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The Beautiful Blue Jay and Other Tales of India.

A collection of tales told by Indian mothers to their children today, not classical Indian tales, or western tales, but nursery tales from a variety of Indian sources, some not previously written down.

$16.00

 

Hansel and Gretel: a play for little children adapted from the opera.

They don't come more charming than this! Sepia photos of a young children's production of Hansel and Gretel, in costume, "since most of the play is in the woods, out-of-doors performances cannot fail to give the greatest satisfaction.."

$16.00

 

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

 

The Magic Ring, a Picture Story from Yugoslavia. (The Shepherd, Pastir).

The first edition, published in Slovenian and a year later as The Shepherd in English, was a very large oblong book, so the design and the picture quality both suffer in this quarto version. Still a charming story

$35.00

 

Puss in Boots.

A well produced little book on good paper with very amusing animal plates. Note: This book has been sold.

$14.00

 

The Cold Flame.

"A retelling of the tale of a poor retired soldier saved from starvation by a witch, who also gives him a magic flame that he may use for good or evil. Based on the Grimm's tale called "The Blue Light."

$4.01

 

The Rolling Rice Ball.

An old man gained welcome to the mouse community underground when his rice ball rolled down their hole, but then he became too greedy. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$10.00

 

The Sun, The Wind, The Sea and The Rain.

A retelling of the argument as to which was more powerful. Spreads are alternately black drawings on dull gold and bright oil pastel and tempera paintings.

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$8.00

 

Drakestail Visits the King: A Magic Latern Fairy Tale.

"Drakestail may be small, but he has brains, and he knows that a duck can have too many friends."

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$8.00

 

The Blabbermouths.

A traditional folk tale: a poor farmer is offered a chest of gold if he will not tell a living soul, and his wife saves the fortune.

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$4.01

 

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