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The princess and the pea —Cech, John.

An abridgement of the tale in which a girl proves that she is a real princess by feeling a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds. Includes historical notes about Hans Christian Anderson and the original fa...

Jack and the beanstalk —Cech, John.

A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk where he uses his quick wits to outsmart an ogre and make his and his mother's fortune. Includes historical notes on versions of this tale, other heroic stories, and alternate...

The twelve dancing princesses —Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

A retelling of the story of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.

Puss in boots —Cech, John.

A clever cat helps his poor master win fame, fortune, and the hand of a beautiful princess.


A poor couple is forced to surrender their newborn daughter to a powerful witch, all for having stolen some lettuce to satisfy the wife's unbearable hunger. And so the witch takes Rapunzel to a secluded tower, where the ...

The elves and the shoemaker —Cech, John.

A poor shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night.

Rapunzel —Cech, John.

A retelling of a folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a witch. Includes a note on the origins of the story.


A retelling of the Grimm Brothers' classic tale in which a strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin gold from straw after extracting from her the promise he will be given her first-born child.

The Southernmost Cat —Cech, John.

While being dragged around the Atlantic Ocean by a huge fish, an adventuresome cat, whose life bears an amazing resemblence to that of Ernest Hemingway, recalls the events of his previous eight existences.

The nutcracker —Cech, John.

In this retelling of the original 1816 German story, Godfather Drosselmeier gives young Marie a nutcracker for Christmas, and she finds herself in a magical realm where she saves a boy from an evil curse.

My grandmother's journey —Cech, John, author

A grandmother tells the story of her eventful life in early twentieth-century Europe and her arrival in the United States after World War II.