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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

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A compilation of Brothers Grimm fairy tales complete with vintage illustrations
This book brings together approximately two dozen of the most beloved of the classic Grimm fairy tales, including all the classics, such as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Hansel and Gretel" in an all-new translation specially commissioned for this publication. Containing a
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Hardcover, 369 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Puffin Books
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Caz (littlebookowl)
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Overall quite enjoyable! Some tales I loved, some were just kind of meh, but it was fun!
Kimberley doruyter
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
lovely only thing i can say
Marlee
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Most of these stories are great! There are a few that are uninteresting and also don't have any sort of moral or proper storyline. However, as a whole, this book is fantastic. Many of the stories are not what one would expect from children's movies. Some are more violent or just different. But there almost seems to be a magic in reading such fairy tales as these. A great read for adults and children. ...more
Michelle
IT TOOK ME ALMOST A YEAR TO READ THIS?! I THOUGHT I HAD STARTED IT THIS YEAR. WHAT IS THIS MADNESS. Anyway post on my blog about the lessons I learned while reading this coming up next week ...more
Erin
The stories were poetic or bizarre; some were both.
KayDee | Bookish_Leviosa
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a blast from the past. I’ve grown on a diet of grisly and grim fairytales and re-reading the Grimm Fairytales was simply amazing. This edition of the Grimm Fairytales by Puffin is a collection of 55 stories commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s original fairytales. Thankfully it is not the Disneyed and kiddied version and has tried to stay true to the original source. Grimms' Fairy Tales, is a collection of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers Jacob and Wilhelm a ...more
Of  Beat Human
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a much-needed blast from the past. It was a sort of mixed feeling while reading some of the stories that were my absolute favourite in my childhood as something that had a different ending then I had either read or watched. it was a bitter-sweet feeling. some of the stories were really amazing, with a blastic ending but for some stories, I was greatly disappointed because they were kind of MEH. Some stories did not have a definite ending, plotline or morals. other than these few st ...more
Meghan
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
This collection of Grimm Brothers fairy tales was enjoyable! There where some stories I liked more than others but overall a enjoyable book. It was interesting to read the classic ones (Cinderella, Snow White, etc...) and see the differences between the original story and how it is portrayed today in movies/ books.
Geremie Montayre
Oct 27, 2020 rated it did not like it
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Rachel Bunn
Sep 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I decided to read a book of the original Grimm brother’s short stories because I thought that I would find it interesting. It was mainly interesting to me because I knew that the original stories are very different to the more recent interpretations. I specifically decided to read Rose-Bud, Snow-Drop and Ashputtel because they are very famous. I especially wanted to note how different they are to the Disney movie adaptations which are very sweet and sugary.

The category that this book fills is “A
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Shannon
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, fiction
It's strange to see what Disney has done with the bare bones of some of these stories. A few are so odd I don't see any point to them. Others have clear moral undertones though told in the irony or creativity of fairy land. Fairies good and bad, witches, robbers, beautiful princesses, princes and poor men, and talking animals abound. Wise and foolish, rich and poor, marriage, dancing, wine, parties, hunger, beauty, hideousness, longing, contentment, selfishness, honesty, evil plots, revenge, jus ...more
paula
This is the real deal – a new edition of the 1823 English translation of the tales transcribed by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm from old folks all over Germany. Devotion and treachery, dancing princesses and enchanted frogs – the basis of so much of our popular culture, and a little decapitated kid sitting by the door with his head tied on with a hanky!

This is a natural to go with Adam Gidwitz’s Tale Dark and Grimm books, the third of which, The Grimm Conclusion, is now available.

You can hear me babbl
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Quirky Hoarder
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Any fairy tales lover here? 🧚‍♀️
🎉With the beautiful cover border illustration and exquisite illustrations inside the book by award winning artists , this book is a collectors edition, celebrating 200th anniversary of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's original fairy tales🎉
Reading through it, I started reminiscing the stories which my 👵 used to tell me when I was just a kid... Oh, I miss those days.
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Ala Janbek
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always wanted to read the brother's Grimm original fairy tales. Of course they are a lot different from the fairy tales we know from Disney movies and children books, sometimes better and sometimes worse, but it is nice to know the original tale behind the movie. ...more
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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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