French legends, tales and fairy stories
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French legends, tales and fairy stories retold by Barbara Leonie Picard

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Published by Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English


  • Folk literature, French -- Juvenile literature.

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Edition Notes

Statementillustrated by Joan Kiddell-Monroe.
ContributionsKiddell-Monroe, Joan.
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14780643M

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