The Yellow Fairy Book

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Courier Corporation, May 4, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 321 pages
15 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  - Alyssa Lane - Goodreads

I still wasn't crazy about it (I really want stories with morals and good points to them, especially if they're for children) but I will say I liked this one a lot better than I liked Blue and Red ... 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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About the author (2012)

Andrew Lang was born at Selkirk in Scotland on March 31, 1844. He was a historian, poet, novelist, journalist, translator, and anthropologist, in connection with his work on literary texts. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford University, becoming a fellow at Merton College. His poetry includes Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Ballades in Blue China (1880--81), and Grass of Parnassus (1888--92). His anthropology and his defense of the value of folklore as the basis of religion is expressed in his works Custom and Myth (1884), Myth, Ritual and Religion (1887), and The Making of Religion (1898). He also translated Homer and critiqued James G. Frazer's views of mythology as expressed in The Golden Bough. He was considered a good historian, with a readable narrative style and knowledge of the original sources including his works A History of Scotland (1900-7), James VI and the Gowrie Mystery (1902), and Sir George Mackenzie (1909). He was one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. His collections of Fairy books, including The Blue Fairy Book, preserved and handed down many of the better-known folk tales from the time. He died of angina pectoris on July 20, 1912.

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