Andrew Lang is considered as one of England’s foremost folklorist for a good reason – he is credited for bringing unforgettable otherworldly stories that he narrated in a clear and lively prose - a style that he has become known for, to the delight of his readers across all ages. His phenomenally popular compilation of folk and fairy tales in the colored fairy books series have entertained thousands of children for generations.
These fairy and folk tales are deeply intertwined in our culture that it is hard to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairies, dwarfs, magicians, monsters, ogres, and magicians. Andrew Lang masterfully brings these characters to life in the many books that he published. These mystical characters have been a huge part of the childhood of many young readers.
The Blue Fairy Book is the first volume in the “12 Coloured Fairy Books” series and contains some of the best known tales from a variety of sources across the globe. This compendium includes stories adapted from Grimm as well as exciting adventures by Charles Perrault and Madame d'Aulnoy; it has the “The Arabian Nights”, and other stories from popular traditions. The 37-story collection showcased in an attractive paperbound volume with enlarged print also contains children classics like “Sleeping Beauty”, “Rumpelstiltskin”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Hansel and Gretel”, “Puss in Boots”, “Trusty John”, “Jack the Giantkiller”, “Goldilocks”, “Cinderella”, and “Little Red Riding Hood”, among other favorites. It is a classic work and a display the first-rate literary abilities of the well-loved children’s book author.