These tales from the traditional folklore of Eastern Europe reflect a wide range of emotions and experiences, flavoured by a shared cultural heritage. Whether the setting is a poor cottage deep in the forest, a small village, or a king's court, each story reveals a fascination with routines of family, church and community life, and a humourous ironic perspective on people and their affairs. Folklorist Neil Philip retells these stroies in modern English, preserving the richness, meaning and magic of the original tales. Larry Wilkes's illustrations of fantastical dragons and beautiful princesses, with their meticulous attention to detail, complete the translation of Eastern European culture into stories for children of all ages to enjoy. A wonderful collection of twenty-two fairy tales that draw on the classic folklore of eastern Europe. Read about stories of romance and adventure, gods who help mere mortals to wealth and happiness, and fables that touch on the origins of man and the creation of the world. Meet a man transformed into a noble animal to help him find his true love, the dragon trying to eat the man who saved his life and the beautiful princess Vassilissa who is courted far and wide. Ideal to read aloud or for older readers to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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