This is a wonderful anthology of timeless tales, retold in a beautiful heirloom edition. It includes Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, The Bad-Tempered Princess and the Frog, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and more. You can meet Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella and her fairy godmother, and many other memorable characters. It is specially adapted by P. L. Anness from the stories by Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, and carefully worded for young readers. Each story is charmingly illustrated on every page by accomplished children's artist Beverlie Manson. It is perfect for reading aloud to the very young, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves.You can: marvel at Rapunzel's long hair, which she dangles from her tower to let a handsome prince climb up; follow Cinderella as she overcomes the cruelty of her stepsisters to attend a royal ball; see Beauty conquer her fear of the dreadful Beast; follow Snow White as she escapes into the dark woods and is helped by seven kindly dwarves; and, be spellbound as a princess is freed from the curse of everlasting sleep, and as a little mermaid falls in love with a human prince.This collection of entrancing stories is certain to captivate little princesses everywhere.