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Book Information: Book of Beasts, the

Book of Beasts, the (1900) [Short Story]
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A light-hearted fable about the magical power of art and literature. The volume of the title contains pictures of exotic creatures which come alive when the pages are opened. The boy who finds it released first a butterfly, then a 'Blue Bird of Paradise', and finally a dragon who threatens to destroy the country.

Original title: The Book of Beasts
Original languages: English

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Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreOriginal Creations
FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasyMythical Creatures

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Book of Dragons, the (1900) [Collection]
      Author: Edith Nesbit
     Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales, the (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: L. Frank Baum , Ursula K. Le Guin , Charles Dickens , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Alison Lurie , Edith Nesbit , H. G. Wells , Oscar Wilde , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Bernard Malamud , Tanith Lee , Donald Barthelme , Lord Dunsany , Louise Erdrich , Kenneth Grahame , Robert Louis Stevenson , Howard Pyle , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , John Collier , Angela Carter , James Thurber , Joan Aiken , Catherine Sinclair , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Frank R. Stockton , Jay Williams , Walter de la Mare , Sylvia Townsend Warner , Mary de Morgan , Lucy Lane Clifford , John Ruskin , Carl Sandburg , Frances Browne , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Richard Hughes , Naomi Mitchison , Jeanne Desy , Richard Kennedy
     Wizards (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Ursula K. Le Guin , Roald Dahl , Edith Nesbit , C. S. Lewis , Frances Hodgson Burnett , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , Mark Helprin , Nikolai Gogol , George MacDonald , Edward Eager , Margery Williams , Philippa Pearce
     Treasury of the Fantastic, the (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Emily Dickinson , Ambrose Bierce , George Gordon Byron , E. M. Forster , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , John Keats , Edith Nesbit , Mary Shelley , Alfred Tennyson , Mark Twain , H. G. Wells , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , Virginia Woolf , William Butler Yeats , Lord Dunsany , Algernon Blackwood , Robert W. Chambers , Kenneth Grahame , Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu , Robert Louis Stevenson , Washington Irving , A.E. Housman , Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Charlotte Perkins Gilman , W. W. Jacobs , James Hogg , George MacDonald , Laurence Housman , Frank R. Stockton , Walter de la Mare , Christina Rossetti , Lucy Lane Clifford , Max Beerbohm , Juliana Horatia Ewing , Kenneth Morris , Margaret Oliphant , William Austin , Edward Lear , Richard Middleton , I. A. Ireland

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  • Abridged, and published as a picture book with illustrations by Inga Moore

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