Grimm Tales for Young and Old

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now, at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year s two movie adaptations of Snow White Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immTwo hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now, at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year s two movie adaptations of Snow White Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.From much loved stories like Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel to lesser known treasures like Briar Rose, Thousandfurs, and The Girl with No Hands, Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.
Grimm Tales for Young and Old Two hundred years ago Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children s and Household Tales Now at a veritable fairy tale moment witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Up

  • Title: Grimm Tales for Young and Old
  • Author: Philip Pullman Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  • ISBN: 9781846140266
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. The mountain and the valley never meet, but the children of men, both good and bad, met one another all the time.-The Two Travelling CompanionsI grew up with fairy tales: first my mom read them to me when I was still too little to do so myself, and then I took the big volumes in my own little hands and laboriously pored over each page, living among the princes and princesses, in worls where there were still giants and everybody paid attention to not mess up with witches, death itself walked the [...]

    2. These two brothers are solely responsible for most of the world knowing a number of fairy tales. Their names: Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, two Germans. They were neither the first nor the last to collect stories, slightly adapt and publish them as a collection. However, for some reason, their changes managed to enchant people and before long, theirs were THE Hausmärchen to have and know.Philip Pullman is himself an accomplished author who has apparently been heavily influenced by classic fairy tale [...]

    3. Reseña completa aquí: tinyurl/h5qhgpr5 de 5 estrellas ♡Este libro es una joya que efectivamente es para todas las edades; a pesar de todo lo crudos que puedan ser algunos cuentos, otros son perfectos para los más pequeños.Ratifico que, de lejos, los cuentos fantásticos de los hermanos Grimm son mi universo literario favorito: los príncipes, brujas, maleficios, caballeros y princesas son mi debilidad.Pullman nos da la posibilidad de no sólo disfrutar de la tradición original de los cuen [...]

    4. I came to this edition of Grimm purely as an accompaniment to Shaun Tan'sThe Singing Bones a wonderful book of sculptures that illustrate these tales. I must admit to initially being more inspired by the illustrated history of Grimm fairy tales than the fairy tales themselves. However, Philip Pullman has done a nice job collating and "sprucing up" 50 of these stories. I guess your position on his stylistic choices may depend on how much of a Grimm scholar you are. A brief comparison of several s [...]

    5. I grew up loving fairy tales, especially those by the Brothers Grimm. I had them narrated on records, and I’d sit or lay on the carpet and just listen and let my imagination take me away. I took the stories at face value, and never questioned how odd they are, or why things happen in them the way they do. It was just how it was.Now, as an adult, it’s wonderful to be able to get reacquainted with the stories, and to read some I’d never heard of before. In this new translation and version, P [...]

    6. This is an odd one.I love Philip Pullman yet I'm not a fan of any Grimm Tale I have read prior to this book. I give this a low rating mainly because it was painfully hard work to read this book at any great pace. Grimm tales are so formulaic, they sometimes don't feel like real stories. Every woman in every story is either so astonishingly beautiful that it could bring a statue to tears or is a witch/evil on epic proportions/monstrously ugly. There's a forest. There's always a fucking forest. Ki [...]

    7. Started so strong I thought I'd burn through these but things fell off a bit a third into it, or maybe I just got too used to the transparent language, the patient anonymous tone, the ever-present series of threes, the same ol' motifs. Courage, bravery, goodness, cleverness are rewarded with gold, princesses, and living happily ever after. Greed and evil are often punished by decapitation! Loved it when ultraviolent and weird, or when birds and fish talked, but sometimes the words blended and ke [...]

    8. Not Just So I have my favourites just as I am sure you have yours, those tales, told in childhood, which have a lifelong resonance. My grandfather was a particularly good story-teller, both in fact and in fiction, meaning that he could tell true stories and tall stories with equal verve and conviction! Those I liked best he told me time and time again. I loved them, so much so that I would not tolerate any deviation. Like Josephine, Rudyard Kipling’s lost daughter, for me the tales of a grandf [...]

    9. Pullman strips the traditional fairytales right back to their core. This was a lovely read, and the little pieces at the end of each tale, where the author gives a little information about the original tale and any changes he may or may not have made, gives real context to the stories, making them even more interesting.

    10. I am a fairytale geek. I am crazy about them and have been since I was a wee child. I keep various anthologies on my shelf, including the complete Grimm, some Russian tales, and Jack Zipes' fantastic French fairy tale translations. When I heard Philip Pullman was coming out with a collection, I knew I needed it.FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM: A New English Version lives up to my expectations. The selected tales cover both the extremely popular ("Cinderella") and the obscure ("The Stolen Pen [...]

    11. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)So here was a quick read I couldn't pass up when randomly coming across it at my neighborhood library the other day -- a new compilation of around 50 classic Grimm Brothers fairytales (some famous but most obscure), done for the 200th anniversary of these tales' first publications, edited and sometimes slight [...]

    12. Fine, but who is this book for? Pullman's versions of some of the Grimms’ folk stories are well enough written and his little summaries at the end of each tale gives a bit of background to where each story originated and the different versions that have been told in the past. But from the moment I received the book and discovered that, to my amazement, there are no illustrations, I couldn't help but wonder - who exactly is this book for?Pullman has updated the language but not the stories s [...]

