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King Grisly-Beard (Children's and Household Tales #52)

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Paperback, 24 pages
Published December 31st 1986 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 1812)
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One of my favorite tales, as it makes a certain amount of sense. This edition, translated 2 centuries ago by Edgar Taylor, is a smooth and tight read. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak really make it come alive.

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This story reminds me of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shew." Maybe the princess learned a lesson but I'm not sure that their marriage would be happy or not...
Prefect fable, wonderful illustrations, and witty side conversations between the characters. A story within a story. All of this in a slim children's book.
Sophie Cox
I liked the characters in this story and I also enjoyed the plot very much. I liked how the princess learnt her lesson and to ot judge a book by its cover. I thought that the story progressed well and the developement of the princess' character was wel done and it showed well how different events had changed her outlook on her life. The ending is a good one and if I were to read it again from the start the difference between the princess at the end and at the beginning would be strengthened.
It's such a sweet story by the Brothers Grimm. Very kid friendly and also a great book for reading aloud.
This short story contains a powerful lesson about life and how it should be approached.
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The Story: how the spoiled princess learned her lessons by being tricked by King Grisly-Beard.
The Moral: to not be rude to people you don't know. And you never know how long your wealth/happiness is going to last...
My new favorite fairy tale! Nobody knows this story. However, it is a story I believe everyone should be aquainted with!
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. This story is about a very picky princess. It is a Grimm's fairy tale I have never heard before.
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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 The Annotated Brothers Grimm (Annotated Books) Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm The Complete Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm, Volume 1 Grimm's Grimmest

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