The Olive Fairy Book

The Olive Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

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BN ID: 2940151391375
Publisher: Magic Fairy Tales
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 199 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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The Olive Fairy Book 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Early tales of a land that in those times was just a place that children saw on a map. These tales are brought to life in a time before those nations became well-known in the world of today and show that all nations have a creative side to them.
nmhale on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This collection of fairy tales is similar to the first that I read, The Yellow Fairy Book, in that it amasses a wide range of fairy and folk tales from various countries in Europe and Asia (with occasional forays into other continents). The two differences I noticed were 1) that a lot more of these tales came from countries not previously covered, like India, and 2) although the book is the same size as the Yellow Fairy Book, the print is much larger, so that the content is about half as much as the previous. It seems that Lang was ranging farther afield to find new stories for his series, and finding less material. I didn't mind, though, because the tales were just as much fun as before, and if you read the entire collection then you still have quite a treasure trove of fairy tale lore. Actually, I really appreciated the fairy tales that came from India and Africa. You start to become accustomed to the tropes and themes of European fairy tales, and while I love them (that's why I read them!), it's nice to read stories from other cultures that have different emphasis, values, and stock characters. For a girl born and raised on fairy tales, it's funny how little of them I actually remember reading, and I enjoy adding to my knowledge by reading through this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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DO NOT READ!