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<B>About 'The Four Skillful Brothers' </B><I> </I>, GEIGER, RUDOLF
1 About 'The Four Skillful Brothers'
0929979117 / 9780929979113 
Where would a person learn how to tell a fairy tale in a way that does not simply present a meaning, but awakens meaning in the child’s very heart? This contemplation reveals, in profound depth, a rare view of the storyteller’s art. Any parent or teacher of young children will benefit immensely from traveling along with this master storyteller.
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<B>Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams </B><I> </I>, CASPARI, ELIZABETH
2 Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams
1888602228 / 9781888602227 2003 Paperback 
This book, in the style of a symbol dictionary, is beautifully presented with 101 colour photographs of the animals. Each animal is discussed from the point of view of its actual behaviour in nature. The animal's role in mythology and fairy tale is then considered, and, drawing upon this material, each animal's possible symbolic meanings in dreams are related in a very readable manner.
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<B>Anthroposophy in the Light of Goethe's Faust </B><I> Writings and Lectures from Mid-1890s to 1916 (CW 272)</I>, STEINER, RUDOLF
3 Anthroposophy in the Light of Goethe's Faust Writings and Lectures from Mid-1890s to 1916 (CW 272)
0880106395 / 9780880106399 2014 
15 lectures, Strassburg, Berlin, Dornach, 1910-1916 (CW 272);
1 lecture, Basel, Sept. 15, 1912 (CW 139);
2 lectures, Berlin, Feb. 3, Aug. 19, 1916 (CW 65);
Extracts from Rudolf Steiner's writings on Faust, 1880s-1909 (various volumes);
Introduction: "Rudolf Steiner’s Faust," by Frederick Amrine
Goethe, the great German polymath poet, scientist, dramatist, and novelist, was a major influence throughout Steiner’s life and teaching. While still a student, Steiner wrote introductions to Goethe’ scientific writings (1884–1890), the collection of which became volume 1 in his Collected Works. He also wrote two volumes on Goethe’s epistemology (1886) and philosophy (1894). As he moved closer to the esoteric world, he also gave seminal lectures on Goethe’s fairy tale, “The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily.” Gradually, he finally approach Goethe’s masterwork, the epic (and deeply esoteric) drama, Faust.

This book contains fifteen lectures, given between 1910 and 1916. A companion volume (CW 273, forthcoming) contains thirteen more lectures given between 1916 and 1919. Taken together these two volumes illuminate in deeply esoteric ways both Anthroposophy and Goethe’s own astonishing vision; the first volume focusing more on anthroposophy, the second more on Faust.

Beginning with ten short extracts that span twenty years (from the 1880s to 1909), the first lecture sets the tone—Goethe sought spiritual science, Faust is the record of his striving, and we are led to see how Goethe’s great drama is filled with embryonic insights that developed and became Anthroposophy. This theme is then developed, in lecture after lecture, with ever-deepening focus. Whether it is a question of the spiritual nature of matter, the reverence for truth and knowledge, reincarnation, the Mystery of Golgotha, evil, the nature of the elemental world, aesthetics, the challenge of our times, human destiny and the nature evolution, these lectures show Goethe as the great initiate and develop Anthroposophy—Spiritual Science—in a profoundly esoteric light.

Not previously published in English, this volume has been awaited by many. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Rudolf Steiner and spiritual science.

This book is volume 272 in the Collected Works (CW) of Rudolf Steiner, published by SteinerBooks, 2013. It is a translation of the German Geisteswissenschaftliche Erläuterungen zu Goethes Faust. Band I Faust der Strebende Mensch (Novalis-Verlag Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1955).

