English Fairy Tales

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Tom tit tot -- The three sillies -- The rose-tree -- The old woman and her pig -- How jack went to seek his fortune -- Mr. Vinegar -- Nix nought nothing -- Jack Hannaford -- Binnorie -- Mouse and mouser -- Cap o' rushes -- Teeny-tiny -- Jack and the beanstalk -- The story of the three little pigs -- The master and his pupil -- Titty mouse and tatty mouse -- Jack and his golden snuff-box -- The story of the three bears -- Jack the giant-killer -- Henny-penny -- Childe Rowland -- Molly Whuppie -- The red ettin -- The golden arm -- The history of Tom Thumb -- Mr. Fox -- Lazy Jack -- Johnny-cake -- Earl Mar's daughter -- Mr. Miacca -- Whittington and his cat -- The strange visitor -- The laidly worm of Spindleston Heugh -- The cat and the mouse -- The fish and the ring -- The magpie's nest -- Kate Crackernuts -- The cauld lad of Hilton -- The ass, the table, and the stick -- Fairy ointment -- The well of the world's end -- Master of all masters -- The three heads of the well.

#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At  the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.