A lively collection of nursery rhymes, both familiar and little known, selected by Andrew Lang, the acclaimed folklorist and editor of the Rainbow Fairy Books.
Gathering together classic stories from around the world –from tales of wonder in the Arabian Nights to ogres and sprites from Norse mythology – Andrew Lang’s Rainbow Fairy books are an unparalleled collection of the world’s great fairy stories. The Folio Society is publishing the full series of Lang’s fairy books, in beautiful hardback editions with classic illustrations. See below for the full selection of Andrew Lang’s Rainbow Fairy books.
With exquisite illustrations by Omar Rayyan, The Brown Fairy Book features stories from every continent, including ‘The Bunyip’, a story from the Australian bush, and the Native American tale of the ‘Ball-Carrier and the Bad One’.
In these tales third-born sons seek their fortunes, lovely princesses are blown away by gusts of wind, cunning tricksters steal treasures from dragons, wicked wizards chase after their apprentices, and wise animals help their friends…
Andrew Lang's Rainbow Fairy Books - The Red Fairy Book includes classics 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and 'Rapunzel' plus little-known stories such as 'The True History of Little Goldenhood', which offers a twist on the traditional Red Riding Hood story.
A queen disguises herself as a boy and travels to a far-off land to rescue her beloved husband; a boy tells a lie so extravagant that it beats the tall tales of a dishonest miller; a childless couple begs to be blessed with offspring, only to discover that one can have too much of a good thing…