Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Grimms' Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780866118743
Publisher: Playmore, Incorporated, Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/1996
Edition description: Abridged
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About 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.

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. 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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