I have so many books to post about—I've got a new resolution to post one book a day, dividing things up by age level so it can help you if you're searching for a book.
But for now, for Christmas Eve, I wanted to share this new gem I've found.
Oscar Wilde's fairytales.
The writing is so beautiful. They are full of lessons, yes. They are didactic, yes. They are so full of important messages and humor and wonder, yes.
These are perfect, around the fire or the Christmas Tree tales. If you need a story to tell tonight or tomorrow, here's a link to the stories with some pretty cool illustrations.
I don't own this illustrated set, but I sure wish I did. For now, I'm going to order the cheap, four dollar, Dover copy without illustrations, but if you have the money to spend, get the set below:
Or get the individual titles one by one:
Here's another collection by Michael Hague, who is amazing.
There are also audio versions narrated by the likes of Natasha Richardson and Stephen Fry:
And here's the mass market paperback I'm going to order: