From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.
Old-fashioned, often broken typeface and Arthur Rackham's gloriously reproduced original artwork accompany 22 stories in a new edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, originally published in 1909. A sepia-toned illustration for "Red Riding Hood" shows the cloaked girl meeting the bristly wolf, dwarfed by endlessly tall, bare trees. A caption in "The Bremen Town Musicians" recalls the bygone era: "They came upon a Cat, sitting in the road, with a face as long as a wet week." ( Sept.)
This book was really great
I loved how they made ordinary fairytales into something Original and scary! But not too scary!
TAke my advice, read this book!
I think it's a great book but the only problem Is it is ridiculously long. It's more of a kids book because lots of the sentences are simplified in a good way. I am 10 and I still personally love this book so far because I have only read the golden bird and I look forward to the rest. So if you like to do something too keep you busy or have a quiet read, you should recommend picking this book so you don't have to keep changing books.
:) thank you for making this book!
It's a wonderful book, but I think to make it those 5 stars it would need some shorter stories that are about 4 pages. But otherwise it's great