My Book of Favourite Fairy Tales (version 2)

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(4.9 stars; 4 reviews)

"Here they are again, the old, old stories, the very best; dear Cinderella, wicked old Bluebeard, tiny Thumbling, beautiful Beauty and the ugly Beast, and a host of others. But the old stories, I may tell you, are always new, and always must be so, because there are new children to read them every day, and to these, of course, these old tales might have been written yesterday.

But the stories in this book are new in another way. Look how they are clothed, look at their beautiful setting, the wonderful [pg 8] pictures! Have you ever seen such charming princes and lovely princesses, such dainty grace and delicate feeling?

What would our grandfathers and grandmothers have said of such a book! They would have thought there was magic in the brush and pencil.

Surely we are favoured in this generation when we see before us, the old, old fairy tales, which are ever new, dressed in such a beautiful and splendid fashion! " - Summary by the author (3 hr 37 min)


The Old, Old Stories - preface by the editor 1:42 Read by Phil Chenevert
The Goose Girl 10:36 Read by Robin Lamb
Little Snow-White 16:55 Read by Craig Franklin
Cinderella 16:09 Read by sena2014
Princess Goldenhair 17:45 Read by Barrettgps
Little Red Riding Hood 6:45 Read by Foon
The White Fawn 19:43 Read by EhabFarah
Hansel and Grethel 19:44 Read by DavidG
Snow-White and Rose-Red 17:31 Read by sena2014
The Sleeping Beauty 6:34 Read by Foon
Prince Chéri 15:24 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The White Cat 16:41 Read by DavidG
Bluebeard 10:23 Read by Finn Handyside
Beauty and the Beast 10:38 Read by Foon
Tufty Riquet 13:19 Read by Voxandis
Thumbling 17:46 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson