This is a wonderful anthology of timeless children's stories, retold for a modern audience. All the most popular tales are here, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , Rumpelstiltskin , The Frog Prince , Rapunzel , The Brave Tin Soldier , The Princess and the Pea , The Snow Queen , The Ugly Duckling , Sleeping Beauty , The Elves and the Shoemaker , and Thumbelina . These fantastical adventures that have stood the test of time are part of a rich heritage of folk and fairy tales that is shared across borders and languages. It is delightfully illustrated throughout with intricate and imaginative drawings. In this magical book, 24 fairy tales by the famous storytellers Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm are enchantingly retold for the enjoyment of children today. The collection includes poignant love stories like The Little Mermaid , comical tales such as The Emperor's New Clothes , and the fiendish characters faced by Hansel and Gretel and Little Red Riding Hood. Cathie Shuttleworth's beautifully detailed illustrations decorate every page, making this an essential addition to any young reader's library.