The forest animals lived together like friends, but the troubles fell on them because of their neighbours from the Fiery Country. What will the Elk leader do to make peace in the Wonderful Green Forest? The rabbit dreams of fame, but he would be disappointed and in conflict with the bear. Oh, will the rabbit remain beaten or will his dream come true in an unexpected way? The crayfish rushes to the concert of singer Doulphia, but the doors of the concert hall slams before him. How will he act?
"Laurent Peily's poetic, witty and imaginative modernising of Hansel und Gretel gives fresh vitality to Humperdinck's adorable masterpiece" Daily Telegraph The most popular of all fairy-tale operas receives its first ever Glyndebourne production as celebrated French director Laurent Pelly takes us on a bewitching journey from the children's cardboard-box home to the eye-popping temptations of a very modem "house of treats". Opera In Three Acts Hansel - Jennifer Holloway Gretel - Adriana Kucerova Mother - Irmgard Vilsmaier Father - Klaus Kuttler Witch - Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Sandman - Amy Freston Dew Fairy - Maim Christensson
This new, deluxe edition is shrink-wrapped in cloth binding and larger format. It is a wonderful collection of stories from the famous collectors of fairytales, The Brothers Grimm. Stories include: "The Frog Prince", "Rapunzel", "Hansel and Gretel", "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Bremen Town Musicians", "Tom Thumb", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "Sleeping Beauty", "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves", "Rumpelstiltskin", "The Goose Girl", "The Bear and the Wren", "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" and "Snow White and Rose Red". It also includes a short biography of the brothers themselves.
After decades of hiding, the evil Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty is back with a vengeance.Alex and Conner Bailey have not been back to the magical Land of Stories since their adventures in The Wishing Spell ended. But one night, they learn the famed Enchantress has kidnapped their mother! Against the will of their grandmother, the twins must find their own way into the Land of Stories to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it's ever faced.
Peter Malone`s exquisite illustrations capture all the magic of The Nutcracker`s most memorable scenes: the Christmas Eve party, Godfather Drosselmeyer`s spellbinding visit, and the ferocious battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker. Marie’s journey to the Land of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy welcomes her with exuberant dancers from around the globe - and toothsome desserts - springs to life as never before. Stephanie Spinner - lyrical text and Peter Malone`s jewel-like artwork make this a gift to inspire even the very youngest dancer.
This book includes stories based on seven of Shakespeare's greatest plays. We meet many of Shakespeare's most famous characters - magical Prospero; Puck, the badly-behaved fairy; evil Macbeth; Shylock, the greedy moneylender, and many more. This is a wonderful first step on the journey into the world of Shakespeare.
Wilkie Collins’s intriguing story about Lucilla Finch, a blind girl and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better-known novels but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenthcentury realist fi ction, Collins gives one of the best accounts in fi ction of blindness and its implications. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fi ction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications.
Jacob Grimm and his brother Wilhelm were philologists and folklorists. The brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White", there are the darker tales such as "Death's Messengers" which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good story-telling.