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by Rosalind Kerven

Category: Mythology and Folk Tales
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Rosalind Kerven
ISBN: 1905400659
ISBN13: 978-1905400652
Language: English
Publisher: National Trust (January 1, 2009)
Pages: 224
Fb2 eBook: 1136 kb
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Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture-so which are the fairy tales from England? Rosalind Kerven presents an answer here, as she has revived the best of these tales for a new generation with more than a dozen classics rewritten to engage readers

Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture-so which are the fairy tales from England? Rosalind Kerven presents an answer here, as she has revived the best of these tales for a new generation with more than a dozen classics rewritten to engage readers. The 15 stories include tales of giants, dragons, fairies,, and Arthurian romance.

English Fairy Tales & Legends. Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. But folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture and the author has revived our best tales for a new generation of readers with 12 classic tales rewritten to engage readers. This terrific collection is a great introduction to the different types of traditional story and their place in English oral and written heritage. The second half of the book has notes on each story: where the history came from, its development and short summaries of many related or similar stories.

Rosalind Kerven has written over 50 books, many for children. All the stories are equally delightful and the extensive notes and sources at the end of the book give the history of the legend and its source in other literature. The Fairy-Spotter's Handbook, King Arthur, and The Secret World of Magic. There is something magical about fairy tales and curling up with a sleepy child to discover a world of mysticism and magic is a joy to be treasured. 2 people found this helpful.

English Fairy Tales & Legends - Rosalind Kerven. Countless long-dead voices lie behind this rich cultural heritage, for every fairy tale and legend has been developed and refined by successive generations of anonymous authors. Often the same story exists in several different versions, either nationally or in different parts of the country.

12 classic English fairy tales and their history, from tales of dragons to Robin Hood. Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture. In his book, Rosalind Kerven has revived the best English fairy tales for a new generation. These are stories of giants, dragons, fairies and Arthurian Romance. Together, they form a perfect introduction to the different types of traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage.

But folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture and the author has revived our best tales for a new generation of readers.

Rosalind Kerven is the author of a number of excellent retellings of traditional stories from around the world and . School reading, literacy schemes

Rosalind Kerven is the author of a number of excellent retellings of traditional stories from around the world and this collection is as good as the others. English and Media Magazine. School reading, literacy schemes.

A stunningly illustrated collection of 15 classic English tales, from "The Dragon Castle" to "Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow," retold by the great storyteller Rosalind Kerven. With 15 legends from across England, this beautiful collection provides an excellent introduction to traditional stories and their place in English oral and written heritage. Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you. See offer details.

The stories that many children grown up with are very international—for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French, and Aladdin is Arabian. Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture—so which are the fairy tales from England? Rosalind Kerven presents an answer here, as she has revived the best of these tales for a new generation with more than a dozen classics rewritten to engage readers. The 15 stories include tales of giants, dragons, fairies, beauty-and-the-beast, and Arthurian romance. Each tale is linked with a specific place or county in England—for example, "The Dragon Castle" from Northumberland, "The Girl Snatched By Fairies" from County Durham, "The Princess and the Fool" from Kent, and "The Dark Moon" from Lincolnshire. The second half of the book has notes on each story relating where the history came from, its development, and short summaries of many related or similar stories.
Comments to eBook English Fairy Tales and Legends
Tyler Is Not Here
I gave it as gift to my grandson and his new wife for their future children's library. She is from England and I thought it quite appropriate. She remembers some of the tales from her childhood. They love it!!!!
Rko
I bought this as a birthday gift for a friend from England. She collects fairy books and statues. She was delighted.
Alister
This wonderful set of fairy tales features stories and legends from the different counties of England and wraps them up so beautifully in illustrations that steal right into your heart, awakening long forgotten memories of ghosts and dragons, witches and forbidden forests.

Overall, there are fifteen English folklore tales, some as familiar as Jack and the Giant Killer from Cornwall, through to the less well known but equally inspiring Devil's Bargain from my own county of Lancashire.

All the stories are equally delightful and the extensive notes and sources at the end of the book give the history of the legend and its source in other literature.

There is something magical about fairy tales and curling up with a sleepy child to discover a world of mysticism and magic is a joy to be treasured.
Samardenob
Beautifully written, beautifully crafted English folk tales. I loved that the author tells us which county each story is from. I liked the notes at the end of the book too.
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