This book has especially been republished to raise funds for the BBC's Children in Need appeal. The words 'Fairy Tales' must accordingly be taken to include tales in which something 'fairy', something extraordinary occurs -- fairies, giants, dwarfs, speaking animals. One cannot imagine a child saying, 'Tell me a folk-tale', or 'Another nursery tale, please, grandma'. It must also be taken to cover tales in which something magical happens. Mostly it is the comical stupidity of some of the actors, as is so common in moral tales. This book is compiled of old, rare and forgotten Fairy Tales and stories taken from books in Abela Publishing's series "Folk-Lore, Fairytales, Myths and Legends from Around the World" - a series created to raise funds for the education of underprivileged individuals. Keeping true to our vision, the intent behind this compendium is to raise funds for BBC's Children in Need Appeal. In buying this book you will be giving in more than one way. Once to the Children in Need appeal and again, to yourself, as you read and enjoy stories not read for many a year. But should you perchance happen to read these stories to your children, nieces and nephews or grand-children, you will be giving yet again. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television, or even radio for that matter, when families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or an uncle or aunt would delight and captivate their audience with stories passed on to them from their mothers, fathers and grandparents.