The Yellow Fairy Book (Google eBook)

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Courier Corporation, May 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 321 pages
34 Reviews
American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories — 48 in all — among them "The Tinder-box," "The Nightingale," and "How to Tell a True Princess." 104 illustrations.

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Review: The Yellow Fairy Book (Coloured Fairy Books #4)

User Review  - Victoria - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book a lot, as it is full of classic tales from around the world. There are stories compiled from Russia, Iceland, Poland, and many other places. There are Hans Christian Andersen ... Read full review

Review: The Yellow Fairy Book (Coloured Fairy Books #4)

User Review  - Caleb - Goodreads

Most of the stories were good, though some seemed pointless... Read full review

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Andrew Lang (March, 31, 1844 - July 20, 1912) was a Scottish writer and literary critic who is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. Lang's academic interests extended beyond the literary and he was a noted contributor to the fields of anthropology, folklore, psychical research, history, and classic scholarship, as well as the inspiration for the University of St. Andrew's Andrew Lang Lectures. A prolific author, Lang published more than 100 works during his career, including twelve fairy books, in which he compiled folk and fairy tales from around the world. Lang's Lilac Fairy and Red Fairy books are credited with influencing J. R. R. Tolkien, who commented on the importance of fairy stories in the modern world in his 1939 Andrew Lang Lecture "On Fairy-Stories.

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