Logo: The Walrus and the Carpenter, from the illustrations to Lewis Carroll's "Alice Through the Looking-Glass", 1872
Image: Andrew Lang - Fairy tale, Mythological stories, Fairy stories
Coming soon!!! in the US and UK in 3 different sizes:
A4 size: ISBN 1905921144
B5 size: ISBN 1905921179
Crown size: ISBN 1905921209
This A4 size collection of Andrew Langs Pink, Grey, Violet and Crimson books is another delectable volume of some of the best fairy tales from all over the world. A window to the worlds cultures, you can be part of a world of fairies, ogres, dragons, princes, giants, kings
A treasure of unique books that will narrate some wonderful tales like:
A young man tricking a dragon into a box to become a king;
A Shrek like Ogre saving a beautiful girl from a witch;
A boy who was brave enough to marry a fearsome, terrible trolls daughter;
A goat faced girl, raised by a fairy disguised as a lizard yet destined to marry a king;
An orchestra of a donkey, a greyhound, a cat and a cock and their singing adventure;
The King who had Goats ears;
The girl who was born from egg and turned into a beautiful princess;
The story of the headless dwarfs.
The collection also tells us about the time when the fish swam in the air and a hare could run in the water; why Jellyfish have no shells; the language of the beasts; who is the finest liar in the world and other interesting stories.
A historian, translator, journalist, lecturer, biographer, anthropologist, poet, and author Andrew Lang was born in Selkirk, Scotland on 31 March 1844, to Jane Plenderleath Sellar and John Lang. An avid folklorist, Lang's Fairy Book series contain dozens of famous fairy tales, myths, fables, legends, and nursery rhymes including "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Story of Three Bears", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Rapunzel", "Story of Wali Dad the Simple-Hearted", "The Story of a Very Bad Boy", "The Goblin Pony", "The Norka", "Schippeitaro", and "The Groac'h of the Isle of Lok". He fell in love with magic, myth and folklore from his childhood days spent in the land of William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders; fishing and trekking through the rich geography and reading works of William Shakespeare, Madame d'Aulnoy, and Sir Walter Scott. With his wife Leonore Blanche Alleyne, Lang in adapted and translated many stories originating from numerous locations including Africa, China, India, Europe, North America, Japan, Russia, etc.
Lang himself authored many fiction and non-fiction works such as Prince Prigio and Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia, as well as historical texts including A Short History of Scotland. He penned his views on religion, myths, and magic under such titles as Custom and Myth, Myth, Ritual, and Religion, and The Making of Religion.
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