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Paperback The Lilac Fairy Book

ISBN: 0486219070

ISBN13: 9780486219073

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Admirable series of photographic reprints of the first editions. . . . Altogether very good value. -- New York Review of Books. Over 30 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them The Brown Bear of Norway, The Enchanted Deer, The Story of a Very Bad Boy, and The Brownie of the Lake. 51 illustrations.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

The Lilac Fairy Book

This book was bought with others of the same genre as part of a set that I am collecting. I hope to own all in the series and share the heritage of fairy tales with my grandchildren.

Delightfully multi-cultural

This particular sample of Lang's collections is another treasure, as always, expanding beyond the more well-known stories (although they are certainly not ignored!) to Arthurian legends and Indian tales. Stories from a variety of countries are included, and randomly put together rather than organized by country. It makes a straight-through reading a blast, like a wild tour around the world. The illustrations, as always, are masterpieces in themselves.

Say hello to a good buy.

The Andrew Lang collections are well worth it. I read them when I was a child (bless that library) and when I saw them for sale I couldn't resist. The stories have retained their freshness and it is interesting to see similar themes dealt with by different cultures.These would be great for parents reading to their children or for children looking for something interesting and fun to read.Definitely worth it!

Children's Fairy Tale Collection

There are a number of collections by this author under various fairy colors. They are all excellent and entertaining althoug after a while they do tend to repeat the same idea although they do not repeat stories, just some regions have the same ethic story told a little differently.
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