This second delightful collection of children's stories contains the following titles: "The Three Goblins", by Mabel G. Taggart; "Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp", edited by Andrew Lang; "Cinderella", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Griffon and Minor Canon", by Frank Stockton; "Beauty and the Beast", by Madame de Villeneuve; "The Frog Prince", by The Brothers Grimm; "Goody Two Shoes", a traditional tale; "How Fear Came", by Rudyard Kipling; "Jack and the Beanstalk", a traditional tale; and many more.
"Excellent Selection of stories"
Beauty and the Beast is one of the world's most famous fairy tales. This is the very first published version of the fairy tale, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. Variations of the tale are known across Europe. It has been enormously popular for centuries. In 1991 the story was made into a Disney animated musical fantasy.
"Beauty before Disney's Beast"
In the Fall of 1918, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her fourteen year-old brother, Daniel, find themselves suddenly orphaned by the Spanish flu epidemic. Their grieving uncle takes them from their home in Portland, Maine to be raised in the Shaker community, where they are separated since males and females are not permitted to live together. Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, is forced to adjust to her new life and the restrictions placed upon her all on her own.
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a wicked streak. She's spent years keeping everyone at a distance - even her closest friends - and it seems her senior year will be more of the same...until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can't seem to stay away from him. What she doesn't know is that Luc works in Acquisitions--for Hell--and she possesses a unique skill set that has the king of Hell tingling with anticipation.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders are so excited to celebrate Hearts and Hooves day! They go on a mission to find a special Valentine for their teacher, Cheerilee, but soon realize they are in big trouble when their love potion spell misfires! Based on the fan favorite television show Friendship Is Magic, which airs on the HUB.
Meet all your favorite ponies in Ponyville! See where Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack all live, and meet their pets, too!
Princess Cadance and Prince Shining Armor take a tour of Equestria from Canterlot to Ponyville! They visit Manehattan, Cloudsdale, and even Appleloosa, sending postcards to Twilight Sparkle along the way. Come join all the fun!
When a little girl gets a plush stingray for her birthday, it makes friends with some of her other toys as they all try to navigate in the world of real people.
Twilight Sparkle tours the Crystal Empire. She attends the Crystal Faire, meets lots of Crystal Ponies, and gets to stay in a special room in the castle with her very own library! Come explore the sparkling world of the Crystal Empire.
Emily Jenkins pens tales that spark the imagination of young listeners. In this sequel to the wildly popular Toys Go Out, Lumphy, Stingray, and Plastic return for a whole new set of adventures. Their little girl is leaving for winter vacation, but she’s forgotten to take them! In these rousing stories, the lovable toys spend their time alone surviving the perils of a blizzard, rescuing the toy mice from the vacuum, and, of course, having a rockin’ dance party with the washing machine.
Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn't feeling as demonic as usual lately... thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can't desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc's allies.
"kind of disappointing"
With the help of the powerful angel Gabe and demon-turned-mortal Luc, Frannie has been able to stay one step ahead of the forces of Hell. But when the demons killed Frannie's best friend and destroyed her brother, they raised the stakes. If Frannie wants to keep her family and friends safe, she knows she has no choice but to go on the run. Their best defense is the power Frannie has been struggling to master, but her attempts to hone her skill go horribly awry. If Frannie doesn't learn fast, the consequences could be devastating - even apocalyptic.
"Thumbelina" is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1835. The story is about a tiny girl and her adventures with toads, moles, "cockchafers" and other small creatures - until she finally meets a tiny prince and lives happily ever after. Over the years, the story has been adapted in various media, including songs and animated films.
Three centuries of bloodsucking, evil vampires are presented to a modern audience in Favorite Vampire Stories: Tales with Bite - Volume 2, a second collection of "classic" vampire short stories. Let your blood run cold as you listen to stories of Victorian vampires, 20th-century vampires, and 21st-century vampires presented by a variety of authors, including noted vampirologist Leslie Ormandy. Ormandy's modern vampires attend college, party in Time Square on New Year's Eve, and haunt the "Gloaming."
"Even better than the first set."