New edition of Oscar Wilde's Stories for Children

The O’Brien Press have just published a brand new edition of Oscar Wilde’s “Stories for Children”, beautifully reproduced with original illustrations by Charles Robinson, which would make a fabulous Christmas book present for a child:

oscarwildeobrienpressOscar Wilde’s “Stories for Children” published by The O’Brien Press is, illustrated by Charles Robinson and is a major, beautifully-illustrated collection of Oscar Wilde’s favourite children’s tales known and loved throughout the world. The edition includes three classic fairytales by Oscar Wilde that sparkle with wit and enchantment:

  • The Happy Prince
  • The Selfish Giant
  • The Nightingale and the Rose

This gorgeous production brings Wilde’s magical stories to a whole new generation. Beautifully reproduced with unabridged text and using the original illustrations – Charles Robinson’s vibrant and evocative watercolour and line drawings.

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde’s stories for children quickly established themselves as classics, dealing with themes of love, loss, innocence and sacrifice; though his work for children is more poingnant and melancholic than much of his writing for adults, it also contains flashes of his trademark sparkling wit.

Available in Hardback rrp €14.99, ISBN:9781847175892 or buy online at Tara Book Company for €13.00.

“This is one of those wonderful children’s hardback books that is a ‘keeper’, i.e. the child will have it forever. The colour illustrations are stunning and the stories themselves of course are classics. It would make a lovely Christmas present or even a present for a new baby as a classic book they will always have” – Jill

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls