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Paperback The Red Fairy Book

ISBN: 048621673X

ISBN13: 9780486216737

The Red Fairy Book

(Part of the The Rainbow Fairy Books Series and Lang's Fairy Books Series)

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Book Overview

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Three-headed trolls, horses that carry their masters up mountains of glass, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres -- these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed,...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

I am disappointed with The Red Fairy Book.

I am disappointed with the book I received. I expected to receive an old book printed in the 1960's as it said in the description, but this is a reprint from 2020. Had I known this is what I would receive, I would never have bought this one. It seems very wrong to not clearly state that is what will be sent out.

I loved this book.

When I was in third grade, my school had the Red, Blue, and Yellow Faerie books, and as I was an avid reader I read all 3 of them. The one I continued to check-out and reread over and over again however was The Red Fairy Book. I have fond memories of many hours spent turning the pages of this book, and admittedly, it could be that I am looking back thru rose colored spectacles, it made such an impression on me that I am now collecting the whole fairy book series.


I originally heard about the Red Fairy Book in the Annotated Hobbit, it was listed as one of J.R.R. Tolkiens influance's.Anyways I found it and started to read it, and I must say it is the best fairy tale book I own. It's much more lush and interesting than Grimms, though Grimm is great, this book is so far my favorite.Quite possibly the best fairy tale book ever written.


This book is one of my favorites, and by far my favorite fairy tale book. It includes fairy tales from different countries, ones that are hard to find otherwise and are close to their original first telling. It shows that they truly researched and worked hard to come up with something so full of wonderful tales. The way in which they are written adds to the storytelling, and is hard to find anymore.

Creative and unique fairy tales for all ages to enjoy!

The 'Red Fairy Book was one of my first fairy tale books I read and I loved it. It's full of imaginative and diffrent fairy tales from all over the world. Such as "The True History of Little Goldenhood " and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" {my personal favorite}. This book contains thirty-seven tales that will keep you entranced and send you to new lands for days un-end of enjoyment. The numerous and beatiful pen and ink illustrations are done by Henry J. Ford and Lancelot Speed. The 'Red Fairy book' is only one of the numerous books Andrew Lang has put together. Such as the 'Yellow Fairy Book' and the 'Lilac Fairy Book'. Of what I discovered this book is the best one out of them. So if your trying to decide wich one to purchase I reccomend this one!

Wonderful, wierd, childhood memories.

This book was handed down to my family when I was a very little girl in the early 60s. It was a time of a television explosion of cartoons and children's programming, but my favorite times were when my mom would read from the Red Fairy Book to me and my sisters. The book is comprised of approximately 20 short fairy tales from far northern Europe-Sweden, Germany, and Northern Britain. The stories always had good or evil family members, royalty, and of course monsters. But what lured us little girls to these stories was the style they were told in, wierd and twisted, from lands we knew nothing about. Trying to buy this book last year, all I ran across was a paperback version and it had been revised. Some stories were cut out and a couple new ones were put in. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS VERSION IS THE ORIGINAL???? OURS WAS LOST.
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