A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilisa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga, who in turn sets in motion the events which lead to the once ill-treated girl's marrying the tzar.
The tale is as old as time: A man steals a rose from the garden of a beast. His beautiful daughter sacrifices herself to a life in the beast's castle to protect her father. The beast and the girl fall in love and live happily ever after... This beloved tale is captured with lyrical prose and lavish illustration. In the spirit of the Crafts' previous collaborations, their acclaimed fairy-tale retellings of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, this timeless tale is brought to life with sumptuous paintings and ornamental detail in this lush picture book to be cherished at story time again and again.
The first in a series of 12 fairy tale anthologies beloved of children in the nineteenth century. Andrew Lang collected stories from communities and traditions all over the world for his fairy books: from the Arabian Nights, China, and the Brothers Grimm. Many of the tales were translated into English for the first time for these anthologies, from languages as far afield as Russian, Norse, and Japanese. Republished here with the original illustrations.
The prince has travelled all over the world looking for a real princess. When a girl knocks on the palace door one stormy night, claiming to be a princess, the queen decides to put her to the test: will she feel the pea underneath a pile of mattresses?