Lang, Andrew (ed) - The Olive Fairy Book - ( Item 137321 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. Sealed. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Kate Baylay (illustrator). Frontispiece and 12 colour illustrations and 13 black-and-white drawings. Bound in buckram. 296 pages. Book size:10" x 7½" Introduced by Jane Yolen. Including unusual and fascinating stories from Turkey to India; from Denmark to Sudan, this is an unmatchable collection of classic tales, by Britain's foremost folklorist. 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 Deco-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. Includes 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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