrusts readers' imaginations onto that distant shore where anything can happen. The relative absence of perspective in the artist's exultant watercolors adds to the quaint nature and mystery of Mister King's palace, adding an extra dimension to what the text already offers. Ages 5-9. [1 copy available]
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Mister King, Fairy Tale from Finland

by Iona Opie & Rosemary Wells. Adorable color animals by Rosemary Wells. Condition: NEW 2007 Candlewick large hard cover and DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: This third collection by Opie and Wells includes 22 less-familiar rhymes. According to Opie's introduction, "…the little treasures in this book…are the most mysterious fragments of our shared memory." Some rhymes are silly ("Little old dog sits under a chair,/Twenty-five grasshoppers/snarled in his hair….") Others are surreal. For example, "Mother, May I?" poses the question, "Mother, may I go out swimming?," which is answered, "Yes, my darling daughter;/Hang your clothes on a hickory limb,/But don't go near the water." Meanwhile, the picture shows a little girl, waist-deep in a pool, pulling a little boat and holding a doll that looks just like the little girl, which does transform this playful verse into something, yes, mysterious. Many of the characters make multiple appearances, and many are Wells's characteristic rabbits and cats. [1copy available]
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Mother Goose's Litle Treasures
Mother Goose's Litle Treasures

by Hans Christian Anderson. Illustrations in watercolor by Alison Claire Darke. Condition: UNREAD but not perfect 1989 Doubleday hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket). Gift inscription on copyright page and small edgewear DJ top edge. First US printing. Content: A successful and welcome version of Andersen's well-loved tale of the nightingale who charmed the Emperor of China, escaped to the forest when replaced by a mechanical bird, but returned to save the Emperor from Death with the gift of a song freely given. The illustrations depict various settings in the Chinese court and its environs in detailed watercolors that are full of movement and life, using a glorious palette of emeralds, jades, and amethysts contrasting with rich earth tones. Beautiful book. [1 copy available]
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The Nightingale

by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles). Wonderful soft watercolor illustrations by Sir Hugh Casson K.C.V.O. Condition: Prince Charles has crafted an adorable nonsense book that is the adventure of an old man who lives in a cave by the Loch of Lochnagar. It is filled with such characters as a grouse who repels visitors, underwater haggis who revolve as they swim, the miniature green people of Gorm, and the birds and fishes who live in the skies and lochs around Balmoral. The story was written for Prince Charles' younger brothers who were ages 9 and 5 at the time. Too cute. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Old Man of Lochnagar, Prince Charles of England
Old Man of Lochnagar, Prince Charles of England

by Val and Ron Lindahn. Beautiful color plates by Val Lindahn. Condition: NEW 1997 Longstreet Press (Atlanta) hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Young readers will enter the enchanting world of Olde Missus Milliwhistle and her fabulous beasties. This learned lady has roamed the realms of fable and myth and returned with the surprising truth about such awe-inspiring creatures as the sphinx, the griffin, the unicorn, the phoenix, and other age-old favorites. Missus Milliwhistle's troll, for instance, is actually a long-suffering fellow who, because of the constant clattering of goat hooves over his bridge, has never gotten a moment's sleep. And the famous Gorgon, Medusa, is not some cruel creature who turns people to stone, she uses her powerful stare to create the delicate porcelain and glass animal figurines so beloved of young girls. Twelve fabled creatures spring to life in dazzling full-color illustrations. Indeed, Olde Missus Milliwhistle's Book Of Beneficial Beasties is vivid proof that fine art and storytelling are alive and well Ages 4-8. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Olde Missus Milliwhistles Book Beneficial Beasties, Mythological creatures

OLD TURTLE (ABBY Book of the Year for 1993)
by Douglas Wood. Beautiful, soft watercolors by Cheng-Khee Chee. Condition: Gently pre-read, If at all, 2003 Scholastic hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), third printing. Blank bookplate inside loose end page. The book has been perused, but sections appear unread. No major problems. Content: When all of creation--trees, stones, ants, the sky, fish—-begins arguing over who or what God is, quiet Old Turtle is the only one who has the wisdom and ability to see beyond herself to capture the essence. The debate escalates until Old Turtle finally speaks: "STOP!" She accepts and incorporates the beliefs of all the creatures: "God is indeed deep," she says to the fish in the sea, "and much higher than high," she tells the mountains. "God is gentle and powerful. Above all things and within all things... God IS." Old Turtle, after silencing the crowds with her understanding, makes a prediction about the appearance of a new "family of beings" in the world. These beings, human beings, do appear, and soon are fighting among themselves over the nature of God. It is only when people start listening to the mountains and winds and stones and stars that they actually begin to hear--and to heal the earth. A graceful fable, with elegant, dreamlike watercolors by illustrator Cheng-Khee Chee, Douglas Wood's modern-day classic makes a hushed but strong environmental statement, as well as a plea for universal acceptance. (Ages 5 and older) [1 copy available]
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Old TurtleChildren's Religion

