The Blue Fairy Book, the first of twelve in Andrew Lang's Coloured Fairy Book series, was originally published in 1889. This edition contains all 37 of the original stories and all 127 of the original black-and-white illustrations. *** The collections were specifically intended for children, and consequently edited for that end. *** When Andrew began publishing these books there were almost English fairy tale books in circulation. The series proved of great influence in children's literature, and inspired a host of imitators. The series also proved to be an inspiration to J.R. Tolken and his Middle-Earth collection of vels. *** This book includes the stories: The Bronze Ring; Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess; East of the Sun and West of the Moon; The Yellow Dwarf; Little Red Riding Hood; The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood; Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper; Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp; The Tale of a Youth who set out to learn what Fear was; Rumpelstiltzkin; Beauty and The Beast; The Master-Maid; Why the Sea is Salt; The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots; Felicia and the Pot of Pinks; The White Cat; The Water-Lily. The Gold-Spinners.; The Terrible Head; The Story of Pretty Goldilocks; The History of Whittington; The Wonderful Sheep; Little Thumb; The Forty Thieves; Hansel and Grettel; Sw-White and Rose-Red; The Goose-Girl; Toads andDiamonds; Prince Darling; Blue Beard; Trusty John; The Brave Little Tailor; A Voyage to Lilliput; The Princess on the Glass Hill; The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribau; The History of Jack The Giant-Killer; The Black Bull of Norroway; and The Red Etin. * * * * Check out the other Andrew Lang books published by Flying Chipmunk Publishing at www.FlyingChipmunkPublishing.com or Friend us on Facebook for our latest releases.