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Grimms' Fairy Tales
     

Grimms' Fairy Tales

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by Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm K. Grimm, E. V. Lucas (Translator), Marian Edwardes (Translator), Fritz Kredel (Illustrator)
 

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Enchanting, brimming with the wonder and magic of Once Upon A Time, the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are the special stories of childhood that stay with us throughout our lives. But most Americans know them only secondhand, in adaptations that greatly reduce the tales' power to touch our emotions and intrigue our imaginations. Now, in the most

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Enchanting, brimming with the wonder and magic of Once Upon A Time, the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are the special stories of childhood that stay with us throughout our lives. But most Americans know them only secondhand, in adaptations that greatly reduce the tales' power to touch our emotions and intrigue our imaginations. Now, in the most comprehensive translation to date, here are the classic fairy tales as the Bothers Grimm intended them to be—rich, stark, spiced with humor and violence, resonant with the rhythms of folklore and song. Volume II contains 142 unabridged tales, including such bedtime favorites as "Snow White and Rose Red" and "The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes," as well as 32 little-known tales that the Brothers Grimm omitted during the course of their many revisions. These wonderful tales of life, passion, and make-believe appeal not only to children—who unabashedly love them—but to readers of any age.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Old-fashioned, often broken typeface and Arthur Rackham's gloriously reproduced original artwork accompany 22 stories in a new edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, originally published in 1909. A sepia-toned illustration for "Red Riding Hood" shows the cloaked girl meeting the bristly wolf, dwarfed by endlessly tall, bare trees. A caption in "The Bremen Town Musicians" recalls the bygone era: "They came upon a Cat, sitting in the road, with a face as long as a wet week." ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Old-fashioned, often broken typeface and Arthur Rackham's gloriously reproduced original artwork accompany 22 stories in a new edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, originally published in 1909. A sepia-toned illustration for "Red Riding Hood" shows the cloaked girl meeting the bristly wolf, dwarfed by endlessly tall, bare trees. A caption in "The Bremen Town Musicians" recalls the bygone era: "They came upon a Cat, sitting in the road, with a face as long as a wet week." ( Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
From the lovely Ashenputtel (Cinderella) on the cover to the innocent faces of Hansel and Gretel, it is hard to resist this new edition of twenty-two of the best known Grimm's fairy tales combined with twenty-one of Arthur Rachkham's magnificent color plates and twenty-eight of his marvelous pen-and-ink drawings. As Peter Glassman writes in an Afterward, this edition, based on the rare and unwieldy 1909 edition, seems to contain the best of the writers and the artist in one volume. From the Witch climbing up Rapunsel's very long hair to the homely, beloved Seven Dwarfs attending to beautiful Snowdrop, children and parents will relish Arthur Rackham's portrayals as they read and listen to the enduring tales. Even the cat in "The Bremen Town Musicians" truly has "a face as long as a wet week." The choice of font, with its antique look, may present more of a challenge than today's readers are accustomed to, but it blends well with the enchanting art. Glassman also provides a nice summary of the lives of the brother's Grimm and Arthur Rackham, whose art is as evocative as it no doubt was almost 100 years ago. A Peter Glassman book that is a wonderful addition to all library collections. 2001 (orig. 1909), SeaStar/North-South Books, $19.95. Ages All. Reviewer: Elaine Wick
Library Journal
Is this new edition necessary? Only scholars are likely to persevere through all 32 of the ``previously untranslated'' tales found among the 242 entries. A few, rejected by the Grimms as too French or too literary, have merit; most of the others are slight variants of tales already in the canon or are fragments. There is no analysis or commentary of any individual tales, and though Zipes offers a fine introduction, he himself acknowledges the excellence of Ralph Manheim's translation of the canon (misspelling his name). Since Manheim's work is still in print and available at low cost in paper (Doubleday, 1977), only wealthy scholars, who will appreciate the identification of each tale's human or published source and date of first publication, might insist on Zipes. Patricia Dooley, formerly with English Dept., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448060095
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Illustrated Junior Library
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were born during the 1780s in Hanau, Germany, and studied law at Marburg university. After leaving education, they worked as diplomats and librarians in Kassel. In 1837 they were dismissed from their professorships at the University of Göttingen for refusing to swear allegiance to the new King of Hanover, but were later invited to join the Academy in Berlin, by Frederick William IV of Prussia, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Individually, and as a collaborative team, the brothers were two of the greatest scholars that Germany has produced. Aside from their folktales, they produced many different volumes of research, as well as anthologies of verse and song, and two of Germany's most important linguistic texts, the Deutsche Grammatik (German grammar) and the Deutsche Wörterbuch (German dictionary). Wilhelm died in 1859, at the age of 73, and Jacob died in 1863, at the age of 78.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:
Berlin, Germany