15 lectures, Strassburg, Berlin, Dornach, 1910-1916 (CW 272);
1 lecture, Basel, Sept. 15, 1912 (CW 139);
2 lectures, Berlin, Feb. 3, Aug. 19, 1916 (CW 65);
Extracts from Rudolf Steiner's writings on Faust, 1880s-1909 (various volumes);
Introduction: "Rudolf Steiner’s Faust," by Frederick Amrine
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<B>Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths </B><I> </I>, HANSEN, WILLIAM
4 Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends and Myths
0691170150 / 9780691170152 
Captured centaurs and satyrs, talking animals, people who suddenly change sex, men who give birth, the temporarily insane and the permanently thick-witted, delicate sensualists, incompetent seers, a woman who remembers too much, a man who cannot laugh--these are just some of the colorful characters who feature in the unforgettable stories that ancient Greeks and Romans told in their daily lives. Together they created an incredibly rich body of popular oral stories that include, but range well beyond, mythology--from heroic legends, fairy tales, and fables to ghost stories, urban legends, and jokes. This unique anthology presents the largest collection of these tales ever assembled. Featuring nearly four hundred stories in authoritative and highly readable translations, this is the first book to offer a representative selection of the entire range of traditional classical storytelling.  

Set mostly in the world of humans, not gods, these stories focus on figures such as lovers, tricksters, philosophers, merchants, rulers, athletes, artists, and soldiers. The narratives range from the well-known--for example, Cupid and Psyche, Diogenes and his lantern, and the tortoise and the hare--to lesser-known tales that deserve wider attention. Entertaining and fascinating, they offer a unique window into the fantasies, anxieties, humor, and passions of the people who told them.  

Complete with beautiful illustrations by Glynnis Fawkes, a comprehensive introduction, notes, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology will delight general readers as well as students of classics, fairy tales, and folklore.

William Hansen, Professor Emeritus of classical studies and folklore at Indiana University, Bloomington, is one of the world's leading authorities on classical folklore. His books include Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans, Ariadne's Thread: A Guide to International Tales Found in Classical Literature, and Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature. He lives in Bloomington.
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<B>Bremen Town Musicians </B><I> Grimm's Fairy Tale</I>, HSIN-SHIH, LAI
5 Bremen Town Musicians Grimm's Fairy Tale
0880105836 / 9780880105835 2008 Hardback 
Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the preeminent interpreters of classic fairy tales, and now she brings her brush to The Grimm Brothers Bremen Town Musicians, the tale of four beleaguered animals who outwit some frightful robbers. In this lesser-known but equally important tale, theres a donkey who can no longer work, a hound who can no longer hunt, a cat who is too old to chase mice, and a rooster who is scheduled to become dinner. They decide to band together to seek their fortune as musicians in the town of Bremen.

But they get more than they bargained for when they stumble upon a gang of robbers. Can they find a clever way to turn their dreadful singing to their advantage? In a book sure to appeal to her many fans, Lisbeth Zwerger wittily brings this unique story to life.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1175] 
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<B>Children's Year, The </B><I> Seasonal Crafts and Clothes</I>, COOPER, STEPHANIE,  FYNES-CLINTON, CHRISTINE,  ROWLING, MARIJE
6 Children's Year, The Seasonal Crafts and Clothes
1903458595 / 9781903458594 2006 2 Hardback 
This book has everything you need to get started, with more than a hundred projects for parents and children to enjoy making together. Simple, well-illustrated instructions demonstrate ways to make children's clothing, toys, and gifts, using natural materials. Organized by seasons, the craft activities include knitted Easter chicks, spring flower fairies, summer leaf prints, cosy slippers, pumpkin lanterns, Christmas calendars, indoor play spaces, and much more. Small items such as a tooth fairy purse can be made in a short time, while larger projects can be enjoyed over a weekend or more.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2113] 
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<B>Cinderella </B><I> A Grimm's Fairy Tale</I>, GRIMM, JACOB,  GRIMM, WILHELM,  HASELOFF, ULRIKE
7 Cinderella A Grimm's Fairy Tale
0863159486 / 9780863159480 2013 Hardback 
colour illustrations
When her widowed father remarries, beautiful Cinderella is left to cook and clean for her cruel stepmother and jealous stepsisters. On the day of the King's ball, Cinderella weeps when she is left behind. Hearing her sobs, her friends the birds bring her a glittering gown and silk slippers so she too can go to the ball. Will Cinderella be recognised? And will the Prince find his true bride? This beautifully imagined adaptation of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale is brought to life with Ulrike Haseloff's soft, colourful illustrations. Children will love the extra sparkle!
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12537] 
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<B>Coloring with Block Crayons 3 DVD set </B><I> a how-to of coloring techniques for teaching to children</I>, DE FRANCESCA, SIEGLINDE
8 Coloring with Block Crayons 3 DVD set a how-to of coloring techniques for teaching to children

