The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

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The Brown Fairy book is a delectable assortment of adventures from all over the world. Stories came from Persia, Australia, Africa; others originated in Brazil, India, New Caledonia, and other lands. One tells of a witch who used a magic ball to steal children (Ball-Carrier and the Bad One); another takes place at a time when birds were men and men were birds (Pivi and Kabo); a third deals with the magic world of gnomes and water nympths (Rubezahl). Exotic tales from far-away places, the stories here are different enough to captivate the young imagination; familiar enough so that boys and girls everywhere will listen and understand.

Table of Contents:

What the Rose did to the Cypress
Ball-Carrier and the Bad One
How Ball-Carrier finished his Task
The Bunyip
Father Grumbler
The Story of the Yara
The Cunning Hare
The Turtle and his Bride
How Geirald the Coward was Punished
Hábogi
How the Little Brother set Free his Big Brothers
The Sacred Milk of Koumongoé
The Wicked Wolverine
The Husband of the Rat's Daughter
The Mermaid and the Boy
Pivi and Kabo
The Elf Maiden
How Some Wild Animals became Tame Ones
Fortune and the Wood-Cutter
The Enchanted Head
The Sister of the Sun
The Prince and the Three Fates
The Fox and the Lapp
Kisa the Cat
The Lion and the Cat
Which was the Foolishest ?
Asmund and Signy
Rübezahl
Story of the King who would be Stronger than Fate
Story of Wali Dâd the Simple-hearted
Tale of a Tortoise and of a Mischievous Monkey
The Knights of the Fish
Dover Children's Classics
 0.9" H x 8.4" L x 5.4" W 
384 pages
paperback