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.
Recounted to Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm almost two centuries ago by European storytellers, the tales possess all of the most engaging elements of folklore — from magic spells and enchanted frogs to a colorful cast of noble princes, lovely maidens, giants, witches, and other fantastic characters.
These 21 unabridged tales, selected from the more than 200 collected by the Brothers Grimm, include such unforgettable classics as "Snow White," "The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Brave Little Tailor," "The Golden Goose," "Hansel and Gretel," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," and "Tom Thumb."
Rich in detail, lyrical in phrase, these masterful translations by Margaret Hunt capture the flavor of the original Grimm tales. Here are classics such as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Grethel,” “Thumbling,” “Cinderella,” “The Bremen Town-Musicians,” “The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids,” “The Fisherman and His Wife,” and “Little Snow-White.” These cherished fables, created from centuries’-old oral tradition, await rediscovery by children and adults alike.
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The book is an excellent way to read Paragraph by Paragraph Translation along your kids.
Your little one can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding German paragraph.
The paragraphs are not long, so there is no need to do a lot of back and forth to see the German translation and the English text.
The text is relatively simple vocabulary and grammar wise, but not very simple at all, so for beginners this should be a great challenge.