Press: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Author Name:Gatty, Mrs Alfred
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Comment List (Total:11)
- Some of the tales are mildly interesting, but they are so wordy and dilute as to be a bother. The overt Christian moralizing doesn't help.
- If what you are looking for is a book of overly-stereotypical fairy tales involving florid prose, impossibly eloquent children, simplistic moral messages and occasional...
- Godly advice, Biblical truth, and a good story, all wrapped up in a compendium of tales. Not what I expected, but a wonderful surprise.
- Did not enjoy this book and reading the first two stories was enough time wasted for me. The book reads as if a catty and overly preachy housewife is narrating.
- I have enjoyed all of the free fairy-tale type stories available for the Kindle. I have read many of them in the last few months, including this one. A few weeks after finishing this book, it still stands out as one of my favorites. After seeing that not very many readers have reviewed this book, I felt compelled to share my opinion. If you like to read fairy-tale type stories for children (Grimm's fairy tales and the like), then this book is highly recommended.I also thought the themes of the stories were pretty original, when compared with other, older fairy-tales. The reader isn't always 100% sure how the story would turn out.
- Great Item A+++++
- Thank you!
- The Fairy tale books that were free on the kindle books site are all very long and worth adding to my library. However, the stories are for children who are able to pay attention to a long story line. Not good short stories for younger kids.
- I enjoyed the stories better in this one than I did in the last fairy tale book I ordered. I liked the Harry Potter references in the first one. (One of the characters being named Hermione and the whole Philosopher's Stone bit.) I also liked how in the second story, the blind boy got his sight back. The other 2 stories were forgettable.
- This looks like a very interesting collection of stories, but I just couldn't read it on the Kindle. I learned quickly that I really prefer "real books".