Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths Books for 6 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 fairy tales, folk tales & myths books for 6 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Little Red: The Exciting Story of a Boy, a Wolf, and a Keg of Fizzy Ginger Beer

by: Lynn RobertsDavid Roberts
Release date: Aug 04, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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Little Red is on his way to visit his grandmother on the other side of the wood when ignoring all warnings he strays from the path. Stealing the little boy’s red coat, the greedy wolf hatches an evil plan and hurries to the cottage to gobble up shortsighted grandmother. Little Red is next on the menu but can a keg of delicious sparkling ginger beer save him from a gruesome end? From the fabulously quirky ‘Ye Olde Belch’ Inn to the scary spookiness of grandmother’s cottage, this witty reworking of the classic tale is perfectly adapted to 18th century England and bursting with period detail. The exquisitely atmospheric illustrations wonderfully complement Lynn Robert’s hilarious retelling. From the creative duo behind the hugely successful Cinderella and Rapunzel this is a stylish classic not to be missed.
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2. The Queen & the Cross: The Story of Saint Helen (Tales and Legends)

by: Cornelia Mary BilinskyRebecca Stuhff
Release date: Aug 25, 2013
Number of Pages: 40
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Sweet-smelling basil marks the spot in this treasure hunt led by a queenly saint…join her as she treks to Jerusalem in search of the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ! In this fabulous and instructive blend of tale and history, children ages 5-8 will be inspired by the lore and legend of the faith. Boys and girls alike will be captivated by Helen, a heroic empress on a mission, and will be encouraged to treasure the Holy Cross in their own lives! As children accompany Helen on her quest to find the true cross upon which Jesus died, they will relive her adventures. They will experience Helen’s excitement when she thinks she has discovered the ‘X’ that marks the spot-sweet-smelling basil-since basil is the herb of kings and Jesus is the King of Life. But just as it seems that the site of the Holy Cross has been identified, not one, but three crosses are found while digging… How will the one true cross be determined? Read on to discover the legend of the Holy Cross and learn all about Helen’s thrilling life! Features & Benefits Contains an opening hymn and prayer Includes a brief biography of Saint Helen following the legend Mentions the locations where the true cross exists today Concludes with a quote from Emperor Constantine’s letter to Bishop Macarius.
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3. Finn MacCoul

by: Robert Byrd
Release date: Aug 17, 2000
Number of Pages: 40
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Finn MacCoul is a loveable but cowardly giant. While building the Giant’s Causeway from Ireland to Scotland, he finds himself in a spot of bother with a Scottish giant called Cucullin. Finn is terrified, but his clever wife Oonagh comes up with a cunning plan to put Cucullin back in his place.
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4. The Glass Mountain

by: Diane WolksteinLouisa Bauer
Release date: Jun 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 30
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When Raina’s father, the king, challenges all her suitors to climb the glass mountain he has built, the princess decides to help one special young man win her hand. But when the two of them are almost to the top, Raina falls through a crack, into Old Rinkrank’s underground world — and it changes her forever. This is a vibrant new version of a beloved Grimm fairy tale.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > European

5. Who Made Me?

by: Shirley TullochCathie Felstead
Release date: Apr 20, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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A child asks seven different animal friends the question “Who made me?” Each answers out of their own understanding. The elephant explains that a question can have more than one right answer, and that the world’s great Maker has many different qualities.
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6. Little Book of Fables (Groundwood Books)

by: Veronica UribeConstanza Bravo
Release date: Aug 03, 2004
Number of Pages: 128
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With humorous illustrations and lively language, this book offers new versions of the beloved Aesop’s fables, some of the oldest-known fables in the world. Young readers will recognize traditional favorites such as “The Fox and the Crow” and “The Shepherd and the Wolf,” while other tales such as “The Milkmaid” and “Belling the Cat” may be new to them. The moral lessons derived from these timeless tales have been adopted by cultures all over the world and are reflected in familiar sayings such as “Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg” and “Slow and steady wins the race.” Included are comprehensive endnotes describing the life of Aesop, the origin of fables, and how fables function as morality tales. Beautifully retold and humorously illustrated, this collection will entertain readers both young and old. With its small, compact format and elegant design, it is an ideal gift.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Anthologies

