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The Yellow Fairy Book

By Lang, Andrew

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Title: The Yellow Fairy Book  
Author: Lang, Andrew
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Excerpt
Excerpt: THE Editor thinks that children will readily forgive him for publishing another Fairy Book. We have had the Blue, the Red, the Green, and here is the Yellow. If children are pleased, and they are as kind as to say that they are pleased, the Editor does not care very much for what other people may say. Now, there is one gentleman who seems to think that it is not quite right to print so many fairy tales, with pictures, and to publish them in red and blue covers. He is named Mr. G. Laurence Gomme, and he is president of a learned body called the Folk Lore Society. Once a year he makes his address to his subjects, of whom the Editor is one, and Mr. Joseph Jacobs (who has published many delightful fairy tales with pretty pictures)1 is another. Fancy, then, the dismay of Mr. Jacobs, and of the Editor, when they heard their president say that he did not think it very nice in them to publish fairy books, above all, red, green, and blue fairy books! They said that they did not see any harm in it, and they were ready to `put themselves on their country,' and be tried by a jury of children. And, indeed, they still see no harm in what they have done; nay, like Father William in the poem, they are ready `to do it again and again.'...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership, 1 -- The Six Swans, 4 -- The Dragon of the North, 9 -- Story of the Emperor's New Clothes, 21 -- The Golden Crab, 26 -- The Iron Stove, 32 -- The Dragon and his Grand- mother, 38 -- The Donkey Cabbage, 42 -- The Little Green Frog, 50 -- The Seven-headed Serpent, 60 -- The Grateful Beasts, 64 -- The Giants and the Herd-boy.75 -- The Invisible Prince, 78 -- The Crow, 92 -- How Six Men travelled through the Wide World, 95 -- The Wizard King, 100 -- The Nixy, 108 -- The Glass Mountain, 114 -- Alphege, or the Green Monkey, 119 -- Fairer-than-a-Fairy, 126 -- The Three Brothers, 134 -- The Boy and the Wolves, or the Broken Promise, 138 -- The Glass Axe, 141 -- The Dead Wife, 149 -- In the Land of Souls, 152 -- The White Duck, 155 -- The Witch and her Servants 161 -- The Magic Ring, 178 -- The Flower Queen's Daughter, 192 -- The Flying Ship, 198 -- The Snow-daughter and the Fire-son, 206 -- The Story of King Frost., 209 -- The Death of the Sun-hero. 213 -- The Witch, 216 -- The Hazel-nut Child, 222 -- The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus, 225 -- Prince Ring, 237 -- The Swineherd, 249 -- How to tell a True Princess254 -- The Blue Mountains, 256 -- The Tinder-box, 265 -- The Witch in the Stone Boat274 -- Thumbelina, 279 -- The Nightingale, 291 -- Hermod and Hadvor, 301 -- The Steadfast Tin-soldier. 308 -- Blockhead Hans, 313 -- A Story about a Darning needle, 319

 

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