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The Blue Fairy Book (Dover Storybooks for Children)

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ISBN13: 9780486214375
ISBN10: 0486214370
Condition: Standard
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It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres—these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of boys and girls, as they have also brought pleasure to the many parents who have read these unforgettable classics to their children.

The Blue Fairy Book was the first volume in the series and so it contains some of the best known tales, taken from a variety of sources: not only from Grimm, but exciting adventures by Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy, The Arabian Nights, and other stories from popular traditions. Here in one attractive paperbound volume—with enlarged print—are "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Puss in Boots," "Trusty John," "Jack the Giantkiller," "Goldilocks," and many other favorites that have become an indispensable part of our cultural heritage.

All in all, this collection contains 37 stories, all narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous. Not only are Lang's generally conceded to be the best English versions of standard stories, his collections are the richest and widest in range. His position as one of England's foremost folklorists as well as his first-rate literary abilities makes his collections unmatchable in the English language.  

Unabridged and unaltered republication of first (1891) edition.  

Synopsis:

Finest stories from around the world, 37 in all — most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," many more. Includes original 138 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

An anthology of children's stories which portray the people and creatures of a fantasy world, includes such tales as "Hansel and Gretel," and "Beauty and the Beast.".

Synopsis:

The first volume in Lang's fairy tale series features some of the finest stories from around the world, most of them old favorites: 37 in all, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack the Giantkiller," and "Puss in Boots." Includes original 138 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

The Bronze Ring

Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

The Yellow Dwarf

Little Red Riding Hood

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood

Cinderella; or the Little Glass Slipper

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp

The Tale of a Youth who Set out to Learn what Fear was

Rumplestiltzkin

Beauty and the Beast

The Master Maid

Why the Sea is Salt

"The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots"

Felicia and the Pot of Pinks

The White Cat

The Water-lily. The Gold Spinners

The Terrible Head

The Story of Pretty Goldilocks

The History of Whittington

The Wonderful Sheep

Little Thumb

The Forty Thieves

Hansel and Grettel

Snow-white and Rose-red

The Goose-girl

Toads and Diamonds

Prince Darling

Blue Beard

Trusty John

The Brave Little Tailor

A Voyage to Lilliput

The Princess on the Glass Hill

The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou

The History of Jack the Giant killer

The Black Bull of Norroway

The Red Etin

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MarcusHorne, August 28, 2009 (view all comments by MarcusHorne)
"The Blue Fairy Book" is amazing. I am planning to collect all of Andrew Lang's color fairy tale books. It has an excellent group of stories from different fairy tale writers, including Perrault, d'Aulnoy, and Grimm. This book was originally printed in the 19th century. It has not been abridged, nor have any of the original pictures been taken out. (Be warned, they're *artistic*) These are the original, unaltered by Disney versions, and contain the nightmarish plots they were meant to have. Anyone who collects fairy tales should have this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486214375
Editor:
Lang, Andrew
Author:
Ford, H. J.
Editor:
Lang, Andrew
Author:
Lang, Andrew
Author:
Jacomb Hood, G. P.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Classics
Publication Date:
19650631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
Finest stories from around the world, 37 in all — most of them old favorites: "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," many more. Includes original 138 black-and-white illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , An anthology of children's stories which portray the people and creatures of a fantasy world, includes such tales as "Hansel and Gretel," and "Beauty and the Beast.".
"Synopsis" by ,
The first volume in Lang's fairy tale series features some of the finest stories from around the world, most of them old favorites: 37 in all, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Cinderella," "The Arabian Nights," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack the Giantkiller," and "Puss in Boots." Includes original 138 black-and-white illustrations.
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