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I recently had the pleasure of delving into the enchanting world of Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore, illustrated by Ada Budell. This delightful collection of stories brings together a captivating array of fairy tales and folklore from various cultures around the world.

One of the standout features of this book is Budell's breathtaking illustrations. Each page is adorned with intricate and vibrant artwork that breathes life into the tales being told. Budell's attention to detail is remarkable, and her ability to capture the essence of both the characters and the settings is truly commendable. The illustrations alone make this book a visual feast and a treasure to behold.

The stories themselves are a beautiful mix of familiar classics and lesser-known gems. From European tales like Cinderella and Snow White to lesser-known folklore from Asia, Africa, and the Americas, this collection offers a diverse and rich tapestry of storytelling traditions. The selection ensures that readers of all ages and backgrounds will find something to capture their imagination.

What sets this book apart from other fairy tale collections is the way the stories are presented. Each tale is accompanied by a brief introduction that provides historical context and offers insight into its cultural origins. This contextual information adds depth and meaning, allowing readers to appreciate the stories beyond their surface narratives. It also serves as a reminder that these tales have been passed down through generations, carrying with them the values and wisdom of different cultures.

The language used in the book is accessible and engaging, making it perfect for both young readers and adults. The stories are well-paced, and the inclusion of dialogue brings the characters to life. It would make an excellent read-aloud for parents or teachers who wish to share the magic of folklore with young listeners.

Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore is a true delight and a testament to the enduring power of storytelling. Ada Budell's illustrations are simply awe-inspiring, while the inclusion of diverse tales from around the world offers a refreshing and inclusive perspective. This book is a treasure trove of storytelling traditions, waiting to be discovered and cherished by readers of all ages.

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STORIES TO READ OR TELL

[Illustration: "A wonderful horse appeared, having a golden mane." (P. 13)]

STORIES TO READ OR TELL FROM FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE

Selected and Edited by LAURE CLAIRE FOUCHER Assistant in the New York Public Library

Illustrated by Ada Budell

NEW YORK MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY 1917

COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY MOFFAT, YARD AND COMPANY NEW YORK

Published October, 1911 New Edition March, 1917

CONTENTS

The Stone Cutter Japanese 1

Prince Kindhearted Polish 8

The Timid Hare and the Flight of the Beasts Hindu 17

The Bee, the Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum Clock Irish 24

The Tale of the Pointer Tray German 40

The Enchanted Princess Russian 44

"It Is Quite True!" Danish 57

The Old Hag's Long Leather Bag Irish 63

The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats German 82

The Tale of the Snow and the Steeple German 89

King Longbeard Russian 93

The Toy Goose Danish 118

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