ANDREW LANG (1844-1912

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By Maru Quia-Diaz

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was the English author whose oo!s in"lude #$ %wn &air$ 'oo!( The Violet Fairy Book, The Blue Fairy Book, The Red Fairy Book, The Yellow Fairy Book, and the Pink Fairy Book a)ong other "olored *air$ oo!s+ ,hese *air$ are Lang-s .ast "olle"tion o* stories *or "hildren o* all ages+ ,he$ also in"lude *a les( *air$ tales( /oettr$( and nurser$ rh$)es+ Lang had also written so)e Ara ian-nights stories that in"lude a .ersion o* Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp+ Lang was orn in #ar"h 01(1844( in 1el!ir!( 1"otland+ 2e went to London( England( in 1834 and li.ed there *or )ost o* his li*e+ 'e*ore he sarted writing stories *or "hildren( he was est-!nown 5ournalists o* his ti)e+ Aside *ro) his "olle"tion o* "hildren-s oo!s( he was also a le to /u lish his other wor!s in other su 5e"ts+ 2e died on 6ul$ 27( 1912+

Re*eren"e8 En"$"lo/edia o* 1el*-!nowledge+ 9Nurser$ :hildren-s 'oo!s and 1tories *or :hildren with ;oetr$( &a les( &air$ ,ales( and Rh$)es+<

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