The Prince & Princess Story Book
Andrew Lang, Henry J. Ford
- 384 Pages
- October 19, 2021
- ISBN: 9781631585715
- Series: Andrew Lang Fairy Book Series
- Imprint: Racehorse for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 6.5in x 8.3in x 0in
"Some of the first, and best, stories we ever hear in our lives."—Washington Post
The Prince & Princess Story Book (originally The Book of Princes and Princesses), part of Andrew Lang’s original Fairy Book series, has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of true historical tales, written by Leonora Lang, Andrew Lang’s wife, and featuring rulers from all across history. Originally published in 1908, this collection of celebrated figures has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
- The Red Rose
- The White Rose
- Frederick and Wilhelmine
- The Troubles of the Princess Elizabeth
- And 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, and its subsequent collections, 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.