The blue fairy book

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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.
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This beloved volume collects the world's most famous fairy tales, children's classics, and bedtime stories.

The enchanting stories of childhood every girl and boy—and their parents—cherish are collected in this first volume of Andrew Lang's renowned Fairy Books. Originally published in 1889, this treasure trove of timeless tales of action and adventure, enchanted forests and fantastic creatures, and monsters and magic has thrilled readers all over the world for generations.

The thirty-seven stories in this collection—including such favorites as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Sleeping Beauty," "Cinderella," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Beauty and the Beast," "Hansel and Gretel," "Puss in Boots," "Aladdin," and "Jack the Giant-Killer"—are more than just fairy tales; they are a priceless keepsake of childhood memories that will stand the test of time now and forever.

The Blue Fairy Book also includes "The Bronze Ring," "Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess," "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," "The Yellow Dwarf," "The Tale of a Youth Who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was," "The Master-Maid," "Why the Sea Is Salt," "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," "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 Black Bull of Norroway," and "The Red Etin."

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subject_facet Anthologies -- Fairy Tales & Folklore, Classics -- JUVENILE FICTION, Electronic books, Fairy tales, Tales
title_display The blue fairy book
title_full The Blue Fairy Book, The Blue Fairy Book [eBook] Lang, Andrew., The blue fairy book / edited by Andrew Lang ; illus. by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood
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topic_facet Anthologies, Classic Literature, Classics, Fairy tales, Folklore, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Tales