Cover of The Yellow Fairy Book

The Yellow Fairy Book

Auhtor: Andrew Lang

Language: english
Published: 1894

Genres:

fiction,  fantasy,  fairy tales folk tales mythology
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Review by M. Erb, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'The Yellow Fairy Book':

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 so kind as to say that they are pleased the Editor does not care very much for what other people may say.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Yellow Fairy Book':


... tired with walking, and had sat down under a tree in a forest to eat his supper, that he saw two gaily-plumaged birds, that were strange to him, sitting ...
... the old man came to take away the plate which had contained the Crab's dinner, he found it full of gold, and as the same thing happened every day ...
... CABBAGE There was once a young Hunter who went boldly into the forest. He had a merry and light heart, and as he went whistling along there came an ...
... on condition that she was allowed first to put on her dress. This sounded so reasonable and natural that it did not enter the Prince's head to refuse ...
... in his bag, he hurried off to the nearest village to buy himself something to eat, and then returned to his sheep. Now the Lord whose sheep the Herd-boy ...
... windmills there is not the slightest breeze blowing.' So he walked on with his servants, and when they had gone two miles they saw a man sitting on a ...
... for time to consult her books. After due consideration she informed the Prince that the object of his search was not far distant, but that it was too ...
... she informed him that his father had been dead for some years, that the anger of the Fairies was at length appeased, and that he might return in ...
... in his misery and rushed away to the camp, and told them all his story. And some doubted, and they went back with him to the place where he and his ...
... windows. The witch at once recognised them by their smell, and ground her teeth with anger but she hid her feelings, and, pretending to be very ...
... bound a cord round them both which he kept in his hand. But after a few hours, by the magic arts of the old witch, he was overpowered by sleep, ...
... and the man made no objections, but joined them and the ship flew on, and on, and on, till suddenly the Simpleton, looking down on the road below, ...
... what they said, and carried the sieve full of water into the hut without spilling a drop. When they entered the hut the cat was curled up on the floor. ...
... moved in her place and at last he grew angry, threw the glass in her face, so that she fell back into the cart, for she was not tied in her place. 'Hullo!' ...
... to lay them all on his back until they got to the Palace gate. The Prince agreed, and laid everything on the Dog except the skin of the smaller ox, ...
... This made him take heart again, and he gave up the idea of killing himself, thinking that he would go on in hope of meeting some one who could tell him ...
... lived, he took a piece of chalk also, and made crosses on all the doors in the town and that was very clever, for now the lady-in-waiting could not ...
... could sing the piece the real bird sang, and moved its tail up and down, and glittered with silver and gold. Round its neck was a little collar on which ...
... the Princess. 'How do you???um!' he said, and the reporters wrote down. 'How do you???um.' 'It doesn't matter!' said the Princess. 'Take him out!' Now ...
... pennies, and such things. It was rather dirty work, but it was a great delight to them. 'Oh, oh!' cried out one, as he pricked himself with the Darning-needle ...