The gray fairy book

by Andrew Lang

Other authorsH. J. Ford, ill
Book, 1967



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New York Dover Publications, Inc 1967.

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Andrew Lang's Fairy Books—also known as Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of Many Colors—are a series of twelve collections of fairy tales, published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own color. In all, 437 tales from a broad range of cultures and countries are presented.

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A Fall from the Sky
This myth was about a mortal named Daedalus who killed his nephew/apprentice after he grew jealous of his skills. After he killed him he fled, and had a son of his own who was killed in a similar manner to his nephew. I enjoyed the many themes that applied to life throughout the myth.
The Goat Faced Girl
Masaniello was the father of 12 daughters. One day he met a lizard who asked for his youngest daughter in return for money. He agreed, and the lizard took great care of the daughter. A kind aked for Renzolla’s hand in marriage and when she left to go with him she did not thank the lizard. In return the lizard turned her into a goat face. The king treated her very poorly, because of what she looked like. Finally, one day a man madeher realize what she had done. The hyperbole was the fact that her face was turned into a goat as a consequence of not saying thank you.This book was good, because of the obvious causes and affects throughout the plot.
This book is about a childless woman who gets a daughter from the sun named Letiko. She has to promise to send her back when she is 12. When she didn’t the sun took her back which caused sadness, which eventually cause the sun to return her to her mother. This book was very short, but had a string message.
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