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Whimsical and romantic images that continue to enchant children and adults alike.
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English author Flora Annie Steel (1847 1929) lived in India for more than two decades, where she wrote a popular history of the country and collected regional folktales.

Arthur Rackham (1867 1939) was an English artist and a leading figure in the early 20th century's Golden Age of Illustration.

He interpreted scenes from fairy tales, opera, and Shakespearean comedy with whimsical and romantic images that continue to enchant children and adults alike.  

English Fairy Tales (fiction)
Flora Annie Steel (Author)
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I was pleasantly surprised by the book, as I half expected the original 1814 stories to be changed to suit younger children, but I was very happy to find the tales remain as they was when they were originally written just as I wanted. 

Some of the tales are quite dark but don't let that put you off as they contain important morals within them. The short stories really give you a feel of older times and what it must have been like in the 1700's 1800's. The tales are quite different from the modern day versions adapted for young children. I have been reading the tales to my younger brother & sister (9 yrs & 13 yrs) before bed, and they enjoy the stories as much as I do in there original version. 

Some tales my brother & sister have found amusing for example LAZY JACK. The illustrations in this book are few & far between & not very goo in my opinion anyway, which I see as a positive side as they can then captivate the imagination which is a more powerful tool than the use of pictures. 

This book includes some of the famous fairy tales we all know & love but you will see them in another light when you read the original versions of them. I much rather prefer the old versions myself. They are also good to read to slightly older children (age 7 & above I'd say) as it will make them think more about the message behind the tales. Excellent value for money! 
This was the first book I decided to read to my baby daughter. She is a little too young to offer any feedback on the stories so I will offer my opinion. I was shocked to read what we assume are the original versions of stories such as "Babes in the wood" and "Little red riding hood". 

If like me your memory of "Red Riding Hood" ends with the woodcutter killing the wolf...then you would be shocked to find out what happens in this version! Many of the stories are quite dark. However, most if not all contain important morales. 

The illustrations are few and far between and I would not be quick to mention them as a selling point! However, for the price I don't think you can complain. 
I am currently reading this book on the Kindle of course. It is a lovely book to read. Very "chocolate box!" Full of cosy stories like Dick Whittington & His Cat, and "Jack And The Beanstalk." Well worth a read. 
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