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The Brothers Grimm: Popular Folk Tales

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Thirty-one folk and fairy tales collected by the Grimm brothers including "Rapunzel," "Snow White," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and "Hansel and Gretel."
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 1st 1978 by Doubleday & Company (first published January 1st 1960)
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Charlotte
May 30, 2015 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, but gruesome illustrations and definitely not the Disney versions for these fairy tales.

To warn: I read these when I was about seven or eight or so and still have a copy. However, I wouldn't recommend this version for kids that age if they are easily scared. Age appropriateness is something for each parent to determine (though I do find parents usually err on the cautious side way too much), but as I kid I did have rather ghoulish tastes and my parents were quite hands off.
However, I
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John Kulm
Jan 15, 2010 John Kulm rated it it was amazing
Marie-Louise von Franz wrote several books examining fairytales from a Jungian archetypal perspective. Her writing got me interested in reading fairytale books like this one. I found it intriguing to see the images in these old fairytales, for the first time, as similar to the images in dreams. For example, a stepmother murders her stepson, and the stepson's half-sister buries his bones under a juniper and the bones transform into a bird that sings about how he was killed. Very dreamlike. Then, ...more
Taylor S.
Oct 23, 2009 Taylor S. rated it liked it
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i learned not to runnaway from home or not to lie. but to make sure to treat yourself and others in a positive way. The stories that you read in this book are all realistic thing in a fictional way. I really liked this book because the stories get you wondering, what will happen next or what will they tell you in the next story.
Emily P
Oct 19, 2010 Emily P rated it liked it
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I gave this book three stars because it wasn't a bad book but it just wasn't my taste. Many of the stories had lessons in them and others were just plain boreing. It did take me back, though, to when I was little and my parents would tell me these stories.
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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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