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  • The Brothers Grimm

    Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairytales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves and sometimes even save the men they love. These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince. Stories included: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel, A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs, Cap...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer. Includes: 'Connla and the Fairy Maiden', 'Guleesh', 'The Field of Boliauns', 'The Horned Women', 'Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary', 'The Shepherd of Myddvai', 'The Sprightly Tailor', 'The Story of Deirdre', 'Munachar and Manachar', 'Gold Tree and Silver Tree', 'King O'Toole and his Goose', 'Jack and his Comrades', 'The Shee An',...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    The Celtic folk tales collected by the leading British folklorist Joseph Jacobs (1854-1916) introduced the children of the world to the special vision and color, the unique magic of the Celtic folk imagination. Here are three stories from this timeless masterpiece, presenting the most colorful characters of it all: King O'Toole and his goose, The Haughty Princess, Jack and his...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: _SAY THIS /Three times, with your eyes shut_/ Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m'fhóidín dúthaigh. _And you will see/What you will see_ A loose translation of this Gaelic phrase is "I sense the smell of a sweet, enchanting Irishman around my dear...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales, but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    A collection of traditional English fairy tales. (description by Joy...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    This book is a fine collection of Indian fairy tales, some are folklore, some are from the Jataka tales, and some from panchatantra. (Summary by...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    "This volume will come, I fancy, as a surprise both to my brother folk-lorists and to the public in general. It might naturally have been thought that my former volume (English Fairy Tales) had almost exhausted the scanty remains of the traditional folk-tales of England. Yet I shall be much disappointed if the present collection is not found to surpass the former in interest and vivacity, while for the most part it goes over hitherto untrodden ground, the majority of the tales in this book have either never appeared before, or have never been brought between the same boards." - Summary from the...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    Enjoy this fantastic edition of The Three Little Pigs, read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this delightful retelling of a classic tale will have you captivated from start to finish. The late, great Richard "Rik" Mayall was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the '80s, who formed a famous comedy partnership with Ade Edmondson, and featured in numerous cult classic sitcoms, including The Young Ones, Bottom, Blackadder, and Guest House Paradiso, among others. On 9th June 2014, at the age of 56, a massive blow was dealt to the world of comedy, as Rik passed...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

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  • Joseph Jacobs

    Maritim est l'un des labels radiophoniques les plus populaires sur le marché allemand. Nous présentons ici des contes de fées internationaux connus en...read more

  • Joseph Jacobs

    LOS TRES CERDITOS Y EL LOBO FEROZ. ¿Qué es más importante, pasarlo bien y disfrutar de la vida y del presente, o trabajar y esforzarse todo el tiempo para sentirse seguro? De eso trata esta famosa fábula, que nos cuenta la historia de tres cerditos que, tras dejar la granja donde vivían, tuvieron que aprender a ser responsables de sus propias vidas. A través de los personajes de este cuento el niño se identifica con las diferentes etapas de madurez, y comprende la importancia de conjugar la constancia y el trabajo con el placer y la diversión. No te pierdas esta fantástica adaptación de uno de los cuentos clásicos más famosos de todos los tiempos. Interpretado por ACTORES...read more

  • Aesop

    Enjoy this excellent collection of animal stories read by the wonderful voices of Brenda and Robin Markwell. Eight brilliant retellings of well-known tales that will captivate your children from start to finish, from The Three Little Pigs to the enchanting world of Puss In Boots, and many more. This is a collection you don't want to...read more

  • Hugh Fraser

    This amusing yarn has lots of tears in it, but all the same, it will make you laugh. It’s about a man who goes in search of three people even more silly than his fiance and her parents. And he soon finds them...read more

  • Eli Berman

    Small Wars, Big Data provides groundbreaking perspectives for how small wars can be better strategized and favorably won to the benefit of the local population. The authors show that a revolution in the study of conflict-enabled by vast data, rich qualitative evidence, and modern methods-yields new insights into terrorism, civil wars, and foreign interventions. Modern warfare is not about struggles over territory but over people; civilians-and the information they might choose to provide-can turn the tide at critical junctures. The authors draw practical lessons from the past two decades of conflict in locations ranging from Latin America and the Middle East to Central and Southeast Asia....read more