Författare: Berlie Doherty
Ämnesord: kärlek, ungdom, äventyr, sagor, grimm, h. c. andersen
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"Fairy stories," says Berlie Doherty, "are enchanted dreams – we remember them as if they had been sung to us while we were under the spell of a long deep sleep."
The twelve stories she has chosen for this collection are among the best-loved and most enchanting of all. These are classic tales that have enthralled children all over the world for hundreds of years; but rarely, if ever, have they been presented as perfectly as here.
Berlie Doherty's graceful, direct prose combines with Jane Ray's beautiful pictures to create the most memorable of dreams. Here is fairy-tale magic for many a lifetime.
The Sleeping Beauty in the Forest
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White (Snowdrop)
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Little Red Riding Hood
Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Prince
The Wild Swans
Utdrag ur boken:
There was a beautiful wedding [...], and a year later the girl gave birth to a baby boy. On the night of his christening the girl sat in her room singing her baby to sleep.
"Stop that!" said a voice, and there at her side was the little man, holding out his hands. "I've come for my child," he said.
"Please, please don't take him away from me," she begged.
"You will have three chances," he said. "If you haven't guessed my name by the end of the third day, then the baby will be mine." And at the next moment, he was gone.