Search Results: "Wilhelm 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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Unlikely to find much readership outside of the psychoanalytic hardcore."
Psychobiography meets psychiatric case study in this life of the eminently strange theorist. 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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IRON HANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Young romantics will revel in the princess's fragile loveliness, the medieval pageantry, and the many meticulously rendered details. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An unattributed translation of one of the Grimms' more enigmatic tales, in a lush edition with imaginative illustrations and intricate borders. Read full book review >

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SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Lush and handsome, but without the storytelling verve of Barbara Cooney's freer illustrations (1965, 1991). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
A slightly updated text based on May Sellars's 19th-century translation of the story about two sisters who not only befriend a bear who's really a prince but rescue—three times—the peculiarly ungrateful gnome (``dwarf'' in other editions) who enchanted the prince and stole his treasure. 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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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 GOLDEN GOOSE by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A drily entertaining version of the tale of the simpleton and his golden goose. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR AND THE BIRD KING by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

A grumpy bear insults the ordinary-looking nestlings of the Bird King, occasioning a war between the beasts of the land and those of the air. Read full book review >

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THE BREMEN TOWN MUSICIANS by Jacob Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Both deserve a place in library collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Watts's soft, more traditional illustrations don't have the rambunctious zest of Wilhelm's (below), but they are appealingly pretty (in the best sense), representing the animals with sympathy, their defeat of the robbers with some humor, and the setting with a pleasant nostalgia. Read full book review >