Apr 15, 2021
The Yellow Fairy Book
Posted by Andrew Lang Henry Justice Ford

48 tales from all over the world include The Emperor s New Clothes, The Tinder box, How to Tell a True Princess, and The Nightingale, from Andersen, Grimm, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Germany, France, England, American Indians, and Iceland.

  • Title: The Yellow Fairy Book
  • Author: Andrew Lang Henry Justice Ford
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Yellow Fairy Book tales from all over the world include The Emperor s New Clothes The Tinder box How to Tell a True Princess and The Nightingale from Andersen Grimm Hungary Poland Russia Germany France En

    Cindy Rollins

    If fairy stories can t get a five star rating then what is our standard Five stars to Andrew Lang and his magnificent collection of colored fairy stories This Yellow one is one of my favorites Real fairy stories with real consequences.

    Susan Molloy

    The Yellow Fairy Book, published in 1894, is the fourth of twelve collected fairy story books that were researched, translated and compiled by Andrew Lang 1844 1912 and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang, Andrew Lang, a Scotsman, was a literary critic, novelist, poet, and a contributor to the field of anthropology,Hans Christian Andersen is a heavy source for these collected stories, but also includes tales from Poland, Russian, Germany, France, Hungary, Ireland, England, American Indians, a [...]

    Mary Catelli

    This is the one in which the tales really start to branch out There are a couple of literary tales that I didn t much like, but a lot places Greek Polish Bukowinaer Iclelandic A few from North America I particularly liked The Golden Crab, The Flower Queen s Daughter in which dragons ride horses and go to dances where humans can dance, too , The Grateful Beasts, The Witch in the Stone Boat, and The Blue Mountains.

    Josh Parr

    All the Lang books are required reading Pre Joseph Campbell panoramas of history s imagination Great illustrations and grittier lessons than any Disney wants to teach.

    Kayla Arnold

    I m glad that I took the time to read some old fairy tales, most of which I ve never heard before The only thing I didn t like was that it was so mentally exhausting to read a whole story in just a few pages.


    Didn t realise that this was the fourth book in the series of fairy books until I started it It s a collection of stories though they can be read out of order.Some of the stories were retelling earlier ones in the book or were kind of repetitious but I guess that s kind of the nature of fairy tales.There were some really funny little bits or lines in the stories Some were even pretty dark.

    An Odd1

    48 tales Two famous are The Emperor s New Clothes and How to tell a true Princess aka The Princess and the Pea The details may not be as memorable as the moral, such as loyalty in The Steadfast Tin Soldier Variations can change a sad ending to happy 104 illustrations 22 plates, 82 woodcuts 1 The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership 12 The Six Swans 43 The Dragon of the North 94 Story of the Emperor s New Clothes 215 The Golden Crab 266 The Iron Stove 327 The Dragon and his Grandmother 388 The Donkey [...]


    The Yellow Fairy Book contains 48 tales, if I counted correctly This collection contains two very well known tales in Thumbelina and the Emperor s New Clothes, a personal favorite of mine There is also my wife s and most girls favorite How to Tell a True Princess Many might not recognize it by this title, but if I told you that it involved a princess, a bunch of mattresses, and a pea, you would immediately know the story In fact, I know a few people who tried this very test when they were little [...]


    I enjoyed this book a lot, as it is full of classic tales from around the world There are stories compiled from Russia, Iceland, Poland, and many other places There are Hans Christian Andersen stories, and some Native American legends tossed into the mix The illustrations are exquisite, and though the writing is formal in style, so you have to read carefully to avoid missing details, the tone of the writing matches the fantastical tales Overall, this fairy tale collection is beautifully written [...]


    This is the other book I got for Christmas last week This was probably the first of Andrew Lang s Fairy Books that I exposed myself to all the way back in 2013 , and I m glad to finally have a copy of my own This one has quite a selection, including stories by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, as well as stories from other parts of Europe as well as some Native American stories I think this is the book with the most stories out of all of Andrew Lang s books I think The Olive Fairy [...]

