“Jack and the bean-stalk. Humpty Dumpty” is a collection of the two most famous English folktales and fairy tales, which was retold and illustrated by W.W. Denslow in 1903.
The “Jack and the bean-stalk” summary:
“After climbing a vine sprouting from magic beans, Jack encounters an apparently fearsome giant who had stolen money from Jack's late father; Jack calls the giant's bluff and convinces him to become a side show in a circus, with Jack as his manager”
The “Humpty Dumpty” is written in prose:
“Humpty-Dumpty was a smooth, round little chap, with a winning smile, and a great golden heart in his broad breast. Only one thing troubled Humpty, and that was, that he might fall and crack his thin, white skin; he wished to be hard, all the way through, for he felt his heart wabble when he walked, or ran about, so off he went to the Black Hen for advice,”
also includes the famous rhyme
“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.”
The “Animedia Company” e-book edition (2013) contains the original extraordinary colorful illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, which were carefully restored by a publisher. This edition is modified especially for the e-book format.
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