Fifty Famous Fairy Tales

I am looking for a book from my youth (about mid 1940's) called "Fifty Famous Fairy Tales." I found it in the water heater closet of the house my mom bought during WWII. I was my first real hardcover book. Has anyone heard of it or know how to find a copy with just the title? I would like to get it for my great granddaughter. Thanks for your input.

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Great Granny Vi from Moorpark, CA

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January 30, 20060 found this helpful

I found some but they are rather pricey ...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/of ... 2/103-7735291-0669463?tag=thrif06-20

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January 30, 20060 found this helpful

www.alibris.com has your book, Fifty Famous Fairy Tales. It came up for me upon search of this website. Good Luck!

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January 31, 20060 found this helpful

I searched Worldcat and found one library that has what i believe to be the book you are looking for. it is in the Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio.

That was the only library listed with a copyright in the 1940's. Your library could probably order it for you through interlibrary loan.

Here is the info:

Fifty famous fairy tales /

Author(s): Read, Isobel.

Publication: Racine, Wis. : Whitman Pub. Co.,

Year: 1946

Description: 237 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

Language: English

SUBJECT(S)

Descriptor: Fairy tales.

Note(s): "2122"--Spine.

Class Descriptors: LC: PZ8

Other Titles: Fifty fairy tales

Responsibility: illustrations by Isobel Read.

Material Type: Juvenile (no specific ages) (jau)

Document Type: Book

Entry: 19970313

Update: 20030121

Accession No: OCLC: 36542057

Database: WorldCat

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January 31, 20060 found this helpful

Try e-Bay. The book titles are limitless

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January 31, 20060 found this helpful

There's a website called "abebooks.com". I was able to replace every book I've ever lost for just a few dollars (sometimes the postage was more than the book!). They even found MY favorite book as a child in the first edition copy ($600). I hope they can find yours!

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February 1, 20060 found this helpful

How very nice of all of you to help me in the search of "Fifty Famous Fairy Tails." You have opened a whole new world for me. Thanks so much. I have found a copy on Ebay and am waiting for a conformation on another site. I'll keep you posted. Great granny Hugs to all of you. Vi

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February 2, 20060 found this helpful

I made a point of buying that same book years ago for my children. I had it as a kid and it was great!

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July 8, 20060 found this helpful

I have this book. Did you ever get a copy?

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September 28, 20060 found this helpful

I have one, It's my favority book, it's threatening to fall apart. Illustrations were by Robert J Lee? Picture of a Genie on the front throwing jewels from a basket?

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December 5, 20060 found this helpful

I was about to put this book up - copywrite 1946 hardcover on Ebay. Saw your post in the Google search. Its been a year but I have it. If you are still looking for it let me know it was in storage.

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December 16, 20070 found this helpful

I got this book from a man at church but it does not say when the copyright date was but it does have a genie on the front cover.

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December 17, 20070 found this helpful

I remember the book had a brown hardcover with I think, orange lettering. I don't remember it having a "Genie" on it. And Yes, I'm still looking for it.If anyone has one in good condition they want to sell, please send me an email. Thank you. GG Vi

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February 23, 20080 found this helpful

I have this book: Fifty Favorite Fairy Tales, illustrated by Robert J. Lee, hardcover no dust wrapper, Library of Congress Catalog Number 65-11917, printed in the USA by Western printing and Lithographing Company, Golden Press New York, copyright 1965, very small amount of child's writing inside and does not harm the book. If anyone is interested let me know. Thanks! Overlookedbook AT aol.com

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May 3, 20080 found this helpful

I have also been searching for anyone who has heard of this book for I once had a copy when I was a child.

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May 3, 20080 found this helpful

There are a few of these books on EBAY... click on the link below

then scroll down .

http://search.ebay.com/search/searc ... y+Famous+Fairy+Tales+&category0=

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May 5, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Granny, in case you didn't receive my email here is the full description and the contents of the book. Thanks, Overlookedbook at aol.com

Fifty Favorite Fairy Tales, illustrated by Robert J. Lee, hardcover no dust wrapper, Library of Congress Catalog Number 65-11917, printed in the USA by Western printing and Lithographing Company, Golden Press New York, copyright 1965

Contents:

1. Cinderella

2. Jack the Giant Killer

3. The Six Travelers

4. Hansel and Gretal

5. The Dwarfs

6. The Poor Man and the Rich Man

7. Puss in Boots

8. Thick-Headed Jack

9. The Elves and the Shoemaker

10. Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

11. The Three Sillies

12. Tom Thumb

13. The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle

14. How the Sea Became Salt

15. The Nose

16. The Sleeping Beauty

17. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean

18. King Thrush  Beard

19. The Brave Little Toaster

20. The Three Spinners

21. The Dancing Princess

22. Clever Gretal

23. Riquet - With the Tuft

24. Snow White

25. The Blue Light

26. The Emperors New Clothes

27. The White Snake

28. The Golden Goose

29. Master of All Masters

30. The Golden Bird

31. The Frog Prince

32. The Pink

33. Beauty and the Beast

34. Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

35. The Lad Who Visited the North Wind

36. Jorinda and Jorindel

37. The Flying Trunk

38. The Goose Girl

39. The Coat of Many Skins

40. Snow White and Rose Red

41. The Old Woman in the Wood

42. Rapunzel

43. The Steadfast Tin Soldier

44. The Miler Boy and the Cat

45. The Six Swans

46. Hans in Luck

47. Bearskin

48. The Real Princess

49. Cherry the Frog Bride

50. Rumpelstiltskin

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May 5, 20080 found this helpful

I once owned this book during my childhood and have not seen it in many years. I have always tried to remember what the cover looked like and now I can thanks to you.

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June 27, 20080 found this helpful

I have a copy of this book

ergochic AT yahoo.com Kim

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August 9, 20100 found this helpful

I have one it's a hard cover dated 1946 are you still interested in buying.

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May 3, 20130 found this helpful

I own a copy of this book. Given to me on my 6th birthday 48 years ago. I read the book to my 2 sisters and my own son, who now owns the book he is waiting to read to his daughter. The pages are yellowed and worn, showing just how loved the book was. I found another copy oof this book 25 years ago in a rare book store and bought it as a gift for one of my sisters. This book looked almost new and the binding was still unbroken, proving that the child who owned it previously never found the joy in owning it.

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