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The Classic Fairy Tales
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"The History of Tom Thumb"; "Jack the Giant Killer"; "The Yellow Dwarf"; "Sleeping Beauty"; "Little Red Riding Hood"; "Diamonds and Toads"; "Bluebeard"; "Puss in Boots"; "Cinderella"; "Hop o' my Thumb"; "Beauty and the Beast"; "The Three Wishes"; "The Three Heads in the Well"; "Jack and the Beanstalk"; "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"; "The Frog Prince"; "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"; "Rumpelstiltskin"; "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"; "The Tinder Box"; "Thumbelina"; "The Swineherd"; "Hansel and Gretel".

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About the Authors:
Iona Opie and her late husband Peter wrote and edited many books together, including The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book, The Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, The Singing Game, and Children's Games in Street and Playground>

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"All ages will enjoy Iona and Peter Opie's collection of The Classic Fairy Tales."--York County Coast Star
"Their most enjoyable book to date...For your money you get three books in one, the stories, the essays and the ample illustrations."--illiam Golding, Listener
"A beautiful book...both charming and scholarly"--Paul Barker, New Society
"Some wand must have been waved over the Opies to give them the brilliant idea for this book...A volume of extraordinary fascination and richness."--Edwin Morgan
"This is a book that everybody ought to possess."-- Richard Adams
"It is not possible to praise too highly The Classic Fairy Tales, selected, introduced, and annotated by the peerless scholars of children's literature Iona and Peter Opie."--The New Yorker
"Contains 24 of the best-known fairy tales, dozens of absolutely entrancing illustrations, and a brilliant and extensive commentary by Iona and Peter Opie, the peerless anthologists who have given us the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes."--Washington Post


"All ages will enjoy Iona and Peter Opie's collection of The Classic Fairy Tales."--York County Coast Star
"Their most enjoyable book to date...For your money you get three books in one, the stories, the essays and the ample illustrations."--illiam Golding, Listener
"A beautiful book...both charming and scholarly"--Paul Barker, New Society
"Some wand must have been waved over the Opies to give them the brilliant idea for this book...A volume of extraordinary fascination and richness."--Edwin Morgan
"This is a book that everybody ought to possess."-- Richard Adams
"It is not possible to praise too highly The Classic Fairy Tales, selected, introduced, and annotated by the peerless scholars of children's literature Iona and Peter Opie."--The New Yorker
"Contains 24 of the best-known fairy tales, dozens of absolutely entrancing illustrations, and a brilliant and extensive commentary by Iona and Peter Opie, the peerless anthologists who have given us the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes."--Washington Post

"All ages will enjoy Iona and Peter Opie's collection of The Classic Fairy Tales."--York County Coast Star
"Their most enjoyable book to date...For your money you get three books in one, the stories, the essays and the ample illustrations."--illiam Golding, Listener
"A beautiful book...both charming and scholarly"--Paul Barker, New Society
"Some wand must have been waved over the Opies to give them the brilliant idea for this book...A volume of extraordinary fascination and richness."--Edwin Morgan
"This is a book that everybody ought to possess."-- Richard Adams
"It is not possible to praise too highly The Classic Fairy Tales, selected, introduced, and annotated by the peerless scholars of children's literature Iona and Peter Opie."--The New Yorker
"Contains 24 of the best-known fairy tales, dozens of absolutely entrancing illustrations, and a brilliant and extensive commentary by Iona and Peter Opie, the peerless anthologists who have given us the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes."--Washington Post


"All ages will enjoy Iona and Peter Opie's collection of The Classic Fairy Tales."--York County Coast Star


"Their most enjoyable book to date...For your money you get three books in one, the stories, the essays and the ample illustrations."--illiam Golding, Listener
"A beautiful book...both charming and scholarly"--Paul Barker, New Society
"Some wand must have been waved over the Opies to give them the brilliant idea for this book...A volume of extraordinary fascination and richness."--Edwin Morgan
"This is a book that everybody ought to possess."-- Richard Adams
"It is not possible to praise too highly The Classic Fairy Tales, selected, introduced, and annotated by the peerless scholars of children's literature Iona and Peter Opie."--The New Yorker
"Contains 24 of the best-known fairy tales, dozens of absolutely entrancing illustrations, and a brilliant and extensive commentary by Iona and Peter Opie, the peerless anthologists who have given us the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes."--Washington Post

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