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    Description#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.


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    Title
    Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
    Subtitle
    A New English Version
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Philip Pullman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 405
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670024971
    ISBN 10: 067002497X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11400
    BISAC V2.8: FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 398.20943
    DC22: 398.20943
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    LC classification: GR166 .K5613 2012
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    08 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy ("The Golden Compass," "The Subtle Knife," "The Amber Spyglass") has sold more than fifteen million copies and been has 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.
    Review quote
    "Pullman's "Fairy Tales" offers something unique: the chance to watch a master storyteller think through these most foundational of tales. . . . It is fascinating." --"The New York Times" "Zippy! . . . These tales are about plot and economy and speed [and] make great bedtime read-alouds for children who can handle a little gore. . . . The original tales weren't for children, of course; they were for everyone. So is this book. . . . Pullman is both erudite and funny. . . . He has fun with dialogue, and is particularly snappy with dwarfs. . . . You know what? He crushes it, as the youth of today are wont to say. . . . His translations are perfection." --"The New York Times Book Review" "It is such a pleasure to read these tales again, to experience their strangeness and richness, their violence and beauty, their sheer nonsense. . . . Reading Pullman's version it is impossible not to hear Pullman's own gentle voice; he is present on every page. . . . [His] interventions work brilliantly." --"The Boston Globe" "These wonder tales . . . compel belief as powerfully as any adventure or thriller." --Marina Warner, "The Times Literary Supplement" "Excellent . . . His beginnings are like invitations that cannot be refused. . . . Pullman shows how completely he understands the Grimms. . . . [He] pays homage to the Brothers' pioneer work and simultaneously breathes new life into a great, venerable tradition of magical storytelling." --Jack Zipes, "Los Angeles"" Review of Books" "A real pleasure to read . . . This is the kind of writing that stands up to years of bedtime repetition. . . . The author's best appearances are in the notes, which are often as entertaining as the stories themselves. . . . Swiftness and clarity, he says, were his guiding principles; to which he has added wit and invention. . . . Beautiful or grotesque, the mad poetry of these tales is often delightfully funny too." --"The Economist" "A fresh, spa