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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Listener, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice anything glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Listener, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice anything glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-color companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell--a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!


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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Listener, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice anything glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a gorgeous, full-color fairy-tale treasury. Dear Listener, you hold in your hands a very special book that contains more than thirty-five classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, plus your very own survival guide to the Land of Stories. If you notice anything glowing, followed by an inviting humming noise, don't be afraid! That is just the book's magic. Enter the world of fairy tales in this stunning illustrated gift book that includes more than thirty-five beloved stories and rhymes retold by #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer. This gorgeous, full-color companion book to the Land of Stories series will appeal to new and old fans alike, who will delight in favorite classics such as "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," and more. Here is the beloved fairy-tale treasury that Alex and Conner fall into in The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell--a beautifully designed addition to the series, and the magical book that started it all!

30 review for A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales: Includes Pdf

  1. 5 out of 5

    TJ✨

    THE REVIEW Why this book? I'll read anything Chris Colfer releases What I thought This is by far my favorite collection of fairytales I have read. They weren't the Disney versions but they weren't the gruesome ones either. Chris Colfer somehow made these fairytales his own and I enjoyed every single one. I'm sad it didn't include one of my favorite fairytales The Twelve Dancing Princesses, but I I loved it anyway. I am happy it did include some of my favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Rumpelst THE REVIEW Why this book? I'll read anything Chris Colfer releases What I thought This is by far my favorite collection of fairytales I have read. They weren't the Disney versions but they weren't the gruesome ones either. Chris Colfer somehow made these fairytales his own and I enjoyed every single one. I'm sad it didn't include one of my favorite fairytales The Twelve Dancing Princesses, but I I loved it anyway. I am happy it did include some of my favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Rumpelstiltskin. He also included a few I didn't expect like Thumbelina. If you're in the mood for some fairytales give this book a try.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Miranda

    I love these fairytales! They're pretty much the originals just in a new book format and amazing newish illustrations that are cute and gorgeous. Loved reading these aloud to the kiddo and can't wait to find more fairytales to reread for myself.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Abby ~Sign Please~

    Perfect retelling of your classic fairy tales.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)

    A fantastic compilation of classic fairy tales....a compelling read-aloud!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kirsten Little

    Within this book, there were many different types of stories that fall under the category of fables. Traditional literature targets mankind and human nature; therefore, these stories speak to the audience on a deeper level. For this assignment, I chose to read The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Many of these stories can teach us something and I believe that The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a fairytale that definitely teaches us a lesson. In this story, the boy continues to cry wolf when he truly does not see a wo Within this book, there were many different types of stories that fall under the category of fables. Traditional literature targets mankind and human nature; therefore, these stories speak to the audience on a deeper level. For this assignment, I chose to read The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Many of these stories can teach us something and I believe that The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a fairytale that definitely teaches us a lesson. In this story, the boy continues to cry wolf when he truly does not see a wolf and because of this the villagers came to check on his safety. As the story continues, the boy repeatedly cries wolf when there is no wolf present and the villagers come to his rescue less and less. This is because they are tired of the false alarms that continue to occur. Once a wolf does actually appear and the boy cries wolf, the villagers don't believe him and don't come to his rescue. The boy continues to lie to the villagers and they slowly begin to not believe him. The moral of this story is people who are known to lie will not be believed, even if they are telling the truth. Once someone cannot be believed anymore, the truth will be worthless and may even lead to consequences. This happened in the story since the boy lied and lied and then finally when he was telling the truth, there was no one there to help him. Some teachers have used this fable for children to teach them lessons on lying and the outcomes of it. This story can show children that continuous lying will eventually lead to consequences.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Meg McGregor

    This treasury includes many of the traditional fairy tales that we have grown up with and I remember my Mother reading to me, when I was little! Those are indeed treasured memories! This is a good introduction for little ones. For older readers, I feel it lacks a little of the wonder of the original stories. It seems a little watered down but since I think it is for the littles, that is fine! The reason I did give it four stars was because of the illustrations. They are indeed magical and transpor This treasury includes many of the traditional fairy tales that we have grown up with and I remember my Mother reading to me, when I was little! Those are indeed treasured memories! This is a good introduction for little ones. For older readers, I feel it lacks a little of the wonder of the original stories. It seems a little watered down but since I think it is for the littles, that is fine! The reason I did give it four stars was because of the illustrations. They are indeed magical and transport the reader to The Land of Stories!

