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A Book Of Magical Beasts

A Book Of Magical Beasts by Ruth Manning-Sanders

An atypical book for her, though they are all of magical beasts.

Several of them are purely literary, such as one from E. Nesbit that fractures the dragon and princess tale, and an excerpt from Prince Prigio. Some are poems. But a fair number are folks tales, like one about the mischievous Hedley Kow, the Golden Crab who married a princess, the frog at the Well at the World's End, and more.
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