Random House Book of Fairy Tales

Random House Book of Fairy Tales

by Amy Ehrlich (Editor), Diane Goode (Illustrator), 6 othersBruno Bettelheim (Introduction), Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Charles Perrault, Jean-Marie LePrince De Beaumont, Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Random House
Hardcover, 208 pages
List Price: $19.95 Sale Price: $16.96

Open this book and enter a world of enchantment. Here are nineteen of the greatest fairy tales of all time, captured in words and images that will remain with today's child for a lifetime.

From the sly peasant wisdom of "Puss in Boots" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the measured cadences and glittering romance of "Sleeping Beauty" and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" to the dark and thrilling undercurrents of "The Snow Queen" and "Hansel and Gretel," Amy Ehrlich's retellings eloquently convey the full range of the original texts. And Diane Goode's illustrations, lavish in detail and nuance, make every page of every story a revelation—even to those who thought they knew before what Snow White looked like, or Rumpelstiltskin, or Little Red Riding Hood.

The importance of fairy tales for children has long been known, and it is underscored in Bruno Bettelheim's introduction to this collection. But what of adults? For those who are lucky enough to have a child to read to, the Random House Book of Fairy Tales is certain to be both a bridge spanning generations and a remarkable new testimonial to the mystery, fascination, and enduring magic of fairy tales.

This book includes the following stories:

  • The Emperor's New Clothes
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Rapunzel
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Snow White
  • Puss in Boots
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Valiant Little Tailor
  • Red Riding Hood
  • The Real Princess ( The Princess and the Pea)
  • The Steadfast Tin Soldier
  • Cinderella
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • The Snow Queen
  • Thumbelina

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