What are the best Classic Fairytale Books?

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    #1Cinderella

    Cinderella

    Cinderella is a book about an orphan girl that is mistreated by her step-mother and step-sisters. She serves as a maid to them but when the Prince invited all the girls to a ball, her fate is about to change. 

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    Cynthia Rodriguez
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Cinderella is an old story most of us grew up with and loved. Some of us older folks might still have a copy of it in our bookshelves, saving it for grandchildren to come. However, this new edition of this ancient tale comes to glory by the exquisite illustrations by Kveta Pacovska, an artist I have been following around as groupies do with rock bands. Absolutely brilliantly done. The adapted text by Charles Perrault is wonderful topping it off on the last page with two poems about morals. This book will shine in any book shelf. "
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    #2Goldilocks And The Three Bears

    Goldilocks And The Three Bears
    The classic fairy tale of Goldilocks. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful fairy tale in colorful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes coloring page for the enthusiastic young reader!
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    Roy Young
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "This book is the essence of a classic fairytale. Everyone you know has heard the story and it has withstood the test of time. Great book, great read, all time classic."
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    #3The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince

    The Happy Prince is a book about a statue of a prince made that is made of gold and rubies. The statue looks at his people and he realize that he only saw their struggle when he is already a statue. He helps the people in his own little way with the help of a bird. 

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    Alan Marshall
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "The Happy prince is actually a really good fairytale book choice for all ages. It's really interesting and the way he sets the tone for these tales is both believable and enchanting. There are few people who can set up a magical world in your head like Oscar Wilde."
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    #4Snow White and Rose Red

    Snow White and Rose Red
    Snow White and Rose Red is a book about two little girls who lives with their mother in a small house. They do not have a lot of money but they are happy and kind. The two girls both love to play outside but they have different characteristics that makes each of them unique. 
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    Billy Cooper
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "It's an interesting children's book. One of the characters is Snow White, but I have never heard of Rose Red. My little girl loves this book though, she wants me to read it to her every night. I like the drawings too, high quality."
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    #5Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty

    Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty

    Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty is a book about a beautiful girl who is cursed from birth because of her parents. The witch cursed her to fall asleep forever the moment she gets pricked by a needle. Little did the witch know, a true loves kiss will save the princess. 

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    Kathy Barnett
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "BRIAR ROSE: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IS A GREAT FAIRYTALE BOOK FOR YOUNG READERS. "
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    #6The Wild Swans

    The Wild Swans

    The Wild Swans is a book about a girl who turned into a swan. She faced many challenges in finding her lost brothers. She struggled a lot but still managed to do anything bring his brothers back into their human form. 

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    Barbara Little
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "Out of all of the Classic Fairytale books, The Wild Swans has always been one of my favorites. I loved the way that the story was told and just remember as a kid always reading this book over and over."
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    #7Thumbelina

    Thumbelina

    Thumbelina is a book about a girl that is as big as a thumb. She worries about how she will find true love with her size, but he met a fairy price and she became happy. Things are only getting better when she was kidnapped and that started her journey of escape. 

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    Terry Bryant
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "Thumbelina is pretty good, but it's not my favorite. It's a good fairy tale for kids as it does have quite a bit of depth to it. The illustrations are fantastic, and the story will make you lose sense of time as you become engrossed in it. However, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is so much better to me. It had much more substance, but perhaps not the best for kids."
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    #8The Emperor's New Clothes

    The Emperor's New Clothes
    The Emperor's New Clothes is a book about a narcissistic emperor who always wants to show off his expensive clothes to his kingdom. Then one day, he met two weavers who weaved the most expensive clothes for him, but he did not know that he will be fooled. 
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    Andrew Chapman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I have always loved this story, and it was great to see it in an updated format. This book is perfect for children and is a fun read for all. As far as classic fairytale books go, however, there are plenty more that are far more ubiquitous, quintessential, and well known."
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    #9Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood

    Little Red Riding-Hood is a book about a girl who will visit her sick grandmother to bring her some cakes. On her way to her granny's house she will have an encounter with a wolf who wants to eat her. 

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    Jack Gonzales
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "This one of the classics. You hear about it all the time growing up and it fits the situation perfectly."
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    #10Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel

    Hansel and Gretel is a classic novel about two siblings who are left by their mother in the woods. While finding their way out,they saw a house of an old woman.They did not know that, that will start their nightmares. 

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    Samuel Meza
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "Hansel and Gretel is my all time favorite Classic Fairytale book! The story is timeless! I've read it dozens of times but I still find the story gripping. I read it to my children now and they love it as well. Indeed, this is the type of book that can be passed down from generation to generation."
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    #11Ozma of Oz

    Ozma of Oz

    Ozma of Oz is the third book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which follows Dorothy as she goes on an adventure with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who were imprisoned by the Nome King. 

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    Andrew Ford
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The entire Oz series by Baum is a critically acclaimed classic Fairytale Series. This fits the query very well. "
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    #12The Marvelous Land of Oz

    The Marvelous Land of Oz

    The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which centers on the adventures of young boy Tip as he travels across the land of Oz where he meets his old friends such as Scarecrow and Tin Woodman. 

