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Grimm's Fairy Tales (The 100 Greatest Books…

Grimm's Fairy Tales (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

by Louis Untermeyer, Bryna Untermeyer, Louis Untermeyer

Other authors: Lucille Corcos (Illustrator), Andrew Lang (Introduction)

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This collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales is by no means all of the German fairy tales the brothers collected (the full thing is several volumes), but it does encompass the more famous tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Repunsel, Hansel and Gretel, and Sleeping Beauty. There are a multitude of lesser known fairy tales thrown in there as well, but overall they make for an entertaining read--not something you can sit down and read cover to cover (because, let's face it--the narrative style can get repetitive at times), but good stuff nonetheless.

These tales are also in a more unadulterated form than those we were told when we were children--and for good reason. In many cases very morbid details are included in the stories, things that seem more horror story than children's tale. So if you're planning on wooing your children to sleep with any of these tales, it would be best to preview them yourselves before reading them aloud to the little ones.

Overall, though, I quite enjoyed the book. It's a good representation of German folklore that gives a glimpse into the origins of some of the classic fairy tales we've grown up with. ( )
  WillyMammoth | Nov 6, 2010 |
The storys are very interesting any very good. they are wraped in lessons for your children to learn. ( )
  Sprinlil000 | Feb 25, 2010 |
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Untermeyer, Brynamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Untermeyer, Louismain authorall editionsconfirmed
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