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Grimm's Fairy Tales 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 314 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I was looking at reviews to buy this book, people said it had the worst format and had many spelling errors. I decided to get the free sample and see if what they said was true. I found out that the book did not have any spelling errors that I could see, the only problem I had was that it doesn't flow as well as other books but come on! These stories are from how many years ago? This is a great read for people who like farie tales or want to know more of the Grimm tales than the ones everybody knows. If you don't believe me just get the sample!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a MARVEL!!! Great for bed time stories and for family get-to-gethers, Anyway you'll LOVE this book of treasureious tales!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like Grimm's because they're an interesting take on fairy tales. I like the Dover version because it's small and I can easily carry it to class. The only thing I have a problem with is the print, it's a little small. Other than that, I like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Good for kids with great stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good fairy tales! The Brothers Grimm are good writers. It would be cool if some of the fairy tales were real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing i love the stories and there are so many to choose from please get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In class we have talked about the grimm brothers. We learned that they traveled all over the german country side to here the stories then would write down the best stories. Also that jakibs birthday is today januaey 4. I cant wait to read all200 fairytales. But i do here that tgey are violent copared to the children versions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it with all the diferent books in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a great book to read as a class and do exercises and questions at the end of each story in the book. Doing those exercises with the book help you understand how to analize things.
Schmutz93 More than 1 year ago
The Brothers Grimm have a mastery of the written art and a plethora of their works are demonstrated in this extensive book full of their many stories. None of the stories are very long, which allows the reader to come and go as he pleases without worrying about forgetting key details. Although these stories are short, many maintain a sense of humor that is bordering cynical. With various stories that all have one common factor that the happy ending might not happen, these series of books will keep you on your toes as well ass amuse and entertain you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People plz stop putting a bad rating asking if its a good book when u never read it. It makes the book look bad just plz read the reviews to see if u like it. Not trying to nag :) thanx
TanyaD More than 1 year ago
There are no pictures; it's a no-frills book. The formatting is odd. The stories themselves are awesome. It's great for reading aloud. My 8 & 11 yr olds love to hear them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love their stories. I reccomend a tale dark and grimm. Its slightly gross but it involves their story. Im a bookworm and this is one of the best books i have ever read. Im eleven and i found this quite interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's really awsome
Caitlin Swinehart More than 1 year ago
the stories itself are amazing,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whenever it says something the next time it says it its something diffrent its annoying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Took me back to grade school >.<
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes they r incredable but if u dont like creepy storys dont get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pepole who think it has spelling errors look up the words they are spelled right! I think the book is amazing everybody should read it
michelle mcnicholas More than 1 year ago
i loved it!!!!!!!!!!
GiveMeABook 9 days ago
Noel Pocock is literally one of the worst choices of illustrator for this otherwise beautifully presented book. What a shame. Why, oh, why would you waste pages of beautiful colored ink on Noel Pocock? He was a B-level 'boy's book' illustrator, and his style is sorely lacking-- having none of the haunting beauty, clever detail, or downright magic that is present in the best illustrators of these German fairy tales. It's so pretty, and then it's so disappointing to meet Pocock's artwork instead of Menerheim or Offterdinger or countless others. Note that the cover art is not Pocock. Pocock never drew Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Rapunzel. He is boring. Boring. Boring.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A sweet and cute book. I really like the mix of textures (leather bond, gold and silver and the shinny image on the center of the cover) Paint does'n come off. Definitely worth the price. Don't hesitate, this book is gorgeous!
rgreer77 More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble, please stop putting new covers on the leatherbound classics that you have already released. It is a waste since there are so many other books you could release in this form. Here are some titles I would love to see. The Brothers Karamazov The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit Middlemarch 1984 and Animal Farm The Chronicles of Prydain
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago