Join in with Princess Harriet as she tries to get rid of her hiccups, meet Princess Lily and her new pet dragon and have fun with Princess Beatrice as she puts on a homemade ballet show. Make story time extra special with this wonderful collection of princess stories, written especially for children aged five and under. Adorable characters and beautiful illustration, these gentle and funny stories will make you smile time and time again.
Author: Anna Wilson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Children's stories, English
Ten pretty-perfect princesses star in a must-have story collection for younger readers. Little girls who love princesses will be tickled pink by this illustrated collection of ten stories. Exciting, funny, charming and royally entertaining, here is a feast of delight for any child who longs to be a princess!
Enter an enchanted world of magic and adventure with this beautifully illustrated treasury of princess stories for girls. There are a selection of classic fairytales to choose from, such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as other delightful, traditional stories. A wonderful collection for girls to keep forever!
Author: Om Books Editorial Team
Publisher: Om Books International
Ready yourself for a trip down the road to a magical kingdom with beautiful and spirited princesses, handsome and courageous princes, hideous giants, vengeful witches and exciting adventures. Princess Stories is a richly illustrated collection of five classic fairy tales that have enraptured generations of children. The stories are retold in simple language and lively tone, which make this book a delightful read.
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism
A practising doctor, Chekhov was an acute observer of Russian society's moral, as well as physical sickness. Joining The Russian Master, Ward Number Six, and A Woman's Kingdom in the World's Classics series, this collection, including `The Party', `After the Theatre', and `A Case History', again poses his recurrent literary quandary of whether to moralize, hoping to reform these ailments, or simply to entertain. The solution is to be found in the stories themselves, which, like his plays,offer no easy answers, but pinpoint the anguish, tedium, or downright evil of his characters with an irony that makes them both poignant and truthful.
The classic tales in this lavishly illustrated collection have enchanted generations of readers. Here, among others, is the fair Snow White, Rapunzel with her golden tresses, and the princess so delicate that even just a small pea hidden under 20 mattresses keeps her awake at night. The stories are paired with magnificent artwork by some of the most renowned children's book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From Arthur Rackham to Millicent Sowerby to Kay Nielsen, each brought a unique artistic vision to these timeless tales. This beautifully designed edition is equally at home on a child's bedside table as it is on a collector's bookshelf.
Author: Disney Book Group
Publisher: Disney Press
Release Date: 2003-06-16
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Featuring the absolutely delightful Disney princesses, these two beautifully illustrated collections present each princess in her very own book-length story, retold with new details that every little princess will love to read. Volume Two features Cinderella, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), and Pocahontas.
Author: Mary de Morgan
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release Date: 2005
Once there lived a King, whose wife was dead, but who had a most beautiful daughter—so beautiful that every one thought she must be good as well, instead of which the Princess was really very wicked, and practised witchcraft and black magic, which she had learned from an old witch who lived in a hut on the side of a lonely mountain. This old witch was wicked and hideous, and no one but the King's daughter knew that she lived there; but at night, when every one else was asleep, the Princess, whose name was Fiorimonde, used to visit her by stealth to learn sorcery. It was only the witch's arts which had made Fiorimonde so beautiful that there was no one like her in the world, and in return the Princess helped her with all her tricks, and never told any one she was there. The time came when the King began to think he should like his daughter to marry, so he summoned his council and said, "We have no son to reign after our death, so we had best seek for a suitable prince to marry to our royal daughter, and then, when we are too old, he shall be king in our stead." And all the council said he was very wise, and it would be well for the Princess to marry. So heralds were sent to all the neighbouring kings and princes to say that the King would choose a husband for the Princess, who should be king after him. But when Fiorimonde heard this she wept with rage, for she knew quite well that if she had a husband he would find out how she went to visit the old witch, and would stop her practising magic, and then she would lose her beauty. When night came, and every one in the palace was fast asleep, the Princess went to her bedroom window and softly opened it. Then she took from her pocket a handful of peas and held them out of the window and chirruped low, and there flew down from the roof a small brown bird and sat upon her wrist and began to eat the peas. No sooner had it swallowed them than it began to grow and grow and grow till it was so big that the Princess could not hold it, but let it stand on the window-sill, and still it grew and grew and grew till it was as large as an ostrich. Then the Princess climbed out of the window and seated herself on the bird's back, and at once it flew straight away over the tops of the trees till it came to the mountain where the old witch dwelt, and stopped in front of the door of her hut.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Beginning with her original incarnation as Snowdrop, the character of Snow White has enchanted readers young and old for countless generations. Snow White and Other Classic Princess Stories brings together “Snowdrop” (the original version of “Snow White”) by the Brothers Grimm with other classic princess tales from storytellers Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault like “Rapunzel,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Ashputtel (Cinderella)”, and “Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty).” Beloved by readers of all ages, these stories have been adapted numerous times for the stage and screen, and continue to inspire modern interpretations. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Author: David S. Igneri
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The History and Legends of Lake Ronkonkoma, the Princess Curse and Other Stories; A Lifeguard's View, discusses the history and the folklore of Long Island's largest lake. It builds a strong case for the Princess legend. The author consulted professional opinions, of paranormal experts, who generally believe curses are real, not superstition. He also consulted many sources on Lake Ronkonkoma, to focus in on the fact that a young male has drowned almost every year, and that few females have died in the Lake. In fact it remains, that possibly only one female lost her life. Her official cause of death was kidney failure, caused by secondary drowning. The volume also chronicles the lifeguard career of the author, David S. Igneri. His lifeguards at the lake and his other beaches were, in general gifted athletes. However, to lifeguard Lake Ronkonkoma they needed specific training that was not covered in their regular lifeguard preparation. At first, Igneri himself, did not totally understand the task before him. However, he sought advice from older lifeguards, and read everything he could about Ronkonkoma, and formulated a program. In his early years he did not believe in the Princess Curse at all, and believed it was only superstition. His experiences during that time, made him re-think his views. Gradually he realized that some force or entity was causing, or helped causing the many deaths. David Igneri began to change his policies at Lake Ronkonkoma on July 5, 1965. He totally believes that the spirits told him what to do. His goal became to protect and save all of the people, all of the time, and stop the legend. After reading this volume, you will have to decide for yourself, how much success he had in this endeavor.