Fairy tales have formed a central part of the cultural heritage of many countries. They are also simply great fun to read. This collection of fairy tales draws on the rich source of English folklore to create an immensely entertaining book full of adventure and humor. Some of the stories will be heartwarmingly familiar, such as "Jack and the Beanstalk,""Three Little Pigs" and "The History of Tom Thumb"; others, like "Mr Vinegar," "Molly Whuppie," and "The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh" may be new to the modern reader. Collected by the 19th century folklorist Joseph Jacobs, English Fairy Tales is a great bedtime read for children and adults alike.