by Carlo Collodi
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott company 1916
Number of pages: 268
Pinocchio plays pranks upon the kindly woodcarver Geppetto, is duped by the Fox and the Cat, kills the pedantic Talking Cricket, and narrowly escapes death, with the help of the blue-haired Fairy. A wooden puppet without strings, Pinocchio is a tragicomic figure, a poor, illiterate, naughty peasant boy who has few choices in life but usually chooses to shirk his responsibilities and get into trouble. This sly and imaginative novel, alternately catastrophic and ridiculous, takes Pinocchio from one predicament to the next, and finally to an optimistic, if uncertain, ending.
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by Hans Christian Andersen
A collection of fairy tales by the well-known writer features such popular tales as The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Real Princess, The Shoes of Fortune, The Snow Queen, The Bell, The Old House, The Happy Family, The Story of a Mother, etc.
by R. Wilhelm - Frederick A. Stokes Company
These fairy tales from ancient China have a Far Eastern glow about them. Some, like The Lady of the Moon, are exquisitely poetic. Others, such as The Kindly Magician, are filled with black magic. All tales will appeal to young and old alike.
by Yei Theodora Ozaki - Houghton Mifflin Company
I have invented none of these stories. They are taken from many sources, and in clothing them with an English dress my work has been that of adapter rather than translator. In picturesqueness of conception Japanese stories yield the palm to none.
by Andrew Lang - eBooks@Adelaide
The famed folklorist collects 37 tales of enchantment, ranging from the familiar ('Rapunzel', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', and 'The Golden Goose') to lesser-known stories ('The Voice of Death', 'The Enchanted Pig', and 'The Master Thief').