The best classic fairy tales for children

Great podcasts for parents and carers

Thu 2 February 2017

13 mins

Most fairy tales are hundreds of years old, and have been retold and republished many different ways, so how do you find the best version for your children?

Amelia Lush from Better Read Than Dead takes us through her favourites, including:

  • Beauty and the Beast - Ursula Jones and Sarah Gibb
  • The World Treasury of Fairy Tales & Folklore, A family heirloom of stories to inspire and entertain – Professor William Gray with Joanna Gilar and Rose Williamson.
  • Hansel and Gretel - retold and illustrated by James Marshall
  • Puss in Boots - by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Fred Marcellino 
  • The Classics, Tales from Hans Christian Andersen – Naomi Lewis & Emma Chichester Clark
  • The Orchard Book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • Rapunzel, A fairy Tale - by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Dorothee Duntze
  • Best-loved Classics, Sleeping Beauty – Sarah Gibb

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