Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

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Philip Pullman
Viking Books, 2012 - Fiction - 405 pages
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#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At  the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal.

Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.

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Review: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

I mean, you know exactly what this book is just from the title. Would read again, but breaking it up; no need to read it cover to cover like I did, especially because a lot of the stories share similar elements and I mixed myself up a couple of times. Read full review

Review: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

User Review  - Vanessa Marom - Goodreads

So many fairy takes I didn't know! They're short, great, very well edited, and presented in the end with a very short comment by the author. They're the kind you want to read and read again to remember them. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and been has published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel, The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.

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