The Animal Story Book
Complete and Unabridged
Andrew Lang, Henry J. Ford
- 384 Pages
- November 16, 2021
- ISBN: 9781631585739
- 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 Animal Story Book, 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 tales, featuring animals from land, sea, and air, from the domesticated dog and parrot to the wild lion and dolphin. Originally published in 1896, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of time. Some of the famous stories included are:
- The Story of Androcles and the Lion
- The War Horse of Alexander
- The Adventures of Pyramus
- Two Highland Dogs
- The Ship of the Desert
- The Otter Who was Reared by a Cat
- Stories from Pliny
- 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.