    13. This review is for the audiobook version of Grimm Tales for Young and Old written by Philip Pullman and narrated by Samuel West.I have a history of insomnia and lately I've been doing this thing where I turn off the lights at bedtime and listen to an audiobook. It's very relaxing and if I don't fall asleep "on time", I don't have as much anxiety about it. (You know that whole insomniac game of, "if I fall asleep right now, I'll get 7 hours of sleep") Also, apparently it's good sleep hygiene beca [...]

    14. 3 1/2 stars.I was so excited when I saw this. I love fairy tales (especially fairy tale retellings!!), and I am a fan of Philip Pullman's work, so I thought that this would be totally awesome.As it is, these are not retellings of Grimms' fairy tales, they're justlings. He basically copy & pasted 50 Grimm tales and then added a couple paragraphs' commentary at the end of each. Occasionally he says something interesting, but mostly you could do without it. I recently recovered my edition of th [...]

    15. Everyone likes fairytales but in my case it was almost an obsession while growing up. I liked to search for books that had fairytales from different parts of the world and as a part of this scavange I was familiar with Grimm's fairytales from long ago. This book was more like a review of my previous knowledge with the inclusion of additional info. What I liked about the book was that it has a separate section after each story (with a total of 50 stories) where the writer mentions the source of t [...]

    16. Review originally posted here.I requested this book from NetGalley early in October.  I knew thought I didn't have a chance at being accepted (because the bigger publishers usually reject me [this isn't me looking for sympathy, it's just that I get denied all the time]), but figured I'd try anyway for a few reasons.1.  It's Philip Effing Pullman.2.  It's faerie tales.3.  I am EXACTLY this book's target demographic.Several weeks went by and I heard nothing, so I assumed that meant I was going [...]

    17. Fairy tales remind me of that game telephone. The one where a person starts off saying something and as that phrase gets passed from person to person it changes until when the final person says it out loud it is nothing like the original. I feel that this happens quite often with fairy tales. There are so many variations for each tale with every author or storyteller throwing in their own twist. Philip Pullman takes a slightly different approach. He has researched many of these tales from differ [...]

    18. Este libro fue algo decepcionante. Estaba encantada de poder leer los cuentos de los hermanos Grimm pero no fue asi.A pesar de que el autor de este libro dice que leer estos cuentos es facil y rapido (si lo son) por la manera en la que estan narrados para mi no lo fue tanto. Creo que al ser cuentos infantiles y narrados para niños y yo al no ser tan niña(? fue lo que hizo que no me gustara. Siempre pensaba, uhh tengo que terminar el libro, no me daban ganas de agarrarlo y terminarlo.Creo que h [...]

    19. Not 5 stars cause some of the stories are a little bit meh, but if we gonna ignore those few its a great read.I knew that the Grimms tales were a lot darker than the ones that we have been told as a little kids and im really glad that i had the chance to read them. There are stories in this book that i cant believe that they've been told to kids. If you are not familiar with the Grimm brothers tales, i think this book its a very good way to start.

    20. I was hoping for Pullman to be a bit more audacious with this, I think. Instead, most of the stories are simply and directly retold from the Grimms' versions: some of them are slightly tweaked and clarified, but Pullman seems to actively pull back from putting his own fingerprints on the stories. That, combined with the repetitive nature of such stories and the fact that I have read them all elsewhere in similar collections, made this a less than impressive read.

    21. The tales themselves are fine, I've always like the Grimms' gatherings. The problem here is Pullman.It's unclear exactly what Pullman has done. He pretends to some level of academic credibility, but fails to provide it. I get the feeling he's read a few versions of each story and cobbled together his favourite bits into something he finds personally satisfying, but his notes are rather smug and self-serving. He claims that these stories are not "texts" in the way a modern novel is a text, implyi [...]

    22. I have always loved fairy tales. Even before I could read, they caught my imagination in a way that other stories didn’t and, even as a child, I preferred the pre-Disney stories, the ones in which evil stepsisters were danced to death or locked cupboard contained Bluebeard’s murdered wives. As I grew older, I read them less but they never were far from my heart as I developed the same love for fantasy. And that, of course, led me to Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials. And now with this, his F [...]

    23. Setelah membaca versi aslinya, agak nggak yakin ceritanya bisa dikonsumsi untuk anak-anak. Pantas saja, buku ini mengalami perubahan judul dengan menghilangkan "for children".Membaca buku ini layaknya membaca essay karena di setiap akhir cerita, Pullman menambahkan informasi seperti siapa yang mengadaptasi pertama kali atau perubahan yang dibuat Pullman. Kisah karangan Brother Grimm bisa dibilang "dark", sempat kaget pas baca kisah aslinya Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gratel. Kita sudah [...]

    24. REVIEW ALSO ON: bibliomantics/2012/11/23/bWhen I heard there was a new collection of fairy tales being rewritten by Philip Pullman I practically wet myself in excitement (I seem to do that a lot for the sake of these reviews). This collection combines two of my favorite things: classic fairy tales- particularly of the Grimm variety- and incredibly well-written fantasy, which is where Pullman comes in. If you have yet to do so, I highly recommend checking out the His Dark Materials series. It wil [...]

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