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Cinderella and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm Book and Charm

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For almost two hundred years, the Brothers Grimm have transported readers into a world of magic and adventure with their enchanting fairytales.

From classics such as Cinderella and Snow White to lesser–known gems like The True Bride and Mother Holle, these timeless tales never fail to delight. Enter the wonderful world of witches and fairies, elves and giants, and princes

Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by HarperFestival (first published September 1st 2003)
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Christopher Hicks
May 01, 2015 Christopher Hicks rated it liked it
It was interesting but certainly not the Disney version!!
Keri Duncan
Aug 11, 2016 Keri Duncan rated it it was ok
I was surprised at how many stories there are in this collection. I few of them are extremely similar and towards the end I became quite bored with them. I also could have sworn that the Grimm brothers were the authors who had the more gruesome fairy tales?
Cinderella and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm Book and Charm contains several traditional literature classics such as Cinderella and Snow White. Cinderella is a story about a young woman who is trapped serving her evil stepmother and stepsisters. One day all the sisters were invited to a grand ball at the King’s palace, but Cinderella’s evil stepmother refused to let her go. With the help of Cinderella’s fairy godmother and her magic, Cinderella attended the ball where she and the prince fell ...more
Amanda Catalina
Feb 23, 2015 Amanda Catalina rated it really liked it
I read the story Cinderella in this book and I was a bit surprised. I had never read the original story of Cinderella and the slight gore to it was startling. Despite this it was still a rich fairy tale and very intriguing. Despite not having illustrations the Brothers Grimm paint a clear picture of the stories events. This story will allow children to compare and contrast the original story and the changes modern society has made to the story, not to mention the changes to the story around the ...more

The Brothers Grimm Cinderella tells a much darker tale than what many people are used to. In the version I read, Cinderella was named “Ashputtel”. Ashputtel’s stepmother and step-sisters forced her to sleep “by the hearth among the ashes”, so she was always dirty and this is why they called her Ashputtel. Ashputtel’s mother died and her father remarried an evil woman. However, Ashputtel planted a special twig by her mother’s grave that grew into a magical tree. Ashputtel did not seem to be afrai
This story of Cinderella is the original Brothers Grimm version. The story is about the Cinderella that we have all grown to love expect this version takes a much more real and gory approach. It truly captures the essence of how desperate Cinderella's stepsisters are to marry the prince. It also gives us a very dreadful ending for her stepsisters. The story follows along with Disney's version of Cinderella as far as the setting, plot, and conclusion goes. Brothers Grimm version gives th
Oct 22, 2012 Maryann rated it liked it
The Brothers Grimm version of the tale of Cinderella, tells the story of a young woman Cinderella whose life changes dramatically when her mother dies. When Cinderella’s mother falls ill and passes away, Cinderella’s father quickly remarries a woman with two evil daughters. Cinderella’s stepsisters are always dressed in the most beautiful clothes and best shoes, where Cinderella is left wearing old rags and ratty clothes. When the kingdom is invited to a ball, where the prince is to sel
Michelle Plucinski
A young girl named Cinderella, lost her mother to illness and not even months later her father remarried a woman with two daughters. When they moved in, they treated Cinderella terribly making her do all the hard labor of cleaning and work. Then one night the evil step sisters went to a ball with the step mother and left Cinderella behind. All she ever had was her pet cat, and no friends. So that night Cinderella wished she could go to the ball, and all of a sudden her fairy godmother sho
Jenni Kemling

This book tells the story of a girl named Cinderella who has to live with a wicked family. This tale is the Grimm version and has some rather "grim" events. After her mother dies her father remarries to an evil woman with evil daughters. They treat her so illy that they refuse to let her come to the ball with them, but a magical tree that grows from her beloved mothers grave, which she visits daily grants her wishes. It sends her beautiful gowns that she wears for three days. The prince
Jessica Guard
Summary: Living with her two stepsisters and stepmother, Cinderella grew unhappy as she was forced to do chores, eat scraps, wear rags for clothing while her stepsisters got the best dresses, and was constantly dismissed as a servant. All she has is a cat to keep her company and her thoughts positive. When the day of prince's ball arrives, Cinderella is left behind while her stepsisters and stepmother travel to ball. Cinderella's fairygodmother appears and magically transforms Cinderella into a ...more
Tony Montez
Oct 23, 2012 Tony Montez rated it it was amazing
Cinderella’s mother had passed away and her father had married a new woman with two daughters. The new mother and daughters were jealous of Cinderella’s beauty so they set her off to do all of the dirty work around the house. They made her do everything and teased her in the process because it was entertaining to them. Cinderella’s sisters were invited to the princes ball and they had Cinderella help them to get prepared for it. Cinderella knew she wasn’t allowed to go so after they had l
Jacqueline Campos
What is it like to be shunned by your stepmother, stepsisters and your father! Cinderella is a young girl whose mother dies when Cinderella is young leaving her at the mercy of her father and his new bride. Through the story you infer that her father must not care for her because the way she is treated by her stepmother and stepsisters is awful.
Cinderella grows to a young woman and befriends the birds in the forest not knowing that these new friends will save her from a life of misery. They wi
Joy Gerbode
Jul 01, 2015 Joy Gerbode rated it really liked it
This was fascinating reading, as many of the fairy tales are quite a bit different than the way I remember them. My favorite, Cinderella, ended with the new princess inviting the stepsisters to the palace to live, where they because kind and beautiful and married dukes. There were stories I'd never heard, and twists to stories I'd never heard. It was interesting to read this book of original fairy tales, translated from the German.
Stephanie Klaren
I only read Cinderella. This is a good book to use with middle elementary students to do a compare and contrast with.
Jimmy Kwok
Jan 30, 2014 Jimmy Kwok rated it liked it
Not the kind of happy endings that we hear now in the updated versions but lots of blood and killing as well tricks and lies. And these helped set the beliefs and values in the western worlds.
Feb 21, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it
Really cute stories:)
Jul 21, 2013 Saliha rated it liked it
Shelves: classic
Oh God! I don't know but.... this story kinda spooky. but I like the way the author describe the spookiness... makes me tremble a lot. I like the story, very different from disney version. way way waaayy tooo different. Grimms version didn't mention anything about glass slipper/shoes.
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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