By: Walter Crane (1845-1915)
The Frog Prince and Other Stories
The three charming stories contained in The Frog Prince and Other Tales include a less-known fairy-tale called Princess Belle-Etoile besides the title story and Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp. Published in 1874, the tales are re-told by the famous illustrator Walter Crane, who has also provided some of the most lovely illustrations in the book. The book makes an ideal gift and both parents and children will certainly enjoy it. It's perfect for bedtime story-reading sessions and kids would love gazing at the beautiful Greek-style illustrations that are scattered throughout the book...
Baby's Own Aesop
“Baby’s Own Aesop” presents the fables as one-stanza limericks, each “pictorially pointed” by Walter Crane, the noted painter and illustrator. He apprenticed to master wood-engraver, William James Linton, who furnished the draft of the book’s poems for Crane to edit.
|Line and Form (1900)|
|The Sleeping Beauty Picture Book|
|A Floral Fantasy in an Old English Garden|
|The Absurd ABC|
|Eight Illustrations to Shakespeare's Tempest Designed by Walter Crane|
|The Song of Sixpence Picture Book|
|An Alphabet of Old Friends|
|The Baby's Own Aesop|
|The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book|
|Queen Summer or, The Tourney of the Lily and the Rose|
|Mother Hubbard, Her Picture Book, Containing Mother Hubbard, The Three Bears, & The Absurd A, B, C.|
Frog Prince and Other Stories (version 2)
These three stories,The Frog Prince, Princess Belle-Etoile and Alladin, beloved by generations of children, are here retold in a format and style close to their earliest beginnings. Many of the embellishments that have been added to them over the centuries and which we now automatically associate with them have been omitted and the stores are presented in a simplicity and clarity that is refreshing to hear. They are full of beautiful princesses, noble, brave and handsome princes, dangerous quests, evil plotters and magic birds. In all, the righteous win out in the end and the wicked are properly punished.