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The Grey Fairy Book (1900)

by Andrew Lang

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Series: Andrew Lang's Fairy Books (12)

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A collection of thirty-five fairy tales from the folklore of Lithuania, Africa, Germany, Greece, and France.

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As a kid, I checked out all of the Andrew Lang Fairy Books from the library.

It was interesting learning new fairy tales that weren't the normal ones, but honestly, I think I just checked these books out because I had read almost every single book in the kid's section of the Westminster Public Library and these were left, so. . . . ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
A Fall from the Sky
This myth was about a mortal named Daedalus who killed his nephew/apprentice after he grew jealous of his skills. After he killed him he fled, and had a son of his own who was killed in a similar manner to his nephew. I enjoyed the many themes that applied to life throughout the myth.
The Goat Faced Girl
Masaniello was the father of 12 daughters. One day he met a lizard who asked for his youngest daughter in return for money. He agreed, and the lizard took great care of the daughter. A kind aked for Renzolla’s hand in marriage and when she left to go with him she did not thank the lizard. In return the lizard turned her into a goat face. The king treated her very poorly, because of what she looked like. Finally, one day a man madeher realize what she had done. The hyperbole was the fact that her face was turned into a goat as a consequence of not saying thank you.This book was good, because of the obvious causes and affects throughout the plot.
This book is about a childless woman who gets a daughter from the sun named Letiko. She has to promise to send her back when she is 12. When she didn’t the sun took her back which caused sadness, which eventually cause the sun to return her to her mother. This book was very short, but had a string message.
  briannawg | Jun 10, 2012 |
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Ford, H.J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Preface: The tales in the Gray Fairy Book are derived from many countries -- Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world.
"Donkey Skin": There was once upon a time a king who was so much beloved by his subjects that he thought himself the happiest monarch in the whole world, and he had everything his heart could desire.
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A collection of thirty-five fairy tales from the folklore of Lithuania, Africa, Germany, Greece, and France.

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Contains: Donkey skin -- The goblin pony -- An impossible enchantment -- The story of Dschemil and Dschemila -- Janni and the Draken -- The partnership of the thief and the liar -- Fortunatus and his purse -- The goat-faced girl -- What came of picking flowers -- The story of Bensurdatu -- The magician's horse -- The little gray man -- Herr Lazarus and the Draken -- The story of the queen of the Flowery Isles -- Udea and her seven brothers -- The white wolf -- Mohammed with the magic finger -- Bobino -- The dog and the sparrow -- The story of the three sons of Hali -- The story of the fair Circassians -- The jackal and the spring -- The bear -- The sunchild -- The daughter of Buk Ettemsuch -- Laughing eye and weeping eye; or, The limping fox -- The unlooked-for prince -- The simpleton -- The street musicians -- The twin brothers -- Cannetella -- The ogre -- A fairy's blunder -- Long, Broad, and Quickeye -- Prunella.

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