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Paperback The Pink Fairy Book

ISBN: 0486217922

ISBN13: 9780486217925

The Pink Fairy Book

(Part of the The Rainbow Fairy Books Series)

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Book Overview

Forty-one Japanese, Scandinavian, and Sicilian tales: "The Snow-Queen," "The Cunning Shoemaker," "The Two Brothers," "The Merry Wives," "The Man without a Heart," and more. All the stories are narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous and are considered to be the very best English versions available. Includes 69 illustrations.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Simple to complex and all wonderful

It has been awhile since I had thought about my quest to read all of Andrew Lang's color fairy books. If I'm right, this completes it, and I will say that I was thoroughly impressed with this collection that pretty much avoids Grimm while getting the juciest of Hans Christian Andersen and a multi-cultural array of other stories, from humerous animal tales to hilarious folktales, to daring and imaginative stories of fairies and princesses and goblins.

tales from Hans Christian Anderson and more

Having a complete collection of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, I was a little disappointed when I opened this book and found so many stories with which I was familiar. But as I read further along, I found additional tales translated from Danish, French, Swedish, German, and Japanese. I have definitely found some new favorites with this collection, especially in the few Japanese stories. Uraschimataro and the Turtle is wonderful. I also loved Peter Bull! I wish there were more Japanese stories but, as this is the first volume of this collection I have read, I am hopeful to find more in another one of the series. Depending on your existing collection of fairy tales, this may not be a must-own but it is certainly a must-read.

Another great collection of fairy tales.

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!

the most magical book

I was at the library with my father and mother when I first saw this book. I looked at all the colors and decided by pink being my favorite color. I read the whole book in gaps between 2 days and at bedtime. And I was so amazed at the mermaids, princesses, and fairies and all the wonder that a few days later I took out the orange, green, and crimson fairy book just so I could dwell in the land of fairy tales for a few more weeks! Im a young girl of fourteen, and I love fantasy stories. The Pink fairy book is my favorite because it was my first, but the whole collection are my favorites and I recomend them to boys and girls (There are plenty of stories boys would like too) and adults! (for they are just as interesting) I love art, and the pictures by H.J ford are so amazing and attractive, I stared at them for hours!

I think this is an exellent book.

I am a teacher and I read many stories from The Pink Fairy Book to my class. They were amazed that there were so many more wonderful fairy tales that they had never seen on cartoons. I recomend this to all teachers and parents to read to treir kids.
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