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Find fairy tale books full of magic and sparkle in Book People's hand-picked range of myths, legends and fairy tale books. Available at unbelievable prices, this hand-picked selection features classic stories and exciting, new books.

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Myths, Legends & Fairy Tale Books

  • The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Janet and Allan Ahlberg

    Product Code: AFKWR
    Hardback 3 years +
    (8)
    The Jolly Postman delivers cards and letters to various fairy-tale characters. He has a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and so on. There are six envelopes in the book, each containing letters, cards, etc.
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  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    CS Lewis

    Product Code: ACWYO
    Hardback
    A stunning new edition of this timeless classic. This is the best loved of all the Chronicles of Narnia - the first one ever written, and the one everybody remembers reading as a child. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe introduced readers to the wonders and enchantment of Narnia when it was first published almost fifty years ago. Since then, the hearts and imaginations of millions of readers have been captured by the story of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, who step through a magic wardrobe into Narnia, once the peaceful land of Talking Beasts, dwarfs, giants and fauns, but now frozen into eternal winter by the evil White Witch. Christian Birmingham's beautiful illustrations , accompanied by a sensitively abridged text, introduce this wonderful story to a younger audience.
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  • Ladybird First Favourite Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Nicola Baxter

    Product Code: ADUUZ
    Hardback 3 years +
    (1)
    Based on the traditional fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", this vibrantly illustrated story is sure to become a favourite in every home. Follow the naughty Goldilocks into the house of the three bears, and see what happens when they come home and find her! Part of the Ladybird "First Favourite Tales" series - a perfect introduction to fairy tales for preschoolers - this hardback book contains lots of funny rhythm and rhyme to delight young children. Ideal for reading aloud and sharing with 2-4 year olds.
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  • The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

    Geraldine McCaughrean

    Product Code: AHWXD
    Hardback 5 years +
    Celebrating the 21st birthday of this highly-respected introduction to the best-loved Greek stories, this new edition is generouslyl reformatted and has a beautiful new cover. Geraldine McCaughrean's elegant retellings continue to keep children captivated. Combined wiht Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations, this collection will form an essential part of every child's library.
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  • An Illustrated Treasury of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

    Product Code: ALAHU
    Hardback 5 years +
    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.
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  • Usborne Illustrated Classics

    Product Code: AKWZX
    Hardback 7 years +
    A collection of six timeless, classic stories: The Story of Heidi, Little Women, The Railway Children, Black Beauty, The Secret Garden and The Wizard of Oz.
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  • A First Book of Fairy Tales

    Mary Hoffman

    Product Code: AAJAT
    Hardback 4 years +
    Once upon a time there were some wonderful fairy tales waiting to be read. Fourteen classic stories are retold with beautiful illustrations and a sprinkle of story magic, bedtime will never be the same again. Enchant your child with favourite tales like "Cinderella" and "Jack and the Beanstalk", or tell them some wonderful new stories; "The Fisherman and his Wife" or "Diamonds and Toads". Mary Hoffman's charming retellings use simple language, ideal for reading or hearing aloud, while Julie Downing's stunning illustrations bring the characters to life, so children can follow and enjoy the fairy tales through the pictures. This is a wonderful collection to quietly enjoy together - making bedtime easy.
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  • Complete Andersen's Fairy Tales

    Hans Christian Andersen

    Product Code: ACDQC
    Hardback 9 years +
    For 150 years, the tales of Hans Christian Andersen have been delighting both adults and children. This edition contains all of Andersen's 168 tales, and among the favourites are "The Red Shoes", "The Mermaid", "The Emperor's New Clothes", and "The Ugly Duckling".
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  • The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

    Saviour Pirotta

    Product Code: AEBAS
    Hardback 4 years +
    Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.
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  • Cinderella

    Katie Haworth

    Product Code: BSAJR
    Hardback
    Cinderella lives in a grand house in a beautiful city, but ever since her father married again, she has been little more than a servant to her stepmother and cruel stepsisters. One night everyone but Cinderella goes to a ball at the palace. She will need a fairy godmother's help if she is to go. The classic tale of Cinderella retold in a magnificent pop-up aperture format. A triumph of paper engineering with wonderful illustrations by Dinara Mirtalipova.
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  • Peter Pan

    Caryl Hart

    Product Code: BQYZE
    Hardback
    When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where children never grow old. It's the beginning of an amazing adventure featuring a cast of classic characters, from the mischievous Lost Boys and jealous fairy Tinker Bell, to the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate band. But will the Darlings choose to stay in Neverland or return to London to grow up like normal children?
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  • Greatest Fairy Tales

    Francesca Rossi

    Product Code: BOIXW
    Hardback 3 years +
    A collection of the best fables from the Grimm brothers, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen in a maxi format with illustrations in the dream-like style of Francesca Rossi. Frog-princes, wicked witches, wolves on the prowl, puss in boots, fairies and mermaids populate the pages of this volume, accompanying the reader into an enchanted world where everything is possible and dreams can become reality. This is where imagination can roam, the reality of everyday life raises its head and a fairy tale becomes a way to overcome the difficulties of daily life. For centuries, fables have served this purpose: accompanying children as they grow, telling them that the ogre, evil, may exist, but it can be overcome with intelligence or the magic of hope.
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  • Star Stories

    Anita Ganeri

    Product Code: BPONO
    Hardback
    For thousands of years people have looked up to the night sky and told stories about the stars. These epic tales tell of vengeful gods and goddesses, of monsters and heroes. Others try to make sense of the natural world, or unravel the mysterious forces of the universe. This stunning book brings together a selection of these legends from all over the world - from Ancient Greece to North America, Egypt, China, India and the South Pacific. Written by award-winning author Anita Ganeri and with beautifully detailed artwork by illustrator Andy Wilx, this is a magical book to be treasured for generations to come.
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  • The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes

