Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm
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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Willhelm Grimm

Grimm's Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm is the the Grimm's fairy tales complete collection, classic stories for children including Little Red Riding Hood, Briar Rose, Snow White and Rose Red, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb and over 40 others.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of 'Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation in 1823, selecting about fifty stories 'with the amusement of some young friends principally in view.' They have been an essential ingredient of children's reading ever since.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014796477
Publisher: Robin Michell
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 211 KB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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Grimm's Fairy Tales 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 304 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!!!!!!!!!!
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It was ok.
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