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Grimm's Fairy Stories Paperback – 12 Dec 2013

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Product details

  • Paperback: 174 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (12 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494463067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494463069
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,311,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded ... It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational "must" for adults.' (The New York Times)

'Everyone should possess and know Grimm’s Fairy Tales – one of the great books of the world.' (The New York Times Book Review)

'Here it is, clear and fine and solid ... this one book – other than the Bible – that has truly made Western man.' (The New Republic) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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The classic fairy tales, presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Just the thing for children before they go to sleep, and the light, switched off!
But I loved them. So dark! Were children of hardier stock in the 19th century? Perhaps 'seen and not heard' didn't apply

to screaming.
Oh, If I Could But Shiver! A boy warms himself from the burning bodies of hanged men! And just in case, your child is

still demanding chocolate from supermarket checkputs, our hero nails a beast's feet to the floor. Oh, then there's the

body in a coffin paragraph... . Not so much, 'wait until I get you home', as: I'll read Grimm's to you.
Weird and wonderful. Not recommended for those of a nervous disposition, or children under thirty-five.
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I enjoyed reading these original stories from The Brother's Grimm. I was a bit shocked at the endings of some, it certainly isn't Disney in that not every fairy story has a happy ending! Maybe not suitable bedtime reading for little ones, they may have nightmares but great for older kids, 11ish, upwards. Adults read it first so you can tell when your child is ready for it.
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The brothers Grimms, the most famous fairy tale writers that have EVER lived; their tales have survived years through each generation and have been adapted and transformed into some of the greatest movies and stage acts that have ever been created. Kindle users, if you haven't downloaded this FREE copy of 25 of their stories, than you are truly crazy for this is more than a bargain.

What I love about the original Grimm's Fairy Stories are that they are dark yet magically full of hope; as you read each tale you can't help but want the protagonist to make their fortune and secure their destiny while escaping the horrid situations they find themselves in. You can't deny these stories start your imaginative juices flowing as you can add your own twists and turns to each, just as Disney have done with some and that's why I gave it four stars; as much as I loved the original, I miss adding my own comedic twists to tales such as "Little Red Cap" and "Rapunzel"!

Regardless of your age though, you should definitely check out this book, especially you Kindle users out there!!! I know if I ever have kids, I am grateful to the Grimm Brothers for their fairy tales as they inspired me to make my own fairy stories...well, my friends enjoyed my retelling of One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes when discussing this book so I suppose even having these tales for friends are also good!!
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Really enjoyed this , loved the fact it was not sugar coated ! Couldn't put it down ! Great value.
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It's been a long, long time since I first read Grimms Fairy stories but the 'chills' are so familiar. I was very young and clearly remember being quite frightened by some of the tales, puzzled by others but facinated all the same. The stories were without a doubt disturbing to innocent young minds but they were also an uncomfortable education in the ways of the world. Didn't know how lucky I was as a child to own this book bcos reading those tales again now I can recognise the values they impressed on me all those years ago and I'm reminded of how much the world has changed.
Sadly don't think they would be considered suitable reading for todays children, who seem to be protected from reality and all things scary. Not much evidence of fairy dust and pretty white clouds in this book its stern and quite 'grown -up' really but I still found it wonderful to read and reminise.
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Though many of the stories have been heard before, in one form or another, to read the originals makes you appreciate the imperfect but beautiful originals in their original telling
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I bought the Kindle version of this book and it’s all the fairy tales you may know that have been told and re-told over the years, minus the sugar-coating they have received from some quarters (I’m looking at you, Disney!).

The tales are fantastically gruesome in parts, and the text reads like you’d expect from a Victorian-era story. When I have kids, I’ll definitely be reading these tales to them and relishing in their horror at what happens to some of the characters. After all, I enjoyed these weird and wonderful stories when I was young, so should they!

As these are public domain, they are available free to download. Thanks Amazon!
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I really enjoyed these old fashioned fairy tales, really took be back to my primary school days. Much better than these modern day politically correct rewrites of fairy tales books which has lost all essence of imagination.
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