German & English
The dual-language text has been arranged into sub-paragraphs and paragraphs, for quick and easy cross-referencing. The original German text has been modernised and amended to suit this dual language project. The revised English text is in part a new translation from German. Essentially, the Brothers Grimm stories have been rewritten in contemporary English from German. The emphasis is on attaining a high correlation between each set of text fragments.
The reader can choose between four formats:
Section 1: English to German
Section 2: German to English
Section 3: English
Section 4: German
This book contains a selection of eleven stories from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of German folk tales, originally published from 1812 -1815. The stories include:
Sleeping Beauty (Dornröschen)
Little Red-Cap (Rotkäppchen)
Hansel and Grethel (Hänsel und Grethel)
The Frog King (Der Froschkönig)
The Bremen Town Musicians (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten)
Snow-White and Rose-Red (Schneeweißchen und Rosenroth)
The Goose-Girl at the Well (Die Gänsehirtin am Brunnen)
The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs (Der Teufel mit den Drei Goldenen Haaren)
The Young Giant (Der Junge Riese)
(A Dual-Language Book Project)
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.
Published by Animedia Company.
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.