7. In the Dark, Dark Wood

by: Jessica SouhamiJessica Souhami
Release date: Oct 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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There’s something really spooky in the dark, dark wood. Where is it hiding? What can it be? This lively retelling of a traditional rhyme has vibrant illustrations, lift-up flaps revealing spooky creatures and a special pop-up surprise at the end.
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8. The Lost Children: The Boys Who Were Neglected

by: Paul GoblePaul Goble
Release date: Mar 31, 1993
Number of Pages: 40
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A traditional Blackfoot Indian tale about the creation of the Pleiades, the Bunched Stars, warns of the dangers of neglecting children. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.
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9. Dear Tooth Fairy (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (All Aboard Reading Station Stop 2 Collection)

by: Jane O’ConnorJoy Allen
Release date: Sep 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 48
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Robby worries that he is the only child in his class who hasn’t lost a tooth, and that he will stand out in the class picture. His mom suggests that he write to the tooth fairy: “”After all, she’s the expert.
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10. Androcles And The Lion

by: Dennis Nolan
Release date: Oct 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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Androcles, a runaway slave, is befriended by a lion when he removes a huge thorn from its paw. For years the two live to-gether in the desert, until soldiers capture Androcles and are ordered to throw him to the beasts. Led into the grand arena, Androcles falls to his knees, accepting his fate, but then he looks into the eyes of the lion and recognizes his old friend. Amid cheers from the crowd, Androcles and the lion are set free. The earliest version of the well-known tale, Apion’s eyewitness account, is the source for this dramatic retelling.
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Greek & Roman

11. A Collection of Fables

by: Max WalzenbachYourToyRobot
Release date: Sep 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 43
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A musician with a dark secret. A crab without a home. A poor pillow and his unexpected friend. A Collection of Fables combines short stories with a moral undertone through the use of animals, magical lands and unexpected adventure.
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12. The Legend of the Old Man of the Mountain (Myths, Legends, Fairy and Folktales)

by: Denise OrtakalesRobert Crawford
Release date: Sep 22, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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For centuries, the Great Stone Face has kept silent watch from Cannon Mountain, high above the Pemigewasset River. But who is the onlooker and for whom does he keep vigil? Though from warring tribes, Mohawk maiden Minerwa enchants Chief Pemigewasset, and with their union comes peace for many years. But when Minerwa leaves to visit her dying father, Pemigewasset must stay behind. Denise Ortakales recounts the legend of Chief Pemigewasset, whose steadfast love and devotion to his wife is forever honored in his profile on the mountainside. Denise Ortakales graduated from the Art Institute of Boston, where she studied illustration and children’s literature. Having grown up in the shadow of the Old Man, it was natural for her to write about it as a school assignment. Years later, when the granite formation fell, she knew it was time to share that story with others. This is her first book as an author. She has illustrated several picture books, including Carrot in My Pocket and Good Morning, Garden. Denise lives in Laconia, NH, with her husband and two sons. Artist Robert Crawford graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His paintings have appeared on the cover of major magazines such as Fortune, Business Week, The Atlantic and U.S. News and World Report, as well as book covers for major publishers including Random House, Penguin/Putnam, and Avon. Robert’s work has won numerous awards and has been selected for permanent collection by the United States government and major corporations. Robert lives in Woodbury, Connecticut.
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13. The Mystery of Nitro’s Lost Tail: There is no such thing as a bad little dog (Nitro’s Tails) (Volume 1)

by: Daniel R. Lehnig
Release date: May 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 28
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Nitro is a Boston Terrier dog, Nitro narrates this story and claims dogs are not from this planet. He says dogs are kept in dog yards, neck chains and harnesses on earth. All dogs all did something wrong on their planet Niko, known as the planet of lost tails. Nitro has to serve his time on earth in Penrose Colorado and look for his own tail that he lost when another dog took it from a tail closet on planet Niko when he yelled dog catcher.He has to find his own tail by smelling other dogs. If a dog is missing or dies they are probably looking for their own tail. He returns back to his own planet when he dies on earth. Good for hospice patients too.
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14. The Saint Who Fought the Dragon: The Story of Saint George

by: Cornelia Mary BilinskyTheresa Brandon
Release date: Nov 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 27
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Holiness is an adventure!

In this timeless story of Saint George, kids discover what happens when a loyal soldier fights a dragon-and wins! Dramatic, fantasy style illustrations capture his adventures. This story provides a unique way to teach children ages 5-8 about Christian history while inspiring them to follow in the heroic footsteps of a courageous saint who stands up for all that is good and true. For a child that already enjoys fantasy tales and legends, this book is a perfect introduction to Saint George.

