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Grimm's Fairy Tales (Classic Literature With Classical Music. Junior Classics)

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Item description for Grimm's Fairy Tales (Classic Literature With Classical Music. Junior Classics) by Jacob Grimm, Laura Paton & Wilhelm Grimm...

Dwarves, giants, princesses, kings, fairies, and magicians ... all can be found in the enchanting fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Twenty-two of the Grimms' best stories are brought to life in this deluxe edition, from well-known favorites like "Rapunzel," "Red Riding Hood," "Rumpelstiltskin," and "Hansel and Grethel," to lesser-known treasures such as "The Valiant Tailor" and "The Frog Prince." Arthur Rackham's extraordinary interpretations are beautifully reproduced here in 21 full-color plates and 28 black-and-white drawings that lavishly embellish the pages.

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Format: Abridged,   Audiobook
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Pages   8
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 5.25"
Weight:   0.25 lbs.
Binding  CD
Publisher   Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN  9626340053  
ISBN13  9789626340059  

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More About Jacob Grimm, Laura Paton & Wilhelm Grimm

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Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, is best known as the author of the monumental "German Dictionary," his "Deutsche Mythologie" and more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales."

Wilhelm Carl Grimm was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.

Translator Randall Jarrell, born in 1914 in Nashville, Tennessee, was a prolific and widely respected poet, critic, translator, and fiction writer. A friend and contemporary to Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, Jarrell received the National Book Award (amid other honors) for his verse. He also served as U.S. Poet Laureate. Jarrell died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1965.

Jacob Grimm was born in 1785 and died in 1863.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > General

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Timeless  Dec 21, 2007
I was given this translation 20 years ago as a child, and it is still as timeless and entertaining today as it was then. I will pass the book on to my own children, with my blessing. The tales are well-translated and carefully walk the line without being too violent or explicit for young children, while still being enchanting for older children. Furthermore, all traces of racism have been purged from this translation, a change that I find welcome in my Grimms' translations.
Fun!  Dec 15, 2007
Great to hear the original, pre-Disney, versions of these classic tales. Definitely a dark and even violent undercurrent that runs through them, but that makes the arrival into the light all the more satisfying. As usual, Naxos does a fine job. A journey back to childhood when dreams still hovered in the corner of your eye.
AUDIO CD REVIEW  Dec 31, 2006
Tha actress reading the stories does a very good job. Unfortunatly this CD version of the stories is very abriged, just the bare bones. The choice of predominatly russian music for German folk tales is a bit odd. Still this is the only version I have experianced so it's the best I know of.
It is for older readers. Nice translation from the German.
Illustrations are not the same style as on the cover  May 6, 2005
I bought this edition specifically because I wanted to have some illustrations like the ones on the cover (I'm designing some costumes for a production of "Into the Woods" and wanted to use this book as inspiration). However, the illustrations inside the book are not AT ALL like the ones on the cover. I've returned the book and forgot to check, but I would guess that they are not even by the same artist. I love how this site now has images within books, however, this one didn't have any of the inside illustrations and so I didn't realize until I recieved the book. I'm still on the search for a book of fairy tales with medieval period illustrations.

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