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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version - Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
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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... show more
#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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670024971 (067002497X)
ASIN: 067002497X
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
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annie reads stuff
annie reads stuff rated it
3.0 Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
Admito, antes de comenzar, que no he leído los cuentos de hadas clásicos, transcritos por los coleccionistas (los hermanos Grimm, Charles Perrault, Madame d'Aulnoy) y hace mucho deseaba empezar cuando me encontré con esta versión, donde Philip Pullman, autor de La materia oscura, elige cincuenta cue...
LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
4.0
From the back of the book: "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 r...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.5 Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
bookshelves: autumn-2014, published-2012, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, fantasy, twist-on-a-theme, kiddlewinks, radio-4x Read from October 03 to 10, 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kfwv4Description: The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and House...
Steph Ellis
Steph Ellis rated it
3.5 Grimm Tales for Young and Old
"Swiftness is a great virtue in the fairy tale. All we need is the word "Once..." and we're off." Pullman has gone back to the origins of these well known stories. They are back to the dark, morality tales they once were. I was surprised by how many of these tales are much more violent than n...
Musings of a Bibliophile
Musings of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 Grimm Tales for Young and Old
Pullman strips the traditional fairytales right back to their core. This was a lovely read, and the little pieces at the end of each tale, where the author gives a little information about the original tale and any changes he may or may not have made, gives real context to the stories, making them e...
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