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Paperback A First Book of Fairy Tales Book

ISBN: 0756621070

ISBN13: 9780756621070

A First Book of Fairy Tales

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Book Overview

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as "The Fisherman and his Wife" and "Diamonds and Toads." Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing's illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Great for our 3-yr old

all the stories are 2-6 pages, with lots of word, and some pretty pictures. A great variety of stories, and definitely tempered for a younger reader...i.e. minimal violence, death, etc.

Just right

Each fairy tale is just the right length for enjoying -- not too long, but not too short. The illustrations are easy -- nothing too complicated or overly dark. The tales themselves are not very scary. This is a great first fairy tales book.


My daughter loves this book. I bought it because of the nice pictures and the wide selection of fairy tales. I made a shot in the dark hoping my 1 1/2 year old would like it and she loves it. My daughter picks up the book on her own and reads it. I only wishs is that the stories were a little more longer. The only one I don't care for is the "Little Mermaid" story it is just weird.


My girls love this book and the stories that were chosen. Julie Downing once again has done a fabulous job in her illustrations, we love every book she has ever done!
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