The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Hardback

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Hardback

Edited by Noel Daniel

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This is a compendium of the Brothers Grimm's most beloved fairy tales, newly translated and accompanied by an array of vintage illustrations.

This book brings together twenty-seven of the most beloved of the famous Grimms' fairy tales, including all the classics, such as "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Sleeping Beauty", and "Hansel and Gretel" in an all-new translation specially commissioned for this publication.

Containing a painstakingly-researched selection of illustrations by some of the most famous illustrators from the 1820s to the 1950s-including golden age legend Kay Nielsen, bestselling author Gustaf Tenggren, British darlings Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Sus, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries-this compilation also includes beautiful silhouettes culled from original publications from the 1870s and 1920s that run throughout the entire layout.

Interlaced in the book are also dozens of entirely new silhouettes designed and created especially for this book. In addition to the tales, the book also includes an introduction to the Grimms' legacy, brief introductory texts for each tale, and extended artists' biographies in the appendix.

For adults and children alike, this classic addition to any library brings to life the never-ending magic of the Grimms' fairy tales and their delightful illustrations.

The following fairy tales are featured in the book: "The Frog Prince"; "The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats"; "Little Brother and Little Sister"; "Rapunzel"; "Hansel and Gretel"; "The Fisherman and His Wife"; "The Brave Little Tailor"; "Cinderella"; "Mother Holle"; "Little Red Riding Hood"; "The Bremen Town Musicians"; "The Devil with Three Golden Hairs"; "The Shoemaker and the Elves"; "Tom Thumb's Travels"; "Sleeping Beauty"; "Snow White"; "Rumpelstiltskin"; "The Three Feathers"; "The Golden Goose"; "Jorinde and Joringel"; "The Goose Girl"; "The Twelve Dancing Princesses"; "The Star Coins"; "Snow White and Red Nose"; "The Hare and the Hedgehog"; "Puss n' Boots"; and, "The Golden Key".


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9783836526722



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Summary:A miller lies to the king and says that his daughter can spin straw into gold. The king believes him, takes his daughter and locks her in a room with straw and tells her that if it’s not gold by the morning she will be killed. She becomes distraught until a funny, little man appears and says that he can turn the straw into gold for her, but she must give him her jewelry. He did this two nights in a row and by the third night the exchange changed. Instead of her jewelry the little man wanted her first born child. She agreed and after the third day the kind proposed to the miller’s daughter. When they had their first son, the little man reappeared and demanded the baby. The queen refused and a new bargain was struck. If she could guess his name within 3 days, she could keep her baby. The queen guess the little man’s name, he became upset and left without the baby. Personal Reaction:I grew up on Grimm’s fairytales and they have always been my favorite stories. The illustrations in this version are incredibly detailed and beautiful. I also like one of the morals of the story is that you shouldn’t lie about something that you can’t come through on. Classroom Extension:1) Have the students discuss any lies they may have told and why they back fired. 2) Have the students draw their version of Rumpelstilkskin.

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"The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm" is a historical and spirited revival of the original, first collection of Germanic fairy tales that was compiled by the Brothers Grimm in the first half of the nineteenth century. Daniel, Price & co. have sought out the last edition authored by the original Brothers, and used that 1857 edition as a basis for their new and updated translation. On top of that, they pair the fairy tales within with classic illustrations of the same tales from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century.This hardcover, special edition is a lovely edition to any library. The stories within are all kid-friendly, which is great if you want to share the experience with kids; but it also means it's already stripped of all of the weird-to-modern-eyes violence that's characteristic of ancient folk tales.