A First Book of Fairy Tales (DK Children's Anthologies)

by Mary Hoffman (Author) Julie Downing (Illustrator)

A First Book of Fairy Tales (DK Children's Anthologies)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

In this beautifully illustrated book, 14 classic fairy tales are retold for young children.

Old favorites, such as Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk, are presented alongside some lesser known stories, such as The Fisherman and his Wife and Diamonds and Toads. Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple, lyrical language ideal for reading aloud, while Julie Downing's illustrations bring the characters to life.

The stories in this collection show the consequences of greed, pride, and vanity, but also tell of the love that grows from a kind heart and a cheerful nature. And along the way, there is a wealth of magic and fun to be enjoyed.

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Mary Hoffman
Mary Hoffman has written more than 70 books for children, and her powers of observation bring vitality and humour to all her stories and retellings.

Her previous titles for Dorling Kindersley include Henry's Baby and A First Bible Story Book. Her best-known picture books are Amazing Grace, Three Wise Women, and An Angel Just Like Me. Mary lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and they have three daughters. The girls were brought up on myths and legends, of which Mary and her husband have an extensive collection.
Caroline Binch lives in Cornwall, England.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
August 01, 2006
DK Children's Anthologies
BISAC categories
JUV012000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore | Anthologies
Library of Congress categories

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