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    Julio César del Ángel
    Written on April 19, 2018
    ""The Marvelous Land of Oz" introduces a few new characters who people who are only familiar with "The Wizard of Oz" might not be familiar with. In it, some of the main characters from the movie and the other books go on a journey not unlike their previous one, but with some new friends. You'll undoubtedly enjoy it if you like the author's style, as many of these books have very similar narrative voices."
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    #13The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

    The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm

    The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm is a classic fantasy fiction written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It is first published in 1973. 

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    Eduardo Mora
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I had to read a book on classic fairy tales and do a book report about it. I picked up the Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Definitely don't share thee tales with children, but definitely some fun stories in their for a more mature audience!"
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    #14The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a fantasy fiction novel written by L. Frank Baum which tells the tale of the origins of Santa Claus in the North Pole. 

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    Elizabeth Walsh
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I found out nothing new with this book. I found it boring. It was a real disappointment. Do not waste your money."
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    #15The Mud Fairy

    The Mud Fairy

    The Mud Fairy is a Fantasy and Children's Fiction Book written by Amy Young. It was published March 2, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. It follows the story of a tomboyish fairy. 

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    Rebecca Holmes
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I have read this to my girls and they really enjoyed it, as much as i enjoyed reading it to them"
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    #16Good Night, Fairies

    Good Night, Fairies
    Good Night, Fairies is a Children's Picture book and Fiction novel written by Kathleen Hague, illustrated by Michael Hague. It was published March 1, 2002 by Chronicle Books.
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    Larry Little
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This fairy tale book is really something else, and a must read. It also has pictures, and is perfect for children."
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    #17The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz is written by L. Frank Baum which centers on munchkin boy named Ojo and his followers on an adventure across the land of Oz in search of items that will create a magic capable of saving his Uncle Nunkie. 

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    Willie Brown
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A story about Oz that doesn't revolve around the main characters everyone knows. With characters like Ojo the Unlucky, and Glass Cat or Scraps. A story about a girl who tries to save her uncle and another person after they get turned to stone. It is an amazing book. "
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    #18Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

    Child of Faerie, Child of Earth

    Child of Faerie, Child of Earth is a Poetry, Fantasy, Children's Picture book and Fiction book written by Jane Yolen. It was published by Jane Yolen, illustrated Jane Dyer. It was published October 1, 1997.

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    Kelly Gonzalez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Gorgeous art and a touching story that won't leave you. You'll find yourself thinking about it all the time. It's a story of the ties that bind and a friendship through time. A true magical treasure."
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    #19American Fairy Tales

    American Fairy Tales
    American Fairy Tales is a classic collection of 12 short fairytales written by L. Frank Baum which centers on a glass dog, the Queen of Quok, the girl who owned a bear, and many more. 
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    Bruce Alvarez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I absolutely love this book. Why settle for just one story when you can buy this book and get 12! All of the stories are kid friendly and entertaining. The book is great for rainy days in front of the fire, or for bedtime stories with the kiddos. Give it a read, it's worth every penny!"
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    #20The Hidden Folk

    The Hidden Folk
    The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings is a Fantasy Folklore and Children's Fairy tale book written by Lise Lunge, illustrated by Beth Krommes.
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    Laura Edwards
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids. It has all of the classic, secret creatures we like to imagine are living in our gardens somewhere. The creatures are traditional, but the author's writing style is really fresh, and filled with imagination. The illustrations are amazing as well. It is a terrific and beautiful book, and my daughter never tires of it. "
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    #21My Fairy Stepmother

    My Fairy Stepmother

    My Fairy Stepmother written by Marni Prince and Jason Price published by Createspace in 2013 is a fictional children's book that gives a fresh perspective on stepmothers. This time Cinderalla is not the hero but her stepmother.

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    Donald Freeman
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I got this book for my stepdaughter and it is great. I love how it puts stepparents in a positive light for once. It seems like most stories have an "evil" stepparent but not this book. I really enjoy reading it to her."
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    #22Puss in Boots

    Puss in Boots
    Puss in Boots is a classic children's fairy tale by French writer Charles Perrault. It tells the story of a talking cat, who belonged to a milliner's son. Dressed in boots and full of cleverness, the cat his master's life for the better.
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    Ryan Hart
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Good book with a lot of nice and funny characters and it's definitely a good book for kids to read over. "
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    #23The Annotated Brothers Grimm

    The Annotated Brothers Grimm

    The Annotated Brothers Grimm is a collection of stories written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. This classic fairy tale book is first published in 2004 by W. W. Norton Company. 

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    Kyle Shaw
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A well known collection at this point from well known authors which will delight and mesmerize many. I definitely recommend this as it is a tried and true classic with much to discover and fantasize with."
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    #24The Emerald City of Oz

    The Emerald City of Oz

    The Emerald City of Oz is the sixth book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which centers on Dorothy as she wants to bring her aunt and uncle to the Land of Oz. It also follows the Nome King who wants to shame Dorothy. 

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Best What are the best Classic Fairytale Books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CinderellaBooks 30 Paid
2Goldilocks And The Three BearsBooks 28 Paid
3The Happy PrinceBooks 26 Free
4Snow White and Rose RedBooks 26 Paid
5Briar Rose: The Sleeping BeautyBooks 24 Paid
6The Wild SwansBooks 22 Paid
7ThumbelinaBooks 20 Paid
8The Emperor's New ClothesBooks 18 Paid
9Little Red Riding-HoodBooks 17 Paid
10Hansel and GretelBooks 15 Paid
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