"There's nowt so queer as folk!": a saying from the North of England from where the author hails... The truth of this saying is seen these five fascinating stories that trace these idiosyncracies and enhance them with a good sprinkle of humour and precise observation. If you see yourself in this book have a good laugh, know you are human and forgive the author!
La historia trata de un joven pobre en una ciudad de Medio Oriente llamado Aladino, que es reclutado por un brujo malvado, haciéndose pasar por hermano de su fallecido padre, para que le ayude a recuperar una lámpara de aceite maravillosa de una cueva mágica que apresa a quien entra en ella. Después de que el brujo malvado intenta traicionarle, Aladino se queda con la lámpara y descubre que puede invocar a un hosco genio que está obligado a servir a la persona que posea la "lámpara maravillosa".
Nandishwar the loyal bull wants to express his gratitude to his master, Paramsukh. He comes up with a plan to help Paramsukh win a large amount of money. But Paramsukh behaves in a totally unexpected way and Nandishwar tries to teach him a lesson.
Classic Grimm Brothers, this tale follows seven young goats that do their best to follow "Mama's" advice while she is away, but wolves can be so devious. The wolf apparently failed to read the script first or he might not have chosen to confront the goats.
The Selfish Giant wouldn't share his garden with the neighbourhood children. That’s when Nature deserts him. Then slowly, the Giant realises that the children are the most beautiful flowers in his garden. Oscar Wilde’s "The Selfish Giant" is an endearing story of selfless love.
For Mrs Claus, the warmth, purpose and spirit of Christmas means meticulous detail to her dearly held Christmas traditions. Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without them! When a few rambunctious reindeer and a runaway sleigh threaten to ruin Mrs Claus's most important symbol of Christmas and her most precious tradition, panic ensues!
Ghasiram loves the smell of pancakes but as it happens he loves his money even more. The miserable miser spends hours evolving a plan on how to make the pancakes and not share them with anyone, even his own family! Just when he feels he has the situation under control, a mysterious visitor changes it all.
It's Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is sick. Mrs. Claus is certain the Winter Warlock has something to do with Santa's sudden illness. It's a dangerous mission, but a group of brave elves are willing to face the unknown while a sweet little reindeer tends to Santa. Join the Candy Cane Gang as they go on a journey to save Christmas.
A young man named Emelya is imprisoned by an evil tsar. Alex and Katie rush to the rescue. When they stop by a log cabin to ask for directions, a creature in a sheepskin's coat with green furry hands opens the door. His emerald eyes shine a bright green light right at Alex and Katie. Is he a friend or an enemy? Will Alex and Katie find Emelya? Will they return safely to Aunt Karina's house?
Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One offers traditional and new original folktales that explore the love, joy and challenges between mothers and children. "Epaminondas", a traditional folktale told to Becky Parker Geist by her mother, is about a boy who tries so hard to please his mother, but can't seem to get it right. "Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child", is a touching story about searching for home.
Phasie has just made up with Astra when new problems arise. He is afraid to embarrass himself in front of her due to his inability to swim, and the evil Faw is once again pursing them. To cope with these troubles, Phasie will have to experience new wonders and adventures. Ten original and educational fairy tales for teaching children and their parents to control their dreams and use their skills to accomplish a variety of goals in everyday life.
Nova Scotia, 1952. Not exactly the place you'd expect to run into pirates. But an old mariner, his boat driven ashore in a gale, brings with him enough stories about buccaneers and their lore to make it seem that he must have had firsthand experience of the pirate life. But how is that possible?
The prince loses his true love when an evil witch transforms her into a white duck. The witch then takes her place in the palace, in the form of the princess, fooling the unsuspecting prince. But when his sons, whose existence he never knew of, are in danger, the princess ventures into the palace once more.
The remarkable history of the legendary Christmas dragon, wherein the pleasant, ordinary lives of citizens in a tiny Medieval kingdom are interrupted when an angry witch "vanishes" their young, beloved royal twins. When eight-year-old Sarai gets lost in the royal forest, meeting a friendly young Dragon, the new King's Champion is sent out to rescue her and slay the Dragon.
Princess Ellie is pony-mad! She loves helping out at the stables and riding her ponies. It's so long since she learned to ride on Shadow, her Shetland pony, that now her feet touch the ground when she's riding him. The King thinks she looks silly and decides to sell Shadow. But Ellie can't bear to lose him. Can she invent a plan to save Shadow?
Priyanka lived with her grandmother who lived in a large house with a lot of sad memories. Muthashi was angry with the world and was hard on Priyanka who always seemed to be about doing things to annoy her. Then Priyanka found a friend: a turtle who gave her all the love she was craving for. But Keertivarman the turtle fell ill and Priyanka had to make a decision.
