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The group of stories brought together in this volume differ from legends because they have; with one exception; no core of fact at the centre; from myths because they make no attempt to personify or explain the forces or processes of nature; from fairy stories because they do not often bring on to the stage actors of a different nature from ours. They give full play to the fancy as in "A Child's Dream of a Star;" "The King of the Golden River;" "Undine;" and "The Snow Image"; but they are not poetic records of the facts of life; attempts to shape those facts "to meet the needs of the imagination; the cravings of the heart." In the Introduction to the book of Fairy Tales in this series; those familiar and much loved stories which have been repeated to children for unnumbered generations and will be repeated to the end of time; are described as "records of the free and joyful play of the imagination; opening doors through hard conditions to the spirit; which craves power; freedom; happiness; righting wrongs; and redressing injuries; defeating base designs; rewarding patience and virtue; crowning true love with happiness; placing the powers of darkness under the control of man and making their ministers his servants." The stories which make up this volume are closer to experience and come; for the most part; nearer to the every-day happenings of life.
Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie: A treasury of timeless stories awaits young readers in "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know." Compiled by Hamilton Wright Mabie, this anthology presents classic tales from various cultures and literary traditions, capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike. From myths and legends to fairy tales and fables, each story imparts valuable lessons and moral wisdom, fostering a love for literature and storytelling in young minds.

Key Aspects of the Book "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know":
Classic Tales: The anthology features a rich selection of classic stories from around the world, introducing young readers to diverse cultural narratives.
Moral Values: Each story imparts valuable moral lessons, teaching children about honesty, kindness, courage, and the importance of making right choices.
Literary Appreciation: "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" ignites a love for reading and literature, opening the door to a lifelong appreciation for storytelling and the written word.

Hamilton Wright Mabie was an American essayist, critic, and editor, renowned for his contributions to children's literature. His efforts to compile and promote classic stories in "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" continue to foster a love for storytelling and literature among young readers.

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