Grimm Tales

For Young and Old

» Philip Pullman

Penguin Classics
Hardback : 27 Sep 2012


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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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Once Upon A Time...

Watch a short video of the opening of Philip Pullman's re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood - one of the stories in his new book Grimm Tales.

Paper illustrations by Cheong-ah Hwang.

Animation by Matthew Young.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9781846140266
Size : 153 x 234mm
Pages : 432
Published : 27 Sep 2012
Publisher : Penguin Classics

Other formats for Grimm Tales:
» Paperback : £8.99
» ePub eBook: eBook : £5.50

Grimm Tales

For Young and Old

» Philip Pullman


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