The Blue Fairy Book cover

The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

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1. The Bronze Ring
2. 02 – Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess
3. 03 – East of the Sun and West of the Moon
4. 04 – The Yellow Dwarf
5. 05 – Little Red Riding Hood
6. 06 – The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
7. 07 – Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper
8. 08 – Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
9. 09 – The Tale of a Youth who Set Out to Learn What Fear Was
10. 10 – Rumpelstiltskin
11. 11 – Beauty and the Beast
12. 12 – The Master – Maid
13. 13 – Why the Sea is Salt
14. 14 – The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots
15. 15 – Felicia and the Pot of Pinks
16. 16 – The White Cat
17. 17 – The Water Lily. The Gold spinners
18. 18 – The Terrible Head
19. 19 – The Story of Pretty Goldilocks
20. 20 – The History of Whittington
21. 21 – The Wonderful Sheep
22. 22 – Little Thumb
23. 23 – The Forty Thieves
24. 24 – Hansel and Grettel
25. 25 – Snow-white and Rose-red
26. 26 – The Goose Girl
27. 27 – Toads and Diamonds
28. 28 – Prince Darling
29. 29 – Blue Beard
30. 30 – Trusty John
31. 31 – The Brave Little Tailor
32. 32 – A Voyage to Lilliput
33. 33 – The Princess on the Glass Hill
34. 34 – The story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou
35. 35 – The History of Jack the Giant Killer
36. 36 – The Black Bull of Norroway
37. 37 – The Red Etin

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Summary

Published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Book is the first book in the series of story collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books, which bring to life the classic fairytales by Grimm, Madame d'Aulnoy and Perrault among other folklore sources. Most captivating is the fact that the collection features the stories in pristine an unaltered conditions, therefore they contain a darker side than the polished versions most are familiar with from childhood memories. Featuring 37 tales, The Blue Fairy Book includes many well-known childhood classics such as “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Hansel and Gretel” and many more enchanting tales with a bit more zest than their successors. Not only is Lang’s collection a great awe for children, but it also offers a more action-packed and thrilling journey into enchanted territory where fairies are not necessarily kind, ogres are not who they seem to be, and most importantly not everyone gets a happy ending.

Reviews

Judy

- I love the narrator on the 2nd chapter

She sounds very old and crinkly, but she speaks slowly and you can easily understand what she's saying.