Monday, October 22, 2012

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version-Philip Pullman

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

Philip Pullman

Viking, Nov 8 2012, $27.95

ISBN: 9780670024971

“Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm” contains fifty “Children's Stories and Household Tales” in “A New English Version” with each entry including a very brief enlightening commentary. Some of the better known classics like Rumpelstiltskin, "Cinderella,” "Hansel And Gretel," “Snow White,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and "Rapunzel” are included. Also there are others made into animated tales like “The Brave Little Tailor,” The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers,” and “The Fisherman And His Wife.” Finally there are some lesser known entries such as “The Three Snake Leaves," “Lazy Heinz,” and “Iron Hans.” This is a superb collection paying homage to the Brothers Grimm on the bicentennial anniversary of the release of their first fairy tales anthology.

Harriet Klausner

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