“Andrew Lang and his associates managed to break the stranglehold of the pious sentimentality handed out to children by collecting—from all over the world—fairy tales of all people, and bringing out the volumes we all know and love.”—Kirkus Reviews
The third installment of Andrew Lang's widely read classics, The Green Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1892, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
•The Three Little Pigs •The Three Bears •The Blue Bird •The Magic Swan •The Enchanted Ring •The Twelve Huntsmen •And many more!
This beautiful edition comes complete with the original illustrations by Golden Age Illustrator Henry J. Ford, and is the perfect gift to pass on these timeless classics to the next generation of readers and dreamers.
The imaginations of children throughout time have been formed and nurtured by stories passed down from generation to generation. Of the countless genres of stories, fairy tales often conjure the most vivid fantastical worlds and ideas, which cultivate creativity and bring elements of magic back into the real world. The Fairy Books, compiled by famous Scottish novelist and poet Andrew Lang, are widely considered among some of the best collections ever compiled.
About the Author
Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, as well as a well-known collector of fairy tales. He was born in Selkirk, Scotland. Throughout his lifetime, he wrote, edited, collected, or contributed to more than 150 works, most notable of which are his Fairy Books. He died on July 20th, 1912, at age 68.
Henry J. Ford was an esteemed, prolific artist and illustrator from England, who developed his talent during the period known as the Golden Age of illustration. He was catapulted into the public eye upon providing illustrations for Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. His fame and success peaked when his art was featured in works by C. R. L Fletcher and Rudyard Kipling. He continued to illustrate classic works until he died in 1941.