    Ying Compestine

    Product Code: BLVFD
    Hardback 3 years +
    Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of the young emperor by stealing his rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make "magical" new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes' true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can't help but fall for his cunning trick.
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  • The Jackal Who Thought He Was a Peacock

    Rumi

    Product Code: BAUAF
    Hardback 3 years +
    One of Rumi's fables about accepting ones identity. The jackal is unhappy about his appearance and wants to become a colourful peacock. He decides to paint himself as a peacock, but this doesn't work.
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  • The Seal Children

    Jackie Morris

    Product Code: AYTXC
    Hardback 3 years +
    When a fisherman falls in love with a selkie - half-woman, half-seal - she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love, and bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people. When a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, the children remember their mother's stories of the cities of gold and pearls beneath the waves...Presented in a beautiful, new, gift edition, this is a haunting story of love and freedom, for all ages.
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  • Bijan and Manije

    Ali Seidabadi

    Product Code: AUXTM
    Hardback 3 years +
    The Book of Kings (Shahnameh) is a thousand year old book of Persian myths and legends, gathered by Ferdowsi. The stories are in poems originallly. The story of Bijan and Manijeh is simplified and retold by Ali Seidabadi and illustrated by Marjan Vafaian for children.
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  • Twelve Dancing Princesses

    Kate Baker

    Product Code: AUWBG
    Hardback 3 years +
    Long ago in a kingdom far away, there lived a king and his twelve beautiful princesses. Although they are locked in their room each night, every morning the princesses wake up with their slippers worn through, as if they had been dancing all night long. Who will solve the mystery of the tattered shoes and claim one of the princesses as their bride? With dazzling illustrations by Alison Jay, this is an enchanting retelling of a classic tale.
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  • Sleeping Beauty

    David Roberts

    Product Code: AUPRP
    Hardback 3 years +
    Young Annabel lives in the 1950s and dreams of a future with jetpacks, flying cars and robots. However, little does she know that she is living under an evil spell that could mean she has no future at all...When the curse is fulfilled on her 16th birthday and she falls asleep for 1000 years, her house is overgrown by a magnificent rose tree. A young explorer called Zoe discovers the story of Sleeping Beauty, but can she find Annabel in time to lift the curse and show her what the future actually looks like?
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  • The Ice Dragon

    George RR Martin

    Product Code: ALVWH
    Hardback
    An enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the series that inspired HBO's Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones.

    Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon. From ancient times the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon.

    It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time.

    Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child-and the ice dragon who loved her-could save her world from utter destruction.
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  • Tinder

    Sally Gardner

    Product Code: AIGKR
    Hardback
    Otto Hundebiss is tired of war, but when he defies Death he walks a dangerous path. A half beast half man gives him shoes and dice which will lead him deep into a web of dark magic and mystery.

    He meets the beautiful Safire - pure of heart and spirit, the scheming Mistress Jabber and the terrifying Lady of the Nail. He learns the powers of the tinderbox and the wolves whose master he becomes. But will all the riches in the world bring him the thing he most desires?

    Fairy tales are often the cruellest stories of all; in this exquisite novel Sally Gardner writes about great love and great loss.

    Tinder, written by Sally Gardner and illustrated by David Roberts, has been shortlisted for 2015's CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
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  • Spirit Animals 4

    Shannon Hale

    Product Code: AKHWC
    Hardback 8 years +
    The fourth in the fantasy series about children and their spirit animals fighting to save their kingdom Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed for ever. Enter the world of Erdas, where every child who comes of age must discover if they have a spirit animal, a rare bond between human and beast that bestows great powers to both. A dark force has risen from distant and long-forgotten lands, and has begun an onslaught that will ravage the world. Now the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers ...and on you. Part engrossing book series, part action role-playing game - discover your spirit animal and join the adventure.
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  • The Fairy Midnight Surprise Party

    Dereen Taylor

    Product Code: ADZRQ
    Hardback Toddlers
    This is a delightful and engaging pop-up book with a glittery finish. Follow the adventures of little fairy Fern and her friends in this enchanting pop-up storybook about a festive secret party in fairyland. This title is enhanced with sparkly glitter on the cover and within the book. This title includes 3-D pages allow readers to peek through windows and open doors to explore three layers of charming illustrations. If you were to visit Petal Wood, you might see the fairies and woodland creatures bustling as they get ready for the midnight Summer Eve celebration! This year is extra-special because Fern and her magical friends are also planning a birthday surprise for Pearl, the oldest and wisest fairy. But without the moonlight to see by, things start to go wrong. Perhaps a little fairy magic can help light the way! Peek through the 3-D windows into the fairy wood to see what happens...This delightul storybook consists of six spreads with 3-D pop-ups on every spread. Special effects include a glitter finish on the front cover and on the final spread, making a sparkly party for all to enjoy!
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  • Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

    Brothers Grimm

    Product Code: AAKHM
    Hardback 9 years +
    "The Brothers Grimm" rediscovered a host of fairy tales. Together with their well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" there are darker tales which deserve to be better known. This is a collection of their tales.
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No matter the age of the person you're buying for, fairy tale story books are always firm favourites. Whether you're looking for princesses and happily-ever-afters, authentic Greek mythology or modern classics from the likes of Michael Morpurgo, there's a huge range of spellbinding books to explore above.

Introducing magic

Magic and legends are breeding grounds for the imagination. Fuel their wonder and creativity with our range of traditional story books for an early years audience (and perhaps be entertained along the way as well!).

Old and modern classics collide

Whether you're in search of traditional fairy tale stories that even early readers can have a go at themselves, or more sophisticated tales for older children, there's a wide array of options here. Explore new worlds, meet dragons and enjoy some traditional storytelling along the way.

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