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The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The Blue Fairy Book (1889)

by Andrew Lang

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Series: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (1)

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A tale of old about a boy, a giant,and a beanstalk. The tale is an example of how having courage and wisdom can get you through any ordeal. ( )
  ecmsms12 | Jun 23, 2013 |
I thought I would read this more quickly than I did and like it more. Perhaps it's because I chose to read it for class that it ended up feeling like a chore. I love the stories and was pleased to read some new ones I didn't recognize, but it felt like it took me forever to wade through the almost 400 pagss. ( )
  JenJ. | Mar 31, 2013 |
A nice collection of fairy tales. We did not read it straight through but read selected stories. The kids kind of got a kick out of the grim nature of some of the tales. Fairy tales in their original form. ( )
  momma2 | Jul 14, 2011 |
Definately a must have book, along with the other color fairy books by Andrew Lang, for the booksheld=f, Andrew Lang does a great job of combining different tales from different regions and cultures of the world and bringing it to the children, all well translated and with gorgeous prints. This particular volume contains some of my favorite stories; East of the Sun and West of the Moon, sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, Rose White and Rose Red, Aladdin, Rumpelstiltskin, among many others. A lot of these have been made into movies or made into their own books, and it would be fun for the child to see the original written down version of the story they have loved in the movie, and also would save a lot of shelf space instead of buying all the different stories.
  erburr117 | Jun 6, 2011 |
Classic collection of fairy tales by nineteenth century writer.
  Fledgist | Dec 28, 2009 |
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Andrew Langprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aiken, JoanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gillon, EdmundCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
van Sandwyk, CharlesIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Tales in this volume are intended for children, who will like, it is hoped, the old stories that have pleased so many generations.
Once upon a time in a certain country there lived a king whose palace was surrounded by a spacious garden.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486214370, Paperback)

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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A collection of thirty-seven fairy tales from the folklore of France, Germany, England and Arabia.

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