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Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Classic Fairy Tales
     

Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Classic Fairy Tales

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by Brothers Grimm, Kevin Tong (Illustrator)
 

Show description from ABC: "

From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the show is a bold new imagining of the world where fairy tales and the modern world collide: 28-year-old Emma Swan is shocked when Henry, the son she gave up, shows up on her doorstep after 10 years in desperate need of her help. He

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Show description from ABC: "

From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, the show is a bold new imagining of the world where fairy tales and the modern world collide: 28-year-old Emma Swan is shocked when Henry, the son she gave up, shows up on her doorstep after 10 years in desperate need of her help. He believes she actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming's missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent Emma away to protect her from the Evil Queen's curse, which trapped the fairy tale world frozen in time and brought them into our modern world. Emma is skeptical, but when she brings Henry back to his hometown of Storybrook, she is drawn to this boy and his strange story, soon suspecting that the town is more than it seems. It's a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close; where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don't remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and join the fight."

Once Upon a Time has a full 22-episode order that will run through mid-May 2012. It airs on Sunday nights at 8pm and is the #1 new drama.

The book itself will be small and gift-sized, and will feature original illustrations by a fantastic artist named Kevin Tong. Tong worked as an artist on LOST's art campaign and currently does amazing concert posters. His aesthetic is dark and edgy, and lines up nicely with that of the show-exactly what we're going for with these illustrations. For our book, he'll illustrate the cover, six full-page interior pieces to go with the tales featured in both the book and the show (Snow White, Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty), and a combination of small, decorative images and borders to adorn the interior pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401324636
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
276,170
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Brief Biography

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

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Once Upon a Time: Tales by the Brothers Grimm 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, love all of the fairy tales, and I am a huge fan of the show Once Upon a Time; however I was expecting there to be beautiful pictures, and it is just stories! That is a downfall for me! This kind of book should have great illustrations! Otherwise it is a great read! And wonderful to have around for the variety of tales (I believe 30 in all.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book but the tv show is even better
MC618 More than 1 year ago
I bought a hard copy because I wanted a version with pictures. Another reviewer said the Nook version did not have pictures. The hard copy has one or maybe two pen and ink drawings per story, but they are simplistic and often only something like a sword, not actual scenes. If I could go back, I would have bought the Nook version instead. Also, I was a little disappointed at how many stories in this collection are not in the tv show Once, although maybe the writers will add them in later. Additionally, I was surprised that Beauty & the Beast was not a story in this collection. Otherwise it is a nice collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how good it is. Does anyone know?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aswome story
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C
Wordgrrrl More than 1 year ago
Contrary to what the listing indicates, this book has absolutely NOTHING to do with the TV series of the same name. This is just a hyped up version of the traditional stories. This was very misleading. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greusome tales but interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My mom and i are doing a Once Upon a Tim marathon and we are staying up till 1130 watching episode after episode. I just LOVE Once Upon a Time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am using this for a unit on fairy tales in 6th grade. It is a great resource!! There are a lot of the classic favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the tv serise!!!!!!!! Best ever!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But sis thought it was creepy obiously not everystory just Rupilstiltsken but you gotta go with the flow and beat up criminals with BOOOM BOOM SUPERPOWERR OH YEAH CRAZY ME!!!!!!!! 12345678910 keep caalm (says name)and smile on!! HALLAJUAH!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It ok but it a good book
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I love the tv show,Once Upon Time so much!It tis my favorite!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I absolutely love to read andi woild recommendthis book to anyone. I watch the dhow religeously.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this show!!!!!!! One more thing: is Baelfire Neal Cassidy / Henry's father? :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so addicted to this show. Genius to make Rumple the beast in Beauty and the Beast. It puts a diffetent spin on his character.
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