The Blue Fairy Book (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Blue Fairy Book (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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Overview

Originally published in 1889, The Blue Fairy Book was the first of 12 volumes of fairy tales from around the world, collected by renowned folklorist Andrew Lang. For more than a century it has been the book that introduces young readers to timeless fairy tales that include "Hansel and Gretel," "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp," "Beauty and the Beast," "The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots," "The Forty Thieves," and "Snow-White and Rose-Red." This collection of selected fairy tales features the distinguished art of Henry J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb Hood, which graced the book's first edition. The Blue Fairy Book is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435162174
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 05/29/2017
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 13,610
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

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The Blue Fairy Book (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost didn't buy The Blue Fairy Book because of the reviews that stated there aren't any pictures in it.  There are pictures in the copy I received.  It's the Leatherbound edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book :) I really hope they plan on coming out with the red fairy book soon! I want the whole collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Printing on the spine is off center and embarrassing. After discovering a bad misprint in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in this collection, I'm starting to be wary. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as part of my son's curriculum and was worried that I might not have all the stories as I realized it was just a section from Blue Fairy, but I'm SO glad I bought it. Its perfect and so beautifully done. I only wish it was the whole book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with many classics, this book is unacceptably and blatantly racist. The first story contains references to "Hideous Negroes" and "Evil Jews." It is violent - with a character being boiled alive, and the aforementioned Jew being lynched by dragging. While the average Eurocentric reader won't discern it, I'd recommend that the mindful reader peruse it in the public domain via Google Books for free and mediate the message with the appropriate context.
saintfighteraqua More than 1 year ago
Warning! While this book is gorgeous on the outside, it is missing 8 stories: Little Red Riding Hood Sleeping Beauty Rumpelstiltskin The Goose Girl The Brave Little Tailor A Voyage to Lilliput Trusty John Little Thumb This was unacceptable to me since there are other versions that include them all. I purchased mine on Amazon and not suspecting Barnes and Noble would have released such a book, opened it to find out too late the stories were missing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago