Search Results: "Jakob Grimm"


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MORE TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 20, 1947

"The flavor of the original is held while some of the grimness and overweighted morality is removed."
For fairy tale lovers here is excellent stuff — a collection of the lesser known tales, freely translated and illustrated by bold pictures characteristic of the creator of Millions of Cuts. Read full book review >

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TALES FROM GRIMM by Jakob Grimm
Released: Oct. 9, 1936

"Better for reading aloud than for beginning readers."
A careful selection, including such favorites as Hansel and Gretel, Rose White and Snow Red and omitting the gruesome ones which deter some parents from giving Grimm to their children. Read full book review >

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JAKOB by Anna Mitgutsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"But it is a portrait without shading, and this ultimately vitiates the themes."
A relentlessly unrelieved, even claustrophobic, account of a mother struggling to rear her autistic son in the Austrian provinces. Read full book review >

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GRIMM WOODS by D. Melhoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2015

"The literary equivalent of a slasher movie, one that garners its biggest frights with mere implication."
A demented murderer—inspired by a summer camp's fairy-tale theme—hunts young counselors in this horror outing. Read full book review >

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JORINDA AND JORINGEL by Jakob Grimm
Released: June 1, 1978

"At the picture-book level, it's Adams and Shub all the way; this is pleasant to hold in the hand—but, even so, the pictures don't bear close or repeated scrutiny."
The Grimm tale of Jorinda's enchantment and Joringel's devotion, tenderly and dramatically pictured by Adrienne Adams (1968), is strung out into a series of incidents in the vignettes which illustrate this small (4 3/4 x 6 3/4) volume—and which, moreover, give little scope for Margot Tomes' spirited drawing or sense of fun. Read full book review >

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Grimm Patriot by David W. Arndt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2016

"A flawed but entertaining thriller set during America's tumultuous beginning."
A debut novel tells a fictionalized version of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps. Read full book review >

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THE BROTHERS GRIMM by Jacob Grimm
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1997

"A nicely balanced, mid-sized gathering. (Folklore. 10+)"
In nearly three dozen MÑrchen—``strange little tales''- -newly translated and illustrated, Alderson mixes the usual suspects—``The Bremen Town Musicians,'' ``The Frog King,'' ``Little Snow White,'' ``The Twelve Dancing Princesses,'' etc.- -with less common entries, such as the gruesome, peculiar ``Fitcher's Bird'' and a variant on ``The Three Sillies'' called ``The Sad Tale of Clever Elsie,'' in which the suitor later repents of his marriage and tricks the foolish girl into running off. Read full book review >

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Grimm House by Karen McQuestion
Released: Nov. 14, 2015

"An imaginative fable about two witches that should excite young readers.
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A children's tale that reveals a little girl's travails combines suspense, fantasy, and some dark fears. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS GRIMM by Michael Buckley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Even confirmed fans will hope for tighter writing in future outings. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Poor choreography in the battle scenes drags the latest entry in this otherwise delicious series below par. Read full book review >

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MR. HAPPY AND MISS GRIMM by Antonie Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"Stick with the old standby: Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Happy (1980). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Attitude rubs off in this peculiar German import first published as Herr Glück & Frau Unglück.Read full book review >

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A TALE DARK & GRIMM by Adam Gidwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The narrator's presence lessens; action and emotion deepen; funny gross-outs pop up amid serious violence; and everything builds to one painful and triumphant catharsis. (Fractured fairy tale. 10-13)"
Fairy tales for the horror set blend themselves into one intact thread that's satisfying enough to overcome an intrusive narrator. Read full book review >

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THE GRIMM LEGACY by Polly Shulman
ADVENTURE
Released: July 8, 2010

Fairy-tale and romance devotees, museum aficionados and budding librarians will pine for Elizabeth's afterschool job. Read full book review >