From stories like Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to lesser-known treasures like The Girl With No Hands, The Three Snake Leaves, and Godfather Death, Pullman retells fifty of Grimm's timeless classics for the modern age in his lively, beguiling prose. He includes all the most familiar characters Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and Rapunzel while also introducing readers to some they might not have met yet.
Pullman has consulted a variety of editions of the work to pull together a seamless version of each story that focuses on engaging readers and demonstrating exactly why these fairy tales have been told over and over again, remaining vibrant since their original publication in the early 19th century. With FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Pullman pays homage to the tales of romance and villainy that inspired his unique creative vision and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and been published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.
“A fresh, sparkling collection of the finest stories from the Brothers Grimm, hand-picked by an author perfectly suited to the task. This volume is a must-have for any lover of fairy tales. . . . In the hands of a master storyteller such as Pullman, the Grimms’s tales take on a whole new life.” —Library Journal (starred review)
We had as much fun rereading our favorites and discovering new stories as we did sharing
this fantastic retelling with our families. The perfect holiday gift!
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