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The Red Fairy Book ❃ [EPUB] ✻ The Red Fairy Book By Andrew Lang ➜ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk This bold and eclectic anthology opens with the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses who each night row across the lake with their captured princes and closes with a timeless epic of war and heroism This bold and eclectic anthology opens with the story of The Twelve Dancing Princesses who each night row across the lake with their captured princes and closes with a timeless epic of war and heroism, The Story of Sigurd , taken from William Morris s version of The Volsunga Saga In between are The Red Kindle - morality tales and animal fables, chilling ghost stories, tongue in cheek romances, classics like Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel , little known stories such as The True History of Little Goldenhood , which offers a twist on the traditional Red Riding Hood storyThe beautifully detailed drawings by Niroot Puttapipat adorning this volume recall the very best of classic fairy tale illustrations Whether handsome princes, beautiful maidens or hens laying golden eggs, the magic of each is perfectly evokedClassic stories included in this collection The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Princess Mayblossom Soria Moria Castle The Death of Koshchei the Deathless The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen The Master Thief Brother and Sister Princess Rosette The Enchanted Pig The Norka Jack and the Beanstalk The Little Good Mouse Graciosa and Percinet The Three Princesses of Whiteland The Voice of Death The Six Sillies Kari Woodengown Drakestail The Ratcatcher The True History of Little Golden Hood The Golden Branch The Three Dwarfs Dapplegrim The Twelve Brothers Rapunzel The Nettle Spinner Farmer Weatherbeard Mother Holle Minnikin Bushy Bride Snowdrop The Golden Goose The Seven Foals The Marvellous Musicians The Story of Sigurd The Enchanted Canary The Wonderful Birch.


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  1. Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) says:

