- Also check our best rated Children’s Book reviews
Fairy Tales (Fairy Tales Books) Hardcover – 6 Oct 2003
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"This wonderful book creates a jewel-like world of enchantment studded with Jane Ray's gold-encrusted, richly coloured drawings." The Guardian. "A beautifully produced, well-proportioned book with rich mulberry endpapers and a fine, firm rose-tinted binding. Text and illustrations are set, gilt-edged, against a background of what must surely be swatches of fairy fabrics and enchanted wallpapers." Books for Keeps; "A book of breathtaking beauty" Child Education; "Prepare to be spellbound by (this) stunning collection of... fairy tales... newly woven with passion and power until they echo in the mind. Jane Ray's glittering illustrations add a golden touch and children of all ages will sigh with delight as they explore each word and corner of this magical book." Junior Education --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Berlic Doherty has written many books for young people and has twice won the Carnegic Medal - for Granny Was a Buffer Girl and Dear Nobody. Her other titles include Spellhorn, Daughters of the Sea, Willa and Old Miss Annie (Highly Commended for the 1995 Carnegie Medal) and the anthology Tales of Magic and Wonder. Jane Ray is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book illustrators. Her books include The Story of the Creation, which won the 1992 Smarties Book Prize (6-8 Category), and Hansel and Gretel. She has been shortlisted three times for the Kate Greenaway Medal for Noah's Ark in 1991, The Story of Christmas in 1992 and The Happy Prince in 1995. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top customer reviews
Don't get me wrong, this is a children's book, and the stories are short and consice, making them ideal for bedtime, the illustrations will provide hours and hours of amusement and facination. And the gold details found on every page with intrigue fairy princesses everywhere.
Great value for money, with colour and shiny things on every page, nothing too nasty, which might cause nightmares, and fabulous illustrations.
What more can I say? If you haven't got a fairy tale book, get this one, if you want one with pictures, get this one. The only thing is that the stories stay true to the earliest tales, so there is no pumpkin in Cindarella.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Look for similar items by category