The New Blue Fairy Book
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
The great beauty of Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book, originally published in 1889, is that it brought together many different fairy tale traditions. There are stories written by Charles Perrault and Mme d’Aulnoy, collected by the Grimm brothers and Asbjornsen and Moe, and translated from the Arabian Nights. It is a very rich collection of fairy tales.
However, the stories are written in a language that is outdated and in places inaccessible to modern American children (and even their parents). To remedy this problem, I have thoroughly edited half of the stories contained in Lang`s book, keeping the stories as intact as possible, while revising every sentence so the stories can once again be read with pleasure by children.
The stories include Toads and Diamonds, Beauty and the Beast, Snow-white and Rose-red, Why the Sea is Salty, Felicia and the Pot of Carnations, Hansel and Grettel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Master Maid, The Goose-girl, Prince Hyacinth and the Adorable Princess, The Girl with Saffron Hair, The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Rumpelstiltzkin, The Tale of a Youth who Set out to Learn what Fear was, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, The White Cat and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.
- Category: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
- Published: Oct 12, 2014
- Publisher: Laird Stevens
- Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English