    I read several of Lang s Fairy Books when I was little, and I can remember seeing a whole set of the various colored books on a bookstore shelf, and wishing that I could have them all Buying them all was expensive, and I never remembered to try the library and look them up However now all of them are free ebooks Handy thing, that Free Gutenberg ebook link for this one One thing I ve always loved about fairy tales is that, when an odd being comes to you repeatedly in a dream, it s perfectly I read several of Lang s Fairy Books when I was little, and I can remember seeing a whole set of the various colored books on a bookstore shelf, and wishing that I could have them all Buying them all was expensive, and I never remembered to try the library and look them up However now all of them are free ebooks Handy thing, that Free Gutenberg ebook link for this one One thing I ve always loved about fairy tales is that, when an odd being comes to you repeatedly in a dream, it s perfectly ok to listen to them and do whatever they say It s not at all a sign that you re perhaps going insane, or taking too much insert whatever might cause people to hallucinate here Also people don t often get burned at the stake for witchcraft in fairy tales, which you d think would happen quite a bit, given the history of people s reaction to magical type happenings.Random ponderings about the stories and there are spoilers so beware The Twelve Dancing Princesses one of my favorites That the hero is a cow boy and not a cow herder makes it hard for me not to giggle Having always had Texans in the family my brain translates cowboy with a certain mental image Except that everyone calls him Star Gazer, which my brain feels is very 1960s Psychedelia ish Hero is a cow boy, yet also feels dismissive of the village girls The fact was he thought them very ugly, with their sun burnt necks, their great red hands, their coarse petticoats and their wooden shoes He had heard that somewhere in the world there were girls whose necks were white and whose hands were small, who were always dressed in the finest silks and laces, and were called princesses, and while his companions round the fire saw nothing in the flames but common everyday fancies, he dreamed that he had the happiness to marry a princess So while he s been out communing with the herd all day and probably getting a sun burnt neck he s somehow learned to become a snob and take up weird concepts of beauty that should be foreign to him Odd kid How is it that the daughters are Princesses, but their father is a Duke Must be a localthing Hero, invisible, hides himself under a bed and thus can see nothing of the princesses changing into their ball gowns Uh huh, like I believe that of a boy who s just been granted the power to become invisible Suspicious Michael could see nothing from his hiding place, but he could hear everything, and he listened to the princesses laughing and jumping with pleasure Sorry, I don t believe he could hear them jumping Moving around maybe, but jumping is awfully specific Something tells me we don t get to hear how these boys ended up at the magic castle When the cock crowed the third time the fiddles stopped, and a delicious supper was served by negro boys Sending people to the tower For this was the way that in old times beautiful princesses got rid of people who knew too much from which we learn that princess aren t nice Yet another example Wait, when how did the cow boy learn how to dance It s never mentioned and then suddenly once he s dressed up is able to dance gracefully So this is a scene worththan one sentence The rest of the princes fell likewise at the knees of the princesses, each of whom chose a husband and raised him to her side.That s 50 guys falling at the feet of 11 women, because hero gets the 12th That took a lot of sorting out, I ll bet Hmmm 50 11 4.55, so some of the sisters didn t get an even amount of suitors Fairy tales and math problems why didn t my teachers try that Enchanted castle crumbles to the ground, presumably with the negro boy pages inside Definitely do not remember this from the version I read as a kid Hero s wife, the princess, has him tell her how he discovered the secret, and once he does she has him chop down the laurel trees that helped him Again, princesses aren t nice.The Princess Mayblossom Multiple nurse deaths Lock a girl in a tower and do not be surprised when she falls in love with an ambassador This is also what happens if ambassadors dress too well.Soria Moria Castle Sitting at home in the fireplace ashes grubbing in them is actually a way to job hunt, because then sea captains will appear offering jobs This is a first not only does our hero kill the evil giant troll s , he stays afterwards to clean up the dead body before moving on to the next killing Which is really considerate Seriously, I can t remember another story where the hero stops to clean up.The Death Of Koshchei The Deathless In some stories guardians of girls are insanely picky over whom they are allowed to marry Meanwhile in this story, the brother allows his sisters to marry birds Who turn into men Interesting.The Black Thief and Knight of the Glen I ve heard the word henwife but for some reason imagine the scene she s in as the queen having a discussion with a giant chicken A fixed card game Scheherazade strategy The Master Thief The exclamation Hutetu is used here, as in some of the other tales All I can find out about it is that it s old Norse Odd moments in costuming So he dressed himself up like a bird, and threw a great white sheet over himself broke off a goose s wings, and set them on his back and in this attire climbed into a great maple tree which stood in the Priest s garden.And then he tells the priest that he s an angel Because the Master Thief is that good at practical jokes Dead body theft Brother And Sister Cruel stepmother is a witch in disguise Beware of talking water Where did this girl get a golden garter no mention that they re royals Don t let someone lock you into a bathroom Problem is they ll pick a moment when you re weak, like when you ve just given birth Witch burned at the stake, so it does happen sometimes.Princess Rosette Two princes go off in search of the King of the Peacocks and leave their sister, who has been raised in a tower away from the world, to rule the kingdom And none of the ministers said wait, um, stop for a minute and let s think about this I have now learned that the Kingdom of the Cockchafer is really all about the may beetle Or may bug, mitchamador, billy witch, or spang beetle Fairy tales teaching you about entomology when you least expect it Phoenix feathers are a great thing to stuff mattress with as they will always float upon water And you never know when that might be helpful I still feel this would have been a better story if we d just been told where the princess found her green dog.The Enchanted Pig oddly not listed in the contents If anyone is ever told don t go look into room X you know someone will go look into it Also there s rarely ever a reason NOT to tell them why they shouldn t check that room out, especially if there s something someone dangerous inside view spoiler Inside this room A book hide spoiler All the pigs of the world converge on this King s town, and thus he must allow the Pig Princess marriage You d think we d getthan a sentence about that massive amount of pigs, as it sounds like kind of a Big Deal Have you noticed that people are always certain that a creature is really an enchanted human, as opposed to an enchanted something else For instance, what if the pig was actually an enchanted giant beetle This is why no one should be in a rush to disenchant things No matter how bored you are it might not be a good idea to hail a passing witch and have her stop for a chat Search quest for the beloved Except the princess has a baby on the way, which thankfully didn t take on dad s enchanted form Great line And they ruled as only kings rule who have suffered many things The Norka The third king s son is a simpleton, yet he s the only one who manages to face and try to fight the Norka This happens a lot with people who are thought to be stupid by all the other characters, who turn out to be bad at judging such things Time to go look up the fool motif, huh Or is it the clever fool Note location of the other world is under a large white stone Oddly the Norka, though some kind of beast, has beautiful sisters Who help the king s son kill their brother Which makes no kind of sense Randomly at the very end this becomes a story about tailoring.The Wonderful Birch Even if you obey a witch s orders she can still turn you into a sheep Daughters recognize their mothers, no matter how they ve been enchanted Which is less of a relief than you d think if your stepmother makes sheep soup A heroine should really besurprised when her dead mother comes back as a tree Story tells me to be sorry for the witch s daughter It was not her fault that her mother was a witch Thank you for the guilt, storyteller You could stop beating up on the daughter in the first place view spoiler Plus you turned her into a bridge Which was not at all nice of the storyteller hide spoiler King s son smears lots of things with tar, but