The Lilac Fairy Book cover

The Lilac Fairy Book

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1. 01 – Preface
2. 02 – Shifty Lad, Scotland
3. 03 – The False Prince and the True, Portugal
4. 04 – The Jogi’s Punishment, India
5. 05 – The Heart of a Monkey, Swahili
6. 06 – Fairy Nurse, Ireland
7. 07 – Lost Paradise, France
8. 08 – How Brave Walter Hunted Wolves, Finland
9. 09 – The King of the Waterfalls, Scotland
10. 10 – A French Puck, France
11. 11 – The Three Crowns, Scotland
12. 12 – The Very Bad Boy, France
13. 13 – The Brown Bear of Norway, Scotland
14. 14 – Little Lasse, Finland
15. 15 – Moti, Mid-East
16. 16 – Enchanted Deer, Scotland
17. 17 – A Fish Story, Australia
18. 18 – Wonderful Tune, Ireland
19. 19 – The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother, Portugal
20. 20 – The One-Handed Girl, Swahili
21. 21 – Bones of Djulung, Unknown
22. 22 – The Sea King’s Gift, Finland
23. 23 – The Raspberry Worm, Finland
24. 24 – The Stones of Plouhinec, France
25. 25 – The Castle of Kerglas, France
26. 26 – The Battle of the Birds , Scotland
27. 27 – Lady of the Fountain, Wales
28. 28 – The Four Gifts, France
29. 29 – Groac’h of Isle of Lok, France
30. 30 – The Escape of the Mouse, Wales
31. 31 – The Believing Husbands, Scotland
32. 32 – The Hoodie Crow, Scotland
33. 33 – The Brownie of The Lake, France
34. 34 – The Winning of Olwen, Wales

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Published in 1910, The Lilac Fairy Book is the last book in the series of fairytale collections known as Andrew Lang's “Coloured” Fairy Books and features stories from various folklores and cultures including Welsh, Portuguese, Scottish, Italian, and many other foreign literary branches. Moreover, the collection is a gem in the short story genre due to the fact that Lang collected some of the featured stories from foreign languages and made them available to English audiences. Featuring 33 stories, The Lilac Fairy Book offers a different perspective to the happy-ever-after fairytales most people are accustomed to and expect. The compilation combines faeries, animals, giants, ogres, kings, mermaids, and troubled characters, as it offers not just entertainment, but also enlightens with its allusions. Awe-inspiring for children with its vibrant characters and vivid descriptions, the short stories are equally engaging for adults who want to revive some childhood memories, while being open to some unexpected twists.