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The Yellow Fairy Book

The Yellow Fairy Book (original 1894; edition 1920)

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Title:The Yellow Fairy Book
Info:Grosset & Dunlap (1920), Hardcover
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The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1894)



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Another volume of Lang's comprehensive fairy tale compilation. The book includes: The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership; The Six Swans; The Dragon of the North; Story of the Emperor's New Clothes; The Golden Crab; The Iron Stove; The Dragon and his Grandmother; The Donkey Cabbage; The Little Green Frog; The Seven-headed Serpent; The Grateful Beasts; The Giants and the Herd-boy; The Invisible Prince; The Crow; How Six Men Travelled Through the Wide World; The Wizard King; The Nixy; The Glass Mountain; Alphege, or the Green Monkey; Fairer-than-a-Fairy; The Three Brothers; The Boy and the Wolves, or the Broken Promise; The Glass Axe; The Dead Wife; In the Land of Souls; The White Duck; The Witch and Her Servants; The Magic Ring; The Flower Queen's Daughter; The Flying Ship; The Snow-daughter and the Fire-son; The Story of King Frost; The Death of the Sun-hero; The Witch; The Hazel-nut Child; The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus; Prince Ring; The Swineherd; How to tell a True Princess; The Blue Mountains; The Tinder-box; The Witch in the Stone Boat; Thumbelina; The Nightingale; Hermod and Hadvor; The Steadfast Tin-soldier; Blockhead Hans; A Story about a Darning-needle. ( )
  skullduggery | Jan 21, 2010 |
Another fantastic collection of fairy tales from Andrew Lang. He's starting mixing in tales from Native Americans, making his works quite comprehensive of ethnic folklore. ( )
  makaiju | Nov 21, 2007 |
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Alderson, BrianEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blegvad, ErikIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ford, H. J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mayer, DanutaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tatar, MariaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Joan, Toddles, and Tiny.
Books Yellow, Red, and Green, and Blue,
All true, or just as good as true,
and here's the Yellow Book for you!

Hard is the path from A to Z,
and puzzling to a curly head,
Yet leads to Books -- Green, Blue, and Red.

For every child should understand
That letters from the first were planned
To guide us into Fairy Land.

So labour at your Alphabet
For by that learning you shall get
to lands where Fairies may be met.

And going where this pathway goes,
You too, at last, may find, who knows?
The Garden of the Singing Rose.
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The Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book.
A cat had made acquaintance with a mouse, and had spoken so much of the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at last the Mouse consented to live in the same house with her, and go shares in the housekeeping.
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Contents: The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership -- The Six Swans -- The Dragon of the North -- Story of the Emperor's New Clothes -- The Golden Crab -- The Iron Stove -- The Dragon and his Grandmother -- The Donkey Cabbage -- The Little Green Frog -- The Seven-headed Serpent -- The Grateful Beasts -- The Giants and the Herd Boy -- The Invisible Prince -- The Crow -- How Six Men Travelled through the Wide World -- The Wizard King -- The Nixy -- The Glass Mountain -- Alphege, or the Green Monkey -- Fairer-than-a-Fairy -- The Three Brothers -- The Boy and the Wolves, or the Broken Promise -- The Glass Axe -- The Dead Wife -- In the Land of Souls -- The White Duck -- The Witch and her Servants -- The Magic Ring -- the Flower Queen's Daughter -- The Flying Ship -- The Snow-daughter and the Fire-son -- The Story of King Frost -- The Death of the Sun-hero -- The Witch -- The Hazel-nut Child -- The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus -- Prince Ring -- The Swineherd -- How to tell a True Princess -- The Blue Mountain -- The Tinder-box -- The Witch in the Stone Boat -- Thumbelina -- The Nightingale -- Hermod and Hadvor -- The Steadfast Tin-soldier -- Blockhead Hans -- A Story about a Darning-needle.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486216748, Paperback)

American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories — 48 in all — among them "The Tinder-box," "The Nightingale," and "How to Tell a True Princess." 104 illustrations.

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A collection of traditional fairy tales from the folklore of Russia, Germany, France, Iceland, and America.

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