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NURSERY: Good Books Program Study Guide
Price: $19.95

Our Good Books Literature Guides were written by Dr. James S. Taylor, author of the widely acclaimed Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education. Dr. Taylor took his first formal course in Children’s Literature from Dr. Dennis Quinn at the University of Kansas and had many conversations concerning these poems and stories with his colleague, Dr. John Senior. He has taught Children’s Literature at the high school and college levels for nearly two decades.
NURSERY: The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, giants and dwarves, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres-these are the companions who thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources: not only from Grimm, but exciting adventures by Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, The Arabian Nights, and other stories from popular traditions. Here in one attractive paperbound volume-with enlarged print-are Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltzkin, Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel, Puss in Boots, Trusty John, Jack the Giantkiller, Goldilocks, and many other favorites that have become an indispensable part of our cultural heritage.
NURSERY: The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

In addition to such familiar favorites as Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, The Ratcatcher (The Pied Piper), and Snowdrop (Snow White), The Red Fairy Book contains a wonderful collection of lesser-known tales from French, German, Danish, Russian, and Roumanian sources. A tale from Norse mythology recounts the old story of Sigurd and Brynhild; tales by the great Madame d'Aulnoy include Graciosa and Percinet and Princess Rosette; lesser-known tales from Grimm's collection include The Three Dwarfs, Mother Goose, and The Golden Goose. All in All, this collection contains 37 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his irst-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.
NURSERY: The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
Price: $19.95

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Tales of fearless younger sons, changeling animals, treacherous step-mothers, giants and dwarves, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres-these are the companions who thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children. The Yellow Fairy Book is a wonderful collection of tales from all over the world. There are such familiar old favorites as the Story of the Emperor's New Clothes, The Tinder-Box, How to tell a True Princess, and the Nightingale. Many tales come from Hungary, Poland, and Russia, and there are German, French, and English stories, too.
NURSERY: The Complete Tales of Peter Rabbit - all 23 stories by Beatrix Potter
Price: $49.95

This deluxe volume brings all Beatrix Potter's twenty-three Peter Rabbit tales and verses together in one book. The texts are complete and unabridged and all the original illustrations, both colour and black and white, are included. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published to enable them to be read in the proper sequence for, although each story stands on its own, several are linked together by events and characters. Beatrix Potter's tales were often connected with real places, people or animals so each story has a brief introductory note about its history. The revised edition of the Complete tales, published in 1997, includes other material in addition to the twenty-three "Original Peter Rabbit Books". Two early narrative picture sequences, Three Little Mice and The Rabbits' Christmas Party, demonstrate the rich and detailed style of Beatrix Potter's finest illustrative work. And there are two  charming little stories, The Sly Old Cat and The Fox and the Stork, which were originally intended to be worked up into books but for one reason or another remained unpublished.  The World of Beatrix Potter, presented here in its entirety, is as appealing now as when it was first created at the turn of the century, and this beautiful classic volume is a book to treasure for a lifetime.
NURSERY: A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
Price: $25.95

Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and story-teller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination. Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most - children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.
NURSERY: The Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway
Price: $12.95

The Language of Flowers is a guide to the meaning of all flowers. Also contains many illustrations by the author.
   
 
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