The Animal Story Book

Andrew Lang

Book Description

"The Animal Story Book," edited by Andrew Lang and first published in 1896, is a delightful collection of animal-themed stories and anecdotes from various cultures and times. As part of Lang's series of "Fairy Books," this volume showcases his ability to curate engaging tales that appeal to readers of all ages. In "The Animal Story Book," readers will encounter a menagerie of animals, both real and mythical, as they embark on adventures, demonstrate wit, and display remarkable characteristics. The stories range from fables and legends to accounts of real-life animal heroism and cleverness. Some of the tales featured include Aesop's fables like "The Fox and the Grapes" and "The Tortoise and the Hare," as well as stories about dogs, cats, birds, and more. Andrew Lang's selection highlights the universal fascination with the animal kingdom and the enduring lessons and entertainment that can be drawn from their behaviors and interactions with humans. Through this collection, readers are not only entertained but also encouraged to reflect on human nature and the world around them. "The Animal Story Book" is a testament to Lang's skill in bringing together a diverse array of stories that celebrate the unique qualities of animals and their enduring appeal in literature and folklore. It continues to captivate readers with its tales of wisdom, humor, and the extraordinary traits of the animal world. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded free of cost.

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