The Andrew Lang Fairy Books are some of my favorite fairy tale books ever. The stories are from all over the world and have some really good illustrations. If you are a fairy tale geek like me, you really need to read these books. One small pet peeve of Andrew Lang (he mentions it in the preface of every book) is that he didn’t write the Fairy Books, he organized them. They did not come “out of his own head”.
Fairy Tales by the Dozen
The Fairy Books are collections of fairy tales from around the world. By Fairy Tales, I mean short stories where you can’t go three sentences without reading the words “prince,”“princess,” “fairy,” or “magic.” Be warned, these are not for sensible, logical people. More for the daydreamers, and the people who always have their head in the clouds.
There are twelve fairy books, all with a color for their name. We have:
For the next 12 blog posts, I will be posting on these twelve books. They won’t specifically be in this order, but they will all have their own post sooner or later (confession…I hoarded them from the library and only gave them back when I ran out of renewals).
Where To Find The Andrew Lang Fairy Books
You can find them all individually at the library, or you can buy a set from Amazon.
So, if you’re a skimmer and only read the last part of a post (or book), let me repeat all that information: for the next couple of weeks, twelve posts on twelve fairy tale-filled books full of magic and royalty. I love these books and hopefully after reading theses posts, you will too!
Q: What color would you add to the series if you could? I would add wisteria. ; )