"I love Dover Children's Thrift Classics. It's a wonderful idea to put a manageable number of classic stories (6, in this case) in 1 volume for such a low price.
I'm not crazy about this translation of Perrault's version of Cinderella. It's not so much the happy ending for everyone (Cinderella fixes it so her stepsisters live happily ever after, unlike the Grimm version in which their eyes are pecked out by birds) as the sometimes awkward, sometimes perfuntory descriptions & narrations. On the other hand, the Grimm version lacks all the familiar elements, such as the fairy godmother, pumpkin coach, etc.
Of the other stories, one is from Turkey & 3 from France, which means they are new to me, since I am mostly familiar with the Grimm volume I had as a child. I especially like "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks," in which a long-suffering and poor orphan girl with a cruel brother cherishes a pot of flowers, which in the end turns into a handsome prince, who marries the girl, who turns out to be a princess. The last story is "Snow White and Rose Red," which I remember from my childhood Grimm collection.
Definitely worth the price to have some nice fairy tales to read to children." Linda Talisman said.
"I love it and so does my family! I would recommend this item to any and everyone that I know!" NuMei said.
"My 10 year old read this out loud to my 6 year old and 20 month old. Great exercise for reading and verbal communication skills." Christina F. said.
"This is a great little segment of the greater work of Lang. It's terrific for classical educating families looking for some great literature to read to their kids or the 8+ crowd to read on their own." Solagratiamom said.
"Great stories, well written, my little Granddaughters love when I read them these stories!!" DRosas said.
"Great price and delivered on time.
I'm gong to be reading the book to my 2 yr old Grand Daughter" Elizabeth Sarge said.
"ok this is NOT a book for little kids! Cinderella is fine but some of the other ones you should not read!" MacDaddy said.
"I'm reading these stories to my almost 5 year old... they are short enough to be a bedtime story and are interesting enough to keep my attention as well... likely for a bit older of an audience but for the price I couldn't not buy it!" JMP said.