“Many accounts have been written about the life of Saint George, some so fantastic as to be virtually unbelievable. In her adventurous account of The Saint Who Fought the Dragon, Cornelia Bilinsky presents an imaginary but credible account that focuses on the steadfast courage of Saint George and his unwavering allegiance to his Lord, Jesus Christ.” -Liguorian

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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Biographies

15. The Lion and the Mouse (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Kathleen OlmsteadScott Wakefield
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Could a tiny mouse actually help the king of the jungle? That’s what a trapped mouse promises to do if his lion captor sets him free. The lion laughs–and lets him go. But when hunters trap the scared and desperate lion, the mouse proves that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds.
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16. The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop’s Fable

by: Angela McAllisterAesopJonathan Heale
Release date: Oct 03, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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One day Tortoise overhears Hare boasting, “I can run so fast I leave the wind behind.” “What nonsense,” says Tortoise to Hare. “”I’ll give you a race.” Hare falls about laughing, but all the same he accepts the challenge. As they set off, Hare bounds down the lane, with Tortoise creeping along behind. Hare obviously has the natural advantage, so he stops for an elevenses of carrots, is overcome by sleepiness and takes a long nap. Soon Tortoise has crept slowly but surely past him and wins the race – just! Aesop’s most well-known fable – pitting boastfulness and conceit against sharp wits and doggedness – is simply but delightfully retold by Angela McAllister and is illustrated by Jonathan Heale’s stylish woodcuts to create an animal classic.
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17. Baba Yaga: A Fairy Tale

by: Patrick MiceliKsenia Annis
Release date: Jan 25, 2016
Number of Pages: 19
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This Russian fairy tale featuring Baba Yaga, a witch who zips around in her flying stone mortar, is beautifully illustrated by artist Ksenia Annis. It is a classic story of hard work and perseverance triumphing over evil with a little supernatural assistance. Suitable for older children, teens and adults, it is an excellent introduction to one of the most fascinating characters in Slavic folklore. Baba Yaga is a wonderfully deep character, sometimes helpful to those she encounters, but in this tale decidedly evil as the heroine of the tale, Lubava, learns very quickly.
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18. Baboushka

by: Arthur ScholeyHelen Cann
Release date: Sep 20, 2002
Number of Pages: 30
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Everyone in the village is talking about the new star in the sky, but Baboushka, as always, is busy keeping her house spotless and bright. She offers hospitality to three strangers who are following the star in search of a new baby king. When they have continued on their way Baboushka follows in their footsteps, carrying with her some toys for the baby. But she has left it too late and, so some say, she continues her quest to this day. A charming folk-tale which blends the Bible story of Christmas with the tradition of giving gifts.
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19. Her Majesty, the Beauty Queen

by: Andira AbdallahHadeel Saleh
Release date: Dec 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 50
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In her far reaching castle, Her Majesty the Beauty Queen lives only to satisfy her lavish life needs without any concern for others. An unfortunate experience for five children trapped in a snow storm outside the gates of the ruthless Queen’s castle uncovers “the Queen’s wicked spirit that conquered her soul; from the top of her head down to her toes.” For six days in a row, Fanny, the Queen’s maid, pleads with Her Majesty to make a quick act. How the Queen reacts to their dilemma and what becomes of these children is told in the rhyming words of Her Majesty the Beauty Queen.
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20. An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Mythical Creatures

by: Theresa Breslin
Release date: Sep 15, 2015
Number of Pages: 192
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Mysterious selkies, bad-tempered giants, devious fairies, and even Loch Ness’s most famous resident, these are the mythical beasts of Scottish folklore. In the highly anticipated companion volume to the much-loved “Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales,” award-winning children’s author Theresa Breslin gathers a stunning collection of tales from across Scotland. Alternately humorous, poignant, and thrilling, each story is brought to life with exquisite illustrations by Scottish fine artist Kate Leiper, whose exquisite illustrations brim with otherworldly beauty. A wonderful gift, this is a truly stunning book to be treasured for a lifetime, It will be enjoyed by children, as well as by parents and grandparents.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Literary Criticism & Collections

21. King Arthur and His Knights (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Diane NammMarcos Calo
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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How did the famous Knights of the Round Table come to be? This retelling of the timeless legend of King Arthur and the magical realm of Camelot will enchant young readers.
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22. Lazy Jack

by: Vivian FrenchRussell Ayto
Release date: Jun 03, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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The nursery tale of Lazy Jack who never opens his eyes from morning until night, and makes a terrible mess of bringing back his wages! First published in 1995. Retold, with colour illustrations by Russell Ayto.
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23. Lily and the Enchanted Forest

by: Victor A. WilkieJonathon Earl Bowser
Release date: May 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 181
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With an original take on mythological storytelling, “Lily and the Enchanted Forest” is a touchingly human story, one that entertains with powerful elements of family, love, adventure and romance. This is an enchanting read for all ages.

