The Random House book of fairy tales

Amy Ehrlich, 1942-

Book - 1985

Nineteen of the best-known fairy tales, including "Rapunzel," "Beauty and the Beast," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel."

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Fairy tales
New York : Random House ©1985.
Physical Description
xii, 208 pages : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Bibliography: p. 206-207.
Main Author
Amy Ehrlich, 1942- (-)
Corporate Author
Random House (Firm) (-)
Other Authors
Diane Goode (illustrator)
  • The emperor's new clothes / Hans Christian Andersen
  • The sleeping beauty in the wood / Charles Perrault
  • The elves and the shoemaker / The Brothers Grimm
  • Rapunzel / The Brothers Grimm
  • The twelve dancing princesses / The Brothers Grimm
  • Jack and the beanstalk / Old English
  • Snow White / The Brothers Grimm
  • Puss in boots / Charles Perrault
  • Beauty and the beast / Madame LaPrince de Beaumont
  • The frog prince / The Brothers Grimm
  • The valiant little tailor / The Brothers Grimm
  • Red Riding Hood / The Brothers Grimm
  • The real princess (The princess and the pea) / Hans Christian Andersen
  • The steadfast tin soldier / Hans Christian Andersen
  • Cinderella / Charles Perrault
  • Hansel and Gretel / The Brothers Grim
  • Rumplestiltskin / The Brothers Grimm
  • The snow queen / Hans Christian Andersen
  • Thumbelina / Hans Christian Andersen.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 6 Nineteen popular traditional tales selected from the works of the Grimm brothers, Andersen, Perrault and others form the contents of this fine collection. Ehrlich drew upon many sources, listed in back but not keyed to individual tales, and her literary but not effusive retellings remain faithful, for the most part, to the common canon. (Exceptions include Hansel's holding out a knuckle to the witch rather than a chicken bone; Rapunzel's twins are missing; and the prince's mere presence rather than a kiss wakes the Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.) The soft pastel colors of Goode's pencil and watercolor illustrations give a misty, faraway quality to Once-upon-a-time, but they are too much alike and occasionally too bland to be totally effective. Still, it's a good companion volume to Prelutsky and Lobel's Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983) and a nicely packaged collection that will give pleasure to many a grateful child. Susan Hepler, formerly at Ohio State University, Columbus Copyright 1985 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Nineteen of the best-known fairy tales, including "Rapunzel," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Thumbelina"

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Nineteen of the best-known fairy tales, including "Rapunzel," "Beauty and the Beast," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel."

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A lush treasury of 19 fairy tales that generations of children have grown up on, lushly illustrated by Diane Goode.