The Blue Fairy Book Lang, Andrew. London, Longmans Green & Co, 1903. First Edition. First in a series of twelve Fairy books, published between 1889 and 1910. Lang grew up reading classic fairy tales during his childhood in the rural Scottish Borders and he believed that the next generation of children should not be subjected to the dreamy, gentle, flower-orientated fairy tales that were popular at the time. More about Andrew Lang at the 12-volume Fairy Book series at Abe Books.