The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen
My favourite fairy tale every by a tremendous children’s author who I hold dear to my heart. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the story but Andersen’s tale is far darker than the fun Disney film version we all love. I recommend you read this for sure!
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from Arabian Nights
There’s something special about the fairy and folk tales told in this collection from Arabian Nights, and one that will always be a favourite (probably because of Disney’s influence) is the story of Aladdin. As I’m sure you all know he finds a magic lamp amongst other treasures, but the best treasure is the genie inside that grants him three wishes and changing his life forever.
Do you like fairy and folk tales? What are your favourites? Do you have a collection book like this that holds them all? I’d love to know!