Fifty Famous Fairy Tales
Rosemary Kingston

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Narrated By: Marguerite Gavin

Duration: 6 hours and 31 minutes

What to expect

This wonderful collection incorporates the most timeless tales from the best sources of fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen, Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Antoine Galland, translator of The Thousand and One Nights. They are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Tales in this collection include Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince, Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wild Swans, Snow White and Rose Red, The Spirit in the Bottle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Bears, The Musicians of Bremen, The Fisherman and His Wife, and many others sure to be familiar to children and adults alike.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, Children’s / Teenage: Anthologies, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction

Listen to a sample

“Gavin’s assured, velvety voice is a good match for this adaptation…Kingston’s phrasing occasionally sounds a bit formal (consistent with the era of the book’s publication)…But listeners who get whisked away by the magical elements of these stories won’t mind. Gavin’s consistent, even-keeled delivery makes this a good choice for bedtime and quiet time, for listeners both young and older.”

Publishers Weekly

“[Gavin’s] pleasant, articulate voice is welcome story after story…an excellent resource for both storytellers and listeners, particularly for literature studies.”

School Library Journal

“What a treat to have a compendium of the greats of folk literature from the European tradition narrated by Marguerite Gavin, who evokes memories of one’s own mother reading the stories by one’s bedside…Gavin adds just the right amount of inflection and variation to bring voice to each character, be it the innocent child, the gruff and rumbly giant, or the calculating innkeeper.”