Fairy Tales

Aesop's Fables
Arthur Rackham
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs! These simple allegories abounding in paradoxes, ambiguities, and ironies embody great truths. Attributed to a legendary storyteller of ancient Greece, they speak to readers and listeners of all ages andcultures.
This enchanting edition of Aesop's morality tales features illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Histhirteen full-color andfifty-three black-and-white images lend aperfect blend of humor and romanticism to the timeless fables. An illuminating Introduction by G. K. Chesterton complements V. S. Vernon Jones's sprightly, concise, and idiomatic translation."
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$17.99
Aesop's Fables - Hardcover
Lisbeth Zwerger
This reissue of Lisbeth Zwerger's gorgeously illustrated edition features 12 Aesop favorites, from ""The Fox and the Grapes"" to ""The Milkmaid & Her Pail.""
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$16.95
Aesop's Fables - Hardcover
Pinkney, Jerry
In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included are the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other charactersand moralsthat have inspired countless readers for centuries. With more than fifty magnificent full-color illustrations, this handsome edition is a must for every bookshelf.
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$19.99
Aesop's Fables - Softcover
Lisbeth Zwerger
This reissue of Lisbeth Zwerger's gorgeously illustrated edition features 12 Aesop favorites, from "The Fox and the Grapes" to "The Milkmaid & Her Pail."
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$6.95
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O'Connor, George

Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.

This title has Common Core connections.

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Leeson, Robert

For these ten masterly retellings, entrancing and gloriously funny by turns, Robert Leeson has selected a feast of tales that give a rich flavour of the Thousand and One Nights. The collection ranges from well-loved tales of treasure, magical power and quick wits (Aladdin, The Fisherman and the Jinni, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) to hilarious romps (The Woman with Five Suitors, The Story of the Hunchback, The Sleeper and the Waker); it includes a magical romance (The Ebony Horse), and also a scattering of spiced sweetmeats (The Dream, The Donkey). Christina Balit's splendidly decorative illustrations together with a glossary and sources, create a classic that will enthral readers young and old.

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Arabian Nights Illustrated
According to legend, a resourceful bride won a stay of execution by captivating a sultan with a series of fantastic tales--and after 1,001 nights, the sultan could not bear to part with his storyteller. More than a thousand years later, readers continue to fall under the spell of the romantic adventures known as the "Arabian Nights." This original collection features rare and unusual illustrations inspired by the traditional tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba, and a host of other exotic characters.
Spanning the decades between the 1890s and the 1920s, this volume draws upon images from the Golden Age of Illustration, when technological advances in printing led to a boom in the publication of artwork. Drawings and paintings by Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac, Charles Folkard, and other acclaimed artists of the era appear here, in more than 185 color and black-and-white illustrations with captions. Abounding in mystery and excitement, these scenes from the timeless tales of heroism will captivate all lovers of fantasy and fairy tales, as well as collectors of rare books and art and illustration enthusiasts.
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O'Connor, George

Boom! Pow! Crash!

Greek Gods as you've never seen them before!

The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No! Greek gods. The ancient pantheon comes to explosive life in this new series where myth meets comic books. Epic battles, daring quests, and terrible monsters await readers within the pages of these books.

Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures. This title has Common Core connections.

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The Buddha taught that life is like a dream, yet real. The ways in which we may fruitfully engage with this mystery are playfully explored in numerous tales from the folk traditions of countries including India, China, Japan and Tibet. This is a collection of enthralling stories
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Robert Sabuda
Even more innovative than his last, Robert Sabuda will captivate all with his latest pop-up masterpiece, Beauty & the Beast!

True love blooms in this three-dimensional adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a spectacular rose garden make this all-new pop-up masterpiece a must-have for your family's library.
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Lee, H Chuku

In this remarkable retelling of Beauty and the Beast, award-winning illustrator Pat Cummings creates an enchanted fairy-tale world flavored by the art, architecture, and culture of West Africa, while writer H. Chuku Lee stays true to the story of this beloved classic. With breathtaking palatial settings inspired by the Dogon tribe of Mali and dazzling costumes reminiscent of the clothing seen on Cummings's own trip to Africa, Beauty and the Beast becomes so much more than just a story--it's a visual and cultural experience.

