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Subject: Children's Fairy Tales
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: spike40-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 31 Mar 2005 13:17 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2005 14:17 PDT
Question ID: 503309
I'm searching for a reprint  of a fairy tale book my mother read to me
in the early sixtees. It was published by Reader's Digest and included
both Grims and Hans Christian Anderson tales as well as some others,
like Billy Goats Gruff. It was a red cloth hard cover with a gold
writing on the cover. The pages were illustrated in an old style with
gold leafed pages.

Request for Question Clarification by hummer-ga on 31 Mar 2005 17:21 PST
Hi spike40,

This sounds like your book, but it's from the late sixties, not the
early sixties. Could it be it?

Edited By Belle Becker Sideman, Illustrated by Fritz Kredel
The World's Best Fairy Tales
NY: Reader's Digest, 1967 Hard Cover. Very Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over
7" - 9" tall. 769 classic fairy tales with color illustrations. Book
has red/gold decorative boards;
http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=202168284

"We recommend a book called The World's Best Fairy Tales, first
published in 1967 by Reader's Digest. Along with some of the classics
in this genre, where the 'might makes right' formula applies, there
are some stories with a different twist at the end (we especially
recommend "The Golden-Headed Fish"). Since both types of tales are in
the same book, it gives parents and children the opportunity to
analyze each tale and talk about how the character's troubles were
resolved. Another story that has a powerful message about facing our
demons and thereby transforming them, for slightly older children, is
A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula LeGuin."
http://www.thepeacecompany.com/peacelibrary/askbessbubby.php 

Will look forward to your reply,
hummer
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