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Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

Beautifully written modern fairy tales intended for reading to children but with a message for adults, too. Wilde's first published collection containing the classics The Happy Prince and The Selfish Giant.
The Happy Prince . . . 8 pages
A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
The Nightingale and the Rose . . . 6 pages
A romantic nightingale comes to the aid of a lovesick student who has a single day to find a red rose.
The Selfish Giant . . . 5 pages
No Trespassing! - The tale of one giant and his garden.
The Devoted Friend . . . 10 pages
What exactly is friendship? A miller has very strong opinions on the subject in this witty tale narrated by a bird.
The Remarkable Rocket . . . 11 pages
At the marriage of a handsome prince to a beautiful princess, a spectacular firework display is planned. This is the story of those fireworks - and one very important rocket in particular.
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