After centuries of destruction and fighting among gods and mortals alike, Zeus, the king of gods, became weary. So it was that he conspired with Mother Earth, the goddess Gaea, to create a place of peace and beauty. Far to the north, away from human centers of empire and commerce, Zeus and Gaea crafted this forest paradise in the region that would come to be known as Scotland.
As time passed and the human population grew however, inhabitants of the region grew fearful of the forest and its mysteries. Soon came the legends of the lady of the forest, a giant wolf and a mysteriously powerful entity who moves as the mist.
Refusing to believe that there is anything dark or evil about the forest, a mortal child named Brianna is drawn there, where she meets the mythical lady of the forest and spies glimpses of the future. But what will the future truly hold? Can this paradise survive the suspicion and retribution of human villagers, many of whom blame forest magic for their own trials and tribulations? What will come of the jealousies and wrath of Ares, god of war, who becomes threatened by the forest’s power? How will the Fates intervene?
The answers are revealed as Brianna grows, as she learns that happiness, like true power, is to be found in the things of the heart…

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24. The Lion’s Drum – a retelling of an African folk tale

by: Steven (RTL) GregoryClaudia Obata
Release date: Oct 23, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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In this colorfully illustrated retelling of an African folktale, a young hunter, Ajani, discovers a lion playing a magical tree stump. When he tells the people of his village what he has seen and heard, they don’t believe him. Can Ajani make the villagers believe him?
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Children’s Books > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Multicultural

25. Marriage of the Rain Goddess: A South African Myth

by: Wolfson
Release date: Apr 28, 1996
Number of Pages: 29
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Mbaba Mwana Waresa, the rain goddess who lives in a round hut of rainbow arches in the clouds, embarks on a quest for companionship among the mortals and puts the young cattle-herder who has captured her heart to the test to determine whether he can see beyond her appearance and into her deepest soul.
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26. The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by: Nick SharrattStephen Tucker
Release date: Jul 19, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
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“Oh, please let me cross,” said the middle-sized goat, But the troll only snapped, “What’s your hurry? With some herbs and some spices and served up with rice, You would make a delicious goat curry!” A traditional fairy tale, retold in witty contemporary verse. With hilarious illustrations and flaps to lift on every page, this book will entertain and amuse readers of all ages.
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27. Way Up and Over Everything

by: Alice McGillJude Daly
Release date: Mar 21, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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My great-grandmama’s mama told her and she told me this story about a long time ago . . .

So begins this account of the author’s great-great-grandmother Jane, and how she meets a slave new to the plantation, a slave who would prove to have magical powers . . . created by the wish for freedom. Alice McGill remembers this story, passed down in her family through the generations, from her childhood and how her greatgrandmother told it to her ?as if unveiling a great, wonderful secret. My siblings and I believed that certain Africans shared this gift of taking to the air??way up and over everything.’”

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28. The Broom-Riding Kitty

by: M. E. Logan
Release date: Feb 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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The Broom-Riding Kitty was a mean little kitty who was not liked by the royal people in the kingdom. Learn what she did to be liked by everyone. Also included is a secret message written by the Broom-riding Kitty. She wants you to know how to get people to like you!
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29. Bunyan and Banjoes: Michigan Songs & Stories

by: Kitty DonohoePasqua Cekola Warstler
Release date: May 15, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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Bunyan and Banjoes is an enchanting potpourri of folklore, songs, Indian legends, recipes, history, and other Michigan-based activities. This volume includes stories about how maple sugar is made; the history of the early fur trade, mining logging, and automobile industries; the building of the Mackinac Bridge and the Soo Locks; the sad loss of the steamer “”Chicora””; as well as several songs adapted to sign language. This charming collection is brought to vivid life by Kitty Donohoe’s songs and writings and Pasqua Warstler’s delightful illustrations, puzzles and mazes which are designed to delight both adults and children alike. Originally a collection of songs about Michigan written by Kitty Donohoe to honor Michigan’s 150th birthday celebration, the songs became the first edition of Bunyan and Banjoes, which was an immediate success. Learned and performed by school children all over Michigan, they are often thought to be traditional songs. Whether about lumberjacks, voyageurs or rollicking young sailors, they embrace the spirit of this Great Lakes State. Bunyan and Banjoes is available in several formats: Paper, Paper with Cassette, Paper with CD, and Cassette only.
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30. Fairy Hill

by: Fran EvansFran Evans
Release date: Feb 27, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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