English Fairy Tales

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byJoseph Jacobs

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By great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration. 43 stories include "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," and many more. 65 illustrations.

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In this first of Jacobs collections, many of the 43 tales will be familiar. Included are 'Jack and the Beanstalk, ' 'The Story of the Three Bears, ' and others.

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By great turn-of-the-century folklorist with a gift for fine narration. 43 stories include "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Nix Nought Nothing," and many more. 65 illustrations.

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In this first of Jacobs collections, many of the 43 tales will be familiar. Included are 'Jack and the Beanstalk, ' 'The Story of the Three Bears, ' and others.

While other collectors of English folk tales rewrote or left out the crude language of the originals, Joseph Jacobs brought the vigor of colloquial English into his folk tale collections, and such memorable phrases as Fee-fi-fo-fum and chinny chin chin remain the strength of his contributions. Jacobs was born in Sydney, Australia, and emigrated to England to attend Cambridge University. His interests at Cambridge wer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:261 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.68 inPublisher:Dover Publications

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:048621818X

ISBN - 13:9780486218182

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 11

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