Fairy Tales retold by James Riordan, Hilda Offen - 1988 Edition - Vintage Child Book

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Vintage 1988 edition of "Fairy Tales" retold by James Riordan.

Retold by James Riordan. Illustrated by Hilda Offen. 1988 reprint, original published in 1987. Amaranth Press.

"Once upon a time there was a widow with an only son called Jack. She tended to spoil the lad and he grew up lazy and disobedient. One by one she sold all her possessions so that her son could be happy, until all she had left was a cow. The widow was sorry to part with the cow, but there was nothing for it. So, one morning, she told her son to take it to market.

"Off went Jack to market with the cow but he had not gone far when he met a strange old man.

"Where are you driving that cow?" the stranger asked.

"I'm taking her to market," Jack replied.

"At that, the stranger took off his hat and shook it. Jack stared when he saw it was full of beans of every colour. ..." - Jack in the Beanstalk, a traditional English folk tale.


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James Riordan (1936 - 2012) was an English folklorist and children's author.

Hilda Offen is an English children's book author and illustrator. Books include the Rita series, beginning with Rita the Rescuer.

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Condition*: Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light ruffling on top edge; light shelf wear. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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