  7. 4 out of 5

    ☺Trish

    A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales by Chris Colfer (author of the Land of Stories series) is a welcome and wonderful addition to any collection of hard-cover Fairy Tale books. The retellings are faithful to the originals and the beautiful illustrations by Brandon Dorman definitely enhanced my enjoyment of the stories (my only wish is that there had been even more illustrations!). Highly recommended to all who love fairy tales! Great for reading aloud!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nicholas

    I loved Chris Colfers interpritation of these clasic fairy tales.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Emily McClain

    My four-year-old and I listened to this audiobook, read by the author. Chris Colfer did a fantastic job with the voices, making the stories engaging and accessible. My son LOVES these versions. We are on our second listen to the full audiobook. Highly recommended, especially as an audiobook.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lea

    Chris Colfer has done it again. He has made fairy tales his own and makes you fully experience the full transformation of the characters. This is a story for the record books. I read this book to my brother at a library in America I'd never seen my brother's eyes sparkle that way while he was listening to the book. That moment reminded why I love reading.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rachel_C

    Most people hate fairy tales because they think they're too "grown up" for these "children stories". Once upon a time and happily ever after may be used, but it definitely isn't overused. I've always wanted a book with a nice hard cover to curl up with on the couch, devouring one fairy tale after the other. Happily ever after isn't something that will ever happen to us while we're living, so why not enjoy it in any way possible? In this book, it has a collection of countless fairy tales that hav Most people hate fairy tales because they think they're too "grown up" for these "children stories". Once upon a time and happily ever after may be used, but it definitely isn't overused. I've always wanted a book with a nice hard cover to curl up with on the couch, devouring one fairy tale after the other. Happily ever after isn't something that will ever happen to us while we're living, so why not enjoy it in any way possible? In this book, it has a collection of countless fairy tales that have been told over and over for thousands of years. Each story is different from the other, and this book is one of my favorite books ever ^^

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    childhood stories are always amazing

  13. 4 out of 5

    Charlie

    Cute treasury of old favourites, with a particularly fun guide of survival from TLOS' Mother Goose.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Maria Antonia

    I've never read the Land of Stories series before. I'm guessing they're books that retell fairy tales, which means they probably give their own spin to the original stories. One thing I've noticed with such books, they don't mean much if you aren't familiar with the original accounts. So, my guess is meant to remedy to that... By giving us the famous fairy tales and folk tales like: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, etc. (Each tale does mention whether I've never read the Land of Stories series before. I'm guessing they're books that retell fairy tales, which means they probably give their own spin to the original stories. One thing I've noticed with such books, they don't mean much if you aren't familiar with the original accounts. So, my guess is meant to remedy to that... By giving us the famous fairy tales and folk tales like: Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, etc. (Each tale does mention whether it was based on the Grimm Brothers' retelling or Hans Christian Andersen's story or whatever.) Most of the stories were exactly what I remember them to be, which was nice. However, there were a few little things that bothered me. I don't understand why the author changed some strange details. Now, it's possible that I don't remember these details... like Rapunzel having a child during the time when she's parted from the prince (before he finds her after he's blinded). (What?! Why?! What is purpose of this baby?!) Or there are some little details that he got wrong, like when Snow White's mother pricks her finger on a knitting needle. Does the author even know what a knitting needle is? No knitting needle I've ever seen is so sharp as to draw three drops of blood? But those things weren't major and overall I did enjoy the stories! 3.5 stars

