Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

A New English Version

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world's best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children's and Household Tales . Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like "Cinderella" and "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel" and "Hansel and Gretel" to lesser-known treasures like "The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal.

Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision--and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.
Publisher: New York : Viking, c2012.
ISBN: 9780670024971
Characteristics: xxv, 405 p. ; 24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 23, 2017

This book is a compilation of the classic tales of The Brother's Grimm. I enjoyed it immensely because reading it took me back to the days of when you were read these stories all the time by your parents- albeit the more edited versions for children. I have to say some of the stories in here are a bit similar in the situations and the results of their actions, but I think that adds to their charm. In the descriptions at the end of each story you can really feel how much the writer cares for these stories. I think that's what sells it in the end. Great book!

multcolib_susannel Jul 19, 2014

Great re-telling of many of Grimm's fairy tales. What made it really interesting was the author's notes at the end of each tale.

May 16, 2014

Pullman's retelling of 50 of the fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm is straightforward and stripped of all Disney overlay. Very good from a master story-teller.


Add Age Suitability

Sep 23, 2017

JacksonLeon18 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at PDL

To Top