Search Results: "The Brothers Grimm"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

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THE HARE & THE HEDGEHOG by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"It may be macabre, but it's closer in spirit to the original than most newly refashioned folk tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
In a little-known variant on "The Tortoise and the Hare," the latter loses more than a race. 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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THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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THE FAIRY TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Like Brust's The Amazing Paper Cuttings of Hans Christian Andersen (1994), this makes absorbing reading for folktale fans interested in the story behind the Stories. (afterword, source notes, picture credits, timeline) (Biography. 12-14)"
Hettinga (Presenting Madeline L'Engle, 1993) lays the intertwined careers of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm against a turbulent backdrop of Napoleonic invasions, civil unrest, and family misfortunes. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF AND THE LITTLE GOATS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN by Mark Holme
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2012

"The developers would do well to either give this app a major overhaul or put it out to pasture. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A disappointingly flawed version of the classic Brothers Grimm tale. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SOPHIE AND THE SIX SWANS by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A charming adaptation with a solid moral and a heroine whom little girls and boys can look up to. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)"
When her six brothers are turned into swans by their wicked stepmother, Princess Sophie must endure physical and emotional trials to save them in this warmly illustrated version of the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >

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THE BEARSKINNER by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
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 >