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Fairy Tales from Far and Wide
     

Fairy Tales from Far and Wide

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by Fiona Waters (Retold by), Lisa Berkshire (Illustrator)
 

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A collection of seven read-aloud fairy tales for young children. It includes classic stories with unexpected happenings and magical changes of circumstances.

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A collection of seven read-aloud fairy tales for young children. It includes classic stories with unexpected happenings and magical changes of circumstances.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Gr 2-4-The seven fairy tales in this picture-book anthology range from the familiar German "Frog Prince" to the lesser-known Swedish story, "The Sun Egg." The stories are fairly faithful to the originals, but are bland. The language lacks the strong images, the cultural nuances, and the harsher elements that enrich folktales and place them in their particular culture. The illustrations have the same problem. Although the watercolors contain superficial cultural details, the cartoonlike drawings are not distinctive.-Karen K. Radtke, Milwaukee Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901223651
Publisher:
Barefoot Books
Publication date:
04/30/1999
Pages:
48

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Fairy Tales from Far and Wide 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bland is right. I found these quite boring to read to my grandson, lacking in that sense of suspense or impending doom or danger that fairy tales should have. I found the author's attempts to point a moral rather inappropriate as well. It is a pretty book, but the illustrations are unexciting.