  15. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

    Really enjoy this! :-) I read all of the Land of Stories books even though I'm sure many would say I'm way too old for them lol :-) For this particular instalment of the series I chose to listen to it on audiobook and follow along with a hard copy at the same time. I loved the illustrations in the book! :-) but I do wish there were more of them:-( As for the storytelling... Well I have to admit that I consider crisscolfer to be one of my all-time favourite authors! :-) Yes, I understand that all thi Really enjoy this! :-) I read all of the Land of Stories books even though I'm sure many would say I'm way too old for them lol :-) For this particular instalment of the series I chose to listen to it on audiobook and follow along with a hard copy at the same time. I loved the illustrations in the book! :-) but I do wish there were more of them:-( As for the storytelling... Well I have to admit that I consider crisscolfer to be one of my all-time favourite authors! :-) Yes, I understand that all this was a collection of different stories that have been previously published. However I really enjoyed all of them! :-) Especially enjoyed listening to Chris Colfer narrate the book himself! :-)

  16. 4 out of 5

    Meghan

    This companion book to Colfer’s well-loved series is the book that started it all; it’s the actual Land of Stories book that is referenced in the series as the book that Alex and Conner fall into. This book contains all the beloved stories everyone knows and cherishes, from Cinderella to Snow White and everything in between. There are also lesser known stories such as the Princess and the Pea, and nursery rhymes to enjoy. All of the stories that Colfer chose to include were wonderful and it was This companion book to Colfer’s well-loved series is the book that started it all; it’s the actual Land of Stories book that is referenced in the series as the book that Alex and Conner fall into. This book contains all the beloved stories everyone knows and cherishes, from Cinderella to Snow White and everything in between. There are also lesser known stories such as the Princess and the Pea, and nursery rhymes to enjoy. All of the stories that Colfer chose to include were wonderful and it was good to read the original stories that set all of this up. The illustrations were also really well done and really complimented the stories quite well. This was just one more way for the readers to enjoy a little more of the Land of Stories.

  17. 4 out of 5

    RumBelle

    I checked this out out of sheer curiosity. I wanted to see if the tales in this book matched the way the fairy tale characters were portrayed in The Land Of Stories novels. Somewhat sadly, they were not, these were tried and true versions of the stories and nursery rhymes. However, several nods to The Land of Stories series were here. An Introduction from the Fairy Godmother (Alex's Grandmother) talking about how fairy tales first came to our world, with the fairies telling them, and inspiring a I checked this out out of sheer curiosity. I wanted to see if the tales in this book matched the way the fairy tale characters were portrayed in The Land Of Stories novels. Somewhat sadly, they were not, these were tried and true versions of the stories and nursery rhymes. However, several nods to The Land of Stories series were here. An Introduction from the Fairy Godmother (Alex's Grandmother) talking about how fairy tales first came to our world, with the fairies telling them, and inspiring authors. Also, a Fairy Tale Survival Guide from Mother Goose, which was quite hilarious. The illustrations were beautiful as well, though, in my view their should have been more illustrations. A lovely book, especially for read alouds with children.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cristina García

    And I'm finishing. It's kind of sad, but the good thing about a book is you can submerged yourself again and again whenever you want. The tales and the drawings are amazing. The tales are good and truly adaptations of the old/traditional ones and the drawings are full of passion, colour and power. The rhymes, the introduction and the survival guide are great addition that make you laught and emotional. Some of the rules from the survival guide can be applied to real life (Rule #8: Don't be a jer And I'm finishing. It's kind of sad, but the good thing about a book is you can submerged yourself again and again whenever you want. The tales and the drawings are amazing. The tales are good and truly adaptations of the old/traditional ones and the drawings are full of passion, colour and power. The rhymes, the introduction and the survival guide are great addition that make you laught and emotional. Some of the rules from the survival guide can be applied to real life (Rule #8: Don't be a jerk). I've really enjoyed my time reading this. Chris Colfer is an amazing writer and I can't wait for his next works.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Ashlie

