A children's anthology of stories and extracts from the work of fantasy writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Joan Aiken, E. Nesbit, Jane Yolen and Isaac Asimov.
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Diana Wynne Jones is a contributor for Kingfisher titles including: 'Fantasy Stories'From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6-A compilation of fantasy and folktales, one of which is by Jones. Consisting primarily of excerpts from classics such as Tove Jansson's Finn Family Moomintroll (Transaction, 1989), Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth (Knopf, 1972), C.S. Lewis's The Silver Chair (Macmillan, 1986), Edith Nesbit's Five Children and It (Puffin, 1985), L. Frank Baum's The Land of Oz (Ballantine, 1985), etc., the book also contains a story by the Brothers Grimm and one by Andrew Lang. Andre Norton, K.M. Briggs, Joan Aiken, and Jane Yolen are also among the 18 authors represented. This is a fine introduction to the genre; although the stories are long, they are well suited to reading aloud.
Anne Connor, Los Angeles Public Library
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Book Description Kingfisher Books, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published In 1995 : 1st. Edition : 1st. Printing : Full Printing Numbers Listed, 1 - 10 : Kingfisher Books : Small Amount Of Faint Face Rubbing : Otherwise, As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Bookseller Inventory # 9 - 17558