Once upon a time… in a land of fairy tales and dreams, there lived a… Many of our favorite childhood stories began with a line of two like this. It’s what captured our attention, drew us in and kept us spellbound. We eagerly want to learn more about the entrancing story until we got to the ‘and they all lived happily ever after’ ending. They let our imaginations run loose and even though each story has good and evil, there is always a moral and a lesson to learn. These irresistible and whimsical stories take us back to our youth and evoke the fondest memories. They also taught us heroes never die.
Fairy tale characters for the most part never grow up; they remain our childhood best friends for life. I have copies of many of the classic fairy tales in our library. Sometimes rereading our favorite fairy tale can make us feel like a child again and we remember why we love the story so much. They’re always there when we need them. Here are a few of our favorite classic fairy tales.
J. M. Barrie enjoyed telling stories to the sons of a close family friend, and when his older brother died at age 14 in an ice-skating accident, Barrie was inspired to create the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Published first as a play, then as a novel, this enduring classic will be a treasured addition to any home library. The cloth-bound cover features a full-color illustrated plate and beautiful foil stamping. Color illustrations throughout will help you envision Neverland, Peter, Wendy, and battles with the famous Captain Hook. Don’t forget about Tinkerbell! A story for all ages, this title will keep you turning pages long into the evening.
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass
Follow the White Rabbit through this classic tale in the magical world of Wonderland. Take tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare, follow a game of croquet between Alice and the Queen of Hearts, and enjoy an adventure of logic that will entertain mature minds as much as the color illustrations will entertain young ones. The cloth-bound cover with a full-color illustrated plate and beautiful foil stamping will ensure Lewis Carroll’s most famous work will be a treasured title even after they figure out who stole the tarts.
The Jungle Book
Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling drew on his experiences growing up in British India to write this collection of fables. First published as a book in 1894, the stories of Mowgli, who was raised by wolves in the jungle, and Rikki Tikki Tavi, a wild mongoose that devoted himself to a human family, have been adapted several times to film, television, and other media. This cloth-bound version features beautiful foil stamping on the cover, and color illustrations throughout the book. It is a welcomed addition to any home library and is sure to become a treasured title.