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by Julie Downing,Mary Hoffman

eBook A First Book of Fairy Tales download ISBN: 0756621070
Author: Julie Downing,Mary Hoffman
Publisher: DK Children; Reprint edition (July 3, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 80
ePub: 1123 kb
Fb2: 1752 kb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: lrf lrf mobi lit
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humor to all her stories and retellings. It ended up not being the book I had though. But it’s still a great first book of fairy tails

Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humor to all her stories and retellings. Her titles for DK include Henry's Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Her best-known picture books are Amazing Grace, Three Wise Women, and An Angel Just Like Me. Mary lives in Oxfordshire with her husband, and they have three daughters. But it’s still a great first book of fairy tails. It’s a simple set of stories, shortened up as to not lose the interest of little minds.

This book of fairy tales would be suited to reading aloud to a year three or four class. The book could also inspire the older children (those of ten or eleven) to write their own versions during a creative writing task or to act out in a drama activity. Hoffman's attention to moving the narrative forward without getting bogged down in details makes it well suited to the youngest of readers/ listeners. Also, while well known tales are included (see below for a list), the twists, turns and outcomes will surprise, as this is not a Disney-fied rendition.

Mary Hoffman, Julie Downing. From Brothers Grimm to Hans Christian Andersen, this beautifully illustrated anthology contains a range of the classic fairy tale stories any child would love to grow up reading. As well as favourites such as Cinderella, The Snow Queen and Jack and the Beanstalk, DK's A First Book of Fairy Tales also includes some wonderful stories that you might not know, such as The Fisherman and his Wife and Diamonds and Toads. Introduce your little one to the characters that enchanted you as a child and the nostalgic stories you could not put down!

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature.

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature

By Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Julie Downing. In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children

By Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Julie Downing. By Mary Hoffman Illustrated by Julie Downing. In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children.

A First Book of Fairytales includes everlasting favourites such as Sleeping Beauty, The Princess and the Pea, and Cinderella, while A First Book of Myths brings well-known tales to life including The Fall of Icarus, How Butterflies Began, and The Kingdom Under the Sea. Brought together in a beautiful slipcase, A First Book of Fairytales and A First Book of Myths are the perfect gift for a young loved one. Full contents Fairytales: Cinderella, The Selfish Giant, Rapunzel, Jack and th. .

Illustrated by Julie Downing.

Featuring Julie Downing's illustrations, this book offers a retelling of fourteen classic stories, which include tales like Cinderella . The purchase of this book was a complete mistake. Pouland has better children's fairy tales books

Featuring Julie Downing's illustrations, this book offers a retelling of fourteen classic stories, which include tales like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Fisherman and his Wife and Diamonds and Toads. Pouland has better children's fairy tales books. Verified purchase: Yes Condition: New. by hetul lajja14 Nov, 2018.

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children. Old favorites, such as "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk," are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as "The Fisherman and his Wife" and "Diamonds and Toads." Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing's illustrations bring the characters to life. The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the way, there is a wealth of magic and fun to be enjoyed.
Comments: (7)
Androrim
You do get the gist of the stories but the magic gets lost in the simplification. As a child I would get absorbed in these stories for hours and hours. They fueled my imagination as I thought about these far away places and times and possibilities of extraordinary things happening to ordinary people. Reading these awkwardly shorter versions made me frown and cringe. This is a classic example of how we sometimes dumb down stories for younger ears but lose the wonder of the them in the process.
Zonama
Arrived in great packaging and 2 days ahead of the earliest exspected arrival date. I purchased it thinking it was a book I had in my childhood. It ended up not being the book I had though. But it’s still a great first book of fairy tails. It’s a simple set of stories, shortened up as to not lose the interest of little minds.
asAS
This has all the classics in it and is in no way a bad book, but it's not great either. Some of the stories are so short that they take away from the story. The illustrations are not as pretty as I was hoping for in a fairytale book. As you can see in one of these photos the cover is very thin. If you are looking for a cheaply priced book with a decent amount of classical fairytales in it look no further. If you're looking for a keepsake book I would look elsewhere for something better in quality.
Vispel
As a young child, I remember understanding "the moral of the story" when reading the old-school Grimm's fairy tales and Aesops fables. And I read the old style, kinda creepy ones. However, this book tells the stories in a way where both my husband and I, when reading them to our little one, really don't get it...they are not told in a way that clearly, or even metaphorically! makes sense as far as a "point". In many of the re-tellings, the base storyline makes no sense. I usually LOVE DK books. But I would not recommend this one. Moral of the story? Don't buy it.
Coidor
Short stories to read to the LO. The stories are quite different that I grew up being told. But that could just be to protect from Disney Copyrights. IE the little mermaid gets taken by spirits in the sky when she doesn't get her prince charming? But other than the different endings. It is an easy read and little little girl seems to enjoy them.
Kajikus
I bought this for a baby shower - yes I realize she won't be able to read it for quite some time. I grew up listening to my parents read me fairy tales and this collection really covers some of the greats. Sure, they're very short and missing a lot of the complex details that really make people connect to them, but the story lines are still the same. This collection is a great way to introduce very young children to fairy tales without boring them or frightening them. This book is for the beginning reader, not for a child that has been able to read for quite some time. I cannot wait for the little princess to grow up so she can read these to her mother and brothers.
Gagas
Loved the illustrations but some of the stories felt a little rushed. I guess it's because the authors were trying to cram 14 stories in approximately 80 pages. So what I end up doing is adding a little of my own twist to make it a little smoother.

At the end of the book there was a page with some information about the original writers of the stories which I thought was an added bonus.
Great stories reading to go with our sonlight homeschooling definitely recommend