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In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.
From the quests and romance of classics such as Rapunzel , Snow White and Cinderella to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as The Three Snake Leaves , Hans-my-Hedgehog and Godfather Death , Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.
'Never putting a foot wrong, the result is a magical complexity-in-simplicity that is sure to become a classic in its own right' -- Adam Lively Sunday Times
'Philip Pullman has radically reworked the Grimm tales for all ages' -- Nicolette Jones Telegraph
'One of Pullman's most useful additions is the vastly improved poems and jingles...his freer versions are catchy and authentic' Guardian
'I've admired Philip Pullman since his early fantasy Galatea on through the splendid trilogy His Dark Materials. All of his gifts, including his prose eloquence, and his endless high Romantic imagination, are manifested in this marvelous retelling of Grimm' -- Harold Bloom
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||5th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages and sold tens of millions of copies. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. Author photo © K T BruceMore About Philip Pullman