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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 13 September 2010
This is an excellent collection of fairy tales by the brothers Grimm. It contains 53 fairy tales, very characteristic of Grimm's work, which included more then 200 folk stories and fairy tales. All the best loved fairy tales are in this collection, like "Rapunzel", "Hansel and Grethel", "Little Red-cap", "The Sleeping Beauty", "Snow-white", and "The Frog Prince". However, what I loved most about this book is that apart from the well known tales it includes so many other less known stories and even several versions of the same theme, which are extremely interesting.

The wonderful, fascinating and at times dark fairy tales translated in this edition by Lucy Crane are accompanied by beautiful illustrations by her brother Walter Crane; in fact it includes some of his best work. Sadly there is no mention in the book of the date it was first published, but if I am not mistaken it is something like 1886.

This is a classic and I think no child should grow up without it, having said that I should add that it is a fascinating read for adults as well.
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VINE VOICEon 15 November 2010
Unfortunately, in spite of my cover stating that this is "complete and unabridged", it is an expurgated collection and decidedly not "complete" as some of the stories are missing.

A shame.
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on 29 December 2012
The collection of stories are great. Really impressive considering how cheap it is! Great read for those who are fans of fairy tales, with a little bit of horror- children love this!
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on 23 February 2013
No issues with delivery or quality
Grimm brothers tales are awesome, entertaining and classics and are for all ages to enjoy. A good bookshelf addition!
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on 21 December 2015
Great book of Grimm's Fairy tales, I bought this as a gift for my younger cousin (who's four) so while she's a bit too young to read it now, she loves when I read them to her.
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on 30 July 2015
Not a particularly good volume of the Grimm Brothers stories. I would not recommend this to anybody interested in the Grimm Brothers, there must be better editions out there.
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on 22 November 2011
Very good book. lots of stories that I hadn't read before, and some that I had forgotten. A very good childrens book.
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on 31 October 2010
This an exellent book to introduce any child into the classical world of fairies.
Very good value for money.
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on 15 February 2016
Bought for a three year old and expecting pictures, not so. Ideal for older child, given away to a charity.
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on 6 June 2015
Very speedy delivery, lovely book! Thanks
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