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on 4 October 2010
I had a copy of this book as a child and can vividly remember my Mum reading me the silly stories and showing me the beautiful illustrations. When I found I was expecting my first child, I began a search for it as I wanted my own children to enjoy Terry Jones' surreal sense of humour and Michael Foreman's haunting illustrations.

Unsurprisingly, Terry Jones' style is a real departure from the usual cliché fairy tale, with inventive and unusual characters such as 'Princess Fishy' and the 'Fly-by-night'. Although most of the stories have a moral at the centre it is neither preachy nor judgemental. I now read these stories to my new-born, who I'm sure will grow up to love them just as much as I did.

This hard back edition which combines Jones' Fairy Tales and Fantastic Stories is excellent value and worth every penny.
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on 6 March 1999
Terry Jones and Michael Foreman know how to write a fairy tale book. Marvellous stories and beautiful drawings. A must for the children's room
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on 3 August 2009
I have enjoyed these stories, and so have the many, many classes of primary school children I have read them to over the last dozen or so years.
Many have messages about life that we could all learn from, and all are entertaining and can fill a whole lesson or be squeezed into 10-15 minute slots.
Beautiful illustrations too.
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on 28 November 2013
we used to read these stories to our children and grandchildren, and they were always a favoutire. Now I have purchased this book in preparation to read to our Great Granddaughter.
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on 11 January 2010
a brilliant book that i had as a child..had great fun sharing these stories again with my children.
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on 31 March 2014
Bought it for my little boy as an alternative take on fairy tales for bedtime reading. Still has some of the darker undertones of classic fairytales/Grimms tales, but with a lighter and more whimsical touch so doesn't have quite the potential to give them bad dreams! Fun stories and very readable by 6-7 years upwards.
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on 7 September 2015
We read a story each night to our six year old,he loves it.The storys are well written and with beautiful illustrations.
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