Illustration of a large magical white horse arriving next to a Romani family who are camping in the snow. From Yokki and the Parno Gry

Themed book list: Fairy tales and folktales

Explore tales from around the globe including Aesop's Fables, the Grimm Brother's fairy tales, James Berry’s Anancy-Spiderman and Sally Pomme Clayton’s and Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif’s The Phoenix of Persia.

Fairy tales

Blackberry Blue and other fairy tales by Jamila Gavin, illustrated by Richard Collingridge

Blackberry Blue by Jamilla Gavin

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Hansel and Gretel and other stories, illustrated by Kay Nielsen ('Hansel and Gretel', 'The Juniper Tree' and 'Rumpelstiltskin')

Front cover for 'Hansel and Gretel and other stories', illustrated by Kay Nielsen. White cover. The title is in gold. Also in gold a female figure in a dress, her hair streaming behind her, arms out stretched, runs towards the the spine of the book.

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Usage terms Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories, illustrated by Kay Nielsen (1925), reproduced by permission of Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London imprint, EC4Y 0DZ.

Cinderella, retold by C S Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella, retold by C S Evans and illustrated by Arthur Rackham

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Stories from Hans Andersen, illustrated by Edmund Dulac ('The Nightingale', 'The Real Princess' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes')

A woman is lying in a four poster bed. She has so many mattresses stacked beneath her that she is nearly touching the ceiling of the bedroom.

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Usage terms Stories from Hans Andersen, With illustrations by Edmund Dulac (Hodder & Stoughton, 1911). Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.

Marshall's edition of Cinderella

Marshall's edition of Cinderella [page: frontispiece]

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Little Red Riding Hood, 1810

1810 edition of Little Red Riding Hood [page: 1-2]. The illustration on page 1 shows a child, her mother, and their cat sitting in front of the fire reading and sewing. The image on page 2 show the mother given her daughter a pie. Her daughter is standing outside the front door. She is wearing a long red hooded cloak.

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Fables, folk tales and legends

Usage terms The Phoenix of Persia © Tiny Owl Publishing, 2019, written by Sally Pomme Clayton ©2019 and illustrated by Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif ©2019. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.
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I am Hua Mulan (Wo shi Hua Mulan) by Qin Wenjun, illustrated by Yu Rong

I am Hua Mulan (Wo shi Hua Mulan) by Qin Wenjun, illustrated by Yu Rong

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Usage terms © 2017 text by Qin Wenjun, illustration by Yu Rong, published by China Children's Press and Publication Group.

Yokki and the Parno Gry by Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby, illustrated by Marieke Nelissen

A family of twelve and their dog, sit on the back of the Parno Gry. The Parno Gry is depicted as a very large while horse with a grey main and tail. The horse is decorated with white birds.

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Usage terms Yokki and the Parno Gry. Reproduced by kind permission of Child's Play (International) Ltd.
Text copyright © 2016 Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby.
Illustrations copyright © 2016 Child's Play (International) Ltd. First published 2016 by Child's Play.
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Gobble You Up! by Gita Wolf, illustrated by Sunita

Gobble You Up! by Gita Wolf, illustrated by Sunita

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Usage terms Text by Gita Wolf and illustrations by Sunita for 'Gobble You Up!'
Original Edition © Tara Books Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India www.tarabooks.com

Mamy Wata et le monstre (Mamy Wata and the monster) by Véronique Tadjo

The front cover of Mamy Wata and the Monster. The illustration depicts Mamy Wata as a mermaid with multi-coloured hair surrounded by fish.

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The Best of the Bargain: adapted from a Polish folktale by Janina Domanska

The Best of the Bargain: adapted from a Polish folktale by Janina Domanska

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Anancy-Spiderman by James Berry: corrected proofs, illustration and book jacket illustrated by Joseph Olubo

Anancy-Spiderman by James Berry corrected proofs

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The Hare and the Tortoise, and other stories by Clarke Hutton

The Hare and the Tortoise, and other stories by Clarke Hutton

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Aesop’s Fables printed by William Caxton, 1484

Page 152 from Aesop’s Fables as printed by William Caxton, 1484. The illustration show a wolf inspecting supporting the hoof of a donkey in its paw as the donkey raises a back leg towards the wolf's face.

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Inspired by fairy tales

King & King by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland

Pages 24-25 of 'King & King' by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. Double page illustration. A wedding scene. Guests sit in pews to watch the two princes exchange their vows. A lady dances in the aisle. The Queen, cries with joy in the front row.

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Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl: manuscript and typescript drafts

Handwritten draft on yellow paper. Dahl made several crossings out on the page.

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Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl: Quentin Blake's sketches and original artwork

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl: Quentin Blake's sketches and original artwork

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Usage terms © Quentin Blake 1982. Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright laws this material may not be copied or distributed further.
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Banner image © 2016 Richard O’Neill and Katharine Quarmby. Illustrations copyright © 2016 Child's Play (International) Ltd. First published 2016 by Child's Play. All rights reserved. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. Please credit the copyright holder when reusing this work.

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