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Fairy Tales genre: new releases and popular books, including Descendant of the Crane by Joan He, Little Darlings by Melanie Golding, The Princess and the. These are our favorite Fairy Tale and Folk Tale books for Pre-K kids. This list Visit the Fairy Tale Activities page for lots of Preschool & Pre-K lesson ideas. Author, critic and long-time scholar of fairy tales Marina Warner recommends the best books of, or about, the rich and vital fairy tale tradition.

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Sticker Book Peppa Pig. Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Ladybird Favourite Fairy Tales Ladybird. Fairy Tales for Little Children. Grimms' Fairy Tales. Grimms' Fairy Tales Jacob Grimm. Grimm's Fairy Tales Jacob Grimm. Illustrated Stories from Grimm Ruth Brocklehurst. Omnibus Edition The Brothers Grimm. Strong Hans The Peasant in Heaven Lean Lisa The House in the Forest Sharing Joys and Sorrows The Wren The Flounder The Bittern and the Hoopoe The Owl The Moon The Life Span The Messengers of Death Master Pfriem The Goose Girl at the Spring Eve's Unequal Children The Nixie in the Pond The Gifts of the Little Folk The Giant and the Tailor The Nail The Poor Boy in the Grave The True Bride The Hare and the Hedgehog Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle The Peasant and the Devil The Crumbs on the Table The Little Hamster From the Water The Master Thief The Drummer The Ear of Corn The Grave Mound Old Rinkrank The Crystal Ball Maid Maleen The Boots of Buffalo Leather Saint Joseph in the Forest The Twelve Apostles The Rose Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven God's Food The Three Green Twigs The Blessed Virgin's Little Glass The Little Old Lady The Heavenly Wedding The Nightingale and the Blindworm The Hand With the Knife Herr Fix-It-Up How Some Children Played at Slaughtering Death and the Goose Boy Puss in Boots The Strange Feast Simple Hans Bluebeard Hurleburlebutz Okerlo Princess Mouseskin The Pear Refused to Fall The Castle of Murder The Carpenter and the Turner The Blacksmith and the Devil The Three Sisters The Stepmother Fragments The Faithful Animals The Crows The Lazy One and the Industrious One The Long Nose The Lion and the Frog The Soldier and the Carpenter The Wild Man The Children of Famine Saint Solicitous Misfortune The Pea Test The Three Daughters and the Frog King The Golden Maiden The White Dove Fool's Gold The Winter Rose Prince Swan Rumpenstunzchen Stepmother The Fox and Mrs Fox The Fool Small People The Luck of the Dumb Little Kurt Bingeling The Liar The Faithful Wife The Princess in the Coffin and the Sentry Peter's Mother Why Dogs Sniff One Another Sharp Ears, the Runner, the Blower, and the Strongman The Little Mouse and the Little Sausage King Ironhead The Old Soldier and the White Horse The Silver Poplar Notes Index View all 4 comments.

Its hard to rate a book when they are filled with multiple stories where some are bad and some are good, hence why it has received a 3 stars I only really read the stories that I were interested in reading. Most of them, after a certain point, I didn't read. The ones that I did read I enjoyed. Hans in Luck -- Half-wits can be happy with anything. The Traveling Musicians -- Robbing the rich to give to yourself is fine if your victim is a robber.

Briar Rose -- Disney can reduce anything -- even a story about slights and righteous indignation -- into a ninety minute indoctrination of the fantasy of good and evil. The Dog and The Sparrow -- Vengeance is fine if you are the first person wronged, but if you wrong one, then are wronged in return you may not seek vengeance -- even if the vengeance wrought upon you is out of proportion for your crime. The Twelve Dancing Princesses -- Listen to whatever an old hag tells you because her ugliness must equal wisdom.

The Fisherman and His Wife -- Be happy with your station in life. Ambition above your station cannot make you happy. Marx would love this one. The Willow-Wren and the Bear -- No matter the idiocy of a war and its cause, the defeated should pay reparations, regardless of how humiliating. Cat and Mouse in Partnership -- The meek will inherit nothing. They will be devoured. No idealism here. The Goose Girl -- The ideal wife should be meek and mild and of the right station.

Also, beauty will out. Unless you are a shape shifter And if you catch the mouse you can make a hat out of it.

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Mother Holle -- If you are ugly you must be lazy. If you are ugly and lazy you will be punished. Little Red-Cap -- Listen to your mother because she is always right, and kill all the predatory wildlife you can because it will eat you otherwise. The Robber Bridegroom -- Never leave witnesses, and always check for missing body parts.

Rumpelstiltskin -- The rich and powerful do not have to honour contracts and agreements. That is the lot of the poor. Clever Gretel -- Lie your face off to protect the secret of your eating disorder and your alcoholism.

