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FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A lovely edition of tales that hearkens back to the stories' roots in oral telling and wordplay. Philip (In a Sacred Manner I Live, p. 1034, etc.) writes an introduction to these tales, describing in simple terms how the Grimms collected their material and worked it for publication, mentioning their lives as scholars of the German language. Making their customary appearances in the 20 stories are ... Read full review

THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Color and silhouette illustrations first seen in editions 50 to 150 years ago add an antique glaze to 27 stories newly translated from the Brothers Grimm's final and, as the editor puts it, "most child-friendly" versions.Not to say that there aren't still plenty of violent and gruesome bits—from the ugly fates of Cinderella's stepsisters to the decapitated horse in "Goose Girl." With only rare ... Read full review

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