it s not clear exactly what he s trying to catch Dude, just ask the girl to marry you Jack And The Beanstalk Problem with Jack isn t that he s silly it s that he refuses to work and thus family hasn t enough food Not funny Giant and castle s backstory he bribes a castle servant to get inside, then kills knight owner of castle, also all the knight s children wife and one child Jack and mom escape Giants go on daily walks Giantess to her husband Now, my dear, with your leave I am going up to my room to finish the story I m reading doesn t seem very monstrous, does she But the story does insist on her being stupid Jack refuses the fairy s order to kill the Giantess as she was kind to him, which definitely seems the right answer So it s handy that she dies in an accident.The Little Good Mouse Never be rude to a dancing mouse Or kill one which should go without saying Fairies just want to be loved but not in a I love you because you will give me wishes kind of way and thus they re very distrustful of people s motivations Definitely a bit much for kids evil king drags good queen off using her hair, threatens her with hanging multiple times and then tries to do it Evil king falls, breaks teeth, then tries to mend them would love to knowabout what this entailedGraciosa And Percinet Red is apparently an unattractive hair color, and so the villainess Duchess Grumbly dyes her hair black Every time the story had Prince Percinet my brain would fill in Percocet because I have read too many drug info articles, and way too many comedians have rif d on Percocet However this did make the story even funnier Invisible princes that suddenly appear would make me suspicious How long have you been hanging around watching me Nope, you re going to have to convince me that you just got here The Three Princesses Of Whiteland Three princesses on the beach, buried up to their necks Doomed to stay that way until the hero fights off three trolls Really odd things trolls do to people in these stories Or at last I assume the trolls buried the princesses The heroes in most stories seem to be very bad at listening to their wives advice Even when the wife is a beautiful, magical princess.The Voice Of Death Land without death, where people hear a voice and see someone who calls them away and they never come back Except in the story people only hear a voice and see no one I think there s something odd going on in the translation They all apparently fall off a cliff and into a pit And after everyone goes to see the pit from then on everyone there dies normally Not really sure what s going on here.The Six Sillies have always hated this one Who is the silliest of these examples of silly people Answer, all of them Hero should keep moving, perhaps to another continent Girl that hero was thinking of marrying is 37 Which is ancient in fairy tale years, so perhaps this marks him as silly Kari Woodengown Warning, stepmother with ugly daughter marries King with pretty daughter Guess who gets to herd the cows And meets a talking blue bull If this were a Greek myth the story would immediately go in another direction Magic bulls can hide things in their ears Girl does run away with the bull, but they re just good friends Multiple bull vs troll fights No one ever tries to negotiate with trolls This is one of multiple stories where trolls keep healing ointment on their person Which heroes can then use Which is why you should always loot dead trolls Once at their destination the bull tells her where to get a job and where to live a pig sty and then says she has to cut off his head with your little knife pause a moment and consider that this is a large bull Story does not mention massive amounts of blood or that princess is grossed out In this story the girl gets a pretty dress so she can go to church, and that s where the Prince sees her He s the same guy that s rude to her when she wears her wooden dress, which you d think would make him a bad choice.Drakestail Our hero is apparently a duck It s not a good thing to lend money to a King, who has no reason to pay it back Which makes me wonder if this is actually about the French kings, who had a habit of over spending Drakestail is apparently magic because his friend the fox can ride inside his gizzard Along with his luggage This storyteller is into some form of hallucinogens His lady friend is a talking ladder and you know, I can t share anyof this, it s getting too weirdThe Ratcatcher of Hamel The ratcatcher plays the bagpipes and can sing in French And can talk to rats After cheating the ratcatcher everyone happily goes to church without feeling the least bit hypocritical Except for some reason they left all their children at home.The True History of Little Golden Hood Apparently the Red Riding Hood story wasn t the accurate version It s still not a good idea to stop and chat with wolves you don t know.The Golden Branch This story has tremendously fun descriptions of magic pictures and books But Description of ugly prince, Curlicue No prince equaled him in cleverness and kindness of heart, but unfortunately he was most terribly ugly He had crooked legs and squinting eyes, a large mouth all on one side, and a hunchback Never was there a beautiful soul in such a frightful little body, but in spite of his appearance everybody loved him Description of ugly princess as for the Princess she would do very well for Prince Curlicue, for she was as ugly as himself Indeed, though she was the most amiable creature in the world, there was no concealing the fact that she was frightful, and so lame that she always went about with a crutch, and people called her Princess Cabbage Stalk and when he saw her, with a skin like a tortoise s, her thick eyebrows meeting above her large nose, and her mouth from ear to ear, he could not help crying out Neither of these beautiful souls in ugly exterior really sympathizes with the other or wants to meet marry the other, based on only looking at paintings of each other The whole trope of you ll only be happy if your outside matches your beautiful soul is painful In reality people will make judgements on personality likability based on your exterior, even now.The Three Dwarfs People decide to remarry using really odd methods will boot with hole fill with water Dapplegrim Name of story is the horse, who I think is the real hero However, Dapplegrim has human hero kill a lot of colts for him So there s that issue Kings continually rewrite rules.The Enchanted Canary One of the weirder stories Heavy racism My faith cried Tubby do you want to marry a negress, and give me grandchildren as ugly as monkeys and as stupid as owls Black skin is bad, but golden skin and black eyes are ok For this one prince, anyway.The Twelve Brothers Never understood this one, because 12 sons are supposedly to be put to death in favor of a girl Usually girls have less value than boys, who inherit things And they don t mention needing to marry her to someone Father ready to kill all the boys Then he ordered twelve coffins to be made, and filled them with shavings, and placed a little pillow in each Raven transformation sometimes it s swans or geese.Rapunzel Always makes me look up rampion.The Nettle Spinner One of theodd stories Making a Point About Evil Rulers and their power Also the kindness of the peasant girl spinner Still seems like the Count is the only one to benefit Farmer Weatherbeard We never really learn exactly what Weatherbeard is, besides bad news Also some dad s are not good at helping their sons find jobs If you give an old woman some snuff on the back of her hand, she ll dance.Mother Holle The best part for me is that to reach Mother Holle s land you have to fall into a well Though I m not big on the idea of talking bread which I d worry about eating.Minnikin Weirdest part is that this is a kid who as a baby goes off to have adventures, and while still a child marries a princess Oh and fights giant trolls and such But seriously, a bit young to be married.Bushy Bride It s the good bad girl rewards thing again, except with this weirdness One day they sent her to the brook to fetch some water home, and an ugly and horrible head rose up out of the water, and said, Wash me, girl And twoheads, the last of which wants a kiss The bush is on the bad girl a fir bush in the middle of her forehead Snowdrop Snow White story Princes who want to keep dead girls are kinda weird, no matter how you tell it Final Grimm heh touch red hot iron shoes had been prepared for the wicked old Queen, and she was made to get into them and dance The Golden Goose We never hear what happens to all the people stuck to the goose Again, parents are bad at naming Dullhead is apparently the name he s stuck with, it s not about his intellect.The Seven Foals Kings offer marriage to their daughters for weird tasks here it s horse watching Priest doesn t seem to notice when princes that he s blessed fed turn into horses just outside the church It s always freaky when enchanted animals ask people to cut their heads off.The Marvelous Musician Musician has bias against having wolf, fox, hare as friends or pupils Warning, cruelty.The Story of Sigurd First paragraph warning sad ending ooo spoiler King wills broken sword to unborn son vengence thing


