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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (1812)

by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (Author)

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More than 200 tales by the Brothers Grimm.
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    Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino (sibyllacumaea)
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    The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World by Jack Zipes (_Zoe_)
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    Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl (sturlington)
    sturlington: Dahl based his poems on Grimms' tales
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    Reckless by Cornelia Funke (ed.pendragon)
    ed.pendragon: Funke's Mirrorworld is imbued with the themes and atmosphere of the Grimm tales, even though the modern world is encroaching.

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 3rd- 5th grade
Awards: Choices' Outstanding Academic Title (2015), The Independent's Best Books of 2014
  Mathews_mallory | Nov 26, 2023 |
The true Grimm fairy tales can be gory and are very adult stories. The condensed versions told to children are nothing like the original stories. ( )
  aberman | Sep 20, 2023 |
I just couldn't get into them. Some were familiar, and that was sweet, while others were new and therefore mildly interesting. But I never felt like reading them, even as a little something short and easy before bed. The book itself I'll keep, it's gorgeous and very high quality, and who knows when it might be needed as a reference.
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
The most interesting thing about The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is just how bloody and violent they are. The Walt Disney tales of Snow White, Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood we grew up with are a far cry from the originals. Taken in moderation these tales might have been interesting but when I start a book I always finish it, which meant reading all 251 of the tales. And sadly, after just a short time, they became overly repetitive, completely predictable, and quite frankly, really boring. ( )
  kevinkevbo | Jul 14, 2023 |
Supposed to have color and pen and ink drawings - missing. begins with Goose-girl, contains
26 tales and ends with
  Gmomaj | Jan 23, 2023 |
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Grimm, Jacobprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grimm, WilhelmAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bakker, MargotTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bovero, ClaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, JosephCommentarysecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colum, PadraicIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crane, WalterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dalton, ElizabethIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dematons, CharlotteIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferguson, ArchieCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hengel, Ria vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hunt, MargaretTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Manheim, RalphTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rackham, ArthurIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rölleke, HeinzEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scharl, JosephIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stern, JamesEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Trnka, JiříIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ubbelohde, OttoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wehnert, E. H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zipes, JackTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Sage vergeht nie ganz, die verbreitete,
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denn sie ist unsterbliche Göttin (Hesiod, 763)
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In olden times, when wishing still helped, there lived a king whose daughters were all beautiful, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun itself, which had seen so many things, was always filled with amazement each time it cast its rays upon her face.
Long ago, when wishes often came true, there lived a King whose daughters were all handsome, but the youngest was so beautiful that the sun himself, who has seen everything, was bemused every time he shone over her because of her beauty.
A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples.
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More than 200 tales by the Brothers Grimm.

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For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here.
Presents over two hundred tales by the Brothers Grimm, including well-known ones like "Sleeping Beauty," and darker tales such as "Death's Messengers." (Amazon.com offers a Look Inside, with Table of Contents, at https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASI...)
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