    Dara Salley

    This was a fairly interesting collection of fairy tales from all over the world I think the stories would probably be better as told by a story teller, instead of reading them on a page When reading them they come across as a bare statement of fact, almost like a newspaper report They also tend to be somewhat repetitive I guess you have to use your imagination to make them interesting I ve read fairy tales since I was a child but it never ceases to astonish me how violent they are People complai [...]


    Another beautiful book with amazing stories I particularly enjoyed the native american fairy tales in this book Also, as I continue to read these fairy tale series a few things stand out One, we will ALWAYS make mistakes.Two, we should always try to persever and correct out mistakes, which hopefully will be rewarded in the end and maybe not the way we thought we would be rewarded Three, love is really a powerful force, and that there is infatuation which during this time, dumb mistakes are made [...]


    I started out loving the stories, then they got less enchanting and redundant and brutal Favorites The Dragon of the NorthThe Golden CrabThe Little Green FrogThe CrowThe Seven Headed Serpent rather anticlimactic at the end, and how could that king live with himself, sending young people to die every year But somehow I liked the atmosphere of the story The Grateful BeastsThe Wizard King I feel sympathy with him he just couldn t force it, could he Fairer Than a FairyThe Death of the Sun Hero real [...]


    Andrew Lang collected fairy and folk tales from all over the world in his color collections It s a great way to read unfamiliar tales, and also to see how much similarity there is in stories from different cultures Everyone seems to have a version of the Cinderella story for example Oh, and step mothers are always wicked and the first two sons or daughters might as well stay home because it s always the third child who is destined to succeed.

    Rojai Williams

    this book has a lot of interesting stories from many different parts of the worldis book has many interesting fairy tale like why the mouse dont like cats and why the dragons do let people know they exist and some of these stories haves morals and some of these don t but either way you can still enjoy them because some people can relate to them or they cant baecause ther so.well out of this world and into another

    Warren Rochelle

    I set myself a goal of reading all the Lang color fairy tale collections so far, blue, red, green, and now, yellow Pink is next I remember reading somewhere Robin McKinley had done the same thing and and as she is a writer I admire, I thought doing so was worth emulating I know I read many of the collections as a child, but that was back when I was in elementary school and I am finding I remember the covers than the stories It s fun.

    Sandy Carlson

    More Fairy Tales from the 19th century Fairy Tale Master.The Yellow Fairy Book, the 4th in the 12 book series edited by Andrew Lang, takes us once around the world, visiting various countries and exploring legends and tales The 48 tales in this book come from Russia, Germany, France, Iceland, Native Americans, and other locations Although they were adapted to fit the minds of young English children, the essence of the tales remain true.

    Alyssa Lane

    I still wasn t crazy about it I really want stories with morals and good points to them, especially if they re for children but I will say I liked this one a lot better than I liked Blue and Red Some of the stories were quirky and a bit fun in this volume It s almost a 3 star but not quite Maybe the next one.

    Synthia Green

    I enjoyed reading and finding similarities in modern stories, movies TV Series Snow White The Huntsman 2012, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid How is it that so many different cultures share the same content PlotCharacterizationImagery

    Don Gubler

    The yellow and blue are my favorites.


    Just read this recently, as an adult, and have to admit I was disappointed Still great resource but found the stories redundant and oddly boring

    Michiyo 'jia' Fujiwara

    Books Yellow, Red, and Green and Blue,All true, or just as good as true,And here s the Yellow Book for YOU Andrew LangKuning189703 24 13


    Fairy tales were not always made to have happy endings Now out of print I have this and the Red Fairy book on my bookshelf I grew up reading these I can only wish every child gets to read these.


    I think this might have been my favorite collection so far or maybe it was just that I think I ve gotten the most ideas for fairytale retellings from this one


    These volumes helped to shape my dreams that I had of being a knight hero D

    Steve Shilstone

    I own this Folio edition, but the tattered and torn faded smudged yellow falling apart edition my mother owned as a child was the one I adored in my own younglinghood.


    Most of the stories were good, though some seemed pointless


    The cover of the copy I read was red, not yellow.

    Bill Tillman

    Great in places, boring in others.


    It s funny book and I like it very much.This book is a unforgettable book and I think everyone should have this book in their libraries.

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