  2. Hiba Arrame Hiba Arrame says:

    Another one from the colored fairy books gone, ten left.The stories are so enjoyable, especially as an audiobook.


  3. Alice Alice says:

    This was a suggested reading book for the Charlotte Mason curriculum we are using It is a collection of fairy tales and there are other books by the same author such as The Blue Fairy Book What I liked there were many fairy tales that I had never heard of and it was fun to read the new stories Another element that I liked was that it didn t dumb down the stories for children or take out the sad or scary parts I don t like the disney type stories that infantilize children by always cre This was a suggested reading book for the Charlotte Mason curriculum we are using It is a collection of fairy tales and there are other books by the same author such as The Blue Fairy Book What I liked there were many fairy tales that I had never heard of and it was fun to read the new stories Another element that I liked was that it didn t dumb down the stories for children or take out the sad or scary parts I don t like the disney type stories that infantilize children by always creating a happy ending or leaving out everything that might possibly be scary A few examples from this book trolls with nine heads, cutting off limbs, blood, etc What I didn t like about the book was that all the fair maidens were described as astonishingly beautiful, the most pretty, etc etc And the evil stepmothers were always ugly I just really dislike the emphasis on outward appearances Not sure if I ll read it to my kids yet Or maybe I ll read it to them and sneakily omit the parts about looks


