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THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK-An Airmont Classi-Series CL196 (original 1889; edition 1969)

by Andrew Lang (Editor), anonymous (Illustrator)

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Title:THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK-An Airmont Classi-Series CL196
Authors:Andrew Lang (Editor)
Other authors:anonymous (Illustrator)
Info:Airmont (1969), Paperback
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Tags:folklore, folk tales, fairy tales, children's stories

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The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1889)



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3 stars for the audiobook; 4 stars for the book itself.

A good mix of familiar and unfamiliar in this collection of fairy tales. I also liked the fact that fairy tales from different cultures were included (French, Norwegian, Arabic for example).

I was a bit surprised to discover one tale (The Terrible Head) which was basically the Greek myth of Perseus! And a few others were just versions of another fairy tale already in the collection (for example, Little Thumb & Hansel and Gretel).

While I thought that Angele Masters did some very good voices (and a very good Scots accent for the last two tales), there were recurring mouth sounds (mostly sounds of swallowing) that put me off. Glad that I picked up this audiobook as a free Whispersync deal, but that brings me to another problem I had with this audiobook. It didn't actually sync with the Kindle book properly -- it worked okay for a while but towards the end, I couldn't get it to play while reading the text. ( )
  leslie.98 | Nov 24, 2015 |
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 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lang, Andrewprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aiken, JoanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ford, H.J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gillon, EdmundCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hood, G.P. JacombIllustratorsecondary 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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