The Pink Fairy Book
Longmans, Green, and Company, 1897 - Children's stories - 360 pages
All people in the world tell nursery tales to their children. The Japanese tell them, the Chinese, the Red Indians by their camp fires, the Eskimo in their dark dirty winter huts. The Kaffirs of South Africa tell them, and the modern Greeks, just as the old Egyptians did, when Moses had not been many years rescued out of the bulrushes. The Germans, French, Spanish, Italians, Danes, Highlanders tell them also, and the stories are apt to be like each other everywhere. A child who has read the Blue and Red and Yellow Fairy Books will find some old friends with new faces in the Pink Fairy Book, if he examines and compares. But the Japanese tales will probably be new to the young student; the Tanuki is a creature whose acquaintance he may not have made before.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MontglaneChess - LibraryThing
Another one of Andrew Lang’s colorful collections of fairy stories and folk tales, this time diverting from a mostly European collection to include a heavily animal-based collection of Scandinavian ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - xicanti - LibraryThing
A collection of fairy stories and folktales from around the world. This installment of the coloured fairy books does include stories from Japan, Italy, Africa and Spain, but there's a real emphasis on ... Read full review