The Story Without an End by Sarah Austin

Into the Wild

The Story Without an End Read Online Free - In this classic of children's literature, a child takes an idyllic journey of discovery through the natural world. Awakened by birdsong and the rays of the sun, the child listens to stories of the butterfly and the ocean's waves, dines on strawberries, gossips with fireflies, and sleeps on a couch of moss. Generations of readers have joined the youngster in these dreamlike adventures amid blooming gardens and on a golden boat under starry skies.
Author Sarah Austin translated this timeless tale from the German original by Friedrich Wilhelm Carové. This version, reproduced from a magnificent Victorian-era edition, features all fifteen of the original full-color plates.

Title : The Story Without an End
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ISBN : 0486794954
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 64 pages


monica ♪ rated it ★★★☆☆

December 14, 2015

I like children's lit, but I don't really read the classic ones. When I read the blurb of this book, it looks so interesting, so I requested it from NetGalley. At first it was little bit hard for me to get into the story since I'm not used to read this kind of book. But the more I read it, the more...

Juli rated it ★★★☆☆

February 07, 2016

Everyone has a childhood classic, the book that you're never going to forget about, no matter how much you grow up. The Story Without an End was that kind of book for Austin's daughter, which resulted in its translation from the original German. As a German myself I'd love for more childhood clas...

Wayne rated it ★★★☆☆

January 04, 2016

'The Story Without an End' is German tale from the Victorian era translated here by Sarah Austin. It includes 15 of the original full color plate illustrations by Eleanor Vere Boyle, also known for her illustrations of the works of Hans Christian Andersen. This is a classic story of a young child...

Soudha rated it ★★★★☆

January 22, 2016

I was not familiar with this classic children story before and I'm very glad I was able to read it, courtesy of Dover Publications and NetGalley. The story follows a Child, whose parentage and origins are both left vague, as he wanders through nature and discovers both the beauty hidden within an...

Ruby rated it ★★★★☆

March 04, 2016

I have always loved classic fairy tales, especially ones from different countries. This story is from Germany and I had never read it before. I'm very glad I did. This is a gorgeous story of a young girl who learns about the world around from the world around her. With butterflies, flowers, and t...

Theediscerning rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 27, 2016

Lovely illustrations, so this reprint is of a book given the publishing house's usual tender loving care and respect for the classics, but boy have they found a right stinker here. Sheer piffle from start to – well, wherever you give up on it. 'The Story Nobody Can Be Bothered to Finish Reading t...

Bill rated it ★★★☆☆

December 11, 2015

No doubt about it, this is one weird children’s book! It’s sort of an early THE LITTLE PRINCE or maybe a Noveau Art piece in words, rather than paint, or something from a ‘60s bizarre drug trip - and yet its message is for the ages, and that is why this is THE STORY THAT NEVER ENDS. What is this ‘m...

Bren rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 22, 2016

I tried to like this. I started and stopped it several times. I wasn't able to connect with the story. I did finally make it to the end, but was never able to find any interest in it.

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