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An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children

September 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    14th September 2021
  • ISBN 9781782506713
  • Language English
  • Pages 88 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 10"

From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.

Rediscover seven classic emboldening tales from renowned storytellers the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, and more.

Each story is enriched by atmospheric artwork from the award-winning illustrator Scott Plumbe.

Perfect for bedtime reading, this collection is an ideal gift for brave and fearless children everywhere.

(Ages 6–12 years)

C O N T E N T S:

  • The Spirit in the Bottle 
  • The Selfish Giant 
  • The Three Golden Hairs 
  • The Wild Swans 
  • Beauty and the Beast 
  • Hansel and Gretel 
  • Vassilissa

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born in the 1780s in Hanau, near Frankfurt in Hesse. They were among a family of nine children, six of whom survived infancy. During their early childhood, both their father and grandfather died, leaving the children and their mother to struggle in reduced circumstances. During their early twenties, the two brothers began linguistic and philological studies, which would culminate in both Grimm's Law and their collected editions of fairy and folk tales. Their collections of tales became immensely popular, though the brothers' main goal was linguistic research. After running afoul of King Ernest Augustus I, the brothers were fired from their university posts and exiled. However, the next year, the two were invited to Berlin by the King of Prussia, and both settled there. Wilhelm died in 1859; his elder brother Jacob died in 1863.

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) was a Danish author and poet best known for his fairy tales. Among his most well known stories are "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "The Ugly Duckling." During Andersen's lifetime, he was feted by Royalty and acclaimed for bringing joy to children throughout Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into more than a hundred languages and continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world.