Grimm Tales For Young and Old - Penguin Classics

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141442228
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxv, 420
Weight: 328g
Height: 190mm
Width: 121mm
Spine width: 28mm