  4. Abby Hagler Abby Hagler says:

    Red Fairy Book Mixtape 1 Summer Nights Marianne Faithful2 The Trouble I ve Been Looking For Magnetic Fields3 Satin in a Coffin Modest Mouse4 Swinging London Magnetic Fields5 Don t Deconstruct Rilo Kiley6 Piano Fire Sparklehorse7 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing Magnetic Fields8 Empassant The Black Lips9 Suit Yourself Shout Out Louds10 Bones of a Man Chad Van Gaalen11 Don t Take My Sunshine Away Sparklehorse12 Fill Your Heart David Bowie13 The Wait Red Fairy Book Mixtape 1 Summer Nights Marianne Faithful2 The Trouble I ve Been Looking For Magnetic Fields3 Satin in a Coffin Modest Mouse4 Swinging London Magnetic Fields5 Don t Deconstruct Rilo Kiley6 Piano Fire Sparklehorse7 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing Magnetic Fields8 Empassant The Black Lips9 Suit Yourself Shout Out Louds10 Bones of a Man Chad Van Gaalen11 Don t Take My Sunshine Away Sparklehorse12 Fill Your Heart David Bowie13 The Wait Pretenders14 The Ballad of a Lady Man Sleater Kinney15 Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away Clap Your Hands Say Yeah16 Cards Quarters Local Natives17 Apple Bed Sparklehorse18 Shape Shifter Local Natives19 Runaway The National20 Stop the Show Built to Spill


  5. Sam Sam says:

    There s no telling what you ll read in these very imaginative and quite violent tales pig men, polygamy, fratricide, and racism are woven throughout with no action, response, or plot point too ridiculous or extreme The moral of these stories are that all stepmothers are evil, dark or ugly is bad, and white and beautiful is good And should these things become confused, no worries fairies will set them straight Oh and check twice to see if the woman in your bed is really your wife So the lazy There s no telling what you ll read in these very imaginative and quite violent tales pig men, polygamy, fratricide, and racism are woven throughout with no action, response, or plot point too ridiculous or extreme The moral of these stories are that all stepmothers are evil, dark or ugly is bad, and white and beautiful is good And should these things become confused, no worries fairies will set them straight Oh and check twice to see if the woman in your bed is really your wife So the lazy girl came home all covered with pitch, and when the old hen on the top of the wall saw her, it called out Click, clock, clack, Our dirty slut s come back But the pitch remained sticking to her, and never as long as she lived could it be got off Grimm


  6. Elinor Loredan Elinor Loredan says:

    Favorites Princess MayblossomThe Enchanted PigPrincess RosetteGraciosa and Percinet this one especially So magical The Golden BranchThe Nettle SpinnerThe Enchanted CanaryBushy Bride


  7. LobsterQuadrille LobsterQuadrille says:

    It almost goes without saying that The Red Fairy Book is another enchanting installment of Andrew Lang s Fairy Book collection Being one of the earlier books, it features illustrations not only of the excellent H.J Ford, but of another artist named Lancelot Speed I enjoyed Speed s drawings they always looked elegant, with sumptuous detail But they tended to be much less faithful to the stories than Ford s pictures For example, Speed s illustrations in the story Farmer Weatherbeard , his p It almost goes without saying that The Red Fairy Book is another enchanting installment of Andrew Lang s Fairy Book collection Being one of the earlier books, it features illustrations not only of the excellent H.J Ford, but of another artist named Lancelot Speed I enjoyed Speed s drawings they always looked elegant, with sumptuous detail But they tended to be much less faithful to the stories than Ford s pictures For example, Speed s illustrations in the story Farmer Weatherbeard , his picture of one of the long nosed old women instead depicts her as young and stately, completely contradicting Lang s descriptions Otherwise, this book was just as enjoyable as the others of the series These are the stories that I would like to re read sometime The Twelve Dancing Princesses The Princess Mayblossom The Black Thief and the Knight of the Glen Princess Rosette The Enchanted Pig very similar to East of the Sun, West of the Moon The Voice of Death The Six Sillies Drakestail The Ratcatcher The True History of Little Golden Hood The Golden Branch The Enchanted Canary The Nettle Spinner Mother Holle The Golden Goose


  8. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    I actually liked this a little bit better than the first one.


  9. Jennifer Girard Jennifer Girard says:

    2.5Again no surprise here, exactly what to expect I liked to see some of the older version of my favorite fairy tales Some are boring and most are repetitive.


  10. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    I think I like my fairy tales in smaller doses this book felt MUCH longer to me than the page numbers would indicate Part of it was that lots were so similar there were so many stories with a beautiful kind sister and an ugly mean sister Or with handsome mean brothers and a plain kind brother hmmm. And there were many trolls with increasingly many heads that had to be killed That said, it was fun seeing some of the classics in aoriginal form.


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