The Blue Fairy Book Author:Andrew Lang Here in this wonderful collection of fairy tales are stories that children all over the world have come to love. You can wander through the forest with Little Red Riding Hood on her way to Grandma's house, puzzle with the pretty princess as she ries to guess the riddle of Rumpelstiltzkin's strange and funny name, or enjoy the much told tale of ... more »the ragged, but beautiful Cinderella and how she got to the Prince's ball.
Many of these stories are very,very old. Some were not written down at all, bur instead told by grandparents and parents to listening children. The world has changed much since these stories were first repeated. We no longer believe in witches and fairy godmohers, but like those children of long ago. We still love to hear about sorcery and spells. This book was written for anyone who would like to read about a time when frogs turned into handsome princes or when a young boy, by rubbing a magic lamp could cause a powerful genii to appear.
That is the exciting world that is waiting for you when you open this book and begin to read, "Once upon a time...."« less