The Grey Fairy Book


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(4.6 stars; 25 reviews)

The tales in the Grey Fairy Book are derived from many countries — Lithuania, various parts of Africa, Germany, France, Greece, and other regions of the world. They have been translated and adapted by Mrs. Dent, Mrs. Lang, Miss Eleanor Sellar, Miss Blackley, and Miss Hang. 'The Three Sons of Hali' is from the last century 'Cabinet des Fees,' a very large collection. The French author may have had some Oriental original before him in parts; at all events he copied the Eastern method of putting tale within tale, like the Eastern balls of carved ivory. The stories, as usual, illustrate the method of popular fiction. A certain number of incidents are shaken into many varying combinations, like the fragments of coloured glass in the kaleidoscope. Probably the possible combinations, like possible musical combinations, are not unlimited in number, but children may be less sensitive in the matter of fairies than Mr. John Stuart Mill was as regards music. (Summary from the preface)

(9 hr 51 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 1:35 Read by Maria Therese
01 - Donkey Skin 26:26 Read by Linda Lee Paquet
02 - The Goblin Pony 4:42 Read by Gesine
03 - An Impossible Enchantment 30:17 Read by Bellona Times
04 - The Story Of Dschemil and Dschemila 34:21 Read by om123
05 - Janni and the Draken 10:50 Read by Joseph Lawler
06 - The Partnership of the Thief and the Liar 12:10 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
07 - Fortunatus and His Purse 13:16 Read by A. J. Carroll
08 - The Goat-faced Girl 12:50 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
09 - What Came of Picking Flowers 11:30 Read by Sean Randall
10 - The Story of Bensurdatu 17:50 Read by Sofia Otero
11 - The Magician's Horse 18:07 Read by Lynne Handler
12 - The Little Gray Man 8:09 Read by Elizabeth Zaranka
13 - Herr Lazarus and the Draken 6:50 Read by Claudia Wilson
14 - The Story of the Queen of the Flowery Isles 17:14 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
15 - Udea and Her Seven Brothers 20:42 Read by Bellona Times
16 - The White Wolf 14:59 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
17 - Mohammed with the Magic Finger 31:18 Read by ashleyspence
18 - Bobino 11:18 Read by om123
19 - The Dog and the Sparrow 9:26 Read by Bellona Times
20 - The Story of the Three Sons of Hali 50:51 Read by Caeliveres
21 - The Story of the Fair Circassians 29:36 Read by Amy Hengst
22 - The Jackal and the Spring 6:25 Read by Sweetlilbirdy
23 - The Bear 12:26 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
24 - The Sunchild 8:56 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
25 - The Daughter Of Buk Ettemsuch 18:41 Read by Kalynda
26 - Laughing Eye and Weeping Eye, or the Limping Fox 8:49 Read by alwpoe
27 - The Unlooked-for Prince 17:09 Read by Lynne Handler
28 - The Simpleton 11:22 Read by Elliott Miller
29 - The Street Musicians 8:41 Read by Elliott Miller
30 - The Twin Brothers 17:28 Read by Pete Williams, Pittsburgh, PA
31 - Cannetella 14:29 Read by Elliott Miller
32 - The Ogre 15:26 Read by Elliott Miller
33 - A Fairy's Blunder 27:30 Read by Phil Chenevert
34 - Long, Broad, and Quickeye 19:28 Read by Michaela O'Connor
35 - Prunella 10:47 Read by Melanie Hughes

Reviews

best of the best

(4.5 stars)

Mrs. Lang and Andrew Lang are awesome and so is E. Nesbit

awesome stories

(5 stars)

loved this book.great readers