Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version
(Book - 2012)
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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.
Title: Fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm
a new English version
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: xxv, 405 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The frog king, or Iron Heinrich
The cat and the mouse set up house
The boy who left home to find out about the shivers
Faithful Johannes
The twelve brothers
Little brother and little sister
The three little men in the woods
Hansel and Gretel
The three snake leaves
The fisherman and his wife
The brave little tailor
The riddle
The mouse, the bird and the sausage
Little Red Riding Hood
The musicians of Bremen
The singing bone
The devil with the three golden hairs
The girl with no hands
The elves
The robber bridegroom
Godfather Death
The juniper tree
Briar Rose
Snow White
The golden bird
Jorinda and Joringel
Six who made their way in the world
Gambling hens
The singing, springing lark
The goose girl
The two travelling companions
The little shroud
The donkey cabbage
One eye, two eyes and three eyes
The shoes that were danced to pieces
Iron Hans
Mount Simeli
Lazy Heinz
Strong Hans
The moon
The goose girl in spring
The nixie of the millpond.
Additional Contributors: Grimm, Wilhelm 1876-1859.
Grimm, Jacob 1785-1863.
ISBN: 9780670024971
Statement of Responsibility: [edited] by Philip Pullman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxv).
Subject Headings: Pullman, Philip, 1946- Fairy tales Germany.
Topical Term: Pullman, Philip,
Fairy tales
LCCN: 2012027181
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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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