The Olive Fairy Book - Folio Society Edition

The Olive Fairy Book Folio Society Edition The universal elements of the fairy tale intrepid heroes fair maidens resolution by subterfuge shine through in this collection that stretches as far afield as India Turkey and Sudan In The Satin S

The Olive Fairy Book Andrew Lang, H J Ford The Olive Fairy Book Andrew Lang, H J Ford on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The Olive Fairy Book , the eleventh in Andrew Lang s Books in Andrew Lang s Complete Fairy Book Books in Andrew Lang s Complete Fairy Book Series The Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive, and Lilac and Fairy Andrew Lang s Fairy Books The Langs Fairy Books are a series of collections of true and fictional stories for children published between and The best known books of the series Mt Olive Recreation Where learning and fun are rolled For More details Click Here Mt Olive Residents ONLY Register Online with Visa, Mastercard Or Discover If paying by check or cash please contact Recreation The Fabric Fairy Fabrics Knits Kids Fabrics Your source for fresh, unique, trendy knit fabrics and personal service Knit fabric, children s fabric, swimsuit fabric, organic fabric, notions, and much The Olive Branch Home and Garden The Olive Branch Home Garden is a unique garden center nestled in the heart of Amish country We are located along State Route between Berlin and Millersburg, in Olive and Love If you ve been following along on instagram, you may have seen some photos of my war zone backyard and our new labradoodle puppy Olive We decided the backyard was Legend of the Fairy Stone The Revivalist Growing up, I thought everyone had a fairy stone My mother kept hers in the box that held her most treasured jewelry She d take it out from time to time and lay Featured Artistry Earth Angels Studios featured artistry We feature the original creations of some amazingly talented artists designers Browse what s new here Branches Is your growing reader between leveled readers and traditional chapter books Bridge the gap with Branches, s line of early chapter books

The universal elements of the fairy tale intrepid heroes, fair maidens, resolution by subterfuge shine through in this collection that stretches as far afield as India, Turkey and Sudan In The Satin Surgeon , a resourceful princess outwits her wicked sister with an artful disguise Little Maia s adventures take her high above the Earth, carried by a swallow, while thThe universal elements of the fairy tale intrepid heroes, fair maidens, resolution by subterfuge shine through in this collection that stretches as far afield as India, Turkey and Sudan In The Satin Surgeon , a resourceful princess outwits her wicked sister with an artful disguise Little Maia s adventures take her high above the Earth, carried by a swallow, while the Green Knight is saved from death by a soup made from snakes The Story of Little King Loc was adapted by Andrew Lang s wife from L Abeille, written by the French poet M Anatole France.In creating the Rainbow Fairy Books, Andrew Lang echoed the work of Perrault and the Brothers Grimm Although he was also a novelist and poet, it is for his large contribution to the world s stock of fairy tales that he is most remembered This edition of The Olive Fairy Book is introduced by award winning children s author and poet Jane Yolen With over 300 books to her name, Yolen has been called the Aesop of the 20th century Here, she describes how the Rainbow Fairy Books were a game changer in the world of children s literature , setting a precedent for later anthologists like herself Kate Baylay s exotic Art Nouveau inspired illustrations are a captivating accompaniment to the stories A dragon curls around the balustrades of a beautiful palace, the lovely Dorani flies across a starry sky, the Boy who Found Fear at Last frees a sinking ship from a mischievous sea maiden The tales are also interspersed with intricate black and white drawings by the artist.Classic stories included in this collection Madschun The Blue Parrot Geirlaug the King s Daughter The Story of Little King Loc A Long bow Story Jackal or Tiger The Comb and the Collar The Thanksgiving of the Wazir Samba the Coward Kupti and Imani The Strange Adventures of Little Maia Diamond cut Diamond The Green Knight The Five Wise Words of the Guru The Golden headed Fish Dorani The Satin Surgeon The Billy Goat and the King The Story of Zoulvisia Grasp all, Lose all The Fate of the Turtle The Snake Prince The Prince and Princess in the Forest The Clever Weaver The Boy who found Fear at last He Wins who Waits The Steel Cane The Punishment of the Fairy Gangana The Silent Princess.

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  1. These traditional fairy tale stories are rich in character building qualities. The sun may shine purple and zebras may be blue and green polka dots but however fantastical the imagined world may be the stories retain a faithfulness to the moral order of the actual universe. The characters in the metaphors are not just random figments of a fancy imagination but rather reflections of our own invisible world, the supernatural. The audio book version of "The Olive Fairy Book" is now complete and has [...]

