Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "The Turtles of Tasman" is a collection of beautiful short stories among which there are "Told in the Drooling Ward," "The Hobo and the Fairy" and "The Eternity of Forms."
Илона Давыдова Сложный литературный английский. Курс 2. Диск 10
Disc 10. An excerpt from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen «The Snow Queen». Диск 10. Отрывок из сказки Ганса Христиана Андерсена «Снежная королева». Изготовитель фонограммы: Издательство «Экспресс-метод»
Once Upon a Time... A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tale Illustrations
This enchanting gallery transports viewers to a fairy tale world - an ageless fantasy realm inhabited by characters from favorite folktales and depicted by renowned artists. Lovingly reproduced from rare early editions, more than 180 illustrations portray scenes from stories by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and other sources, such as ancient Celtic and Norse legends. Breathtaking art, dating from 1867 to 1923, captures the genius of 23 period illustrators, including Arthur Rackham, Gustave Dore, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Warwick Goble, and Walter Crane. Among the imaginative interpretations are vignettes from "Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", "Rumpelstiltskin", "Puss in Boots", "The Snow Queen" and scores of other familiar and lesser-known tales. The illustrations, many of which are brilliantly colored, full-page images, appear with a caption that includes the artist's name, the story from which it's drawn, and a descriptive line or direct quotation from the tale. Book lovers of all ages will rejoice in this treasury and its happy marriage of fine art and fairy tales.
A breathtaking, wildly original spin on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, Harper Design's Snow White is boldly and beautifully reimagined by acclaimed artist Camille Rose Garcia, the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Delivering a fresh take on a vintage fairy tale, Garcia's dark and Disneyesque art, with its vivid colors and luscious, dripping blacks, will weave a spell around fans of illustrated books from Daniel Egn?us's Little Red Riding Hood to Femke Hiemstra's Rock Candy-and it's the perfect escape into fantasy for anyone excited about Mirror, Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins and Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart.
A perfect introduction to the traditional fairy tale "The Three Little Pigs". Join the three little pigs as they set off to see the world, build their houses and encounter the big, bad wolf. Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series, this hardback book contains amusing pictures and lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds. Retold by Nicola Baxter.
Victoria Borodinova Hedgehogs’ wet noses. Snub-nosed hedgehogs. Fairy-tales about hedgehogs. Bedtime stories.
Eight kind fairy-tales for ours babies about nice and prickly small animals. Hedgehogs’ adventure in the forest and friendship with boys and girls. They suit for reading to kids as bedtime stories or for independent reading by children.
The fairies stole her brother ...and now Red is trapped. In the dangerous fairy realm, she strikes a bargain. Her brother will be returned, but only if she can complete a perilous magical quest in the human world. If she fails, she will lose him - and her own freedom - for ever. With the help of Tanya and Fabian, Red's desperate task begins - but a shocking discovery turns it into a race against time. And even if the friends succeed, will the fairies keep their promise?
The Brothers Grimm 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. This selection of their folk tales was made and translated by Lucy Crane, and includes firm favourites such as Rapunzel, The Goose Girl, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Snow White. It is illustrated throughout by Walter Crane's charming line drawings.
Recent Grammy award-winner Joyce DiDonato stars as Cinderella in the debut Covent Garden production of Massenet's Centrillon. DiDonato captures all hearts- not just Prince Charming's- in this enchanting, sophisticated retelling of the classical fairy tale. The charming production is by the famed French opera director Laurent Pelly (who also directed the best-selling DVD of Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Florez).The Cinderella fairy tale as seen through the eyes of the belle epoque, Massenet's Cendrillon was first performed at the Opera-Comique in Paris in 1899 and its gorgeous score embraces pathos, pastiche, broad humor, subtle eroticism and sheer magic. In Summer 2011, its debut at London's Royal Opera House was built around mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who first took on the title role at the Santa Fe festival in 2006. The New York Times found Joyce DiDonato's performance "thoroughly enchanting. She won sympathy for the girl's plight at once, and her exquisite articulation of the repeated phrase "Vous etes mon Prince Charmant" in the first love duet- surely the opera's most ravishing moments- was flawless." Supporting DiDonato are bass-baritone Jean-Philippe Lafont, who made his Covent Garden debut in this production, soprano Eglise Gutierrez, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, contralto Ewa Podles, and conductor Bertrand de Billy.