This beautiful book offers 17 of the best-loved fairy tales belonging to French, Danish, German, and Polish cultures. Written in beautiful and lively language, this new edition of timeless classics has been carefully adapted to meet the expectations and needs of today's younger readers. Indeed, small children will welcome it with keen interest, readily making it their favorite first book of fairy tales.
Deep beneath the ocean lay the beautiful and magical kingdom of King Neptune. He had six mermaid daughters, the youngest of whom was considered to be unsurpassed in her beauty. They lived a wonderful and carefree existence in their underwater arcadia. The world beyond was an uncertain and dangerous place and for this reason all mermaids were forbidden to travel up to the surface before their fifteenth birthday.
Sleeping Beauty has enchanted generations, young and old alike. The king and queen have a fervent wish; to bear a son or daughter. Their wish is answered when a beautiful princess is born. Unfortunately, at the banquet to celebrate the daughter's birth, an evil fairy places a curse on the child, when she is 15 she will be pricked by a spinning wheel and fall into a deep slumber. But such is the joy of the occasion that the curse is forgotten and seldom recalled as the child grows up.