A poor farmer goes into the woods and comes upon an enchanted lime tree that grants his wishes. But his greed has no limit and every time a wish is granted, he wants more. A wonderful folk-tale from Russia.
Mallika's grandmother notices that Mallika no longer visits her favourite perch, the mango tree. She finds out the reason for it is that a non-poisonous snake has taken residence in that very tree. Mallika and her brother have been taught to respect animals and not to fear them. Strangely Mallika who once saved her brother from a snake seems to be scared of snakes. It's time for Mallika's grandmother to tell them a story.
Damu lived in a fantasy world where everything he did was transformed into an adventure in his head. The only problem was that it was difficult to get Damu to do much, not even buying oil from a shop. Naushad the old fisherman had watched Damu and remembers what it was to be young. He joins Damu with his father and uncle one fishing trip and shows everyone why it is sometimes important to remain a child.
While wandering through the dark forest, Diyamol comes upon a pitiful sight-a wounded baby elephant trapped by poachers. She finds that being brave in the face of trouble comes easy to her. That day, Diya finds herself a friend and playmate in Unni. And soon she learns that being a real friend to Unni would mean never having to see him again.
When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit-hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And there begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears, and attending the very maddest of tea parties.
Percy Jackson isn't expecting freshman orientation to be any fun. But when a mysterious mortal acquaintance appears on campus, followed by demon cheerleaders, things quickly move from bad to worse.
This volume contains a collection of fairy tales from a wide array of classical works. These immortal tales include "The Enchanted Stag", "Twelve Brothers", "Puss in Boots", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Light Princess", "Beauty and the Beast", "Hansel and Gretel", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor", and "The Story of Aladdin, or the Wonderful Lamp".
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.
"A children's story for adults"
The Children's Book Of Christmas Stories is a wonderful assortment of 35 Christmas-themed tales that have been chosen by editor Asa Dickinson. Authors include Charles Dickens, Hans Christian Andersen, Susan Coolidge, and Elizabeth Harrison. Whether it is for children, or for family gatherings, everyone is sure to be captivated and enthralled!
"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, 'Can we do this anonymously?' Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week." So begins Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic - and sarcastic asides - to the classics.
"It is so Great to have Jesse Bernstein back!"
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
A collection of classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales, pulled from Margaret Hunt's 1884 translation. Including: The Little Brother and Little Sister", "Hansel and Gretel", "Oh, If I Could but Shiver!", "Dummling and the Three Feathers", "Little Snow-White", "Frederick and Catherine", "The Valiant Little Tailor", "Little Red-Cap", "The Golden Goose", "Bearskin", "Cinderella", "Faithful John", "The Water of Life", "Thumbling", "Briar Rose", and "The Six Swans," among others.
"More funny than "grimm" ."
Everyone in the kingdom of Bimmelburg fears the Two Headed Dragon. It lives in a cave nearby and flies over the kingdom everyday, terrorizing the people there. One day a small boy makes his way to the Two Headed Dragon’s cave to defeat it and to free Bimmelburg of fear. But the feat the boy achieves by confronting the dragon is far greater.
The King of Hameleen / Was once so mean / That he made life one bad dream / He would stomp his feet and frown / He would yell and throw down his crown / With his desserts he would take careful aim / And have his subjects ducking cupcakes, as fast as they came / Until one day little Ned / Took aim at the King’s big, big head.
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change.
"Warning Gushing Ahead…….."
Here is a collection of the Oscar Wilde's famous fairy tales, read by a cast of leading British actors. Additional narrators include Geoffrey Palmer O.B.E., Sir Donald Sinden, and Elaine Stritch. Music: 'Reverie De Sebastian' by Steve Davies.
"Poignant Modern Fairy Tales Wonderfully Read"
Down Through The Chimney: The magic of Christmas comes alive as a little boy watches Santa eat the cookies left out for him, then sees Santa wink to him before climbing back up the chimney. This cute rhyme is sure to become every child's favorite!
"A mish mash of stuff, some ok, some terrible"
Here are 22 charming Japanese Fairy Tales, translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki, including "My Lord Bag of Rice", "The Tongue-Cut Sparrow", "The Story of Urashima Taro, the Fisher Lad", "The Farmer and the Badger", "The Shinansha, or the South Pointing Carriage", "The Adventures of Kintaro, the Golden Boy", "The Story of Princess Hase", "The Story of the Man Who Did Not Wish to Die", "The Bamboo-Cutter and the Moonchild", "The Mirror of Matsuyama", and more.
In the fifth adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series, someone has stolen the Fire-Stone. Now the volcano on Volcano Island has become active and the tremors are hatching the eggs of the Exterminator dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop the Volcano from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators?
