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The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew (ill Charles…
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Title:The Blue Fairy Book
Authors:Andrew (ill Charles Van Sandwyk) Lang
Info:Folio Society (2003), Hardcover
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The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1889)



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Not sure what to rate this one. It took me around 6 months to get through. Some of the fairy tales were just awful and there was quite a bit of very similar fairy tales. But then some of the fairy tales were wonderful. So, I will just skip with the rating.
  Jillian789 | Apr 16, 2018 |
Not sure what to rate this one. It took me around 6 months to get through. Some of the fairy tales were just awful and there was quite a bit of very similar fairy tales. But then some of the fairy tales were wonderful. So, I will just skip with the rating.
  Jillian789 | Apr 16, 2018 |
This is currently my nightly reading with Maya. It's a fantastic, non-Disneyish book of the fairy tale classics including stories from Grimm, Charles Perrault, Arabian Nights, and more! If you are looking for a non-watered down version of classic book of fairy tales...this is a great starting place. ( )
  abergsman | Mar 20, 2018 |
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 |
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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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