From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.
A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Published by Animedia Company.
From classics such as Cinderella and Snow White to lesser–known gems like The True Bride and Mother Holle, these timeless tales never fail to delight. Enter the wonderful world of witches and fairies, elves and giants, and princes and princesses in this collection of thirty beloved stories!
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Reprinted here in large, easy-to-read type and accompanied by six original illustrations specially created for this edition, these time-honored stories will delight both children and adults with their colorful evocation of a timeless world of elves, giants, wicked witches, handsome princes, and beautiful maidens.
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Rapunzel is a superbly woven tale of romance between Rapunzel and her prince. Find out about the tower, the evil witch and Rapunzel's long hair. Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Once upon a time, when a miller met the King, he proudly announced that his beautiful daughter had a special talent: she could actually spin straw into gold. That caught His Majesty's attention immediately; unfortunately, it wasn't true. Yet the poor girl's life depended on completing this impossible task. How could she ever succeed? Only with the help of a strange little man with a magical touch. But he exacted a dreadful promise in return. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her to meet the prince of her dreams. It is a fairy tale magic to treasure forever. There is a ball, a handsome prince and a glass slipper which all contribute to a happy ending. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination, inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
Featuring all your favorite classics, including “Hansel and Gretel,” “Cinderella,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” and dozens more, The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales is also accompanied by 40 color plates and 60 black and white illustrations from award-winning English illustrator Arthur Rackham, whose books and prints are now highly sought-after collectibles./divDIV/div/divDIV
The third title in the Knickerbocker Classic series has 800 pages of classic fairy tales to enjoy. It also includes a selection of stunning color reproductions by the famous illustrator, Arthur Rackham./div
The oldest son was named Hans, the second was named Karl and the youngest son was called Simpleton. Simpleton was always being laughed at and treated very badly by everyone in his family. After setting off out on his own, Simpleton helps a man in need. He is rewarded for his kindness with the gift of a golden goose; will the goose help him to win the hand of the princess? Beautifully illustrated, this comic graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
Managing to escape with her life, Snow White finds a cottage in the forest and ends up living with seven very unlikely housemates, seven dwarfs! Unfortunately the wicked stepmother has a talking mirror, which tells her that Snow White is still alive and still the most beautiful girl in the land.
The stepmother is furious and forms deadly plans to get rid of Snow White. But the seven dwarfs may have something to say about that!
In this new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, meet the seven dwarfs, Chief, Giggler, Dreamer, Echo and the remaining three, all named Hush! Will Snow White manage to avoid the evil machinations of her stepmother and how will the seven dwarfs save her?
"The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats" is a fable collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 5. It is Aarne-Thompson type 123, but has a strong resemblance to "The Three Little Pigs" and other Aarne-Thomspson type 124 folktales, and to the variant of "Little Red Riding Hood" that the Grimms collected, where she is rescued.
"Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein" (oft nur "Der Wolf und die sieben Geißlein") ist ein bekanntes Tiermärchen (ATU 123). Es steht in den Kinder- und Hausmärchen der Brüder Grimm ab der 1. Auflage von 1812 an Stelle 5 (KHM 5) und ist ab der 5. Auflage beeinflusst durch "Die sieben Gaislein" in August Stöbers "Elsässisches Volksbüchlein" (1842, Nr. 242). Ludwig Bechstein übernahm es ebenfalls nach Stöber in sein Deutsches Märchenbuch als "Die sieben Geißlein" (1845 Nr. 56, 1853 Nr. 47).
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As the years go by, the sisters keep helping a wandering dwarf out of trouble with the help of Bruno. The ending of the story is magical and touching at the same time. Beautifully illustrated, this graphic fairy tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!
As the princess is in such a tall castle, she can see for miles and miles. Wishing to marry a man more clever than herself, the princess decides that only a man that can hide himself from her will become her husband. Unfortunately, the royal magician turns all of the men that try to hide from her into marble statues. With the help of a raven, a fox and a fish, will the merchant be able to accomplish this task? Beautifully illustrated, this tale captures the imagination of readers of all ages and inspires a love of reading. A must-have classic for your digital library!