Alan Garner s Book of British Fairy Tales Originally told around the fireside this rich and varied collection of tales chosen from all the regions of Britain has a powerful immediacy Alan Garner has selected the tales for their strength and

  • Title: Alan Garner's Book of British Fairy Tales
  • Author: Alan Garner Derek Collard
  • ISBN: 9780001840454
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally told around the fireside, this rich and varied collection of tales chosen from all the regions of Britain has a powerful immediacy Alan Garner has selected the tales for their strength and imagery and they are ideal for reading aloud.

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      Alan Garner OBE born 17 October 1934 is an English novelist who is best known for his children s fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales His work is firmly rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of his native county of Cheshire, North West England, being set in the region and making use of the native Cheshire dialect.Born into a working class family in Congleton, Cheshire, Garner grew up around the nearby town of Alderley Edge, and spent much of his youth in the wooded area known locally as The Edge , where he gained an early interest in the folklore of the region Studying at Manchester Grammar School and then Oxford University, in 1957 he moved to the nearby village of Blackden, where he bought and renovated an Early Modern building known as Toad Hall His first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, was published in 1960 A children s fantasy novel set on the Edge, it incorporated elements of local folklore in its plot and characters Garner completed a sequel, The Moon of Gomrath 1963 , but left the third book of the trilogy he had envisioned Instead he produced a string of further fantasy novels, Elidor 1965 , The Owl Service 1967 and Red Shift 1973.Turning away from fantasy as a genre, Garner produced The Stone Book Quartet 1979 , a series of four short novellas detailing a day in the life of four generations of his family He also published a series of British folk tales which he had rewritten in a series of books entitled Alan Garner s Fairy Tales of Gold 1979 , Alan Garner s Book of British Fairy Tales 1984 and A Bag of Moonshine 1986 In his subsequent novels, Strandloper 1996 and Thursbitch 2003 , he continued writing tales revolving around Cheshire, although without the fantasy elements which had characterised his earlier work In 2012, he finally published a third book in the Weirdstone trilogy.Reference enpedia wiki Alan_GarnerLibrarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.



    2 thoughts on “Alan Garner's Book of British Fairy Tales

    1. Garner's stated goal here was to accurately give the 'feel' of an orally told tale to a reading audience. Most of the stories here are adapted from 19th-century collections of folklore, which, I believe, in many cases transcribed, word-for-word, what rural British tale-tellers said.Garner says that such literal transcriptions can miss an essential element, since performance is a large part of storytelling. However, he also regards with disdain many modern retellings of fairytales with their 'sub [...]

    2. WHAT DID I JUST READ? This book was enjoyable but overall, I was plain lost. The writing style was interesting to say the least. A lot of sentences didn't roll off the tongue which tripped me up and distracted me from the story.Overall 3.8.

    3. Several unique tales and new versions of familiar ones make this a fun read, along with the quirky woodcut illustrations.

    4. I like Alan Garner although I haven't read his more recent adult titles. I stumbled across this 1984 title while researching fairy tales and found it a curious read. Garner attempted, with some success, to recreate the original dialect of the tellers. I applaud this, although at times it made the stories hard to follow. Does "I'm going out to spotch my fortune" mean "search"? I think so, but I am not sure. At times I find it a little difficult to sort out the king's son from the prince in more t [...]

    5. This combination of revised folklore from Britain in days of yore, with some of the freakiest, scariest, most vibrant and lively woodcut-and-ink illustrations I've seen in some time, would make a welcome addition to the libraries of homes with kids, especially if reading aloud is a favored pastime of the family. The stories are written specifically to be read aloud, even memorized and recited, so as to continue a swiftly vanishing oral tradition. That said, I'm not actually that into the stories [...]

    6. Garner has edited just as many, if not more, collections of folk tales than he has written novels. This is probably the best.Garner takes an original, academic text and alters it very slightly to make it more readable without losing anything, seemingly quite a tricky job as of course Garners standards of authenticity are so high. We can see in these stories versions of what in other cultures is Rumpelstiltskin and Cinderella as well as many stories I have not come across before. Like the other G [...]

    7. I wanted to read his complete fairy tales, but this was all that my library had.This collection has twenty-one stories. A couple of them I liked a lot, others were boring and dull, but over all they were pretty good to read, and easy to get into.Can't wait to get my hands on his complete.

    8. These are fun little stories. They are very traditional for fairy tales, odd, magical and not everyone comes out right in the end. An enjoyable read.

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