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Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm
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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.
Title: Fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm
a new English version
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012.
Characteristics: xxv, 405 p. ;,24 cm.
Contents: The frog king, or, Iron Heinrich
The cat and the mouse set up house
The boy who left home to find out about the shivers
Faithful Johannes
The twelve brothers
Little brother and little sister
Rapunzel
The three little men in the woods
Hansel and Gretel
The three snake leaves
The fisherman and his wife
The brave little tailor
Cinderella
The riddle
The mouse, the bird, and the sausage
Little Red Riding Hood
The musicians of Bremen
The singing bone
The devil with the three golden hairs
The girl with no hands
The elves
The robber bridegroom
Godfather Death
The juniper tree
Briar Rose
Snow White
Rumpelstiltskin
The golden bird
Farmerkin
Thousandfurs
Jorinda and Joringel
Six who made their way in the world
Gambling Hans
The singing, springing lark
The goose girl
Bearskin
The two travelling companions
Hans-my-Hedgehog
The little shroud
The stolen pennies
The donkey cabbage
One eye, two eyes, and three eyes
The shoes that were danced to pieces
Iron Hans
Mount Simeli
Lazy Heinz
Strong Hans
The moon
The goose girl at the spring
The nixie of the millpond.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 6 8 9 15 33 35 53 74 76 97 102 118 122 138 148 149 150 151 152 153 173 198 203 210 211 216 222 226 231 242 245 264 276 278
Additional Contributors: Pullman, Philip - 1946-
Grimm, Wilhelm - 1786-1859.
Grimm, Jacob - 1785-1863.
ISBN: 067002497X
9780670024971
Statement of Responsibility: [edited by ] Philip Pullman
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii-xxv)
Subject Headings: Fairy tales Germany.
Topical Term: Fairy tales
LCCN: 2012027181
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Great re-telling of many of Grimm's fairy tales. What made it really interesting was the author's notes at the end of each tale.

May 16, 2014
  • uncommonreader rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pullman's retelling of 50 of the fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm is straightforward and stripped of all Disney overlay. Very good from a master story-teller.

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