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classical fairy tales told true to form,
This review is from: Grimm Tales: For Young and Old (Penguin Hardback Classics) (Hardcover)
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as the title of the book says, both young and old will enjoy the retelling of these tales.
in true brothers Grimm style some of the stories are quite barbaric as they are old tales passed down from many generations and many countries, most having quite strong ethical or moral overtones and meanings.
they are re-told in a captivating format with short but concise explanatory notes as to their origins and meanings.
Robert Pullman manages to draw on all the well researched sources and variances of each tale and come up with the most appropriate or feasible.
i very much enjoyed the classical tales told as they always were, not as sanitised Disney versions.
you can't beat a good old classical fairy tale told true to form.