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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.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7647] 
Price: 6.70 AUD
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<B>Coming of the Unicorn </B><I> Scottish Folk Tales for Children</I>, WILLIAMSON, DUNCAN,  WILLIAMSON, LINDA
2 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.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12346] 
Price: 21.95 AUD
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3 Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
0394709306 / 9780394709307 1990 Paperback 
One of the most beloved collections of fairy tales in a splendid new paperback edition. For almost 200 years, these stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children - and adults - learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty are only a few of more than 200 enchanting tales included in this collection. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, these stories are presented just as the Brothers Grimm originally set them down.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7880] 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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<B>Fairy Tales </B><I> </I>, PECKHAM, MARGARET
4 Fairy Tales
0936132507 / 9780936132501 1982 Paperback 

[When referring to this item please quote our ID 7589] 
Price: 13.50 AUD
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5 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] 
Price: 49.90 AUD
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<B>First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts </B><I> </I>, DON, LARI
6 First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts
1782501371 / 9781782501374 2008 Paperback 
Helen has absolutely no interest in becoming a vet like her mother. So she isn't best pleased when asked to help an injured horse. Only this horse isn't entirely normal ...and nor are his friends. Without warning, Helen is thrust into an extraordinary world full of magical rituals, fantastical creatures and a dangerous, powerful beast known as the Master, who would destroy it all. Everything hinges on finding the lost Book of Wisdom before the Winter Solstice. Can Helen work out the riddles and help her new friends to make amends for a foolish prank? This is a wonderful mixture of fable and fiction, woven together into an exciting race through Scotland's diverse landscapes, accompanied by an array of creatures from mythology and folklore.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 676] 
Price: 22.95 AUD
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<B>Hansel and Gretel </B><I> A Grimm's Fairy Tale</I>, GRIMM, JACOB,  GRIMM, WILHELM,  ARCHIPOVA, ANASTASIYA
7 Hansel and Gretel A Grimm's Fairy Tale
0863156231 / 9780863156236 2008 Hardback 
colour illustrations
This is the classic story of two children who are sent into the woods. The first time, they follow a trail of stones back to the house, but the second time they use breadcrumbs, which are eaten by the birds. Lost and alone, they discover a house made from gingerbread. Will the inhabitant of the house help them?
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 665] 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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<B>Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales </B><I> Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Many More Classic Stories</I>, DRESCHER, DANIELA,  GRIMM, JACOB,  GRIMM, WILHELM
8 Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and Many More Classic Stories
0863159478 / 9780863159473 2013 Hardback 
colour illustrations
Two hundred years ago the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of folk tales, including these thirty much-loved stories of helpful elves; giants who can see into the next land; foolish but good-hearted lads; princesses with golden hair; faithful servants and wicked queens. This sumptuously illustrated collection of essential Grimm classics includes stories every childhood needs: 'The Frog Prince', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella', 'Rumpelstiltskin' and dozens more. Each tale is brought to life with radiant, faithful pictures from Daniela Drescher, one of Germany's best-loved illustrators, which are sure to fire any child's imagination.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12538] 
Price: 36.95 AUD
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<B>Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales </B><I> </I>, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
9 Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
1782501185 / 9781782501183 2014 
Hans Christian Andersen's classic tales of foolish emperors, lonely mermaids, icy queens and clever princesses have delighted children and adults alike for nearly two centuries. The stories' unique magic and wonder make them essential reading for any childhood.This beautifully illustrated collection of Andersen's best-loved fairy tales includes The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor's New Clothes.Each story is brought to life with charming illustrations by Anastasiya Archipova, illustrator of dozens of children's books. This gift edition of Andersen's tales is designed for little hands and will make a beautiful addition to any bookshelf.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13454] 
Price: 26.95 AUD
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10 Iron Hans
0906155258 / 9780906155257 Hardback 
This is the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale about a wild man and a prince, sometimes known as Iron John.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1283] 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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<B>King of Ireland's Son </B><I> An Irish Folk Tale</I>, COLUM, PADRAIC,  POGANY, WILLY
11 King of Ireland's Son An Irish Folk Tale
086315896X / 9780863158964 1986 Paperback 
A born story-teller, Padraic Colum's prose holds the natural music of the spoken voice. Humour, poetry and action spring into these tales from the ancient lore of his native Ireland. The King of Ireland's son sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands where he meets the Enchanter's daughter, Fedelma and is betrothed to her. He loses her and his adventures to find her again lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 802] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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<B>Little Red Riding Hood </B><I> The Classic Grimm's Fairy Tale with Commentary for the Thoughtful Parent</I>, FLAXMAN, ANDREW,  DELISA, PATRICIA
12 Little Red Riding Hood The Classic Grimm's Fairy Tale with Commentary for the Thoughtful Parent
0880105712 / 9780880105712 2006 Hardback 
Along with the Bible and Shakespeare, Grimms' fairy tales rank among the best selling literature of the Western world. And "Little Red Riding Hood" is perhaps the best known story of the Grimms brothers' collection. What accounts for such popularity? Like all of the Grimms' fairy tales, the characters in this story led us to discover the treasures in our own souls. Philosophies, artistic styles, and religious conventions change with time, but this tale has endured for centuries. In our modern age, with our emphasis on science and technology, a wolf speaking and eating the old grandma and Red Riding Hood seem to be drawn from the depths of a remote and superstitious past. More sensitive souls such as Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, C. G. Jung, and Bruno Bettlelheim, however, have all recognized that true fairy tales are not merely arbitrary fantasies or folk imaginations. They were aware that deep meaning shines through all genuine fairy tales. The great German poet, Novalis, once said that fairy tales "are prophetic, idealistic, and inevitable, all in one ...I believe that in a fairy tale, I can best express my mood of soul. Everything is a fairy tale."