"Another Excellent Audiobook."
Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim’s fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter’s grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz.
Download eight timeless audio tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s magnificent fairy tales. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince.
"Older Gradeschoolers Please"
Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick, here are the stories of the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today. Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot....
"The best way to read the Book of Greek Myths!"
This delightfully imaginative tale is always a popular favorite among children. Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse who lives in a garden, must move her family before the farmer begins plowing. Will the rats of NIMH - a group of highly intelligent laboratory rats - help her find a solution to her dilemma?
"FANTASTIC STORY, FUN AND ENTERTAINING."
With this first book in Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales series, the famed comedian, actor, and best-selling author delivers a hilarious retelling of an old fairytale favorite that will appeal to adults and children alike. Maybe you’ve heard about the Pied Piper before, with his strange music and those pompous townspeople and pesky rats. Or maybe you haven’t. But one thing is for sure: you’ve never heard it quite like this.
"Wow! What a whimsical world Russell Brand creates!"
Here are some of the finest fairytales from around the world - most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," three from "The Arabian Nights," and many more. Andrew Lang was one of the most famous literary critics around 1900. He also edited a series of children's fable books that preserved and illustrated a host of tales which are still used extensively today.
A magical storyteller's timeless tales. Here are 127 of Andersen's classic stories, translated by "Mrs. Edgar Lucas" in the 19th century. Included are such well-known tales as "The Emperor's New Suit", "The Little Match-Seller", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Snow Queen".
"Horrible Translation of Hans Christian Anderson"
These classic fables use simple allegories to convey universal truths. Though it is unkown if Aesop ever actually existed, dating back to the sixth century, BC, these fables are known in cultures throughout the world and have been translated into many languages.
"Proverbs give the lesson, Aesop the backstory"
A collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the famous Brothers Grimm. Their most famous tales are instantly recognizeable: "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Frog Prince." The collection is often known today as "Grimms' Fairy Tales".
"Wonderfully read, but most tales not for kids"
This collection of 10 time-honored tales brims with enchantment, whimsy, and sly humor. Assembled by a renowned poet and student of Gaelic language and culture, this edition includes "The Birth of Bran", "The Little Brawl at Allen", "The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran", "Becuma of the White Skin", "Mongan's Frenzy", and other stories.
"Great Celtic stories"
India is often reputed to be the home of the fairy tale. Here are some of the best from the sub-continent, from the Jatakas to the folktales of Kashmir. You'll hear stories about the evil magician Punchkin, the magic fiddle, and more.
This is George Dasent's classic collection of Scandinavian folklore. This is not about Norse mythology per se; so if you are looking for tales of Odin, Loki, and Freya etc., you will have to look elsewhere. Rather, this is an anthology of folk tales, similar to the Grimm Brothers', or Campbell's Popular Tales of the West Highlands. All of the usual suspects are in place, including giants, trolls, witches, evil step-siblings, magical boons and tasks, and anthropomorphic animals.
"Good Stories, Some Short, Others Very Long"
The original story of Aladdin is a Middle-Eastern folk tale. It concerns an impoverished young man named Aladdin. He is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb, who passes himself off as the brother of Aladdin's late father and convinces Aladdin and his mother of his goodness by making arrangements to set up the lad as a wealthy merchant. His real motive is to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave.
While fairy tales were not originally intended for children, they have become a staple of children's literature since the early 19th century. Here is a collection of English fairy tales, including many stories you will remember from childhood.
Compiled by American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer Hamilton Wright Mabie, here is a fantastic collection of classic legends from ancient mythology, The classical work of Hawthorne has been generously drawn upon. Included are "Three Golden Apples"; "Pomegranate Seeds"; "Chimera"; "Golden Touch"; "Gorgon's Head"; "Dragon's Teeth"; "Miraculous Pitcher"; "Paradise of Children", and more.
A great listen for children! American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum includes classic stories that will keep your child riveted. In fact, it will keep the average adult entranced! The story lines and scenery created by the author are a thing of beauty. Vivid conversations between characters create an imaginary paradise your son or daughter can wander through for ages to come.
Ganesha has an elephant’s head, a pot belly and a rollicking sense of fun. Full of mischief, he fools around with gods and humans alike. He is also wise and shrewd, gentle and compassionate.
"a must have for library"
In this specially priced collection, you'll get both the best selling The Abs Diet and its companion audiobook, The Abs Diet Personal Trainer.
Rip Van Winkle lives in a nice village at the foot of New York's Catskill Mountains. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. After encountering strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins, and after drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes up 20 years later and returns to his village.
"Excellent Story! Listen with your Children!"