March 31: Andrew Lang’s Fairy Tales
On this date in 1844, Andrew Lang was born in Scotland. Lang was an historian, but is best known for his collections of folk and fairy tales entitled, Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books of Many Colors. We’ve created audio recordings of over 130 of his best-loved tales and added two galleries of folktale illustrations as well. Each audio book also includes a PDF file to print and read along with the recording. The reading level of the books ranges from grades three to seven.
March 31: Andrew Lang Banner
Use this banner on social media to celebrate the birthday of Andrew Lang and his collection of folklore and fairy tales from many cultures.
The Yellow Fairy Book
The Nightingale, The Snow-Daughter and the Fire-Son, and The Invisible Prince are among the 41 stories in Andrew Lang’s Yellow Fairy Book. Reading level: 6.8 Total word count: 97,676
The Crimson Fairy Book
The Boy Who Could Keep a Secret, How to Find Out a True Friend, and Niels and the Giants are among the 26 stories in Andrew Lang’s Crimson Fairy Book. Reading level: 6.8 Total word count: 104,593
The Blue Fairy Book
Andrew Lang’s Blue Fairy Book includes Aladin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Black Bull of Norroway, The History of Jack the Giant-Killer, The Red Etin, and The Story of Prince Ahmed and the Fairy Paribanou. Reading level: 7.6 Total word count: 23,286