Lang, Andrew (ed) - The Lilac Fairy Book - ( Item 127137 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Geraldine McCaughrean. Illustrated by Caitlin Hackett. Bound in buckram. 320 pages. Frontispiece and 11 colour illustrations and 12 black-and-white drawings. Book size: 10" x 7½". From Swahili myths to Welsh legends, the Lilac Fairy Book brings together beautiful and intriguing tales for all over the world with beguiling illustrations by Caitlin Hackett. Though their origins are diverse, these tales often explore similar ideas about the qualities that determine a person's happiness and success. Many have playful lessons to teach – whether through the antics of animal characters, or the changing fortunes of humble cottage-dwellers and proud princesses. And, in true fairy-tale tradition, the events that reveal a character's real nature are often bound up in curious disguises, blessings and curses, in promises forsaken and kept... In 'The Raspberry Worm', two girls who protect a lowly creature from danger find their kindness returned by a woodland king with magical powers. The plucky heroine of 'The One-Handed Girl' chooses her parents' blessing over material gain and, through her wisdom and honesty, finds happiness despite the deceitful plots of her greedy brother. In 'A Lost Paradise', a poor young couple discover a life of comfort and riches in the castle of a magnanimous king. But like Lot's wife, their contentment depends upon their ability to resist a simple temptation... Included stories are The Shifty Lad, The False Prince and the True, The Jogi's Punishment, The Heart of a Monkey, The Fairy Nurse, A Lost Paradise , How Brave Walter Hunted Wolves, The King of the Waterfalls, A French Puck, The Three Crowns, The Story of a Very Bad Boy The Brown Bear of Norway, Little Lasse, 'Moti', The Enchanted Deer, A Fish Story, The Wonderful Tune , The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother , The One-Handed Girl , The Bones of Djulung, The Sea King's Gift, The Raspberry Worm The Stones of Plouhinec, The Castle of Kerglas, The Battle of the Birds, The Lady of the Fountain , The Four Gifts, The Groac’h of the Isle of Lok , The Escape of the Mouse , The Believing Husbands, The Hoodie-Crow, The Brownie of the Lake, The Winning of Olwen.
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