Fairy tales should be told to children without explanation. Children relate quite naturally with the inner significance of the story. They absorb the language of the imaginations and feel connected with it in a truly intimate way. Any interpretation is unnecessary and would be quite a mistake. Emotionally involved with a given tale, the young child's imagination should not be disturbed; it is always intrusive to make conscious what a child wishes to keep preconscious. For teachers and parents, however, it is always worthwhile to become conscious of the soul and spiritual qualities behind the story. In this way, tales can be told or read to children with much more conviction and charm. One will see that such tales are not fantastic or beautiful and poetic lies but express the great soul wisdom of the heart that knows more than the head will admit. In his insightful commentary, Andrew Flaxman helps us understand the deeper meaning behind this story and fairy tales in general. Patricia DeLisa brings us a beautifully illustrated and important contribution to the literature of fairy tales.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1165] 
Price: 26.95 AUD
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<B>Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm </B><I> The Complete First Edition</I>, GRIMM, JACOP AND WILHELM
13 Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm The Complete First Edition
0691160597 / 9780691160597 Hardback 
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as 'Rapunzel,' 'Hansel and Gretel,' and 'Cinderella' would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style.

For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezso. From 'The Frog King' to 'The Golden Key,' wondrous worlds unfold--heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique--they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes. A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13379] 
Price: 54.95 AUD
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<B>Over the Hills and Far Away </B><I> Stories of Dwarfs, Fairies, Gnomes and Elves from Around Europe</I>, VERSCHUREN, INEKE,  BOEKELAAR, ELS,  DRESCHER, DANIELA
14 Over the Hills and Far Away Stories of Dwarfs, Fairies, Gnomes and Elves from Around Europe
0863157300 / 9780863157301 2010 2 Hardback 
colour illustrations
This is an exciting new edition of a classic storybook anthology, illustrated for the first time in colour by bestselling author Daniela Drescher. The book is a collection of forty stories from around Europe about gnomes, dwarfs, leprechauns, fairies and little folk. The stories come from Ireland, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, England, Flanders and Scandinavia.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 976] 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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<B>Power of Stories </B><I> Nurturing Children's Imagination and Consciousness</I>, KORNBERGER, HORST
15 Power of Stories Nurturing Children's Imagination and Consciousness
0863156592 / 9780863156595 2008 Paperback 
From the great myths and legends to enchanting fairy tales, parables, fables and folk tales, stories can have a great healing and educative power. They come from our subconscious and imagination, deep inside us. They have much to teach us about ourselves, therefore, and the world we create around us. Horst Kornberger, a writer, artist and Steiner-Waldorf teacher, first explores the power of particular stories such as Odysseus, Parsifal, Oedipus, Bible stories and fairy tales. He then explains how to apply that power to help a child develop, or to heal and transform a child with difficulties. Finally he discusses the art and practicalities of creating new stories to help children with particular needs, and shows storytelling to be a universal gift that we can use to benefit those around us. This is a fascinating and inspiring book for teachers, parents and carers of children, as well as creative writers and students of literature.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 850] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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16 Snow White and Rose Red
0863157262 / 9780863157264 2010 Hardback 
colour illustrations
Snow White and Rose Red are good, happy children, who live a peaceful life with their mother. When they meet a big black bear and an angry dwarf, their lives are changed for ever - but will good eventually triumph over evil? This classic tale from the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in beautiful illustrations by Russian artist, Anastasiya Archipova.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 972] 
Price: 23.95 AUD
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Fairy Worlds and Workers, MARJORIE SPOCK
17 Fairy Worlds and Workers
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! 
Price: 29.90 AUD
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Favourite Tales from Hans Christian Andersen, 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". 
Price: 36.95 AUD
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Fetching of Spring, DOWN, REG
19 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 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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20 Grimm
0863156681 / 9780863156687 2008 Paperback 
If you have the misfortune to spend a night at Hotel Grimm, it may be the last one you spend anywhere! Or so the residents of Aberfintry believe. From its vantage point high above the town, the hotel has long been the source of dead guests and terrifying stories. When eleven-year-old Rory McKenna becomes an overnight advertising sensation for Zizz Cola, Hotel Grimm's mysterious owner, Granville Grimm, presents Rory with the task of giving his hotel a new image. Refusal is not an option...Can 'Zizz Boy' do it again, or will he become Hotel Grimm's next victim? Full of unexpected twists and turns, surprising allies and things that go bump in the night, Rory's life is about to get very complicated. Set in the fictional town of Aberfintry, located roughly in Scotland's Trossachs region, this is a humorous adventure story from the prize-winning author of "Catscape". 
Price: 17.95 AUD
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