Books by The Brothers Grimm

THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by The Brothers Grimm
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A pleasant retelling enhanced by a truly original presentation. (Fairy tale. 7-10)"
A traditional Grimm tale is retold, with mixed results, in chapter form for "confident readers." Read full book review >
THREE LITTLE PIGS by The Brothers Grimm
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Devoid of energy, but greeting-card pretty. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-6)"
A candy-colored version of the classic tale completely lacks teeth and claws. Read full book review >
THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM by The Brothers Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though a bit of a patchwork with all the visual styles on display, this gathering of old favorites in their full, original forms collected in a lovely package should please fairy-tale collectors and bibliophiles alike. (translator's and historical notes, index) (Fairy tales. 7-11, adult)"
Color and silhouette illustrations first seen in editions 50 to 150 years ago add an antique glaze to 27 stories newly translated from the Brothers Grimm's final and, as the editor puts it, "most child-friendly" versions. Read full book review >
MOTHER HOLLE by The Brothers Grimm
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 19, 2011

"An insipid rendition, with a stingy assortment of anemic interactive features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A prim, Grimm tale in which two characters receive their respective just deserts for industry and laziness is poorly served by bland illustrations and clumsy design. Read full book review >
THE WOLF AND THE LITTLE GOATS by The Brothers Grimm
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 14, 2011

"Third-rate art, storytelling and software design put this at the very bottom of the slag heap. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Low production values, generic interactive effects and a chopped-up, poorly paraphrased text sink this version of the cautionary Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >
THE STAR CHILD by The Brothers Grimm
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Overly moralistic (it is more blessed to give than to receive), it's recommended only for extensive fairy-tale collections. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-7)"
Another Grimm tale illustrated by Watts in her familiar soft-edged and soft-toned artwork (Little Red Riding Hood, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
RAPUNZEL by The Brothers Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A satisfying introduction to an old tale that begs to be read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this retelling of the traditional tale, the familiar elements are present and accounted for. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

This unusual edition of the classic cautionary tale features no fewer than three versions: the familiar Brothers Grimm one; a lesser-known sequel from the same source in which Little Red and her grandma are on the alert this time; and, as a lagniappe, Perrault's earlier and darker rendition on a small folio glued to the rear endpaper. Read full book review >
SNOW WHITE by The Brothers Grimm
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An uneven, though worthwhile, addition to fairy-tale collections. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
Flemish watercolorist Gréban's queen may not be "the fairest of them all," but she steals center stage from his waifish Snow White—who is perhaps less beautiful than the (uncredited) translated text suggests. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The old is new again here, and this is a welcome addition to the fairy-tale shelf. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
My, what big talent she has! Read full book review >
THE BEARSKINNER by The Brothers Grimm
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"It's an unabashedly old-fashioned retelling, making few concessions to modern sensibilities; as such, it carries a power rarely found in fairy-tale retellings. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-10)"
The devil makes a bad bargain in this rich retelling from the collections of the Grimms. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A beautiful new rendering. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
A gorgeously illustrated version of the classic tale, this time with a brown-skinned protagonist. Read full book review >
IRON HANS by The Brothers Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An intriguing alternative to the other two. (Picture book/folktale. 8-10)"
Tavares's tidy, literal, clean-lined illustrations give this retelling of a particularly surreal Brothers Grimm tale some welcome grounding in reality. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by The Brothers Grimm
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"While this fairy-tale retelling avoids the grievous cultural misstep of the earlier Princess and the Pea, it still feels more self-indulgent than anything else, less a startling new interpretation than an opportunity to explore color, design and technique. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The familiar tale from the Brothers Grimm receives a bright treatment in an unspecified African setting. Read full book review >
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
Released: Nov. 12, 1974

"None of the impish subtlety of deRegniers and Gorey (KR, 1972), but then, 'all the better to catch hold of you with, my dear.'"
"Do I find you here, you old sinner! . . . Long enough have I sought you!" exclaims the huntsman before cutting Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother out of the greedy wolf's belly. Read full book review >