English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
  

English Fairy Tales

Written by Joseph Jacobs
Illustrated by John D. Batten
Part of the Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series

RRP £12.99


The Good Book Guide logo 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

Synopsis

English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

One 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.

About the Author

Joseph Jacobs was a literary and Jewish historian. He was a writer for the Jewish Encyclopaedia and a notable folklorist, creating several noteworthy collections of fairy tales.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
432 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Joseph Jacobs
More books by Joseph Jacobs

Publisher

Everyman's Library an imprint of Everyman

Publication date

21st October 1993

ISBN

9781857159172


It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools