The King and Queen of a land near Fairyland REALLY want a baby. One day, a dwarf appears and tells the King they will have one if the King promised to give him NIENTE, which is Italian for NOBODY. Because the King was away when the baby Princess was born, they didn't give her a name, instead calling her NIENTE! Unknowingly, the King had promised to give the dwarf his daughter! Magic abounds, and the Princess is hidden. But, will she ever be rescued and returned to her family? Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out! Andrew Lang is best known for his collections of fairy tales. But, he was a superb author in his own right, and this is one of Andrew Lang's best books that you probably have never heard of. This edition of the book contains the 60 original illustrations, rejuvenated, of which over 20 are in full-color. Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a Scots poet, novelist, and literary critic. Although he did not collect the stories himself from oral primary sources, only he and Madame d'Aulnoy (1651–1705) have collected tales from such a large variety of sources. These collections have been immensely influential. Lang gave many of the tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the prefaces, although Lang himself made most of the selections, his wife and other translators did a large portion of the translating and retelling of the actual stories. According to Anita Silvey, "The irony of Lang's life and work is that although he wrote for a profession—literary criticism; fiction; poems; books and articles on anthropology, mythology, history, and travel…he is best recognized for the works he did not write."