Fairy Tales in Different Cultures


This is a list of books I will be looking at. I will decide after reading them whether to post about them or not, but wanted to share them with you. I also made a sheet to compare the story to the more common one. It can be found here.

Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother
Cinderella and Fairy Godmother William Henry Margetson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Snow White:


Sleeping Beauty
Henry Meynell Rheam - Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty By Henry Meynell Rheam [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jack and the Beanstalk

Journeys through Bookland - a new and original plan for reading applied to the world's best literature for children (1922) (14783256495)
Jack and the Beanstalk By Internet Archive Book Images 
[No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons
Blue Fairy Book-Rumpelstiltskin
from the Blue Fairy Book By Ricardo Maragna, Andrew Lang (Editor), H.J. Ford and G.P. Jacomb Hood (illustrators) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights Images - Lacy Hussar
The Arabian Nights Image By Lacy Hussar 
( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


  1. Rough-Faced Girl is one of my girls' favorites, as well as some of the Asian versions.

  2. You might enjoy a book that I had as a child in the 1950s called Shirley Temple Storybook. It is available on Amazon for about $6 used. It is an anthology of fairy tales from many cultures, some of them my favorites to this day. I believe there about a dozen stories in it and beautiful illustrations also.


I love to hear your comments and ideas. Please share!