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The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
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Nov 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: older-children, read-to-elf
Read from October 10 to November 23, 2010

This is one of the most comprehensive collections of Western fairy tales I've found. Definitely better for the stouter of heart: "the Bull ... rushed at the Troll, and gored out his eyes, and drove his horns right through him so that his entrails gushed out..." (198). So, kinda rated R for violence. Somehow, my 7 year old daughter still insists that we start our day with one of these stories, though. The bold and the beautiful are always rewarded. It's fun to find similarities in these stories with the ones that are more familiar to us. The stories become predictable after a time, but they're fun to read and the pictures are great!

Woah. The last story was not one bit predictable. There's a disclaimer in the beginning warning that it is sad from beginning to end. They weren't kidding. I wonder why the author chose to end the book on that note.

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