The Orange Fairy Book

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Courier Corporation, 1906 - Juvenile Fiction - 358 pages
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"The Orange Fairy Book" delves into the oral traditions of Rhodesia, Uganda, and the American Indian; the traditions of the Punjab and of Jutland; and such familiar European sources of Hans Christian Andersen ( "The Ugly Duckling" ) and Madam d'Aulnoy ( "The White Doe" ) for its 33 stories. But it is not important that the lad climbing the tree to a cloud kingdom is an Indian brave rather than Jack, or that the giant-killer Makoma is African. The events are familiar favorites with children the world over.
 

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Contents

The Story of the Hero Makdma
1
The Magic Mirror
16
How euro the Rabbit tricked Gudu
29
Ian and the Blue Falcon p 63 Fronliopikce
48
The For and the Wolf
56
The Ugly Duckling
80
Aahu auhoa I iwiitered the Sparrowa n
98
The Two Caaketa
101
The Story of Menus
141
The Adventures afa Jackal
160
The Adventures of the Younger Son of the Jackal
173
The Rover of the Plain
190
The Queen and the Crab
202
The GirlFish
227
The Crown returns to the Quem of the Fiahn
234
How Joaé found the Princeaa BellaFlor
285

Standing in the shelter of a Tree he watched
114
The Foolish Weaver
124
Makoma in the handa of Salratirina
357
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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.