The Orange Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics)

by Andrew Lang

Paperback, 1968



Local notes

398.2 Lan




Dover Publications (1968), Paperback, 358 pages


Fantasy. Juvenile Fiction. Folklore. HTML: The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1906, The Orange Fairy Bookis the 10th volume in this series..


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Physical description

358 p.; 8.45 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member TheDivineOomba
I love the Color Fairy Books edited by Andrew Lang. I read through the library collection in a few weeks when I was a kid. When I encountered the Orange Fairy Book at a used book sale, I immediately bought it.

So on the review - I read a few of these stories at night before bed. They are as great as
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I remember them. These stories were all new to me, with the exception of the Ugly Duckling. Some were better than others, but all were fun to read. This is a collection of fairy tales from around the world. From Africa to the American Indians, with many stories from Old World Europe.

Fun to read, easy tales to read before bed. Completely recommended.
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