The Yellow Fairy Book

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(4.7 stars; 91 reviews)

"Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and telling of the actual stories." (summary from Wikipedia) (11 hr 23 min)


Dedication and Preface 5:59 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership 6:39 Read by Jennifer
The Six Swans 9:30 Read by Jackie R.
The Dragon of the North 27:12 Read by Annika Feilbach
Story of the Emperor's New Clothes 7:17 Read by Miranda Stinson
The Golden Crab 11:15 Read by Jan Baxter
The Iron Stove 11:40 Read by Jan Baxter
The Dragon and His Grandmother 7:45 Read by Jennifer
The Donkey Cabbage 13:52 Read by Jan Baxter
The Little Green Frog 23:15 Read by Laura Caldwell
The Seven-Headed Serpent 10:00 Read by Jc Guan
The Grateful Beasts 24:55 Read by Elaine Hamby
The Giants and the Herd-boy 7:08 Read by Katie Gibboney
The Invisible Prince 32:47 Read by Eliza Horne
The Crow 6:25 Read by Elaine Hamby
How Six Men travelled through the Wide World 10:50 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Wizard King 17:52 Read by Eliza Horne
The Nixy 10:49 Read by Eliza Horne
The Glass Mountain 11:36 Read by noonday
Alphege, or the Green Monkey 11:55 Read by Anna Simon
Fairer-than-a-Fairy 16:36 Read by Jennifer
The Three Brothers 9:23 Read by Eliza Horne
The Boy and the Wolves, or the Broken Promise 6:04 Read by Kaya Małek
The Glass Axe 18:42 Read by Jennifer
The Dead Wife 4:45 Read by Elaine Hamby
In the Land of Souls 7:59 Read by Jennifer
The White Duck 12:24 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
The Witch and her Servants 40:08 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Magic Ring 31:56 Read by Jennifer
The Flower Queen's Daughter 12:57 Read by Jennifer
The Flying Ship 15:24 Read by Craig Stinson
The Snow-daughter and the Fire-son 7:17 Read by cricket
The Story of King Frost 7:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
The Death of the Sun-hero 6:40 Read by cricket
The Witch 12:02 Read by Eliza Horne
The Hazel-nut Child 5:28 Read by Christie Nowak
The Story of Big Klaus and Little Klaus 24:46 Read by Cat Schirf
Prince Ring 28:45 Read by Elisabetta Corti
The Swineherd 9:36 Read by Qhali
How to tell a True Princess 2:44 Read by Jennifer
The Blue Mountains 18:49 Read by Miranda Stinson
The Tinder-box 19:41 Read by Eliza Horne
The Witch in the Stone Boat 14:35 Read by Dawn Larsen
Thumbelina 21:24 Read by Sarah Jennings
The Nightingale 16:51 Read by Christie Nowak
Hermod and Hadvor 17:17 Read by Caliban
The Steadfast Tin-soldier 9:21 Read by Sarah Jennings
Blockhead Hans 9:07 Read by Miranda Stinson
A Story about a Darning-needle 6:48 Read by Christie Nowak


Lovely tales.

(5 stars)

so good! I'm not yet10


(5 stars)

I as a child agree


(5 stars)

Love Andrew Lang's books are so good!😂😂😍😍😄😄😯😯📒📒✔✔ :D ;) :o

THIS book is great

(5 stars)

I am a very big admirer of a. lang


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(3 stars)

lots of amusing silly little stories ably readby by most volunteers, one of them was however awful

I LOVED IT SO MUCH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING IT ❤️❤️I was supposed when the …

(5 stars)

I love the Fairytale's and I will always love them ❤️😂


(5 stars)

read it it's great it really opens imagination so I recommend reading it.