352 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 in
June 1, 1995
Penguin UK Juvenile
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0140366962
ISBN - 13: 9780140366969
About the Book
From the land of fantastic castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the brothers Grimm collected a treasury of entrancing folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magic beasts and cunning boys. From favorites such as the Frog-Prince and Hansel and Gretel to the delights of Ashputtel or Old Sultan, all are vivid with timeless mystery.
From the Publisher
From the land of fantastic castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of entrancing folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magic beasts and cunning boys. From favorites such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Gretel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all are vivid with timeless mystery.
About the Author
Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are burie
From Our Editors
There are a few authors to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude for coming up with some of the most cherished stories that we share with our children as they grow. Even with all the debates about those Disneyfied versions of the classic fairy tales — or the essential “whiteness” and political incorrectness of most of the stories — they are a fundamental part of children’s literature. One such debt goes to the Brothers Grimm and their especially favoured tales, which include the ever-popular princess stories “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rapunzel” and “Snow White.” In this Puffin edition of Grimms’ Fairy Tales, you’ll find all the usual suspects, including “Hansel and Gretel” and “Little Red Riding Hood” — a little tamer than the originals, perhaps, but still offering an enchantingly dark look into human behaviour.