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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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By Joyful (Guest Post)
January 30, 20060 found this helpful

I found some but they are rather pricey ...

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$1.95!!!!

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By Leigh Ann (Guest Post)
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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By mjm (Guest Post)
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:

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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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By Memere (Guest Post)
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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By Traci (Guest Post)
July 8, 20060 found this helpful

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

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By kerry (Guest Post)
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.

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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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By Frazer. (Guest Post)
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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By Overlookedbook (Guest Post)
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.

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If anyone is interested let me know. Thanks! Overlookedbook AT aol.com

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By Endrick (Guest Post)
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.e  +&category0=

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By Overlookedbook (Guest Post)
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

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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
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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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By Erdrick (Guest Post)
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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By Kim (Guest Post)
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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Anonymous
July 5, 20180 found this helpful

Ebay. I have purchased three in past years.

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