The Pink Fairy Book

The Pink Fairy Book Review

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of of fairyland. The snow-queen, the mermaid's son, ogres and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and giants - these are the companions who thrill boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collection of stories have proved. From the day that they were first printed, the Lang fairy tale books of many colors have entertained thousands of youngsters, as they have also brought pleasure to the parents who have read these classics to their children.

The Pink Fairy Book contains 41 tales from Japan, Scandinavia, Sicily, Africa, and the Catalonian tradition. They range from such familiar stories as Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow-Queen" and "The Fir-Tree" to virtually unknown tales of the Tanuki, and unforgettable Japanese creatures; of the strange labors demanded by a generous troll; for the cruel treatment given lovely Maiden Bright-eye; and of many other people and happenings that are different enough to captivate young imaginations, but familiar enough so that boys and girls everywhere will listen and understand.

Title:The Pink Fairy Book
Edition Language:English

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    The Pink Fairy Book Reviews

  • Hiba Arrame

    This one was the best so far in the collection, I found that some of the stories were quite similar to those that mom used to tell me as a child. The stories were at times similar to one another but I...

  • Sophie

    I thought I liked fairy tales, but I don't know if I actually don't or if this collection just made me put off by them. Maybe they aren't the best fairy tales, I don't know, but it certainly was a cho...

  • Lorna

    These books are addictive....

  • LobsterQuadrille

    The Pink Fairy Book has, in my opinion, some of the best and most interesting tales in the series. It also features some of my favorite H.J. Ford illustrations(in "How the Dragon was Tricked", "Urasc...

  • Alana

    I don't remember a single particular story from this book, but I remember being scared to death while I was reading it. I don't read anything that could really be classified as horror, but this book m...

  • Elinor  Loredan

    Favorites:The Cats' ElopementThe Princess in the Chest (perseverance when we commit to something)SnowflakeCatherine and Her DestinyHow the Hermit Helped to Win the King's Daughter (other than the cutt...

  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*

    All new stories to me and nothing familiar. Not bad but not my favorite of the colored books so far. I do not have a top favorite story, but was disappointed with Hans, the Mermaid's Son. Thought it w...

  • Adriana

    An impressive collection of stories. A lot of them had the same features but very different than the usual Grimm Bothers Fairy Tales. I'm planning on going back to some of the stories to have a read a...

  • Amy

    The Librivox recording I listened to was very well done and all by the same reader, which made it better than the others I have listened to so far....

  • Jennifer Girard

    I really liked to read some of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy books in this one. It was very interesting to read The Snow Queen and see how different it is from Frozen. ...