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List of famous fairy tale books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular fairy tale books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best fairy tale novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

List ranges from A Christmas Carol to Grimm's Fairy Tales and more.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best fairy tale books?" and "What are the most famous fairy tale books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable fairy tale titles on Amazon with just one click.

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A Book of Cats and Creatures is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Cats and Creatures Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Charms and Changelin... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Charms and Changelings Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Devils and Demons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Devils and Demons Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Dragons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Dragons Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Dwarfs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Dwarfs Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Enchantments and Cur... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Enchantments and Curses Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Ghosts and Goblins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Ghosts and Goblins Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Giants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Giants Ruth Manning-Sanders A Book of Giants is a 1963 anthology of 13 fairy tales from Europe that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. ...more

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A Book of Heroes and Heroines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Heroes and Heroines Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Kings and Queens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Kings and Queens Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Magic Adventures is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Magic Adventures Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Magic Animals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Magic Animals Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Magic Horses is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Magic Horses Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Magical Beasts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Magical Beasts Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Marvels and Magic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Marvels and Magic Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Mermaids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Mermaids Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Monsters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Monsters Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Ogres and Trolls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Ogres and Trolls Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Princes and Princess... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Princes and Princesses Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Sorcerers and Spells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Sorcerers and Spells Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Spooks and Spectres is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Spooks and Spectres Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Witches is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Witches Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Book of Wizards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Book of Wizards Ruth Manning-Sanders

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A Cauldron of Witches is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Cauldron of Witches Ruth Manning-Sanders A Cauldron of Witches is a 1988 anthology of 12 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It was the final published book in a long series of ...more

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A Choice of Magic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Choice of Magic Ruth Manning-Sanders A Choice of Magic is a 1971 anthology of 32 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. In fact, the book is mostly a collection of tales ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. Carol tells the ...more

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A Tale of Two is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels

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Bluebeard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Bluebeard Charles Perrault, Korky Paul, Jean Claverie "Bluebeard" is a French folktale, the most famous surviving version of which was written by Charles Perrault and first published by Barbin in Paris in 1697 in Histoires ou contes du ...more

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Cinder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Cinder Marissa Meyer Cinder is the debut novel of Marissa Meyer, published by Macmillan Publishers through their subsidiary Feiwel & Friends. The story is loosely based on the classic fairytale ...more

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Collected stories for children is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Collected stories for children Walter de la Mare Collected Stories for Children is a collection of 17 fantasy stories or original fairy tales by Walter de la Mare, first published by Faber in 1947 with illustrations by Irene Hawkins. De la ...more

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Damian and the Dragon: Modern ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Damian and the Dragon: Modern Greek Folk-Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Damian and the Dragon: Modern Greek Folk-Tales is a 1965 anthology of 21 tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by ...more

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devoted friend is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
devoted friend Oscar Wilde "The Devoted Friend" is a short fairy tale written by Oscar Wilde, published in The Happy Prince and Other Tales in 1888. The tale concerns Big Hugh, the miller, and his best friend ...more

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Fairy Tales Told for Children ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Fairy Tales Told for Children (1838) Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. First Booklet is a collection of three fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen published in Copenhagen, Denmark by C. A. Reitzel on 2 October 1838. ...more

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Fairy Tales Told for Children.... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. is a collection of nine fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. The tales were published in a series of three installments by C. A. Reitzel in ...more

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Folk and Fairy Tales is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Folk and Fairy Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1978 anthology of 25 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. In fact, the book is mostly a collection of tales ...more

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Fox Tales is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Fox Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Fox Tales is a 1976 anthology of 16 animal-centered fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. These tales are written for a slightly younger ...more

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Gianni and the Ogre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Gianni and the Ogre Ruth Manning-Sanders Gianni and the Ogre is a 1971 anthology of 18 fairy tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by Manning-Sanders. This ...more

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Grimm's Fairy Tales is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Grimm's Fairy Tales Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm Children's and Household Tales is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's ...more

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Jonnikin and the Flying Basket... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Jonnikin and the Flying Basket: French Folk and Fairy Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Jonnikin and the Flying Basket: French Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1969 anthology of 17 French tales that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such ...more

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King Arthur and his Knights of... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table Roger Lancelyn Green King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table is a novel for children written by Roger Lancelyn Green. It was first published by Puffin Books in 1953 and has been frequently reprinted. In 2008 ...more

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Little Red Riding Hood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Little Red Riding Hood Charles Perrault Little Red Riding Hood, or Little Red Ridinghood, also known as Little Red Cap or simply Red Riding Hood, is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been ...more

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New Fairy Tales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
New Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen New Fairy Tales is a collection of four fairy tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark on 10 November 1843. As was customary at the time ...more

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Old Witch Boneyleg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Old Witch Boneyleg Ruth Manning-Sanders Old Witch Boneyleg is a 1978 anthology of 13 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by ...more

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Peter and the Piskies: Cornish... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Peter and the Piskies: Cornish Folk and Fairy Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Peter and the Piskies: Cornish Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1958 anthology of 34 fairy tales from Cornwall that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It was the first in a long ...more

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Rabbit Marcus the Great is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Rabbit Marcus the Great Kęstutis Kasparavičius Rabbit Marcus the Great, published by Nieko Rimto in 2008 and Fondo de Cultura Económica in 2010, is the sixth book written and illustrated by Kestutis Kasparavicius. The book tells the ...more

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Red Indian Folk and Fairy Tale... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Red Indian Folk and Fairy Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Red Indian Folk and Fairy Tales is a 1960 anthology of 19 fairy tales from North American Indian culture that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series ...more

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Scottish Folk Tales is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Scottish Folk Tales Ruth Manning-Sanders Scottish Folk Tales is a 1976 anthology of 18 fairy tales from Scotland that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies by

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Sir Green Hat and the Wizard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Sir Green Hat and the Wizard Ruth Manning-Sanders Sir Green Hat and the Wizard is a 1974 anthology of 14 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such ...more

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Tales of Magic and Mystery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
Tales of Magic and Mystery Ruth Manning-Sanders Tales of Magic and Mystery is a 1985 anthology of 11 fairy tales from around the world that have been collected and retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. It is one in a long series of such anthologies ...more

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The Coachman Rat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Fairy Tale Books and Novels
The Coachman Rat David Henry Wilson The Coachman Rat is a book by David Henry Wilson.