The Blue Fairy Book Author:Andrew Lang Even as a young Boy in Scotland, Andrew Lang was fascinated by old ballads and folk tales. Most of these had been handed down by word of mouth for hundreds of years, and it was only in Lang's time that scholars like the Grimm brothers in Germany began to gather and preserve them in writing. Lang edited many color fairy books, of which this is... more » the first. He selected the stories he liked best and had English translations made of the foreign ones.
Collected here are many of the best known and loved fairy tales for children, including such favorites as "Hansel and Gretel," "Rumpelstiltzkin," and "Goldilocks."« less