    I randomly chose this audiobook on a library app so I had something to listen to while walking around the track. I wasn't disappointed. Chris Colfer did such a beautiful job not only telling these stories through written word, but narrating them. I thought these altered stories that included morals on kindness, originality, and ingenuity were so sweet. I worried that I would just hear the voice of, "Kurt Hummel," (his character from Glee), but the tones and emphasis he used were really special. I randomly chose this audiobook on a library app so I had something to listen to while walking around the track. I wasn't disappointed. Chris Colfer did such a beautiful job not only telling these stories through written word, but narrating them. I thought these altered stories that included morals on kindness, originality, and ingenuity were so sweet. I worried that I would just hear the voice of, "Kurt Hummel," (his character from Glee), but the tones and emphasis he used were really special. I especially loved the retelling of Thumbelina. Truly, I was impressed.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tricia Price

    This was kind of an odd collection--it had fun, light fairy tales, interspersed with dark fables meant to teach a lesson. And then at the end a few nursery rhymes were thrown in. But the audiobook was read by the author, and it was lovely to hear Chris Colfer read out loud. I actually meant to read the first book in his Land of Stories series, and picked this one up by mistake, so now I need to go read the right one!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel

    How can you not love Fairy Tales? I got about 3/4 of the way through these and my daughters realized what I had playing. They asked me to start them over and we enjoyed them together. What a great time! I'm not sure how is new work, Mr. Colfer. However, they are great stories, mostly public domain, and no one can stop him for reading and selling them, or us from buying them...Capitalism at its finest.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leanne Haynes

    This is a beautiful treasury of fairy tales I will definitely keep as part of my book collection. The illustrations by Brandon Dorman are so sweet and only add to the classic tales. As a fan of Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series, I had to read this and am pleased I did. His introduction portrays the author's genuine love for story telling, making the reader feel inspired to write and tell stories themselves.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Beyond Words

    Traditional/classic fairy tales in this book had beautiful illustrations with writing just as great. I learned even more classic fairy tales than ever, even if they aren't exactly the originals. The survival guide at the end was great and I'm glad I read this, I don't think I will ever be too old to read this *crosses fingers*.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    this was a very quick read and nothing like I expected it to be. The stories were different from the ones I have grown up knowing but I thought that they would be twisted by Colfer and would add the characteristics of his character. I loved the ending and thought that the unique stories were just unique enough to read.

  25. 4 out of 5

    HinLok(Einnor) WAT

    Colfer successfully turns hundred page long fairy tales into a few pages. But it does cover all the important details of MULTIPLE fairytales. Dorman’s illustrations helps a lot to shape picture in brain

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaleea

    I absolutely loved this book! (view spoiler)[ This is the book that Alex and Conner fell into, and got transported to the Fairy Tale World! (hide spoiler)] It includes so many beautiful pictures, and the stories are written beautifully! I was so hooked on this book that I read it in one night!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carrie Griffin

    -Note on September 13th's read: I only read the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story to the students, but I wanted to show that it was from this story on here. I have read all the stories in this book before and really enjoy Chris's take on them.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kaylabookworm22 L

    This book was one of the most fun reads I have ever read. It is full of classic stories and beautiful illustrations. I could not put it down. I signed this out of the library but would like to own my own copy of this beauty some day.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Deb

    The first book was an excellent choice to read aloud to 9 year old boy. It helps to have good familiarity with fairy tales to fully appreciate the context of the story. A great pair of sibling heroes, even braver than Mary Pope Osborne's Jack & Annie.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    Although they are well-told, there is nothing very new about the fairy tales themselves; however the presentation is beautiful and the illustrations are really good. This book would make a great gift for kids.

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