Classic Treasury Magical Stories is a magical story book, containing over 30 enchanting stories that will captivate young children and independent readers aged 7+. # Beautiful artwork draws in young readers, encouraging them to read to find out more.# Hardback cover with flocking makes this book a wonderful gift for children to treasure.# Both confident readers and children who need to be read to will enjoy the mixture of delightful tales. Synopsis - Product detailsClassic Treasury Magical Stories is a magical mixture of timeless short stories and exciting extracts, all accompanied by beautiful artwork and unique page decoration to really set kids' imaginations on fire! Each chapter in this collection of short stories for kids focuses on a different magical theme and features famous storytellers such as Lewis Carroll. Children can learn a great lesson in 'Mysterious morals' or be transported to some 'Magical places' where they will find that anything is possible! Chapters and stories inside Classic Treasury Magical Stories: # Curious Creatures chapter includes The Mermaid and the Boy, from Andrew Lang's Brown Fairy Book# Wishes and Dreams chapter includes The Magical Mug, an extract from The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin# Magical Places chapter includes Do you Believe in Fairies?, an extract from Peter Pan by J M Barrie# Enchantments and Transformations chapter includes The Well of the World's End, from English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs# Mysterious Morals chapter includes Peter and the Magic Goose, from Fairy Stories and Fables by James Baldwin The opening of The Well of the World's End: Once upon a time, there was a girl whose mother had died, and her father married again. And her stepmother hated her because she was more beautiful than herself. She used to make her do all the work, and never let her have any peace. One day, the stepmother decided to get rid of her for good. She handed her a sieve and said, "Fill this at the Well of the World's End and bring it to me full, or woe betide you."