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Fairy Tales (Voyager Book; Avb 96) Paperback – Sep 1987


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  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace International; Reissue edition (Sept. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156298953
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156298957
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.4 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,790 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) was among the most influential, widely read, and revered modernist poets. His many awards included an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and the Bollingen Prize. Among his many volumes are The Enormous Room and Tulips & Chimneys. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Dec. 1998
Format: Paperback
this book of fairytales is one of the sweetest books i have ever read. i got it about 11 years ago when i was six. i lost it for about eight years, than it resurfaced only for it to burn in fire soon after. i couldn't find this book ANYWHERE! and now that i've found it again i could cry! everyone should read this book, it is sweet, it flows well, and rather satisfying. my personal favourite story is the one about the elephant and the butterfly. quite possibly the most romantic story to ever surface. this book made me laugh cry and smile and everyone should read it. e.e. cummings rocks my world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 1999
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Truly this short collection is a must have for any Cummings lover. With all the incredible imagination of the children which they were written for, these stories are incredibly original, and especially infatuating.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Surprisingly Edward Estlin, or not? 16 Feb. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
These fairy tales are beautifully nonsensical and touching to even those who are less than sentimental. They are precious, without any reservation using such a word. Each was evidently written with a careful, loving authorship and a sense of humor that without a doubt is the creative quirkiness of the poet Edward Estlin Cummings. If you know the poet, the tender, innocent personalness of these tales might even surprise you, or, at least, bring you closer to him and his writings.
26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Charming. 19 Aug. 2002
By Erin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The dedication of this volume tells us that Cummings wrote these tales for his daughter when she was a very little girl. But even if it hadn't, any reader would have known. As you read, it's as if you can hear a parent telling the stories to his child over a sleepy bedtime. The stories have an effortless feeling as if they are being spoken rather than written. This free and easy quality combined with the spectacularly imaginative subjects make for a really fun reading experience.
Unless you have a really patient child, however, I wouldn't recommend this edition for sit-on-the-lap reading. The illustrations aren't particularly engaging. Rather, I would let your kids sit down with some blank paper and a box of crayons and ask them to draw their own pictures while you read out loud to them. Or read to them at bedtime when their eyes are closed. These are the kinds of stories to be savored by the senses rather than "follow-along-while-I-read."
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
cummings rocks my world 30 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this book of fairytales is one of the sweetest books i have ever read. i got it about 11 years ago when i was six. i lost it for about eight years, than it resurfaced only for it to burn in fire soon after. i couldn't find this book ANYWHERE! and now that i've found it again i could cry! everyone should read this book, it is sweet, it flows well, and rather satisfying. my personal favourite story is the one about the elephant and the butterfly. quite possibly the most romantic story to ever surface. this book made me laugh cry and smile and everyone should read it. e.e. cummings rocks my world.
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Read it if Cummings moves, or even interests, you. 8 Jan. 1999
By walrus3@pacbell.net - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Truly this short collection is a must have for any Cummings lover. With all the incredible imagination of the children which they were written for, these stories are incredibly original, and especially infatuating.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun fun fun to read and hear 24 July 2009
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These short stories are perfect, bedtime or anytime. They move along quickly and with a little bit of intonation go a "long, long, long, long, long" way in giving young children an appreciation of reading. Along with Oscar Wilde's children's stories and Dr Seuss's books, this is one of the best additions you can ever make to your child's library. The artwork is also superb.
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