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by Dawn, September 6, 2011

Everyone loves Disney movies, so here are five books that classic Disney animated movies are based on!

Unfortunately only the Kindle versions are free, but the Barnes and Noble versions are $.99

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Here are the stories and songs of Kipling’s first JUNGLE BOOK: tales of Mowgli and his Seeonee Wolf-Pack and, of course, Akela the wolf; of Bagheera, the panther; Kaa, the Rock Python; Baloo, the Bear; and so many others. They are the tales of Mowgli, the lost boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India, brought up on a diet of Jungle Law, loyalty, and fresh meat from the kill, and they have captivated children and adults alike for generations. There is no better place to learn the life of the wolf pack and the natural order — the natural justice — of life in the jungle. And who could ever forget Mowgli’s enemy, Shere Khan, the bragadocious Bengal tiger? In this first volume, we learn how Mowgli came to be raised in the jungle, and how the wolves secured his safety. . .

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Barnes and Noble $0.99

Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont was a French novelist born in 1711. After her first marriage was annulled she moved to London, becoming a governess. After a successful writing career she remarried had many children and lived in Savoy. Beaumont wrote several books on education. She was one of the first to write fairy tales for children. Mme Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve wrote a story titled Beauty and the Beast. Le Prince de Beaumont revised and abridged this story producing the story that has become one of the most famous children’s tales in history. The tale tells the story of Beauty who meets a terrible looking beast.

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Cinderella by Henry W. Hewet

Cinderella is a servant in her home and is constantly derided by her evil stepmother and two stepsisters. She is shy and romantic, she maintains hope through her dreams and always waits for her prince to come.

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The Sleeping Beauty by C. S. (Charles Seddon) Evans

C.S. Evans was educated at East London College and began his career as a schoolmaster before joining the publishing house of Edward Arnold as Educational Editor in 1909. He moved to the firm of Heinemann in 1913, where he spent the rest of his working life, becoming Chairman and Managing Director in 1932. He wrote this version of The Sleeping Beauty as a companion volume to Cinderella, also illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The story first appeared in English in 1729, when Robert Samber translated Charles Perrault’s fairy tale La Belle au bois dormant. C.S. Evans has expanded Perrault’s story but followed the later version recorded by the Brothers Grimm in giving his heroine the name of Briar-Rose and ending with her awakening and betrothal, omitting the wicked mother-in-law who orders her grandchildren to be cooked for supper. Instead he lengthens the story by such inventive details as the menu for the christening feast, the books of magic consulted for an antidote to the thirteenth fairy’s malice, and the many accomplishments of Princess Briar-Rose.

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Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

The original Pinocchio.

Carved by woodcarver Geppetto in a small Italian township, Pinocchio was created as a wooden puppet and dreams of becoming a real boy.

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