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).

Haroun and Luka

Salman Rushdie

From the publisher:

If the water genie Iff can take me on the Hoopoe bird Butt all the way to Gup City then maybe, just maybe, I’ll be able to persuade the Grand Comptroller to give my father ...

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Philip Pullman

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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 ...