Bluebeard's Wives

The Six Wives of Bluebeard Can you name all Bluebeard's wives? Do you know at least who was his last one? Sometimes you need a name for a crossword, sometimes you just want to check how the seventh wife (some even search for the eights) wa…

The Fairy Tales Of Charles Perrault illustrated by Harry Clarke

How Harry Clarke saw Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales? This is a very special book for at least two reasons. It's a translation of Perrault's Histoires ou Contes du Temps passé (Les Contes de ma Mère l'Oye) or Tales and Stories of the Past w…

Andersen's Fairy Tales and Legends illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker

Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Christian Andersen with Dugald Stewart Walker's illustrations Dugald Stewart Walker (1883-1937) was an insurance salesman at first but soon realized this job doesn't suit him. He found his mission in the wor…

Old Time Stories, illustrated by William Heath Robinson

Old Time Stories - A Collection of Classic Fairy Tales This book brings many memories to older generation and still offers a great opportunity to present a few pieces of not so old history to younger generations. It is a collection of elev…

Hansel and Gretel as an opera by Engelbert Humperdinck with libretto by Adelheid Wette

Hansel and Gretel is a widely popular fairy tale about two kids, their incompetent parents and a witch in the woods. It inspired numerous artistic works and Engelbert Humperdinck's opera is just one of them. The libretto of the opera was w…

A frog he would a wooing go by Henry Louis Stephens

A frog he would a wooing go / Frog Went A-courting This old folk song is telling a simple and playful story with a tragic end. There's a frog who wants to marry a mouse. Together with a rat, his friend, they visit Miss Mousey. Everything l…