Fairy Tales and Fables

‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales’ (Albert Einstein). From Ingri D’Aulaire’s beautifully illustrated versions of Norse mythology, to Salman Rushdie’s lively modern fables, via retellings of Beowulf (by Michael Morpungo); the Golem of Prague (by Michael Rosen); and Grimm’s fairytales (by Phillip Pullman).

The Princess and the Goblin

George MacDonald, foreword by Joseph Delaney

From the publisher:

Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling, The Princess and the Goblin is a magical adventure story full of princesses and monsters, secret towers, ...

Haroun and Luka

Salman Rushdie

From the publisher:

Haroun: What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true? I asked that question and the Unthinkable Thing happened: my father can’t tell stories anymore. That means no ...

Beowulf

Michael Morpurgo MBE, illustrated by Michael Foreman

From the publisher:

The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author/illustrator team.

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Philip Pullman

From the publisher:

From the quests and romance of classics such as “Rapunzel”, “Snow White” and “Cinderella” to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as “The Three Snake ...

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling, introduction by Philip Pullman

From the publisher:

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILIP PULLMAN Have you ever wondered how the leopard got his spots? Or how the camel got his hump? Rudyard Kipling’s witty and beautifully written ...