Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/09/2013
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Synopsis

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice. From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141442228
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 326g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

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Grimm Tales
Pure fairy tale perfection
The Grimm Tales, for young and old, by Philip Pullman was a delight. A retelling of the magical fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers, Pullman weaves in a litt... READ MORE
smithjamest
Grimm Tales
Overall, an average effort and a showcase of a writer’s huge ego…
"I want to be God. I want to cause the sun and the moon to rise. I can’t bear it when I see them rising and I haven’t had anything to do with it. But if I ... READ MORE
Amalia Gkavea