The Grey Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
(Dover Children's Classics)

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35 stories, many from oral traditions, others from French, German, Italian collections: "The Goat-faced Girl," "The Sunchild," "The Street Musicians," "The Twin Brothers," "Prunella," and many more. 59 illustrations.

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Andrew Lang (1844 – 1912) was a collector of fairy tales and folklore from around the world. Between 1889 and 1910 he published a dozen books known as the coloured fairy books. He was also a historian and wrote hundreds of essays and short-stories. He died at age 68. Varla Ventura is the author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Visit her at
Published January 16, 2013 by Dover Publications. 416 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, History, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The tales contain the usual delightful spicy ingredients that children expect to find in fairy tales: rich kings, handsome princes, beautiful princesses, people trying to hurt another person who is usually a pretty girl, magic, rings, help from fairies, and unusually long lives.

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