Thomas Crane was an American scholar and writer, mostly known as a collector and publisher of folk-tales and legends. “Puss in boots” is a legend, included in the “Italian Popular Tales” collection. This story is about the cat who uses trickery to gain power, wealth and the hand of a princess, the wife of his master. Everyone knows the main morals of this fairy tale: first, there is a great advantage in receiving a large inheritance, but diligence and ingenuity are worth more than wealth acquired from others; and the second one, such things as one's clothes, appearance and youth do play role in matters of the heart. Enjoy the interesting and exciting folk-tales that will make fascinating reading for you and your children!