English Fairy Tales
Written by Joseph Jacobs
Illustrated by John D. Batten
Part of the Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
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The Good Book Guide Review. A selection of familiar and unfamiliar English fairy tales retold in a simple and appealing style. A wealth of stories and detailed source material make this an invaluable collection.
~ The Good Book Guide
English Fairy Tales by Joseph JacobsOne of the great nineteenth-century folklorists, Joseph Jacobs collected stories from oral sources and made scholarly notes on their origin, but he deliberately recorded them in a plain and direct style which he thought suitable for children and which makes them 'supremely tellable'. First published in 1890, his famous collection includes all the well-known tales, such as Jack and The Beanstalk and Dick Whittington, as well as British variants of stories common to many cultures. The illustrations by John Batten are taken from the first edition.
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Interest Age: From 6
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Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman
21st October 1993
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