These stories feature good humor, and are often tongue-in-cheek. While perfectly appropriate for children, they were clearly written with adults in mind, and can be enjoyed by such. Highlights here include “The Glass Dog” and “The Queen of Quok.”
They aren’t all classics, but everything is short and moves briskly. There is also some mild racism in a couple of places, but nothing worth starting a bonfire over.
Overall, American Fairy Tales is a charming, clever, entertaining work.