by Ann Campbell. Alice-in-Wonderland-like color illustrations by Kathy Osborn Young. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1995 Stewart Tabori hardcover (pictorial boards) and DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. Light edge wear to DJ edges. Content: In this tongue-in-cheek version of a familiar Andersen tale, princess Esmerelda runs away from home to avoid marrying a 53-year-old toothless king. At the same time, a prince visits three castles where prospective princesses not only fail to appeal, but also fail the celebrated pea-under-the-mattress test. Making her way down the road on a dark and stormy night, Esmerelda meets none other than the prince (a Peewee Herman look-alike), who is heading home in his red roadster. They take an instant liking to one another, but the prince's mother insists on performing the classic test, which the princess passes. Young's full-color illustrations, seen frequently on New Yorker covers, have a modish, art-deco quality, giving the story an amusing, sophisticated character. Sight-gags and peas abound, with composition and palette varying to reflect the action. Grades 1 - 4. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Once Upon A Princess & A Pea

by J. M. Barrie. Beautiful, detailed color illustrations by Michael Hague. Condition: SIGNED BY MICHAEL HAGUE. UNREAD 1988 Henry Holt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. PROBLEM: This is an unread EX-LIBRARY book with many markings. However, it is unread. Content: Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan - so I won't bore you. The Hague illustrations set this one apart, though. The most famous Peter Pan was done on Broadway (and on TV in the 50s - 60s) and starred the great Mary Martin. The most recent was a movie in 2003 directed by P.J. Hogan and starred Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Jeremy Sumpter, and Lynn Redgrave. Don't forget the Disney animated version either! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Peter Pan, Hague, Signed

PETROSINELLA: A Neapolitan Rapunzel
retold & illustrated by Diane Stanley. Soft, lovely color illustrations. Condition: NEW 1997 Dial Books hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), second printing. Tiny edge wear top DJ spine with light shelf wear to DJ in the form of pale "wrinkle." Interior perfect. With blank bookplate. Content: Stanley offers a Neapolitan version of Rapunzel that predates the Grimms by 200 years. Petrosinella ("parsley" in Italian) is similar in many ways to the more familiar Grimm tale, but here the women play a more active part in the plot. It is Petrosinella's pregnant mother (not her father) who steals the parsley from the ogress - the event that leads to the girl's imprisonment. Likewise, it is the girl who discovers the secret to her release (three hidden acorns) and who implements the steps that cause the destruction of the enchantress. Stanley's watercolors and colored inks are rendered in royal blues and verdant greens - a fitting backdrop for the young woman and the prince with whom she falls in love, and an effective contrast to the ugly hag. Visual parallels, however, abound; note the folds in the cliffs, the ogress's face, and the bulldog's jowls in the scene with the first acorn. The illustrations have been published before but now Stanley's own narrative spin replaces John Edward Taylor's 1847 translation, used in the book's 1981 publication. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Petrosinella: A Neopolitan Rapunzel

PINOCCHIO (A Now You Can Read Book)
retold by Lucy Kincaid. Color illustrations by Eric Kincaid. Condition: UNREAD 1994 Shooting Star hardacover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), no printing given. Content: Now You Can Read fairy tales feature large, simple text and bright illustrations to encourage young children are beginning to read by themselves. Very nice! 3 - 7 years. [1 copy availble]
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Pinocchio, Now You Can Read

PRINCESS PALACE (Press Out and Play series)
by Top That Publishing. Wonderful pink castle with other color illustrations. Condition: NEW 2003 Top That large (12.2 x 8.7, 12.5 oz) paperback, second printing. Beautiful (and very pink) castle with color step-by-step instructions. Also princess beauty secrets (hair, nails). Adults will have to help younger children with construction. Content: "Simply press out the cardboard pieces, follow the fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions, and you will soon have your very own princess palace model." Beautifully designed, clear instructions, a delightful book! Also included are princess beauty secrets, with ints from princesses, and what real princesses do all day in their palaces. Draw a princess and princess puzzles. Ages 8+. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Pres Out & Play Princess Palace

PUSS IN BOOTS: The Adventures of That Most Enterprising Feline
by Philip Pullman. Color illustrations by Ian Beck. Condition: Very gently pre-read 2000 Doubleday hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket),, first printing. No problems, just pre-read. Content: Imagine how Jacques feels when he learns that his older brothers have inherited the mill and the donkey, and all he's got is the . Well, he's not fed up for long, because he soon discovers that Puss is no ordinary cat. Not only can he talk, but he's also got brains. And he's got a plan - a plan that involves Jacques, a Royal Princess and a very large fortune. However, there are some things that Puss hasn't included in his plan, such as a very hungry Ogre, some sleepless Ghouls, and more than a touch of magic. Adorable! 3 - 7 years. [1 copy availble]
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Puss In Boots, Faity Tales

