fairytale

Rapunzel, Grimm, Felix Hoffmann, illustrator.

Rapunzel.

Lyrical stone lithos in greys, russets, dull golds and greens of Rapunzel's story, with a terrifying witch. In German. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$65.00

 

Folk Tale Books and Fairy Tale Books

We have several hundred folk and fairy tales for sale, from a collection begun in my early days of teaching, when teachers had time to create curriculum and children had time to read. To make the collection easier to browse, we have organized the books into shorter lists. Note that older vs. modern books are sorted by illustrator, not author.

Hans in Luck.

In this old tale, Hans feels lucky every time he makes an exchange, from gold to nothing in hand, but he is luckiest to be home again! Large bright pictures fill the page in a frieze-like layout, with a line of text running along the bottom margin.

$14.00

 

The Shepherd (Pastir, later published as The Magic Ring).

A fairy tale of a cowherd, a princess, an Emperor, and a kingdom, illustrated with little figures in a surreal folkloric landscape that looks almost like a toy set. One illustration contains a car and the date 1957.

$75.00

 

King Thrushbeard.

When the selfish princess insults her royal suitor, the king has had enough. She will have to marry the first man to come in the door. It happens to be the minstrel, and she will have to learn to work.

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$10.00

 

Shoes Fit For a King. Bill, Helen E. /Louis Slobodkin, ill.Franklin Watts, (1956

Shoes Fit For a King.

A fairy tale about some overconfident shoes. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$18.00

 

Red Riding Hood, a McLoughlin Pantomime Toy Book (1891)

Red Riding Hood, a McLoughlin Pantomime Toy Book.

A little theater with changing scenes and an audience can be formed by this ingenious and beautiful book. Center opening to form six scenes, with audience on verso, and a full page scene on inside back wrap. McLoughlin published several of these Pantomime Toy Books of fairy tales, perhaps inspired by Dean's earlier ones. NOTE: This book has been sold.

$235.00

 

The Nightingale.

Delicate watercolours influenced by Chinese paintings illustrate this version.

$9.00

 

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