Friday, November 23, 2012

Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version By Philip Pullman Review

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip PullmanFairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm:
A New English Version
By Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman retells fifty of the beloved Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm.

There is no way I am going to write a review on each of the fifty stories, as a whole the retellings are amazing. There are many stories people will recognize from Rapunzel to Rumpelstiltskin, and even my favorite The Twelve Dancing Princess, there are even some that may be new for people such as One Eye Two Eyes Three Eyes. What I loved about how the author pulled these all together was he references each story with notes of the differences between some of the retellings as well as notes on his own. This is definitely a timeless classic, some with sinister endings and some with the happily ever afters that we have all come to expect from fairy tales. The compilation is well researched and so well written that you cannot help but fall in love with these stories all over again.

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  1. I've been thinking about buying this book. Is it very original, or does it just stick to the original fairytales?

    1. I think it's a little bit of both. lol The author takes all the different versions to create the one that reads the best and is the most entertaining. - Hope that helps :)