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The Faun and the Woodcutter by Barbara Leonie Picard


“A companion volume to the exceptional The Lady and the Linden Tree, this illustrates once again Miss Picard's knack of wrapping new story fabric around traditional material. The fourteen fairy tales presented here have ingenious plots and imaginative characterizations (worldly or otherwise); witness Count Bertrand and his strange triumph over Death; Count Alaric's Lady in which the Count meets the demands of perfect love, Tiger Lily and the Dragon, where poetry finds more than its own reward, and the title story's vivid climax. Fourteen tale-spinning delights.” Kirkus Review



For readers age 11 and above.


About the Author

Barbara Leonie Picard was born in England in 1917, and lived in Sussex from the age of three, except during her schooling at St. Katharine’s School in Berkshire. She decided, while she was at school, that one day she would write—but it was not until 1945 that she made any serious attempt to do so. Then she started to write imaginative stories of the type she had enjoyed as a child, and in 1947, she had a story broadcast on Children’s Hour. This was followed by many others, some of which were afterwards published in anthologies and annuals. Her first book was published in 1949.
Besides medieval and ancient history, Miss Picard numbered among her wide interests embroidery, collecting Japanese prints and complete recordings of grand opera, archaeology, languages, mythology, comparative religion, and folk culture. She died December 15th, 2011.
— Beebliome Books