The Blue Fairy Book (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Blue Fairy Book (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Andrew Lang
     
 

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Andrew Lang’s classic Blue Fairy Book (1889), the first of his Fairy Tale series, contains 37 lovely tales ranging from the well-known “Cinderella” and “Little Red Riding Hood” to lesser know yet equally delightful stories such as “Why the Sea is Salt” and “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.”

Overview


Andrew Lang’s classic Blue Fairy Book (1889), the first of his Fairy Tale series, contains 37 lovely tales ranging from the well-known “Cinderella” and “Little Red Riding Hood” to lesser know yet equally delightful stories such as “Why the Sea is Salt” and “East of the Sun and West of the Moon.” The book assembles a wide range of tales, with seven from the Brothers Grimm, five from Madame d'Aulnoy, three from the Arabian Nights, and four Norse stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411465091
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
572
Sales rank:
1,020,562
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author


Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scotsman, best known as the compiler of the dozen “colored” Fairy Books. A poet, novelist, literary critic, anthropologist, and historian, Lang was also a founder of psychical research. His books include The Princess Nobody (1884), Ballads and Verses Vain (1884), Letters to Dead Authors (1886), In the Wrong Paradise (1886), The Mark of Cain (1886), and many more.

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The Blue Fairy Book 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't buy The Blue Fairy Book because of the reviews that stated there aren't any pictures in it.  There are pictures in the copy I received.  It's the Leatherbound edition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book that every child should have in his or her personal library. It is as good as The Arabian Nights but, unfortunately, not as well known. Buy it for your kids and see how happy and excited it makes them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was originally first published in the 1890's. The story-telling style and re-printed art reflect the original. The stories are extremely imaginative and well-written. This is a treasure to grow up with, and will ensure a vast imagination for your young one. Everyone should be so fortunate !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book when i was a kid and it was amazing! It has all the classics from the bronze ring to little red rideing hood to cinderella. Grate book for tweens.
LemonDrop More than 1 year ago
I gave it a five because the stories are amazing and timeless. I don't like that they don't have any pictures. If you want to see the original book with the pictures go to google book previews. They have the whole book with the original pictures. Other than that, this is an amazing book that I'm afraid doesn't get much credit these days and that's probably due to the racism that some stories show. I read this book and my parents read this book but kids nowadays don't get to read the original tales, only the cleaned up tales. I wish they would sell these in leather bound or at least hard cover. Oh well...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the description of the 1st World Publishing edition of this book, it states that the book contains 138 original black and white illustrations, but it contains none! What a disappointment.
Kaly Dang More than 1 year ago
I rread this for the first time in the second grade. The stories stuck with me even thoigh my memory was vague. I've been searching for uears and now I get too read it again :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
H padded out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is, in one word, terrible. There are misspellings everywhere, the organization is poor, and it was made available by "the internet archive" whoever that is. Even an 8 year old could do a better job of making this book.
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He hid. "Maybe.." He murmered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Yeah?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did you want to say
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She pads around the Old Twoleg Nest, scenting the air. She smiles and crouches. A mouse creeps from a hole; Fraypaw pounces quickly, killing the mouse. She manages to catch two more before returning to camp, glowing with truimph.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book :) I really hope they plan on coming out with the red fairy book soon! I want the whole collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! If you want this and the rest of Lang's color fairy tale books and more, check out "25 Favorite Fairy Tales, Fables, and Mythology Books".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful book, Does any-one else think it's great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Printing on the spine is off center and embarrassing. After discovering a bad misprint in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in this collection, I'm starting to be wary. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful collection of fairy tales. Many favorites of mine are in here.
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