The McElderry Book of Grimms' Fairy Tales

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, Oct 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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Enter a magical world of beautiful princesses, handsome princes, goblins, faeries, and dwarves. Here are ten of the most loved fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm in one wickedly entertaining volume.

From that odd little man with the strange name, Rumpelstiltskin, to that slimy green frog who -- when kissed -- becomes a handsome prince, to brave Rapunzel, imprisoned high in her tower, this is a book full of wonder.

Saviour Pirotta's spirited, contemporary language is perfect for reading aloud. Emma Chichester Clark's illustrations glow with humor and mischief, capturing the loveliness and spookiness of these eternally enchanted tales.

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User Review  - johnlobe - LibraryThing

Pirotta has found just the right tone in retelling this selection of Grimm's fairytales. Some of the stories will be familiar, such as Sleeping Beauty, while others may be first time reads. All of the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A British import offers ten mostly familiar tales from the Brothers Grimm, retold in clear if uninspired language. Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rose Red, Rapunzel and the Frog Prince share the ... Read full review


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Saviour Pirotta is an award-winning author of many books for children. Before he became a full-time writer, he was a storyteller. He lives in England.

Emma Chichester Clark is the award-winning illustrator of more than forty collections and picture books, including Michael Morpurgo's The McElderry Book of Aesop's Fables. She is also the author and illustrator of Follow the Leader! She lives in London, England.

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