A First Book of Fairy Tales
Publication Date: 3 August 2006
Once upon a time there were some wonderful fairy tales waiting to be read as bedtime stories...
Here are fourteen classics including magical tales by the brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, retold by Children's author Mary Hoffman. Beautiful illustrations and a sprinkle of story magic mean that bedtime will never be the same again. Enchant your child with favourite tales like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen, or Sleeping Beauty.
This book also includes some wonderful stories that you might not know, such as The Fisherman and his Wife and Diamonds and Toads. Introduce your little one to the characters that enchanted you as a child, or meet the cast of a new story together. Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple language, ideal for reading or hearing aloud, while Julie Downing's stunning illustrations bring the characters to life, so children can follow and enjoy the fairy tales through the pictures. A wonderful collection to quietly enjoy together, making bedtime easy.