Though the title story has not gone out of print and can be found, the seven other fantasies included in this collection have been unavailable to American youngsters for many years. With The Light Princess, they comprise a fine anthology of old fashioned stories by an established master of child lore. Arthur Hughes' original illustrations appear for those who prefer them. The book eludes specific age designation. We think it is ideally salted for competent young readers who still enjoy hearing stories read aloud.