When her father is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast, Beauty begs the captor to take her instead. The Beast agrees, locking her away in his palace. Though he will give her whatever her heart desires--jewels, gowns, her own living quarters--she is forbidden to leave. Over time, however, Beauty sees the gentler side of the Beast, and an unexpected bond forms. But will it be strong enough to break a curse that threatens the Beast's life?

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Brown Book Plate & The Quite Contrary Man - Hardcover
Hyatt, Patricia Rusch

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

In early-nineteenth-century New England, folks considered a clean chin a sign of godliness. Born into this buttoned-up, strict society, Joseph Palmer stood out from childhood as someone who liked to do things his own way. A friend to Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcotts, Palmer lived by his own code and grew a belly-flowing beard that made his neighbors so crazy that they tried forcibly to shave him. He fought back and ended up in prison for a year. His cause became a local sensation, and a few short decades later a president of the United States Abraham Lincoln would wear a beard.
Narrated with the charm of a tall tale, this true story celebrates the long American history of nonconformity and encourages children to question social rules they may take for granted.
Praise for "Quite Contrary Man
" She [Hyatt] cleanly lays out a morality tale that could prompt a healthy civics lesson. Brown's arch illustrations, in watercolor with pen and ink, nicely capture 19th-century New England.
"Kirkus Reviews"
Brown s warmhued watercolors reiterate the folk yarn feel with rustic touches. A spirited introduction to an iconoclastic 19th-century activist. "Publishers Weekly""
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Sanderson, Ruth
Beautifully illustrated real fairy tale magic. New in paperback. Sweet Cinderella is forced to spend her days waiting on her cruel stepsisters and stepmother, almost forgetting that she, too, was once a fine young lady with handsome clothes and a soft bed to sleep in. But when Cinderella is left at home on the night of the Princes ball, her fairy godmother turns pumpkin into coach, mice into horses, lizards into footmen, and Cinderellas rags into a beautiful ball gown. At the ball Cinderella secretly captures the heart of the Prince, but it is not until he finds the true owner of the delicate glass slipper that the two can live happily ever after.
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English Fairy Tales
Arthur Rackham
Arthur Rackham is the most popular of all of Calla Editions' featured illustrators. As the preeminent British illustrator of the 20th century, his work is impressive in both quantity and quality. This is a follow-up to Calla's Grimm's Fairy Tales, and is profusely illustrated with some of Rackham's most accomplished black-and-white work, including many silhouettes. With 16 full-page color plates as well. Over 40 beloved tales, including "Tattercoats," "Jack the Giant Killer," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Dick Whittington," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Childe Rowland," and "The Black Bull of Norroway." This Calla Edition features new typography and design elements to make this a must-have for all fans of Rackham's art.
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$40.00
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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee's Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collector's book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors. More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.
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Kane, Tracy
Built with natural materials and a pinch of creativity, Fairy Houses are evolving into neighbourhoods, villages - even art colonies. This title features these beautiful photographs that capture these inspiring habitats made by families at events and workshops throughout New England.
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Kane, Tracy
From rustic dwellings to fairy mansions, this collection of photographs depicts these small structures and whimsical habitats in woods, parks, backyard gardens, and even at the beach.
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Fairy Houses: How to Create Whimsical Homes for Fairy Folk
Smith, Sally J

Have you ever seen a real fairy house? Not the ceramic ones you purchase, but a real fairy house made from natural elements? Well, now you can build your own miniature magical abode - the perfect addition to your garden. Step-by-step instructions for constructing exquisite fairy houses are revealed in Fairy Houses, explained by master fairy house architect Sally Smith.

Smith has been creating one-of-a-kind DIY fairy houses out of natural artifacts for years, now she passes her miniature construction knowledge to you. Imagine, a fairy garden with homes that have butterfly wings as stained-glass windows, twigs for window frames, birch bark for walls, dried mushrooms for shingles.

