The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

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The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become 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 (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2005]
ISBN: 9780394709307
Branch Call Number: GRIMM J
Characteristics: 864 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Sep 13, 2017

This is another book in my classic collection, and although it may seem that fairy tales are for children, this is an exquisite example of why those mystical and magical tales can be read by any age and audience. When I flipped through some of the stories I noticed that some of these were classic tales we have all heard as children and seen adapted into movies; but with that magical antique twist that makes you truly believe that these were works of geniuses and amazing writers. There isn’t a shortage of complexity in the plots but there is a simplicity that have allowed us to experience the stories since we were children. This is a nice collection to be reading because you can be reading it alongside another book without confusion or mixup. Uniquely perfect, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is bright, vibrant but darker in some aspects than the ball gowns on princesses that we call “fairy tales”.
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 02, 2016

I enjoyed this book, but first off I must say it is NOT a picture book (there is a picture at the start of a story). This is more for an older child. My baby however liked hearing me read it, and would stop playing to crawl over and shove the book at me if I tried to stop.
In short compared to Grimm's original fairytales (not for kids) this book is : easier to read, less gruesome, less graphic, but it still allows a younger audience to enjoy these classic fairytales

Sep 28, 2015

is this the one with the gruesome details for adults?????????

Mar 27, 2015

I felt this book would have frightened my 8 year old. The fairy tales are probably more "authentic" to the original tales as there are gruesome details in some. One such story talks about a bridegroom who intended to kill his bride, chop her up and eat her. She sneaks into his home and sees him and his friends bring home another maiden to murder and eat, and upon seeing a ring on the maiden's finger, proceeds to chop her finger off and the finger bounces into the bride's hiding spot. In another story, a witch decides to kill her stepdaughter with an ax while she slept but she learned of the plan and switched places in bed with her stepsister, so her stepsister gets beheaded instead.

Jul 06, 2012

Wake up, Disney- these are much darker, AND more entertaining! You think you know the stories? Maybe you don't...
Fantastic read, finished it all in one sitting!


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Jun 18, 2016

A bunch of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers


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Mar 27, 2015

Violence: In one story, a man intend to murder and eat his bride. In another story, a witch beheads her daughter and the stepdaughter picks up the head and drops blood in 3 places in the house.


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