Fairy Tales by Jane Ray

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Authentic retellings of twelve familiar and well-loved fairy tales, gorgeously illustrated.

With a poet's ear and deep respect for the magic at the heart of our most resonant fairy tales, acclaimed author Berlie Doherty casts a sumptuous spell. Her masterful and authentic retellings of twelve treasured tales are well-matched by Jane Ray's evocative illustrations. Teeming with rich colors, golden trim patterns, silhouettes, and symbols, these pictures—like the timeless stories they interpret—are to be pored over and cherished. Come back to CINDERELLA, SNOW WHITE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FROG PRINCE, and eight other beloved tales. Enter a haunting world of magic and enchantment.
 

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Jane Ray has been shortlisted three times for the Kate Greenaway Medal. She says of FAIRY TALES, "Illustrating these stories has been the most satisfying of tasks. Fairy tales are the earth beneath our feet, giving us roots and helping us find our place in the world, but they also offer a glimpse of the magical and the enchanted."Berlie Doherty, a two-time winner of the CArnegie Medal, syas that fairy stories are "enchanted dreams. We remember them as if they had been sung to us while we were under the spell of a long, deep sleep.
 
Published August 28, 2000 by Candlewick. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Two accomplished artists here join forces to create a fairy tale anthology. The happy-ever-after result is this elegant volume, which blends Doherty's (Dear Nobody) superb retellings of 12 favorite st

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Two accomplished artists here join forces to create a fairy tale anthology.

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Los Angeles Review of Books

June 11th, 2012 reset - + This is the first of two installments of memorial tributes to Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, produced by major critics and authors in the science fiction and fantasy field.

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The Ranting Dragon

The Fairy Godmother is the first book in Mercedes Lackey’s Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.

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