Friday, July 6, 2018

Michael Marpugo's greatest collection of enchanted stories for children

This timeless collection will be treasured forever by children looking for something magical to read alone or to share. Stories include "The Frog Prince," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Sleeping Beauty," and more. .

A stunning collection from an acclaimed children's author

Award-winning children's writer and former United Kingdom Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, has collected the greatest magical stories and put them all together for your reading pleasure. From tiny heroes and talking frogs to meddling fairies and mysterious sea creatures, all the wonders of the magical world are right here. 

Perfect to read aloud or for read alone time

Beautifully illustrated and charmingly retold, there are lots of stories for children to explore and enjoy. Parents can read these stories to children anytime, while older children will enjoy this magical treasury whenever they like. (Ages 7+)

About the Author:
Michael Morpurgo is a former Children's Laureate in Great Britain and the best-selling author of over 130 books for children, including Greatest Animal Stories (available from Barron's in North America), as well as Private Peaceful, The Butterfly Lion, Kensuke's Kingdom, and Warhorse. Since 1976, he and his wife, Claire, have run the charity Farms for City Children, which offers children and teachers from urban primary schools the opportunity to live and work in the English countryside for a week. 

My Thoughts

I do not know anything about this particular author, although he is a very well known British author. He is a best-selling author who has won the Children's Laureate award for other works. He has compiled this collection of stories by different authors. He has also retold the Jack & the Beanstalk himself. There is so much magic in this book. There are a lot of stories to chose from, many are classics, and some I have never heard of. Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, The Pied Piper, Jack & the Beanstalk, etc.. They are beautiful illustrated and great stories to read to your child at bed time. Reading to our son is something that is very important to my husband and I, and this book is great. It is also something that is great for travel. It is a nice collection if you are away and can have one book with a bunch of different story ideas. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this book. It is wonderful. Even the stuff that could be scary is written in a way to not make it as terrifying. It is really a great book for many ages, whether it is read to them or read by them.

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