- Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1962)
- ASIN: B000LYMC56
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,633,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Some of the stories include: The Six Swans, Story of the Emperor's New Clothes, The Crow, The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership, The Three Brothers, The Magic Ring, How to Tell a True Princes, Thumbelina, and more.
I would suggest reading this book, I love it!
I have not researched these, but I am under the impression that many of these stories were actually "written". I'm not sure how everyone will take that threat to oral folklore, but good fantasy is good fantasy, and I enjoy reading a fairy tale-esque story with extra complexity that still holds the same aura.
The illustrations are gorgeous, as usual, and display intricacies that fit the stories superbly.
Perhaps a more wild collection, but for that I love it all the more.
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 ›
If you are a fan of fairy tales, this series is for you. The books are wonderfully constructed, and the vibrant dust jackets stand out on your shelf and make for a beautiful collection. I hope they will continue to publish these wonderful books until my collection is complete. Judging by the previous release schedule, there should (emphasis on should) be another two put out at the end of this year or beginning of next year, and they would be the Pink and Grey books. Until then, remember that if you like tangible books and want good books like this to continue to be available in print, then you have to support smaller publishers like Hesperus Press.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very well made and enjoyable children's story, Our children just love to read these stories.Published 4 months ago by Chester McAdams III
THIS version was recommended as being the most inclusive of stories to the original version, & as you may review the contents within it doesn't specifiy, as there is reference to... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary Meet
purchased these for my granddaughter for Christmas. She loves themPublished 6 months ago by Charles E. Mullin
Classic. Great bedtime reading for the grade school set and maybe even older.Published 7 months ago by FirstTimeMama
I am collecting books to read to my one year Granddaughter, love to read to her.Published 12 months ago by Carol Heap
I got nothing to add to the pile of reviews already praising this collection. Pick a color, any color, and enjoy.Published 17 months ago by Lumen Doce