La Belle aux cheveux d'or - L'Oiseau bleu - Gracieuse et Percinet - La Biche au bois - Babiole - Finette Cendron - Fortunée - La bonne petite souris - La Princesse Rosette - Le Mouton - Le Nain jaune - Le Prince lutin - La Grenouille bienfaisante
Here is a pretty state of things! said the traveller. "Dying for a smoke; only one match left; and that certain to miss fire! Was there ever a creature so unfortunate? And yet," thought the traveller, "suppose I light this match, and smoke my pipe, and shake out the dottle here in the grass - the grass might catch on fire, for it is dry like tinder.
La Légende et les Aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak
La Légende et les Aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d'Ulenspiegel et de Lamme Goedzak au pays de Flandres et ailleurs.
La Légende d'Ulenspiegel incarne le cœur et l'esprit de la Flandre dont elle évoque le folklore, le climat et les traditions. Elle mêle l'histoire et le mythe, l'aventure d'une famille à celle d'un peuple.
Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011: Karou is a seventeen-year-old art student with a most unusual family. From his desk in a dusty, otherworldly shop, her mysterious, monstrous father sends her on errands across the globe, collecting teeth for a shadowy purpose. On one such errand, Karou encounters an angel, and soon the mysteries of her life and her family are unraveled--with consequences both beautiful and dreadful. National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor has created a lushly imaginative, fully realized world in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Taylor’s writing is as sumptuous as poetry, and the story overflows with dark and delightful magic, star-crossed love, and difficult choices with heartbreaking repercussions. Readers of all ages will be utterly enchanted. --Juliet Disparte
"National Book Award finalist Taylor (Lips Touch: Three Times) again weaves a masterful mix of reality and fantasy with cross-genre appeal. Exquisitely written and beautifully paced, the tale is set in ghostly, romantic Prague, where 17-year-old Karou is an art student--except when she is called "home" to do errands for the family of loving, albeit inhuman, creatures who raised her. Mysterious as Karou seems to her friends, her life is equally mysterious to her: How did she come to live with chimaera? Why does paternal Brimstone eternally require teeth--especially human ones? And why is she "plagued by the notion that she wasn't whole....a sensation akin to having forgotten something?" Taylor interlaces cleverly droll depictions of contemporary teenage life with equally believable portrayals of terrifying otherworldly beings. When black handprints begin appearing on doorways throughout the world, Karou is swept into the ancient deadly rivalry between devils and angels and gradually, painfully, acquires her longed-for self-knowledge. The book's final pages seemingly establish the triumph of true love--until a horrifying revelation sets the stage for a second book." (Publishers Weekly, starred review )
"[A]long with writing in such heightened language that even casual banter often comes off as wildly funny, the author crafts a fierce heroine with bright-blue hair, tattoos, martial skills, a growing attachment to a preternaturally hunky but not entirely sane warrior and, in episodes to come, an army of killer angels to confront. Rarely--perhaps not since the author's own Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer (2007)--does a series kick off so deliciously." (Kirkus, starred review )
"Taylor crafts both her world and her romance with meticulous care, building the first on a wealth of thought-provoking details and making the second equal parts tender and antagonistic...Fans of torturously star-crossed lovers a la those in Marr's Wicked Lovely and Black's Tithe will find much to enjoy here, but those who flock to innovative, character-driven fantasy with thematic depth will be equally enthralled." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review )
"Author Taylor has created a variety of worlds, time frames, and creatures with such detail and craft that all are believable...Readers will look forward to the suggested sequel to this complex, exciting tale." (Booklist )
"Wow. I wish I had written this book." (Patrick Rothfuss, author of *The Wise Man's Fear* )
"Daughter of Smoke and Bone is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment." (John Connolly, author of *The Book of Lost Things* )
"Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a lush, sweeping, romantic marvel of a book. Taylor's writing is a revelation, masterfully blending an intricate fantasy world into our own, with an artist's flair for exquisite details. Funny, devastating, delightful, unforgettable. Pure storytelling perfection." (Kiersten White, author of the Paranormalcy series )
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books constitute a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources, who had collected them originally (with the notable exception of Madame d'Aulnoy), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories. "The irony of Lang's life and work is that although he wrote for a professionliterary criticism; fiction; poems; books and articles on anthropology, mythology, history, and travel...he is best recognized for the works he did not write." Lang's urge to collect and publish fairy tales was rooted in his own experience with the folk and fairy tales of his home territory along the English-Scottish border. When Lang began his efforts, he "was fighting against the critics and educationists of the day," who judged the traditional tales' "unreality, brutality, and escapism to be harmful for young readers, while holding that such stories were beneath the serious consideration of those of mature age."
