The Gray Fairy Book
Complete and Unabridged
Andrew Lang, Henry J. Ford
- 360 Pages
- June 16, 2020
- ISBN: 9781631585692
- Series: Andrew Lang Fairy Book Series
- Imprint: Racehorse for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 6.5in x 8.375in
"Some of the first, and best, stories we ever hear in our lives."—Washington Post
The Gray Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1900, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
- The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar
- What Came of Picking Flowers
- The Magician’s Horse
- The Dog and the Sparrow
- The White Wolf
- The Twin Brothers
- And many more!
The imaginations of children throughout time have been formed and nurtured by stories passed down from generation to generation. Of the countless genres of stories, fairy tales often conjure the most vivid fantastical worlds and ideas, which cultivate creativity and bring elements of magic back into the real world. The Fairy Books, compiled by famous Scottish novelist and poet Andrew Lang, are widely considered among some of the best collections ever compiled.
Henry J. Ford was an esteemed, prolific artist and illustrator from England, who developed his talent during the period known as the Golden Age of illustration. He was catapulted into the public eye upon providing illustrations for Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. His fame and success peaked when his art was featured in works by C. R. L. Fletcher and Rudyard Kipling. He continued to illustrate classic works until he died in 1941.