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Fairy Tales (Voyager Book; Avb 96) [Paperback]

e.e. Cummings , John Eaton
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  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace International; Reissue edition (Sep 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: 2,496,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Four tales include "The Old Man Who Said 'Why'," "The Elephant and The Butterfly," "The House That Ate Mosquito Pie," and "The Little Girl Named I.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cummings rocks my world 30 Dec 1998
By A Customer
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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Edward Estlin, or not? 16 Feb 2001
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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
4.0 out of 5 stars 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."
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 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
5.0 out of 5 stars 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
5.0 out of 5 stars I have always LOVED this book 10 April 2013
By Wilhelmina C. Hinton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was so happy to come across it. Over the years have bought many copies, but sometimes find it out of print. Bought a few to keep on hand. How often do you find non-violent fairy tales? ...just pleasant stories?
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