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The Fairy Books

Andrew Lang (Hesperus Press) To round up a focus on fairy-tales, I just wanted to mention Hesperus Press’ wonderful new editions of Andrew Lang’s The Red Fairy Book and The Blue Fairy Book. Lang (with the help of his wife who did much of the translating) rewrote tales from all over the world, presenting an …

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The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Noel Daniel (editor) & Jean Hersholt (translator) (Taschen) Last year, as part of the Brothers Grimm’s bicentenary anniversary, I reviewed the most sumptuous fairy-tale Grimm collection, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, published by Taschen.  They have now released a similar tome devoted to Hans Christian’s Andersen’s most famous tales, and it is just as exquisite. …

9+ fairy tales French Friday guest posts in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: The Good Little Devil – a special guest post

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales Pierre Gripari, with illustrations by Puig Rosado Le gentil petit diable et autres contes de la rue Broca, translated by Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Children’s Books) A French classic from the 1960s, this collection of thirteen eccentric short stories taps into our cultural heritage of fairy and folk tales and offers …

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Jane Ray(Walker Books) Everyone knows the story of Cinderella and her misfortunes. This new pop-up edition is definitely one to treasure. In Cinderella, Jane Ray uses the technique of layered cut papers to create six three-dimensional theatrical scenes, and the result is striking. Her elegant drawings convey the right atmosphere, and the amount of detail in each scene …

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BROTHERS GRIMM WEEK (4): The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Noel Daniel (editor) & Matthew P. Price (translator)(Taschen) Twenty seven tales are brought to life in this cloth bound collection published in honour of the bicentenary of the Grimms’ Tales. The collection includes all-time favourites such as Cinderella, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots, and the translation of these tales is based …