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The Lilac Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics) Paperback – June 1, 1968
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My inspiration for commenting Lang's series of fairy tale books is for the sheer quantity of tales, the wonderful woodcut illustrations, some few of which may have become almost as popular as the tales (although not quite in the same league as Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's great fantasies), and the fact that I had these when I was young.
With twelve of these books, with between 30 and 36 stories in each book, this gives one about 400 different stories. If I were to recommend anything as standard equipment at a grandparents' house, it would be a complete set of these books.
Needless to say, there are a few `warnings' to accompany books assembled over 100 years ago. You will encounter a fair number of words with which even an adult may be unfamiliar, let alone a five year old. For example, on the second page of The Princess Mayblossom in The Red Fairy Book, a character puts sulfur in a witch's porridge. This requires at least three explanations.Read more ›
These would be great for parents reading to their children or for children looking for something interesting and fun to read.
Definitely worth it!
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is part of a series by Andrew Lang reading them all together makes for a great read but separated they get a little wishy washy my suggestion is read them all at once or not at allPublished 9 months ago by Carlos paez
Several fairy tales that I was unfamiliar with, although a few were similar to the popular ones. Very good read.Published 23 months ago by Bratty_me27