Currently unavailable till the end of the year 2017

3 DVD's. 2+ hours
Now you can take Sieglinde’s popular Block Crayon workshop in your own home, on your own time. This DVD set is a great companion to the manual.
Here is over 2 hours of clear instructions on the use of primary color block crayons. It covers a variety of techniques that will enable you to create beautiful, illustrative drawings, including:
 the elements
 landscapes
 plants
 animals
 humans
 as well as fairy tale & fable illustrations
 and more
There is also a full gallery of many drawings to use as a reference.
Have fun mastering this art! Then teach it to others!
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13789] 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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<B>Coming of the Unicorn </B><I> Scottish Folk Tales for Children</I>, WILLIAMSON, DUNCAN,  WILLIAMSON, LINDA
9 Coming of the Unicorn Scottish Folk Tales for Children
0863158684 / 9780863158681 2012 Paperback 
Scottish Folk Tales For Children
'Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be passed on to your children, and their children for evermore.' Duncan Williamson.

Duncan Williamson came from a family of Travelling People, who told stories around the campfire for entertainment and for teaching. As a child, Duncan learnt the ways of the world through stories: 'My father's knowledge told us how to live in this world as natural human beings -- not to be greedy, not to be foolish, not to be daft or selfish -- by stories.' In this collection, he passes on some of these wonderful children's folk and fairy tales. For over sixty years Duncan travelled around Scotland -- on foot, then in a horse and cart, and later an old van -- collecting tales, which not only come from the Travelling People but from the crofters, farmers and shepherds he met along the way. This collection includes tales about cunning foxes and storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, helpful broonies and mysterious fairies, rich kings and fearsome warriors, as well as those about ordinary folk trying to make their way in the world.
The stories have been written down as faithfully as possible to Duncan's unique storytelling voice, full of colour, humour and life.
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<B>D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls </B><I> </I>, D'AULAIRE, EDGAR PARIN
10 D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls
1590172175 / 9781590172179 2006 Hardback 
colour illustrations
In this spectacular follow-up to their beloved "Book of Norse Myths, "the husband-and-wife team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire explore the uncanny reaches of Norse mythology, an enchanted night-world populated by trolls of all kinds--mountain trolls, forest trolls, trolls who live underwater and trolls who live under bridges, uncouth, unkempt, unbreakable, unforgettable, and invariably unbelievably ugly trolls--who work their wiles and carry on in the most bizarre and entertaining fashions.
With their matchless talent as storytellers and illustrators, the d'Aulaires bring to life the weird and wonderful world of Norse mythology.
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<B>Fairy House </B><I> </I>, SCHRAMER, MIKE AND DEBBIE
11 Fairy House
1939629691 / 9781939629692 2015 
Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. 

Mike and Debbie Schramer’s nature art has been featured in many books, magazines, and newspapers. Their work has also exhibited at the American Visionary Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum, and Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has many of their intricate fairy pieces in their permanent collection. Commissioned pieces were accepted in the catalogue Finishing Touches for several years and for the New York Toy Fair.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14836] 
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<B>Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, The </B><I> </I>, GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, WITH AN INTERPRETIVE ESSAY BY RUDOLF STEINER
12 Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily, The
0833400266 / 9780833400260 1991 
The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily is one of the most important stories of the Anthroposophic and Rosicrucian streams. It is a timeless, allegorical tale of initiation and profoundly affected Rudolf Steiner and the formulation of his teachings. He called the fairy tale a kind of "secret revelation," an "apocalypse." As Paul Marshall Allen and Joan deRis Allen point out in their book The Time Is at Hand, Goethe’s fairy tale begins with a specific image: a river that separates two lands that stand in contrast to each other, just as the sensory and spiritual worlds do. The story ends with a bridge, created through sacrifice, that spans the river between the two lands.

