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The Big Book of Grimm (Factoid Books) by…

The Big Book of Grimm (Factoid Books) (original 1999; edition 1999)

by Jonathan Vankin

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Truly scary fairy tales to frighten the whole family.
Title:The Big Book of Grimm (Factoid Books)
Authors:Jonathan Vankin
Info:DC Comics (1999), Paperback, 191 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fairy tales and folklore, brothers grimm, graphic novels, illustration, anthologies, german, fairy tales folklore and mythology, bedroom library

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The Big Book of Grimm by Jonathan Vankin (1999)



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I liked it. Nice refresher. It's also nice to see the mix of styles and approaches to depicting the tales of the Brothers Grimm
  JonathanGorman | Oct 31, 2009 |
‘The Big Book of Grimm’ is a collection of Grimm’s fairy tales told in black-and-white comic book style; each story is illustrated by a different comic book artist, some of whom are very, very good at what they do (Charles Vess is the big name here) and some of whom are respected by virtue of being different. As a result of the variety of artistic styles and the generally tongue-in-cheek narration from Jonathan Vankin, the book taken in total feels uneven. There are some gems among the individual stories, however, and the implications and innuendoes Vankin and the artists bring to the front are entertaining, sometimes funny, and usually on par with what recent fairy tale readers, scholars, and retellers argue is the “correct” interpretation of Grimm. This is not a text for those who are picky about “authenticity” or even consistency in their fairy tales, nor is it the first fairy tale volume I would give a child, but older children and “tweens” will probably be delighted with the restored violence and literally graphic gore that pops up in most of the tales, while teens and adults familiar with these traditional stories will be intrigued and amused. Fun stuff. ( )
  beserene | Jul 3, 2009 |
This is one of the finest (and most fun) books of a fantastic series, which I would recommend to anyone.

This one is great because it places into perspective all of the Disney Movies we thought we knew when, in fact, they were once terrible stories of death and comeuppance.
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  bardsfingertips | Nov 18, 2008 |
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Jonathan Vankinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Grimm, Jacobmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, Wilhelmmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Vankin, JonathanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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