Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Grimm Tales: For Young and Old

Paperback Penguin Classics

By (author) Philip Pullman

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 25mm | 326g
  • Publication date: 5 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141442220
  • ISBN 13: 9780141442228
  • Sales rank: 6,623

Product description

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice. From the quests and romance of classics such as "Rapunzel", "Snow White" and "Cinderella" to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as "The Three Snake Leaves", "Hans-my-Hedgehog" and "Godfather Death", Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's "Grimm Tales" of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on 19th October 1946. He is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. His other books for children and young adults include Count Karlstein and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart. Northern Lights, the first of Pullman's His Dark Materials triology, won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

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Never putting a foot wrong, the result is a magical complexity-in-simplicity that is sure to become a classic in its own right -- Adam Lively Sunday Times Philip Pullman has radically reworked the Grimm tales for all ages -- Nicolette Jones Telegraph One of Pullman's most useful additions is the vastly improved poems and jingles...his freer versions are catchy and authentic Guardian I've admired Philip Pullman since his early fantasy Galatea on through the splendid trilogy His Dark Materials. All of his gifts, including his prose eloquence, and his endless high Romantic imagination, are manifested in this marvelous retelling of Grimm -- Harold Bloom