by Michael Patrick Hearn. Beautiful color illustrations (as ever) by Leo and Diane Dillon. Condition: NEW 2004 ibooks large hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), reissue, first printing. Gold edition. Wonderful color illustrations by the Dillons. Each illustration is bordered in "gold" as s the title on the dust jacket. Content: An interesting look at the world provoking topics for conversation as well as delight. Rats are gnawing at the sorcerer's books. What to do? Get a cat-but not just any cat. The sorcerer sends his apprentice nickon to fetch a missing ingredient for a spell that will bring his porcelain cat to life. Nickon ventures out on his mission and learns you can't get something for nothing. Beautifully printed in a new 10 x 10 format and in five colors. Grades 4 - 7+. [1 copy availble]
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Porcelain Cat, Leo Dillion

designed by Rita Marshall. Color illustrations by various artists. Condition: NEW 2003 Quality Paperback Club huge soft cover (11.5 x 8.5, 160 pages), assumed first printing. Excellent heavy paper stock. Content: This is a beautifully illustrated book of fairy tale classics with historical and biographical notes. Fairy tales: Beauty & Beast; Cinderella; Hansel & Gretel; Three Languages; Fisherman & His Wife; Queen Bee; Bushy Bride; Sleeping Beauty; Enchanted Pig; and The Fir Tree. Spectacular! Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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QPB Illustrated Fairy Tales
QPB Illustrated Fairy Tales

QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES (Tales from Fairyland series) Pop-Up Panorama
by Jake Jackson. Beautiful color illustratins by Jean and Ron Henry. Condition: NEW 2007 The Foundry/Flame Tree over-sized hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), assumed first printing. The cover shows sparkled dresses, wings, toadstools. Content: Maya, Queen of the Fairies, is very excited because the elves, the imps and all the little fairies have come from across the woods and the furthest edges of the fields to hear her tale of love and devotion of the King and Queen of Ancient Fairyland. The book opens into a 2-page pop-up layout. There are a couple of pull-tabs as well. Simply beautiful. Ages 4-8. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Queen of the Fairies, Tales from Fairyland, Pop-Up Panorama

adapted by Amy Ehrlich. Lovely soft, misty color illustrations by Diane Goode. Intro by Bruno Bettelheim. Condition: NEW 1985 Random House hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given. DJ shows some small amount of shelf wear. Content: Nineteen popular traditional tales selected from the works of the Grimm brothers, Andersen, Perrault and others form the contents of this fine collection. Ehrlich drew upon many sources, listed in back but not keyed to individual tales, and her literary but not effusive retellings remain faithful, for the most part, to the common canon. (Exceptions include Hansel's holding out a knuckle to the witch rather than a chicken bone; Rapunzel's twins are missing; and the prince's mere presence rather than a kiss wakes the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.) The soft pastel colors of Goode's pencil and watercolor illustrations give a misty, faraway quality to Once-upon-a-time. Tales: Emperor's New Clothes, Sleeping Beauty in the Wood; Elves and Shoemaker; Rapunzel; 12 Dancing Princesses; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White; Puss In Boots; Beauty and the Beast; The Frog Prince; Valiant Little Tailor; Red Riding Hood; Real Princess; Steadfast Tin Soldier; Cinderella; Hansel and Gretel; Rumpelstiltskin; and Thumbelina. [1 copy available.]
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Random House Book Fairy Tales, Diane Goode
Random House Book Fairy Tales, Diane Goode

text and color illustrations by Grandreams Ltd. . Color pop-ups. The wrier nor the artist nor the paper engineer get any credit here - why would they work for this company? Condition: UNREAD (but while still clean & tight, it has been perused on the shelf) 1994 Grandreams Ltd. (London) hard cover, no printing given. Tiny edge wear. Content: There are 6 pop-up scenes from the popular fairy tale illustrated in this book: 1) The miller tells everyone his daughter can spin gold from straw. 2) Rumpelstiltskin appears to the miller's daughter. 3) The King appears and requests more gold be spun. 4) Rumpelstiltskin appears for the Queen's first born child. 5) The Queen lists every name she can think of. 6) Tumpelstiltskin flies into a rage at the sound of the Queen uttering his name. Questions welcome. [1 copy available.]
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Rumpelstiltskin Pop-Up Book

by A. Serduykova. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.0" wide x 4.1" high. Content: This is another old-fashioned bookplate (similar to "Girl Reading to Mice"). The gingerbread cat and the little brown mouse are reading a book about lions. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Davida Bd BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
$ 4.00 + $ 2.85 first class shipping. International shipping available.

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Cat & Mouse Reading Bookplates

art by Ekaterina Panova. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 3.5 wide x 3.5 high. Content: Brightly colored monsters (with teeth) in a circle with a large bone in the center. Cute, not frightening. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Kids) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
$ 4.00 + $ 2.85 first class shipping. International shipping available.

Price: $ 4.00
Monster Bookplates, Kids

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