EDITORIAL REVIEW: The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published on July 5, 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is the only book in the series in which Dorothy Gale does not appear. This and the next 34 Oz books of the famous forty were illustrated by John R. Neill. *(Quote from wikipedia.org)* **About the Author** Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, into a devout Methodist family of German (father's side) and Scots-Irish (mother's side) origin, the fifth of six children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only three of whom survived into adulthood. He was named "Lyman" after his father's brother, but always disliked this name, and preferred to go by his middle name, "Frank". His mother, Cynthia Stanton, was a direct descendant of Thomas Stanton, one of the four Founders of what is now Stonington, Connecticut. *(Quote from wikipedia.org)* **About the Publisher** Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mytholo
This spring, two Roald Dahl classics reappear in collector's editions. In Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, illus. in full color by Quentin Blake, originally published in 1982, the author puts his distinctive satirical spin on six traditional tales including "Snow White" ("From now on, Queen, you're Number Two. Snow White is prettier than you!" says the Magic Mirror) and "The Three Little Pigs." Danny the Champion of the World, originally published in 1975, also illus. with pen-and-ink drawings by Blake, tells the story of a nine-year-old boy learning the art of poaching at his beloved father's knee (the BFG also makes an appearance here). Both volumes close with an interview given by the author in 1988, two years before his death. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Verses featuring mayhem, greed, betrayals and murder, from two gifted collaborators. ("Publishers Weekly") A sophisticated spoof. ("The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books")
When teenaged Rachel Durham finds a way that she and her eleven stepsisters can sneak out of their Chesapeake Bayside home after midnight, their troubled fundamentalist father enlists the help of Paul Fester, an ex-soldier and traveling juggler, to find out what the girls are up to. A modern retelling of Grimm's fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."
: Nineteen-year-old Rose Brier is in love with Fish Denniston: but Fish, struggling with abuse issues in his past, holds her at arms’ length until an old danger and a tragic accident threatens Rose’s life. A modern retelling of the story of “Sleeping Beauty,” and the third novel in the Fairy Tale Novel series.
Grimms Märchen, Vollständig überarbeitete und illustrierte Ausgabe speziell für digitale Lesegeräte
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Fünfte neu überarbeitete Auflage zum Grimm-Jahr 2012 - Alle Märchen in Hochdeutsch - Mit Bilderverzeichnis
Dieses Buch beinhaltet alle vollendeten Märchen der Gebrüder Jakob und Wilhelm Grimm der veröffentlichten Originalausgaben 1 bis 6 von 1812 bis 1850.
Neben den allseits bekannten und beliebten Klassikern wie Rapunzel, Schneewittchen, Aschenputtel, Hänsel und Gretel oder Das Rotkäppchen finden sich hier auch unbekanntere und teilweise zusätzlich in Original-Mundart vorliegende Märchen wie Das Dietmarsische Lügenmärchen, Der Bärenhäuter oder Prinzessin Mäusehaut.
Alle Märchen in Original-Mundart liegen auch in Hochdeutsch vor.
Die bekanntesten Märchen sind mit 24 wunderschönen Märchen-Bildern versehen.
Die in Kassel aufbewahrten Handexemplare der Brüder Grimm mit wertvollen handschriftlichen Einträgen wurden 2005 von der UNESCO zum Weltdokumentenerbe erklärt.
Diese Märchen gehören zum größten Kulturschatz, den die deutsche Sprache aufzuweisen hat.
5. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-943466-00-3
Umfang: 1176 Normseiten bzw. 1398 Buchseiten
Ein Auszug aus dem Inhaltsverzeichnis von insgesamt 251 Märchen:
Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot
Der Vogel Greif
Der Hase und der Igel
Der Teufel und seine Großmutter
Das singende, springende Löweneckerchen
Märchen von einem, der auszog, das Fürchten zu lernen
Der Bauer und der Teufel
Brüderchen und Schwesterchen
Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich
Katz und Maus in Gesellschaft
Tischchen-deck-dich, Goldesel und Knüppel aus dem Sack
Die zertanzten Schuhe
Sechse kommen durch die ganze Welt
Die drei Federn
Die goldene Gans
Hans im Glück
Das Märchen vom Schlaraffenland
Märchen von der Unke
Der Gevatter Tod
Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren
Hänsel und Gretel
Die weiße Schlange
Vom Fischer und seiner Frau
Das tapfere Schneiderlein
Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten
Der gestiefelte Kater
Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein
... und viele mehr