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  • Andrew Lang

    25 fairytales from all over the world, with stories from Russia, Serbia, Lithuania, Africa, Japan, Romania, Estonia, and many more! Enchanting stories you never heard before – but which you will love! Included: a pdf document with track...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Another 25 fairytales from all over the world, with stories from Australia, America, Iceland, Japan, Sweden, Turkey, Germany, and many more! Enchanting stories you never heard before – but which you will love! Included: a pdf document with track...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Another 25 fairytales from all over the world, with stories from France, Germany, Japan, England, Denmark, Serbia, Greece, and many more! Enchanting stories you never heard before – but which you will love! Included: a pdf document with track...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Another 25 fairytales from all over the world, with stories from Italy, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Japan, Russia, the Orient, and many more! Enchanting stories you never heard before – but which you will love! Included: a pdf document with track...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    "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...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    The fourth installment of Andrew Lang's widely read classics, The Yellow Fairy Book has been admired time and time again, enchanting readers with its carefully crafted prose and eclectic assortment of fairy tales. Originally published in 1894, this collection of celebrated tales has stood the test of...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    After losing his beloved wife, a king, who was also a wizard, sets off on a voyage to foreign lands, as he can't stand to be reminded of his lost wife. Using his wizardry, he sets his sights on a princess who he locks up in a tower, hoping she will one day give in and marry him. He then finds out that the princess may have set her sights on his own son and sends his son away. His son travels to the kingdom that the captured princess had come from and, consulting his mother's fairy godmother, comes up with a plan to try to save the...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    The King and Queen, getting older in years, found it important that their son, Prince Sigurd, find a lady to marry. His father had a certain princess in mind and Sigurd set off to find her. This king eagerly granted his daughter's hand to Sigurd, but he made the condition that Sigurd must stay to help him govern his kingdom, as he was failing in health. Sigurd agreed, but said that he must return home when he received news of his father's death. When this happened, Sigurd, his wife, and their son began sailing home. They were met with an eerie calm and Sigurd found himself unable to stay away, leaving his wife and son on deck alone. A scary witch boarded the ship and dressing herself as the...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    When he undertakes the daunting task of saving his father's ailing fruit trees, the young Prince Iwanich becomes enamored by a dream lady, Militza, who he cannot speak of, for he is bound to secrecy. Praised as a hero for saving his father's trees, the prince flees in search of the woman and her palace. They become betrothed, but one day, Militza is called away on duty, and leaves the prince with one request: there is one room in the house forbidden to him. But burning with curiosity, the prince opens the door to the room and unleashes a hurricane of unfortunate events. He is instantly transported to a wood where he becomes a witch's servant, and his fair Militza comes under the control...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    A widowed peasant man was left to raise his two twin children, a boy and a girl. He tried his best but nothing seemed to go right without a woman's touch. And so, he remarried and had more children but things were still not right - the stepmother was very mean to the twins, beating and starving them. This wasn't enough for the wicked stepmother and she decided to send them off into the woods where an evil witch lived. She tells the twins they are to go off and serve her sweet granny. Before the twins go off, they stop to visit their own grandmother and tell her where they are going. She immediately knows what their stepmother was up to and tells them to be good, kind children and never to...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Shortly after the queen and her new husband are married, he is forced to leave to fight in a war. He advises her that she must always remain inside and never to trust any visiting women. She listens at first, but when an old woman appears at her window and entices her to sit in her garden, she gives in and goes outside. The old woman is actually an evil witch who quickly tricks the queen and turns her into a white duck, then taking the form of the queen. The king returns and does not catch the deception. The white duck has three ducklings, which the evil witch queen kills. The white duck is stuck trying to figure how to regain her human form and become the true queen once again. Andrew...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. 'The Two Frogs' is the story of two amphibians who live in different cities in Japan. Each desires to see the world, so each sets out on a journey towards the other's home city. When they meet at the top of a mountain, the two frogs make friends and devise a plan to work out whether their journey is worthwhile - with unintended...read more

  • Leo Tolstoy

    A selection of short stories for the holidays including classics from Hans Christian Andersen, Tolstoy and L. Frank...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    A collection of short stories for...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish poet and novelist, best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. 'The Three Dogs' tells the story of a shepherd who trades his three sheep with a stranger for three dogs with magical powers. The dogs are able to help him slay a dragon and win a...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    In order to provide English learners with extensive reading pleasure, it consists of jewels that span the East and West, from literary works of famous writers such as Aesop's fables, Andersen, Shakespeare, and picture brothers to traditional fairy tales from all over the...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    In this German fairy tale, a father leaves his children a house and three sheep to split among them, and the son chooses the sheep. He's approached by a stranger who asks him to trade three dogs for the sheep. These aren't any ordinary dogs though, they have special powers, and they're going to help the boy defeat a...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    A village was being plagued by a witch in the form of a hawk and three brothers tried to stop her. The older two failed, but the youngest was able to shoot down the hawk and he found a strange abyss where the hawk was shot down. With the help of his brothers, he descends into the abyss and finds a palace full of beautiful princess and boundless treasure. He discovers that the witch is their mother and she must be killed in order for the princesses to be freed from the underground prison they are being held in. He must figure out how to slay the witch and escape out of the abyss with the treasure and the princesses. Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a Scottish writer who collected fairy and folk...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    These are short stories about the life of Ulysses, the stealing of Helen, Paris, battles, Trojan horses, and more! - Summary by Maggie...read more

  • Andrew Lang

    Master storyteller Andrew Lang draws on his classical learning to recount Homeric legends of the wars between the Greeks and the Trojans. Paris, the lovely Helen of Troy, Achilles, Hector, Ulysses, the Amazons, and the Wooden Horse all figure in this magical introduction to one of the greatest legends ever told. Also included in this book are the adventures of Theseus and his dramatic battle with the Minotaur, as well as Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece with the help of the princess Medea. This re-creation of the Greek myths is a great listen for the whole...read more