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Tales from Grimm (The Classics) Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Oct 1998

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  • "Margaret Chamberlain’s illustrations are beautiful, daintily drawn and coloured, lively, often funny… Each book has beautiful endpapers."
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"Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud"

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About the Author

Antonia Barber's The Ghosts was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden. The Mousehole Cat was a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film. In 1993 Tales from Grimm was selected for Child Education Best Collections of the Year.

Margaret Chamberlain is a well-respected illustrator of children's books. She lives in Dorset. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You and Tales from Grimm.

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5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFULLY OUTSTANDING! 19 May 2000
By Jo. - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have had this book for YEARS, recently re-covered it in a bookbinding workshop and LOVE IT! The stories are not sappy or sticky like that of the Disney versions and not dark and scary like that of the Grimm Brothers style. Their just a little scary and still have an amusing yet pleasant ending. I have been reading these stories to my kindergarten students for years and they truly enjoy them - often using "advanced" reading skills (predicting, applying themes and ideas etc...) while I do read aloud. Many of the tales are classics (Rapunzel, The Fisherman and His Wife), but the two that stand out are Cinderella (3 balls, a GOLDEN slipper and pitch...) and The Six Servants (many subtle references to the trinity with it's multiples of three in the story line - early "Christian" propaganda). The language is rich, vibrant, alive and classic - just classic enough for excellent questioning. I highly and strongly recommend this book to collector's as well as teachers, and parents alike. I have a lengthy background in children's literature and this is in my top 10 list...If you find it - buy it!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully told and illustrated 20 Feb. 2009
By Susan - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Wanda Gag's books are much loved by both the children and adults in our house. We just read her /Tales from Grimm/ for the first time and were not disappointed. She has such a delightful way with words and her drawings are enchanting. This is the best telling of Grimm's tales I have come across.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 5 April 2013
By Anita Wright - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We have another book of Grimm's tales and my children hated listening to them. I pick up on of Wanda Gag's books from our library and they loved it. I checked a few of the stories and there didn't seem to be any major adjustments to the stories other than Ms. Gag added a few repetitive verses.
I feel that fairy tales are very important and I was so please that these books were able to salvage my children's interest in them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wanda Gag Fairy Take Collection 3 Feb. 2013
By Martha - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book had wonderful reviews, so I felt luck to find this old copy. They seem perfect for reading- not too long, not too short, not too scary, but with enough of the original Grimm flavor that it is a little scary in places- which I consider to be a good thing.
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