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Hardcover Treasury of Fairy Tales Book

ISBN: 078530701X

ISBN13: 9780785307013

Treasury of Fairy Tales

This description may be from another edition of this product. Hardcover: 383 pages Publisher: Publications International (December 1994) Language: English ISBN-10: 078530701X ISBN-13: 978-0785307013 Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.2 x 9.2 inches Shipping Weight: 2.9...


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Good

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Just as I remembered it

I had treasury of fairytales when I was turning 13. The last time I read something before having that back in my own home was when I was 14. I have the treasury a fairy tales back in my own home and it’s just as I remembered it. Beautiful illustrations. This one has three more stories that my previous copy didn’t have after the 12 dancing princesses. They include Peter Pan, Robin Hood and the velveteen rabbit. The evil fairy and sleeping beauty reminded me so much of lady Tremaine. And the kitten in Cinderella reminds me of Berlioz from the Aristocats. Some illustrations are almost 2-D while some are almost 3-D. I still find it funny when I was in my teens the fact that the beast in beauty and the beast looks like a huge dog. Each fairytale is tame.

Antidote to relativism

In his trenchant book, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom wrote: "There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative." In addition to their wonder and delight, these classic tales are a relentless repudiation of today's dictatorship of relativism. In all of these deceptively simple stories, one finds that, yes, there is truth, there is beauty, there is goodness - and there is falsity, ugliness, and evil. And how refreshing it is to see none of the figures in these stories portrayed as mere products of cultural conditioning; rather, their fates are determined by their character, their virtue or lack thereof, often in defiance of their cultural setting. Moreover, you'll find no consumerism, syncretism, medicalism, or cheap sentimentality here. What you will find is wonder, delight, happiness, suffering and perseverance, acknowledgement of evil and the importance of virtue, and an overarching sense of the transcendent. In short, these stories are an utterly sweeping rejection of today's hollow nihilism. Everyone today, not only children, should read them, and read them repeatedly. G.K. Chesterton wrote, "A fairy tale is a tale told in a morbid age to the only remaining sane person, a child." Let us all become as children again.

Great Collection of Fairy Tales!

I absoutely love this book and still read it, and I am 16 years old, thats just how good it is. I especially love the colorful, detailed pictures on every other page that will keep little kids entertained. The stories in it are: Beauty and The Beast Rapunzel Aladdin The Sleeping Beauty Cinderella The Princess and the Pea Snow White The Steadfast Tin Soldier Thumbelina The Frog Prince Pinocchio The Emperor's New Clothes The Little Mermaid The Jungle Book The Twelve Dancing Princesses Peter Pan Robin Hood The Velveteen Rabbit My personal favorite in this book is The Twelve Dancing Princesses because of the beautiful pictures and because I had never heard the story anywhere else. The book is hardback, and the edges of the pages are gold. It is a nice, big square book. I strongly recommend buying this book for your child, for I know it is something they will cherish it forever, as I know I will!

A good "collection" to a child's library

Our son received this book as a present for his birthday. He is too young to read it now, but we are sure he will enjoy it when he is old enough to read. It has 18 tales in 383 pages. Every odd-numbered page has a full-page color picture. I have read one tale so far and I am impressed. The quality of the book is very high. This is one of those books you read, preserve, and pass it on to next generations rather than throw/donate it away.
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