June 19, 2008

Once Upon a Time

The green fairy book edited by Andrew Lang ; with numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford.
Reviewed by Joie

RumpelstiltskinFairy tales have long enchanted the people of many different cultures. There are versions of Cinderella from around the world from different cultures. Anyone who can imagine and believe the tales can bring great meaning from them. That's why the accomplished feat of compiling a book, not just with the well known every day tales, but also tales from hidden pockets of the world, is the creation of a magnificent book. This is The Green Fairy Book, Compiled by Andrew Lang.

From the most familiar story of the Three Little Pigs to the stranger, but lovely story of the Fairy Gifts. Each holds new surprises to be read at night, tucked into the soft quilt before falling into slumber. These stories come from the ancient time hundreds of years ago with the writers so utterly faithful to their belief in these tales. Not only children, but adults can love these stories, if just to remember the time of complete belief.

This is a wonderful book, with exotic fairy tales that might have been lost, if not for such archives. The third one of the Fairy Book series, it does not truly matter in what order you read them in as up to twenty or more fairy tales from two pages to thirty are independently arranged in the volume. I enjoyed reading them every night, allowing the magic sweep the young innocent minds away into a land of fantasy.

Librarian's note:
We have many volumes of the Arthur Lang fairy tale collections. Blue, brown, crimson, green, grey, lilac, olive, orange, red, rose and violet. Go to J 398.2 LANG

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Posted by library at June 19, 2008 07:58 AM
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