Father and Daughter Tales by Josephine Evetts-Secker


Father and Daughter Tales by Josephine Evetts-Secker

A meaningful collection of tales about the daughters of kings, merchants, warriors and peasants, and their relationships with their fathers, drawn from different traditions around the world. Discover how fathers learn to love wisely and well, and how daughters achieve independence. The anthology includes such folklore favorites as 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Frog Prince', as well as introducing less familiar stories. About this title: Originally printed in 1997 and reprinted by popular demand: a book for families to share. Features endnotes on key motifs in the stories and their symbolic significance. Includes the stories that formed the basis for The Arabian Nights and King Lear. Joins the recently re-issued The Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales.

About the Author

Josephine Evetts-Secker has taught English Literature at the University of Calgary, Canada. A practising Jungian analyst, she has made a study of the feminine in folk and fairy tale from a literary and a psychological perspective for many years. Josephine also retold The Barefoot Book of Mother & Daughter Tales. About the artist: Helen Cann works as an illustrator and artist, exhibiting in several European countries. She has illustrated many Barefoot Books titles including Little Leap Forward. Helen lives in Hove, West Sussex.about the narrator: Bill Nighy is an English actor and comedian.

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96 pages


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Publication date

15th June 2012



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