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Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm
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#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world's best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children's and Household Tales . Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like "Cinderella" and "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel" and "Hansel and Gretel" to lesser-known treasures like "The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision--and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780670024971
067002497X
Characteristics: xxv, 405 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grimm, Wilhelm 1876-1859.
Grimm, Jacob 1785-1863.

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Great re-telling of many of Grimm's fairy tales. What made it really interesting was the author's notes at the end of each tale.

May 16, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pullman's retelling of 50 of the fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm is straightforward and stripped of all Disney overlay. Very good from a master story-teller.

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