Rudolf Steiner was so deeply impressed by Goethe’s fairy tale that he used it as the model for his own first mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation. Evidently, he told friends prior to its first performance, "I know how long and deeply you have loved Goethe’s fairy tale, and today I am happy to tell you that you will see it performed on stage."

This is a fairy tale for meditation—and for building bridges to the soul and spirit.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14823] 
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<B>Fairy Tales </B><I> </I>, PECKHAM, MARGARET
13 Fairy Tales
0936132507 / 9780936132501 1982 Paperback 

[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7589] 
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14 Fairy Tales and Art Mirrored in Human Consciousness
1936367270 / 9781936367276 
Unavailable till end of 2017

If you are a teacher, parent, or friend of the Waldorf school movement and would like to know why the role of the fairy tale is so important in the earliest years of Waldorf School, please consider opening this book. Within you will discover the wisdom that lies behind the imagery, symbolism, and events woven into classic fairy tales, as well as the relationship between the history of story and of visual art, and how together they reveal volumes about human consciousness and the Spiritual mission of humankind.
World-traveled social artist Monica Gold discovered that by experiencing genuine fairy tales in the context of Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, she was constantly re-inspired in her multifaceted international work. From her studies she has discovered how fairy tales and art are mirrored in our modern consciousness and have a profound effect on us all.
Gold explains the great importance of these pictures being brought and shared with the souls of the little folk in particular, who live in the world of imagination and how
the stories “offer the seeds of guidance for balanced growth and well being.” We are
also invited to take a closer look into the world of the small child through a study of their drawings, and how, like fairy tales, they create images rich with metaphor. We
can see in these pictures how the child incarnates and develops, and are invited
to witness the world of cosmic consciousness, the source from where the fairy tale
If you have wondered how there can be meaning in such simple stories, or whether
stories with such scary characters are really appropriate for children - or why there
seems to be a growing fascination in Hollywood and popular culture with fairy tales
these days – this book will surely guide you to the wisest answers.

“This is an extraordinary book: it weaves together fairy tales,
children’s drawings, and the history of art with the deepest
questions of spiritual development of man and mankind.”
-Thomas H. MeyerW
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12301] 
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<B>Fairy Worlds and Workers </B><I> A Natural History of Fairyland</I>, MARJORIE SPOCK
15 Fairy Worlds and Workers A Natural History of Fairyland
1621480259 / 9781621480259 
The Middle Kingdom! Various times and peoples have given it different names. To some it was Paradise, to others Tir-nan-Og; Arthurian Avalon; Fairyland; the World of Immortal Youth; the Land of Heart’s Desire. Where exactly is that country? Well, if God’s is the world of creative power and ours the world of created objects, the fairy world is the land of life that lies between them, serv­ing as the bridge for their interaction.
The fairyland and its denizens have long been the concern of poets, painters, and storytellers. Not only are these beings charged with the maintenance of Nature’s household but with her evolutionary plans as well. Our recognition of them and their work helps their efforts prosper and helps the earth be carried forward in its evolution. Marjorie Spock draws aside the veil obscuring the life of the “Little People” and makes their magic world come alive for us.
Included are colour paintings of the four races of Little People: Undines (water spir­its), Gnomes (earth spirits), Sylphs (air spirits), and Fire-Spirits.
This is a delightful and engaging book!
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12895] 
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<B>Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and many more classic stories </B><I> </I>, GRIMM, WILHELM AND JACOB
16 Favourite Collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and many more classic stories
1782502017 / 9781782502012 2015 
These classic Brothers Grimm tales of princesses and dwarfs, wicked queens and gentle bears have delighted children and adults alike for two centuries. Their unique magic and wonder make them inspiring reading for children everywhere. Each story is accompanied by charming illustrations by Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator of dozens of children's books. This gift edition of Grimm's tales is designed for little hands and will make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations.

