free ebooks

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know

In ultimate importance it outranks the arithmetic


The

fairy tale belongs to the child and ought always to be within his reach, not only because it is his special literary form and his nature craves it, but because it is one of the most vital of the textbooks offered to him in the school of life. In ultimate importance it outranks the arithmetic, the grammar, the geography, the manuals of science; for without the aid of the imagination none of these books is really comprehensible.

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE,

March, 1905.

FAIRY TALES

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

ONE EYE, TWO EYES, THREE EYES (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

THE MAGIC MIRROR (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

THE ENCHANTED STAG (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

HANSEL AND GRETHEL (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

THE STORY OF ALADDIN; OR, THE WONDERFUL LAMP ("Arabian Nights' Entertainments")

THE HISTORY OF ALI BABA, AND OF THE FORTY ROBBERS KILLED BY ONE SLAVE ("Arabian Nights' Entertainments")

THE SECOND VOYAGE OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR ("Arabian Nights' Entertainments")

THE WHITE CAT (From the tale by the Comtesse d'Aulnoy)

justify;">THE GOLDEN GOOSE (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

THE TWELVE BROTHERS (Grimm's Fairy Tales)

THE FAIR ONE WITH THE GOLDEN LOCKS (From the tale by the Comtesse d'Aulnoy)

TOM THUMB (First written in prose in 1621 by Richard Johnson)

BLUE BEARD (From the French tale by Charles Perrault)

CINDERELLA; OR, THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER (From the French tale by Charles Perrault)

PUSS IN BOOTS (From the French tale by Charles Perrault)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD (From the French tale by Charles Perrault)

JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK (Said to be an allegory of the Teutonic Al-fader, The tale written in French by Charles Perrault)

JACK THE GIANT KILLER (From the old British legend told by Geoffrey of Monmouth, of Corineus the Trojan)

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (From the French tale by Charles Perrault)

THE THREE BEARS (Robert Southey)

THE PRINCESS ON THE PEA (From the tale by Hans Christian Andersen)

THE UGLY DUCKLING (From the tale by Hans Christian Andersen)

THE LIGHT PRINCESS (George MacDonald)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (From the French tale by Madame Gabrielle de Villeneuve)


eBook Search
Social Sharing
Share Button
About us

freefictionbooks.org is a collection of free ebooks that can be read online. Ebooks are split into pages for easier reading and better bookmarking.

We have more than 35,000 free books in our collection and are adding new books daily.

We invite you to link to us, so as many people as possible can enjoy this wonderful free website.

© 2010-2013 freefictionbooks.org - All Rights Reserved.

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us