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ISBN: 1604595493 / ISBN-13: 9781604595499

The Green Fairy Book

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There was once upon a time a castle in the middle of a thick wood where lived an old woman quite alone, for she was an enchantress. In the daytime ... Show synopsis

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  • The Green Fairy Book (Flying Chipmunk Publishing) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Andrew Lang (Editor)

    The Green Fairy Book

    Trade paperback, Flying Chipmunk Publishing
    2009
    English
    284 pages

    ISBN: 1604595493
    ISBN-13: 9781604595499

    The Green Fairy Book, the third in Andrew Lang 's Coloured Fairy Book series, was originally published in 1892. This edition contains all 42 of the original stories and all 100 of the original black-and-white illustrations. *** The collections were specifically intended for children, and consequently edited for that end. *** When Andrew began publishing these books there were almost no English fairy tale books in circulation. The series proved of great influence in children 's literature, and inspired a host of imitators. ... Show more

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danawinsor

Green (or any other color): not just for children

by danawinsor on Oct 21, 2010

For those not yet familiar with Andrew Lang's series the "(color of your choice) Fairy Book(s)," this is a huge compendium of folklore, fable, and fairy tales translated from many different national & ethnic traditions, both east & west. In addition to the stories, I particularly like the black & white illustrations that look like etchings in a 19th century gothic style. In addition to The Green Fairy Book, you can run a search using just about any color: I seem to remember red, yellow, blue, purple, lavendar, etc. I honestly don't know how many there are. Of course these would be ideal to read to children, but I also think many adults would enjoy these stories, which lack the "cuteness" that Hollywood gave some of them during the 20th century. Indeed, some of these tales are surprisingly dark, but I think we have a tendancy to underestimate what children are capable of comprehending when we edit out details that we think might be too disturbing.

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