A First Book Of Fairy Tales

byMary HoffmanIllustratorJulie Downing

July 25, 2006|
A First Book Of Fairy Tales by Mary Hoffman
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In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as "The Fisherman and his Wife" and "Diamonds and Toads." Mary Hoffman''s charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing''s illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the way, there is a wealth of magic and fun to be enjoyed.
Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humor to all her stories and retellings. Her titles for DK include Henry''s Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Her best-known picture books are Amazing Grace, Three Wise Women, and An Angel Just ...
Title:A First Book Of Fairy Tales
Product dimensions:80 pages, 9.25 X 7.44 X 0.26 in
Shipping dimensions:80 pages, 9.25 X 7.44 X 0.26 in
Published:July 25, 2006
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780756621070

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