Begin by flipping through an inspiration gallery, find which elements appeal to you, and how they fit together. From there, you'll learn about building materials (found and natural), on-site fairy house construction, and how to light a fairy house.

With this book, fairy houses move beyond "cute" and into beautiful, nature-woven works of art.

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Tomie dePaola
Stories about the popular Irish giant, Fin M'Coul, have been handed down from generation to generation.
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Flower Fairies of the Spring
Cicely Mary Barker
First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. Like the pre-Raphaelite painters whom she so admired, Barker believed in re-creating the beauty of nature in art and drawing from life. Her Flower Fairies watercolors have a unique combination of naturalism and fantasy that no imitators have matched. Now newly rejacketed in the style of bestseller Fairyopolis, this new edition makes a perfect gift for a new generation of Flower Fairy fans. The book features poems and full-color illustrations of over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies.
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Werner, Jane
THIS WHIMSICAL AND charming collection of stories and poems was first published in 1951. Now a new generation of fairy fans can search for lost merbabies, bargain with pixies, and frolic under the moon with Jane Werner's fantastic selection of -wee folk- tales, masterfully illustrated by Garth Williams.
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Gifts from the Gods
Lunge-Larsen, Lise
Ancient names come to rich and fascinating life in this lavishly illustrated gift book for mythology fans and word lovers.Did you know that museums were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That Janus was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?
Where did these words and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply."
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Huygen, Wil
The delightful classic Gnomes has been repackaged in this exceptional collector's edition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of this magical book. The beloved Gnomes was first published in 1976 and the world became enchanted with the simple and diligent ways of these special creatures. Based on Rien Poortvliet and Wil Huygen's scientific observation of the local gnome population in Holland, Gnomes covers all areas of gnome culture: architecture, education, courtship, medicine, industry, and relationships with other mythical creatures. Thirty-five years later, this beautifully illustrated book continues to bring joy to readers of all ages. This revised collector's edition of Gnomes features a new introduction, eight removable prints in a back cover envelope, and an all-new signature of never-before-published gnome sketches by artist Rien Poortvliet on distinctive sketchbook paper.

Praise for Gnomes Deluxe Collector's Edition:

"[The original book] sold more than a million copies and spent 56 weeks on the hardcover list before the little creatures crawled back under our collective Pet Rock. Now, an anniversary edition, published on April 1, aims to enlighten a new generation with its accounts of gnome biology (they weigh 300 grams and live an average of 400 years), gnome customs (they greet each other by rubbing noses and maintain friendly relations with rabbits), and gnome sex (which always results in twins, who live at home until age 100)."
-New York Times

"Gnomes

is considered the definitive work on gnome culture. With a scholarly tone, it covers gnome architecture, education, medicine, courtship, and family and work life."
-The Philadelphia Inquirer


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Goble's Fairy Tale Illustrations
Goble, Warwick
At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was a rage for colorfully illustrated books especially fairy tales and fantasy adventures. English artist Warwick Goble (1862 1943), an expert in watercolor techniques, was among the era's premier illustrators. This one-of-a-kind collection gathers the best of his fairy tale imagery, featuring eighty-six visions of memorable scenes from timeless folk tales.
The international array of illustrations begins with Charles Kingsley's "The Water-Babies, " followed by pictures from Grace James's "Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales, "as well as "Folk-Tales of Bengal "and" "the Italian "Stories from the Pentamerone"."" Images inspired by "The Fairy Book; The Best Popular Fairy Stories Selected and Rendered Anew" include such familiar characters as Little Red-Riding-Hood, Cinderella, Tom Thumb, and Puss in Boots. The collection concludes with imaginative depictions from "The Book of Fairy Poetry, " including scenes from Shakespeare's fairy classics, "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream, " along with works by Milton, Tennyson, and other poets. Readers of all ages will cherish this unique book and its splendid combination of art and literature."
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Brett, Jan
Jan Brett's richly illustrated take on a classic tale it'sjust right!
Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named Goldilocks, who made herself quite at home in the house of the three bears. Jan Brett's lavish illustrations for this classic tale, full of details and surprises, gives this edition a special flair. Children will marvel at the enchanted world created herein."
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