7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time

7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time

7 Variants of Beauty and the Beast Fairy Tales – A Tale as Old as Time The well-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast has a fascinating history, first starting with Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve (1695 […]

Puss in Boots – and Other Very Clever Cats

Puss in Boots – and Other Very Clever Cats

  The tales in this book are enhanced by the addition of over 50 stunning illustrations by talented artists from the Golden Age of Illustration. Illustrations from  Walter Crane, Charles Robinson, W. Heath Robinson, Margaret Tarrant and many […]

Hansel and Gretel – and Other Siblings Forsaken in Forests

Hansel and Gretel – and Other Siblings Forsaken in Forests

The Hansel and Gretel Story – and Other Siblings Forsaken in Forests Our Book of the Month for November is Hansel and Gretel – and Other Siblings Forsaken in Forests from our beloved Origins of Fairy Tales […]

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair

Bluebeard – And Other Mysterious Men with Even Stranger Facial Hair

This book contains seven different versions of the story of Bluebeard from around the world. Fairy tales and folktales included:  Adam and Eve (A Hebrew Tale) from the book of Genesis (2:4 – 3:24) Conomor and […]

Rumpelstiltskin – And Other Angry Imps with Rather Unusual Names

Rumpelstiltskin – And Other Angry Imps with Rather Unusual Names

Rumpelstiltskin is a tale of primarily European heritage, dating back to at least the sixteenth century. The story has been studied by many folklorists, the most notable of which has been Edward Clodd, who produced an […]

Beauty and the Beast – and other tales of love in unexpected places.

Beauty and the Beast – and other tales of love in unexpected places.

  ” Beauty and the Beast has a fascinating history, first starting with Madame Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve (1695 – 1755). Villeneuve’s La Belle et La Bête was an original piece of storytelling, first published in La […]