The captivating Irish stories collected in this new edition include both comic tales such as "Paddy O'Kelly and the Weasel", and tales of heroes from ancient literature such as "How Cormac Mac Art went to Faery". By turns funny, fantastical and mysterious, the stories are matched in liveliness by the original illustrations of John D.Batten. It would be hard to find a better introduction for children to the special magic of Celtic storytelling. The stories in this book are taken from Joseph Jacob's classic two-volume collection Celtic Fairy Tales and More Celtic Fairy Tales.
First published in 1921, this volume collects some of the most comical stories Kipling published throughout his writing career. These tales derive their humour from absurd situations - a drunken Irish soldier waking up to find himself worshipped as a god in the Indian holy city of Benares, a monkey let loose in an English village - and from lampooning the attitudes and discourses of the time.
Fairy tales are written both to entertain and to educate. Published in the shadow of the First World War, F. A. Steel's retellings of forty-one English fairy tales form a classic collection of stories, ranging from the familiar - "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Little Red Riding-Hood" and "The Three Little Pigs" - to the perhaps less well known - "The Black Bull of Norroway", "Nix Nought Nothing" and "The Red Ettin". Originally published in 1918, it reflects the nationalistic concerns of the period. Steel takes the reader on a journey, from Cornwall to Bamburgh Castle via a palace by the sea, as well as high into the sky, where a giant lives. The magical tales in English Fairy Tales are brought to life by one of the best-known illustrators of the time, Arthur Rackham.Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales" is a volume collecting ten amazing short stories, such as "Dedication," "The Captain of the Polestar," and "A Literary Mosaic."
Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "Tales of the Fish Patrol" is a collection of stories like "White and Yellow", "The King of the Greeks", and "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates" drawn from author's own experiences and memories of the days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay.
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. "Tales of Blue Water" is a collection of short stories about the sea. Mixing adventure, romance, and humor, these tales present an interesting view of life in the sea.
What is a «holy woman,» or a holy man for that matter? According to the Jewish mystics, a holy person is someone who has not lost the holiness that every baby is born with. A holy person is someone who fulfills it. Stories about Jewish holy women have rarely been collected in such an engaging and entertaining form. The tales display a specifically female Jewish spirituality, giving us a peek into a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness. These stories of laughter and tears, humility and bravery, striving and trance, have an appeal spanning the denominational spectrum: they are spiritual nourishment for the soul. The rabbis say there are both male and female angels and angels are on earth as well as in heaven. These tales enhance our appreciation of the female angels on earth.
Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar - the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops - first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.