Cinderella and Other Tales by the Brothers Grimm Book and Charm
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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

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Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by HarperFestival (first published September 1st 2003)
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Valerie

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...more
Marianthi
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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...more
Maryann
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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...more
Michelle Plucinski
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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...more
Jenni Kemling
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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...more
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
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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...more
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...more
Jimmy Kwok
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.
Nicole
Really cute stories:)
Saliha
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.
Brooke
Again not quite the sweet Disney version with cute little mice and a fairy godmother...but who doesn't love the tale of Cinderella?
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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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More about Jacob Grimm...
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Annotated Books) The Complete Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm, Volume 1 Grimm's Grimmest Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

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“Turn back, turn back,thou pretty bride,
Within this house thou must not abide.
For here do evil things betide.”
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