This is a reissue of a collection of stories for children. Barrett's most recent publication is "The Snow Queen" and Riordan's is "The Wild Swans". James Riordan is a lecturer in Russian at Bradford University.
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Grade 4 Up An appealing anthology of folk tales for those who are tired of the endless stream of meek, passive and gentle heroines who inhabit many folk tales. Assembled from all parts of the world, these 13 tales feature women who are intelligent, clever, strong and/or brave. The stories are written in a flowing narrative style ideally suited for storytelling or reading aloud. The engravings which accompany each tale are realistic, intricately detailed and perfect for the tales. This collection is a welcome addition to the existing body of similar collections, of which Phelps' Tatterhood and Other Tales (Feminist Pr, 1978), and The Maid of the North (Holt, 1981) and Lurie's Clever Gretchen & Other Forgotten Folktale Heroines (Crowell, 1980) are the best known. The lack of complete sources for the folk tales is the only fault in this much-needed collection. Denise A. Anton, Corn Belt Library System, Normal, Ill.
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Book Description Random House UK, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091740789
Book Description Random House UK, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91740789