Fairy Tales

Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Elsa Beskow

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The classic tale of tiny Thumbelina is brought to life by Elsa Beskow's charming illustrations, available in English for the first time in thirty years.

Thumbelina is so tiny that her bed is a walnut shell and her bedsheet a rose petal. When a toad steals her away and keeps her on a lilypad, she doesn't know what to do until some fish set her free. Wandering through the countryside, Thumbelina tries to find a new home with new friends.

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A classic tale, well told. A beautiful edition to any shelf of fairy tales or for collectors of Elsa Beskow's delightful drawings.

Ages 4-7

32 pages, 8 1/4" x 10 1/4", 2016.


An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and many more classic stories

Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Anastasiya Archipova

Hardcover with Clothbound Spine

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The wonder and mystery of these well-known and well-loved stories from Hans Christian Anderson here are brought to life with the charming illustrations from Anastasiya Archipova. The stories chosen for this collection are also some of my personal favourites from my own childhood, stories that children carry in their hearts for life.

Foolish emperors, lonely mermaids, icy queens and clever princesses are all found in this lavishly illustrated gift edition, ready to delight children and adults alike. The magic and wonder are beautifully bound in a hardcover edition designed for little hands. A perfect companion to matching , A Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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Each story is accompanied by charming illustrations from prolific children's illustrator Anastasiya Archipova, with words and pictures mixing on nearly every page.

Table of contents:

  • Thumbelina
  • The Princess and the Pea
  • The Snow Queen
  • The Brave Tin Soldier
  • The Emperor’s New Suit
  • The Little Match Girl
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Christmas Tree

A beautiful edition for any bookshelf, especially with companion volume, A Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author who wrote many fairy tales. His best known tales include The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Emperor's New Clothes.

Anastasiya Archipova has illustrated many children's books including many traditional fairy tales. She lives in Moscow.

Ages 5-10

176 pages, 7" x 8 3/4", 2014


A Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and many more classic stories

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

Illustrated by Anastasiya Archipova

Hardcover with Clothbound Spine

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A practically perfect selection of thirteen of the best-loved of the Grimm's collected tales, retold with a simplicity worthy of their depth, and illustrated with a beauty and innocence that will invite a child's heart of roam these worlds.

Princesses and dwarfs, wicked queens and gentle bears all come to life in this lavishly illustrated gift edition. Inspiring reading that has delighted children and adults alike for centuries, beautifully bound in this edition just right for little hands. A perfect companion to matching volume An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales

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Each story is accompanied by charming illustrations from prolific children's illustrator Anastasiya Archipova, with words and pictures mixing on nearly every page.

Table of contents:

  • Cinderella
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Puss in Boots
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Rapunzel
  • The Golden Goose
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • The Town Musicians of Bremen
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Mother Holle
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Snow White and Rose Red

A beautiful edition for any bookshelf, especially with companion volume, An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's collections of folk and fairy tales have been loved for generations. Famous for being The Brothers Grimm, they were also German professors.

Anastasiya Archipova has illustrated many children's books including many traditional fairy tales. She lives in Moscow.

Ages 5-10

176 pages, 7" x 8 3/4", 2015


The Princess and the Pea

Hans Christian Andersen

Illustrated by Maja Dusíková

Hardbound, Large Format

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The prince is looking for a true princess to be his wife, but all the girls he meets are too rude, too vain, or too greedy. One stormy night a young woman knocks on the palace door claiming to be a princess, so the queen decides to put her to the test. Will she feel the pea underneath the huge pile of mattresses?

This classic fairy tale is wonderfully brought to life by the soft, colorful illustrations of popular illustrator Maja Dusíková.

(Ages 3-6)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Gerda Muller

Hardbound, large format

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This is a charming retelling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale with a tiny change that brings the events into the modern world without taking them out of the forest.  In this version, Goldilocks and her family live in a mobile home (caravan) because her parents work for a circus.  Otherwise, the themes and events of the story will be familiar to all.

When Goldilocks gets lost in the wood she stumbles upon a pretty house.  She looks inside and sees a table with three chairs: a big chair, a medium chair and a little chair . . .

Gerda Muller has given us a very beautiful and lively interpretation of this classic story.  I believe that children of all ages will be delighted by it.

The Bremen Town Musicians

The Brothers Grimm

Hardbound, large format

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Here is the classic Grimm’s tale of a run-away donkey, a down-and-out dog, a cast-off cat, and a rooster ... about to be cooked. They set off together to Bremen to become the town musicians. This story, with its singularly satisfying happy ending, is made especially delightful by the enchanting illustrations of Hsin-Shih Lai and the inventive design of Howard Besserman. It will bring a smile to young and old alike.

(Ages 4-7)

Thumbelina

Hans Christian Andersen

Hardbound

$19.95

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As a child, I can remember loving to imagine myself very, very small. So small that I could see up close all the fascinating tiny things of this world. In my imagination, whole little worlds revealed themselves, entire cities and towns, homes and gardens sprang to life all around me - just too tiny to be seen from my great big perspective.

I believe that this is one of the reasons that Thumbelina as become a beloved story, passed along by generations of parents who were once children imagining the tiny worlds to be found beyond the sight of us big people. This edition is a joyous delving into those wee worlds - the illustrations are just the sort of warm, inviting pictures that invite us into the small places and give us room to wander about.

Ages 5 and up.

Winter, Awake!

Written by Linda Kroll

Illustrated by Ruth Liebrherr

Softbound

$11.95

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This new children's book is cause for hope - that lusciously illustrated, beautifully told childrens stories are being created! In this story, it is the last of fall's days. The trees and animals and insects all know it is time for Winter to awake - and they all are becoming impatient. They need their rest and can't get it until King Winter wakes once more.

Told in delightful rhyme amid color-filled, wonder-filled paintings - this new fairy tale is almost too good to be true. Children ages 4 and up will love to listen to this story and gaze at the pictures.

The tired trees had had enough
They cried and creaked in groaning gusts;
With lashing limbs they swayed and thrashed,
"Oh, Winter, wake with icy blast!
We need a rest! We must prepare
To bloom and grow afresh next year.
This season's done! Our leaves are lost;
Our branches bare. Bring on the frost!"
Wail and whoosh! the tree tossed.
Wail and whoosh!
But Winter would not wake.