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German Hero-Sagas and Folk-Tales by Barbara Leonie Picard
This lovely book of myths and legends is divided into two sections. The first relates some of the splendid legends of the great German heroes, among them the story of Gudrun, and the stirring saga of Siegfried and the vengeance of Kriemhild—stories of the legendary past of the Teutonic people. There follows a lively collection of traditional folk-tales including the entertaining escapades of the rascally Till Eulenspiegel, well-known stories like The Mousetower and The Ratcatcher of Hamlin, and other, perhaps less familiar, tales of enchantment and chivalry.
Barbara Leonie Picard, also the author of French Legends, Tales and Fairy Stories, is well known for her original fairy stories and her re-telling of traditional tales. She has brought to her writing a beauty and purity of style, a consummate skill as story-teller, that make this book distinguished. The illustrations by Joan Kiddell-Monroe are as outstanding as any of her much acclaimed work for the earlier books.