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The Yellow Fairy Book A Cat Had Made Acquaintance With A Mouse, And Had Spoken So Much Of The Great Love And Friendship She Felt For Her, That At Last The Mouse Consented To Live In The Same House With Her, And To Go Shares In The Housekeeping But We Must Provide For The Winter Or Else We Shall Suffer Hunger, Said The Cat You, Little Mouse, Cannot Venture Everywhere In Case You Run At Last Into A Trap This Good Counsel Was Followed, And A Little Pot Of Fat Was Bought But They Did Not Know Where To Put It At Length, After Long Consultation, The Cat Said, I Know Of No Place Where It Could Be Better Put Than In The Church No One Will Trouble To Take It Away From There We Will Hide It In A Corner, And We Won T Touch It Till We Are In Want So The Little Pot Was Placed In Safety But It Was Not Long Before The Cat Had A Great Longing For It, And Said To The Mouse, I Wanted To Tell You, Little Mouse, That My Cousin Has A Little Son, White With Brown Spots, And She Wants Me To Be Godmother To It Let Me Go Out To Day, And Do You Take Care Of The House Alone

About the Author: Andrew Lang

Andrew Gabriel Lang was a prolific Scots man of letters He was a poet, novelist, and literary critic, and a contributor to anthropology He now is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales.The Young Scholar and JournalistAndrew Gabriel Lang grew up in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, the son of the town clerk and the eldest of eight children The wild and beautiful landscape of his childhood had a great effect on the young Lang and inspired in him not only a life long love of the outdoors but a fascination with local folklore and history The Borders is an area rich in history and he grew up surrounded by tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert the Bruce Amongst his many later literary achievements was his Short History of Scotland.A gifted student and avid reader, Lang went to the prestigious St Andrews University now holding a lecture series in his honour every few years and then to Balliol College, Oxford He would later write about the city in Oxford Brief Historical and Descriptive Notes, published in 1880.Moving to London at the age of 31, already a published poet, he started working as a journalist His dry sense of humour, writing style and huge array of interests made him a popular editor and columnist and he was soon writing for The Daily Post, Time magazine and Fortnightly Review It was whilst working in London that he met and married his wife Leonore Blanche Alleyne.The Fairy BooksAmongst the most famous of Andrew Lang books are The Rainbow Fairy Books, growing from Lang s interest in myths and folklore which continued to grow as he and Leonore travelled through France and Italy hearing local legends In the late 19th century, interest in the native fairy tales of Britain had declined and there were very few books recounting them for young readers In fact fairy tales and magical stories in general were being attacked by some educationalists as being harmful to children It was to challenge this notion that Lang first began collecting fairy stories for the first of his coloured fairy books, The Blue Fairy Book.Whilst other folklorists collected stories directly from source, Lang set about gathering those stories which had already been recorded This gave him time to collect a much greater breadth of fairy tales from all over the world, most from well known writers such as the Brothers Grimm, Madame d Aulnoy and others from less well known sources Whilst Lang also worked as the editor for his work and is often credited as its sole creator, the support of his wife, who transcribed and organised the translation of the text, was essential to the work s success The Blue Fairy Book was published in 1889 to wide acclaim The beautiful illustrations and magical tales captivated the minds of children and adults alike The success of the first book allowed Lang and Leonore to carry on their research and in 1890 they published The Red Fairy Book, which drew on evensources and had a much larger print run Between 1889 and 1910 they published twelve collections of fairy tales, each with a different coloured binding, with a total of 437 stories collected, edited and translated The books are credited with reviving interest in folklore, butimportantly for Lang, they revolutionised the Victorian view of fairy tales inspiring generations of parents to begin reading them to children once .Last WorksAt the same time as he was producing the Fairy Books, Lang continued to write a wide assortment of novels, literary criticism, articles and poetry However, as literary critic Anita Silvey noted, The irony of Lang s life and work is that although he wrote for a profession he is best recognised for the works he did not write the Rainbow Fairy Books.The last Andrew Lang book, Highways and Byways of the Border remained unfinished after his death on 20th July 1912

10 thoughts on “The Yellow Fairy Book

  1. says:

    Haven t quite enjoyed it as much as the previous tomes, I ve considered some stories to be a bit vulgar to be read to kids.

  2. says:

    If fairy stories can t get a five star rating then what is our standard Five stars to Andrew Lang and his magnificent collection of colored fairy stories This Yellow one is one of my favorites Real fairy stories with real consequences.

  3. says:

    I grew up with a copy of Andrew Lang s The Blue Fairy Book I loved that hardback edition of fairy tales I read it and reread it and reread it At that time, I had no idea that there were a whole set of color fairy tales to be had But I had such fond memories of it that when I spied a modern edition of The Yellow Fairy Book at our Friends of the Library Book Shop in 2015, I just had to bring it home with me I have to admit that it wasn t as spellbinding to my adult self as that first fairy ta I grew up wi

  4. says:

    My rating asto do with the narration of the audiobook rather than the fairy tales The actual fairy tales were ok Some wereinteresting than others However, the narration was awful Each narrator read in such a bored voice that it was very difficult to be interested in what they were reading I may have enjoyed the bookif I had read it rather than listened to it If I decide to read another of the color fairy books, I will definitely skip the audio version.

  5. says:

    I feel like I saw pretty much the same thing in all my reviews for these books but it was enjoyable Some were boring and other were good.

  6. says:

    This is the one in which the tales really start to branch out There are a couple of literary tales that I didn t much like, but a lotplaces Greek Polish Bukowinaer Iclelandic A few from North America I particularly liked The Golden Crab, The Flower Queen s Daughter in which dragons ride horses and go to dances where humans can dance, too , The Grateful Beasts, The Witch in the Stone Boat, and The Blue Mountains.

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book a lot, with its classic tales from around the world There are stories compiled from Russia, Iceland, Poland, and many other places There are Hans Christian Andersen stories, and some Native American legends added in for good measure H.J Ford s illustrations are exquisite as usual, and though the writing isformal in style, so you have to read carefully to avoid missing details, the tone matches the fantastical tales The stories range from theserious and dark t I enjoyed this book a lot, with its classic tales fr

  8. says:

    This is the other book I got for Christmas last week This was probably the first of Andrew Lang s Fairy Books that I exposed myself to all the way back in 2013 , and I m glad to finally have a copy of my own This one has quite a selection, including stories by Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, as well as stories from other parts of Europe as well as some Native American stories I think this is the book with the most stories out of all of Andrew Lang s books I think The Olive F This is the other book I got for Christmas last

  9. says:

    This collection has an assortment of tales by the Brothers Grimm, Andersen, Afanasiev and several folk stories from other northern countries The ones I liked best were by Andersen.Daniel I liked all the stories very much.

  10. says:

    I started out loving the stories, then they got less enchanting andredundant and brutal Favorites The Dragon of the NorthThe Golden CrabThe Little Green FrogThe CrowThe Flower Queen s DaughterThe Flying Ship I love gifted companion stories like this The Seven Headed Serpent rather anticlimactic at the end, and how could that king live with himself, sending young people to die every year But somehow I liked the atmosphere of the story The Grateful BeastsThe Wizard King I feel sympathy I started out loving the stories, then they got less enchanting andr

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