  2. Andrew Lang's Colored Fairy Books are classics that I somehow missed as a child. This particular volume has a number of Armenian, Turkish, and South Asian tales in addition to European ones.

  3. Sadly, this collection ran more in the way of The Billy Goat And The King, in which the happy ending comes in the form of a wise old goat teaching the King to better control his wife by threatening to beat the poor woman. I'm afraid neither women or men come out of the grand majority of these stories at all well.There are a scant few tales in The Olive Fairy Book that I truly enjoyed, but they earn those three stars.

  4. I got this book for Christmas. It's definitely my favorite of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books. I was lucky enough to get an illustrated version. The pictures are beautiful and the stories are entertaining.My favorite stories:- The Blue Parrot (my favorite one of all)- The Story of Little King Loc- Kupti and Imani- Dorani- The Story of Zoulvisia- The Snake Prince- The Boy Who Found Fear at Last- The Punishment of the Fairy Gangana- The Silent PrincessA few stories weren't to my liking (The Strange Adve [...]

  5. A mix of tales leaning toward India and the Middle East. "The Green Knight" gives us a new and different promise a dying queen should not extract from her husband. "The Prince and Princess in the Forest" and "The Silent Princess" are unusual tales. Several literary French ones -- which I was, by this point, able to pick out of the others just by style.

  6. This book is one of my favorites in the Lang collection because all of the stories are so unique and non-formulaic, though, of course, there are themes that appear in many fairy tales. The only story I dislike is The Billy Goat and the King which, though I'm not a feminist, does grate on me. Most of the others I love, and each other I like very much.

  7. A wonderful collection of tales from Europe, the middle east, and Asia. These aren't the traditional "disney" fairy tales that have become so popular. Yes, many have happy endings, but these are traditional fairy tales that contain a point. Help the needy, don't betray your family, have patience, etc. Almost all the stories contain a note of origin, which enhanced their authenticity.

  8. Andrew Lang - 5 start, naturally. Great collection of short stories from around the world. Some are very, very folksy.

  9. At this point in the series, Lang must have long run out of the more familiar stories and casted further abroad for this 11th(!) installment of the Fairy Book series. If the volume is somewhat lacking in first-rate tales as a result, it largely makes up for this in freshness. There's also a general cohesiveness to the collection that at times lacking in the Red Fairy Book— sure, there's the same number of literary fairy tales that have been abridged beyond intelligibility— but overall the wr [...]

  10. “The Olive Fairy Book,” published in 1907, is the eleventh of twelve collected fairy story books that were researched, translated and compiled by Andrew Lang (1844-1912) and his wife, Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang. Andrew Lang, a Scotsman, was a literary critic, novelist, poet, and a contributor to the field of anthropology.The twenty-eight stories in this book come from the exotic traditions of from Turkey, India, Denmark, Armenia, the Sudan, and others. Included are “The Green Knight,” [...]

  11. 'My son,’ ‘what is the matter?’‘Nothing, father,’‘but I have determined to go into the world and seek my fortune.’‘Be advised,’ ‘and remain in your father’s house; it is better to have half a loaf at home than to seek a whole one in distant countries.’But Ram Singh was in no mood to heed such advice, and very soon the old man ceased to press him.‘Well,’ ‘if your mind is made up I suppose you must have your way. But listen carefully, and remember five parting counsel [...]

  12. I sort of regret that in reading these books, I didn't take the time to make special notes of the stories I liked best. The last story in this volume, "The Silent Princess", was a definite favorite. I love it when stories contain other stories.

  13. One more color to go--This one--hmm. Some violent stories, and others that I read in adifferent version, such as "The boy who found fear," and then this story of long patience, "He Wins Who Waits"--with the husband and wife separated for 20 years.

  14. There were so many cool sotries in this book. It was cool to see where some of the childrens stories came from.

  15. all of the books in this series are great fairy tales, fairy tales, fairy tales absurd and wonderful and oddly familiaruh, this is a 5-star book, but my stars aren't working right now.

  16. If you enjoy strong female fairy tale characters you will enjoy this book. It is a little outdated as far as cultural and social norms but still a great read.

  17. I'm enjoying this collection. I've read both this and the Blue Fairy Book. I want to read the others, too.

  18. Another fantastic fairy book. Fabulous illustrations as usual. 300 pages later and I still love reading each fairy tale!

  19. Good fairy tale bookMy children thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories. I actually enjoyed them myself. These make excellent bedtime stories since they are relatively short.

  20. A wonderful collection of tales from around the world with beautiful illustrations. This book can be enjoyed by children and adults alike and is a good addition to anyone's collection of fairy tales.

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