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The Pink Fairy Book - Folio Society Edition In These Tales Third Born Sons Seek Their Fortunes, Lovely Princesses Are Blown Away By Gusts Of Wind, Cunning Tricksters Steal Treasures From Dragons, Wicked Wizards Chase After Their Apprentices, And Wise Animals Help Their Friends Andrew Lang Was Famous For His Rainbow Fairy Books And Generations Of Children Including Our Introducer, The Novelist A S Byatt, Grew Up Reading These Enchanting, And Occasionally Disturbing, Stories For The Pink Fairy Book, Lang Drew Upon A Range Of Cultures And Traditions, Bringing Together 41 Stories From Japan, Scandinavia, Africa, Sicily And Catalonia, As Well As Enduring Favourites Including The Snow Queen By Hans Christian Andersen And The House In The Wood By The Brothers Grimm Many Had Never Appeared In Any English Collection Before And Lang Had Them Translated And Sympathetically Retold Here, Gruesome Stories A Princess Possessed By A Demon Devours Her Guards Have Their Place Alongside Unashamedly Comic Ones Three Merry Wives Play Tricks On Their Husbands To Determine Which Is The Most Stupid And An Occasional Tragic Tale The Little, Much Loved Snow Child Melts Away In The Fire S Heat Debra McFarlane Has Produced Dozens Of Lovely Pen And Ink Drawings For These Stories As Well As 13 Full Page Colour Paintings In Her Whimsical And Delicate Artworks, Fairies Flit Mischievously Through The Air, Woodland Animals Prick Up Their Ears And Beautiful Maidens Catch The Eyes Of Handsome Boys This Is A Gorgeous Edition To Treasure, Whether You Are Introducing Children To These Ancient And Compelling Stories, Or Rediscovering For Yourself Their Many Pleasures And Hidden Meanings.Classic Stories Included In This Collection The Cats Elopement How The Dragon Was Tricked The Goblin And The Grocer The House In The Wood Uraschimataro And The Turtle The Slaying Of The Tanuki The Flying Trunk The Snow Man The Shirt Collar The Princess In The Chest The Three Brothers The Snow Queen The Fir Tree Hans, The Mermaid S Son Peter Bull The Bird Grip Snowflake I Know What I Have Learned The Cunning Shoemaker The King Who Would Have A Beautiful Wife Catherine And Her Destiny How The Hermit Helped To Win The King S Daughter The Water Of Life The Wounded Lion The Man Without A Heart The Two Brothers Master And Pupil The Golden Lion The Sprig Of Rosemary The White Dove The Troll S Daughter Esben And The Witch Princess Minon Minette Maiden Bright Eye The Merry Wives King Lindorm The Jackal, The Dove, And The Panther The Little Hare The Sparrow With The Slit Tongue The Story Of Ciccu Don Giovanni De La Fortuna.


10 thoughts on “The Pink Fairy Book - Folio Society Edition

  1. says:

    I thought I liked fairy tales, but I don t know if I actually don t or if this collection just made me put off by them Maybe they aren t the best fairy tales, I don t know, but it certainly was a chore to read them all The main problem is that it s always the same story Either it s several brothers and the youngest is the clever one, or it s a king abusing someone s service who is helped by a clever animal, or it s a fair maiden saving someone Isn t there another way to teach moral to kids T I thought I liked fairy tales, but I don t know if I actually don t or if this collection just made me put off by them Maybe they aren t the best fairy tales, I don t know, but it certainly was a ch...


  2. says:

    I don t remember a single particular story from this book, but I remember being scared to death while I was reading it I don t read anything that could really be classified as horror, but this book made me feel the way I imagine people feel when they read horror stories I think I may have been about eight or ten when I read it Perhaps I should find a copy I don t think I have it anyand see what terrified me so much Things that shouldn t ordinarily be scary have been known to frighten I don t remember a single particular story from this book, but I remember being scared to death while I was reading it I don t read anything that could really be classified as horror, but this book made me f...


  3. says:

    An impressive collection of stories A lot of them had the same features but very different than the usual Grimm Bothers Fairy Tales I m planning on going back to some of the stories to have a read again they were that interesting A lot of youngest sons and poor girls being the heroes.


  4. says:

    Interesting as always..


  5. says:

    The forty one stories in this book are derived from Sicilian, Japanese, African, and Scandinavian traditions.Included are such favorites as The Sprig of Rosemary, Snowflake, The Slaying of the Tanuki, The Golden Lion, The Snow queen, plus manyThese are the refreshingly original versions, in all their straightforward, sometimes brutal, glory Read The Snow queen and you will find the real story, not the watered down insipid Disney rip off version These tales are all real and de The forty one stories in this book are derived from Sicilian, Japanese, African, and Scandinavian traditions.Included are such favorites as The Sprig of Rosemary, Snowflake, The Slaying of the Tanuki, The Golden Lion...


  6. says:

    Favorites The Princess in the Chest perseverance when we commit to something SnowflakeCatherine and Her DestinyHow the Hermit Helped to Win the King s DaughterThe Water of LifeThe Wounded LionThe Sprig of RosemaryThe White Dove The Troll s DaughterEsben and the Witch Finally, he received gratitude but how could he kill all the witch s daughters with a clear conscience The rest of the stories were super brutal especially the ones at the end with the animals , wise but not particularly enjoya Favorites The Princess in the Chest perseverance when we commit to something SnowflakeCatherine and Her DestinyHow the Hermit Helped to Win the King s DaughterThe Water of LifeThe Wounded LionThe Sprig of RosemaryThe ...


  7. says:

    This collection leans heavily toward the Danish and Italian tales Including, alas, Hans Christian Anderson, whose work I have never been fond of Though I will note that The Goblin And the Grocer was translated pre modern fantasy the goblin as a household sprite, like a brownie, is an old tradition The King Who Would Have a Beautiful Wife struck me as nasty But it has a number of good ones I particularly like Catherine and Her Fate, The Man Withou...


  8. says:

    An excellent collection of fairy tales from all over the world complete with incredibly politically incorrect original Preface I particularly loved the Snow Queen Have so many girls ever kicked so much ass in a single fairy tale before The White Dove was another favorite I m ...


  9. says:

    I decided to re read all the color fairy books edited by Lang this is the one I most recently completed I read them once when I was in in third grade fourth grade On to the next one, The Grey Fairy Book, and the first story is Donkeyskin, and I can see...


  10. says:

    These volumes helped to shape my dreams that I had of being a knight hero D


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