Grimm's Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Grimm's Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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For most children, reading the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm is an essential experience when growing up. Grimm's Fairy Tales collects fifty-five of the best-known fairy and folk tales set down by the Brothers Grimm, including "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "The Frog-Prince," and "Rumpelstiltskin." This edition features more than twenty beautiful full-color plates by Noel Pocock.
Grimm's Fairy Tales is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics for children. It features classic illustrations, an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435158153
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 06/05/2015
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: General, Bonded Leather
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 14,000
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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Grimm's Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what IDIOT compiled these and decided to call them "Grimm's Fairy Tales," because that is NOT what they are. I've read the original German and this is NOT a translation, but a dumbing down and a complete WRECKING of the original stories. NO WHERE on the book does it say that these are not the actual stories, but are merely BASED on the stories. These are as close the the original Grimm's fairy tales as Disney is. Don't buy this book if you want the REAL stories. An example of how badly these stories have been reproduced is The Frog Prince. First of all, the original title, Der Froschkönig, translates to The Frog King. Secondly, it's far shorter than the original. Furthermore, the entire character of Heinrich was left out. In addition, the frog's lines of dialogue when he knocks on the door are incorrect. The frog is SUPPOSED to say "King's daughter, youngest," etc. etc. etc. But instead, in this disgusting version, he calls her his princess love. Do not buy this book unless you want something pretty for children you don't think will understand the blood and guts of the actual stories. These are NOT Grimm's Fairy Tales. Not in the slightest. If I was in any position to do so, I would SUE for misrepresentation. No where in or on the book does it say that the stories are abridged or altered in any way, which they certainly have been. Barnes & Noble might want to fix that, or lawyer up.
CMBLA More than 1 year ago
But it is not the COMPLETE Grimm's, but arguably the best known and most important ones. I wanted a less well-known tale, which was not included. But it is a beautiful book, will enhance any child's bookshelf and might even bring that child to read classics, books that endure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sweet and cute book. I really like the mix of textures (leather bond, gold and silver and the shinny image on the center of the cover) Paint does'n come off. Definitely worth the price. Don't hesitate, this book is gorgeous!
MissKelbe More than 1 year ago
I was very curious about GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES & wanted to learn more about them. I loved reading all the stories in this book. Some I knew from my childhood (Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel & Little Red Riding Hood). Some were new and I loved them (The Juniper Tree, The Fisherman & His Wife & The Elfin-Grove). Plus I LOVED the illustrations within this book.
GiveMeABook More than 1 year ago
Noel Pocock is literally one of the worst choices of illustrator for this otherwise beautifully presented book. What a shame. Why, oh, why would you waste pages of beautiful colored ink on Noel Pocock? He was a B-level 'boy's book' illustrator, and his style is sorely lacking-- having none of the haunting beauty, clever detail, or downright magic that is present in the best illustrators of these German fairy tales. It's so pretty, and then it's so disappointing to meet Pocock's artwork instead of Menerheim or Offterdinger or countless others. Note that the cover art is not Pocock. Pocock never drew Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Rapunzel. He is boring. Boring. Boring.
rgreer77 More than 1 year ago
Barnes and Noble, please stop putting new covers on the leatherbound classics that you have already released. It is a waste since there are so many other books you could release in this form. Here are some titles I would love to see. The Brothers Karamazov The Lord of the Rings The Hobbit Middlemarch 1984 and Animal Farm The Chronicles of Prydain
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My grand child likes reading this book at bed time.
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