Anastasiya Archipova is an illustrator who lives in Moscow. She has illustrated many children's books, including An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14248] 
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17 Favourite Grimm's Tales
0863153186 / 9780863153181 2000 Hardback 
colour illustrations
Almost two hundred years ago the Grimm brothers published their famous collection of folk tales, including these well-known and much loved stories. Sumptuously illustrated, this collection includes: Little Red Riding Hood; The Frog Prince; Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Town Musicians of Bremen and many others.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 696] 
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<B>Favourite Tales from Hans Christian Andersen </B><I> </I>, ANDERSEN, H.C.,  ARCHIPOVA, ANASTASIYA
18 Favourite Tales from Hans Christian Andersen
086315347X / 9780863153471 2001 Hardback 
colour illustrations
A collection of Hans Christian Andersen best-loved tales, beautifully illustrated by Anastasya Archipova, including "The Little Mermaid", "The Fir Tree", "The Swineherd", "The Little Match-Seller", and "The Emperor's New Suit".
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<B>Fee Fi Fo Fum </B><I> A Waldorf Reader for Late Second Grade</I>, PITTIS, ARTHUR M.
19 Fee Fi Fo Fum A Waldorf Reader for Late Second Grade
1888365633 / 9781888365634 Hardback 
Part of a five book series with over 125 multi-cultural stories and poems that complement the pedagogical intentions of the language arts curriculum. Progressively controlled and increasingly rich sight and phonetic vocabulary development from story to story and book to book. Progressively developing sentence structures from story to story. All stories are designed for forty-five minute periods, including instruction and discussion time. Grade two stories recapitulate the previous year’s language arts curriculum. The series provides more than enough stories for a full year’s worth of reading classes. This third grade remedial book allows a whole class to work with same material, even if divided into remedial and general groups.

Contents include: The Gingerbread Boy, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, There Lies a Lonely Field, The Five Brothers, The Spirit of the Corn, The Three Tasks, The Bremen Town-Musicians, Five Little Goblins, A Little Witch , The Fisherman's Wife, The Snow Maiden, Jack Frost, Little Yeh Shen and the Golden Slipper, The Noblest Deed, Boom, Bam, Boom! The Fairy Snake, The Owl and the Eel and the Warming-Pan, Spring Defeats Winter, Snow Drops, Sore Skin and the Heavenly Maidens, The Squirrel, Brother and Sister, A Little Garden Flower, Jack and the Beanstalk

See also:
As My Heart Awakes
Snip, Snap, Snout
Sun So Hot I Froze to Death
When I Hear My Heart Wonder
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 3555] 
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<B>Fetching of Spring </B><I> </I>, DOWN, REG
20 Fetching of Spring
1466266198 / 9781466266193 
The Golden Bird has been stolen (apparently) and Tik-Tak is sent to fetch it. The naive and dreamy youth rides southwards (it’s warmer in that direction), gets kicked out of two kingdoms, meets Erce-Ma, loses his hopeless steed, gains a (much) better one, stumbles into the Undwelling and its townships, descends into Akkman’s Dwell, rescues the bird (and other abductees), returns (still not fully awake) with the bird, refuses the hand of the Princess (what!), becomes a successful entrepreneur, is jailed > is released > then steals the bird (wrong order, I know, but that’s the truth), returns to Spring, returns to Tansa, gets familied, assumes the kingship and unites the Three Kingdoms (well, it’s a work in progress).

The Fetching of Spring, written with a (sometimes) humorous nod to the fairy tale, has a deadly serious subtext. It is an awakening tale, the story all of us are in whether we like it or not. Setting out from the Kingdom of the Golden Bird our (inordinately) nascent hero descends via the earthly into contemporary sub-earthly realms. The story (and it is a story in the sense of storytelling) ends with worn-shoe idealism and a peppering of satire to spice things up.

A Parzival novel suitable for grade 8 and up. Soft cover; 248 pages. Retail: $16.50 - see discount chart.

"The Fetching of Spring is wonderful reading of the very best sort: a story true and strong, told with joy and wonder, clarity and hope. This one is not to be missed." Waldorf Books
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12074] 
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