The Little Peasant -- Lie, cheat, steal and commit murder, even mass murder, and you will flourish, so long as you are preying on the idiocy of your neighbours. Frederick and Catherine -- Dizzy blondes always prosper. Snowdrop also known as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves -- Creepy men will always come to the rescue of a too-young girl The Pink -- Apparently pink has always been the colour of homosexuality of course, it could just be that I was feeling particularly gay when I read that night.

At least if you are a Clever Hans. The Miser in the Bush -- Someone always pays. Ashputtel aka Cinderella -- The Brothers Grimm really made no sense at all, and they must have had a wicked step-mother of their own. These boys had issues. The White Snake -- Be kind to lesser beasts and you will some day be rewarded, but you can still kill any domesticated beasts indiscriminately. Prey can also torture and kill predators whenever they want.

The Juniper Tree -- Killers should be killed, so their victims will be born again. The Turnip -- There is virtue in con artistry. The whole crew giggled their brains out at the escapades of Clever Hans. Of course, it could have been my silly Austrian accent.

In fact, every Grimm Tale would be better with an Austrian accent. The Fox and The Horse -- Domesticated animals deserve much better than wild ones.

Haven't I seen that somewhere before? A capital offence, in fact. The Raven -- Useless men are the perfect men for a wronged princess. And here I thought the most you could get from such a deed was a dipped ice cream cone. The Water of Life -- The good guys always win. The Twelve Huntsman -- Sexism will always help a lady get her man.

The King of the Golden Mountain -- Midgets and dwarves are nothing but magical. Bad people have black faces. Kings can steal anything they want. That's the Brothers Grimm in a nutshell. Doctor Knowall -- Idiots are fated to riches. The Wedding of Mrs.

Fox -- First Story: Genetic anomalies are easy to overlook if you are a fox. Second Story: Racial purity must be maintained.

The Salad -- Turn a woman into an ass, and she will drop to her knees and do anything you want, making you happy forever. King Grisly-Beard -- Any shrew can be tamed. Iron Hans -- Cursed Kings will help any knob who can help them break their curse. I am not sure that PETA would be impressed with this one. The super rich, the rich, all nobility, the stupid, and cute animals.

Who ends up looking bad: Yep, this book is crap. It is such crap that nearly every Disney adaptation is an improvement -- seriously.

But Clever Hans View all 16 comments. Mar 25, Ahmed Ejaz rated it really liked it Shelves: Boldly ventured is half won. As always, Grimm Brothers didn't disappoint me. I enjoyed this tale more than I expected. In state of shock, Princess refuses to marry him and gives him another test to pass in exchange of marriage.

She puts him in the cage of bear. If he stays alive all the night, princess will marry him. This tale was Boldly ventured is half won. This tale was a fun read for me. It shows that no matter how much difficult a task is, don't be discouraged!

There are many things we don't try. Because we think we can't do them. Because they seem impossible. I don't know about you guys but I feel this. Look at this tale, when the tailor was ordered to spend a night with bear, he could reject it.

But he didn't. He didn't get discouraged. He tried it. And ultimately accomplished his goal by using his mind. Overall, it's great. I would recommend it. View 1 comment. Mar 08, tee rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know, right?

Too rad for words? Why don't I own it anymore? I presume it just fell apart from the heady love affair that I had with it. I was besotted. Rapaciously smitten. If rapacious means what I think it does. I just wanted to climb in between the covers and love it good. With or without its consent. Maybe rapacious simply means greedy, which does just as good because I was greedy for it, like a fat kid who mixed butter and sugar together and ate it as a snack.

Like I may or may not have done as a kid. Whilst reading Grimm's fairytales. I will love whoever downloads me a copy of the version that I had as a child with undying gratitude.

It had charm, mystique, it was chunky, fat, just the right size.

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Just like a good man. Nothing has lived up to it's magnificence since. Oh and the stories were good too. View all 3 comments. I tried. I tried so hard to read this book. I kept telling myself that I can do it. That they're all old fairy tales. That it's nice to know the origin of all those classic stories. But no. I just I really can't do it anymore. They're all ridiculous, annoying, and so so so much boring.

DNF I'm not sorry. Do you know kids today don't know how gory fairy tales are?

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This is a travesty and will not stand while I am a teacher. While we were discussing Paul Bunyan this week I got sidetracked and started talking about how everything in fairy tales happens in threes. Like how in the original Cinderella the stepmother tries to trick the prince by cutting of portions of her stepdaughters feet to fit the shoe. The kids were all riveted and many asked "Where's that book with all the gross stories in it?

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I was thrilled to tell them it was this one. Grimm indeed. This was a chore to read, I thought it would be brilliant and dark. Sadly, it was anything but, there was the odd moment of slight creepiness but that was about it. Out of the two hundred or so stories, there were only a few that stood out — the rest were all repetitive, it felt like I was reading the same story over and over.

I was getting sick of the same themes, characterizations and dynamics used. The message throughout was that: Otherwise they're unworthy of happiness. Yea, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, the stories aren't all that interesting, reading a few is more than enough to get the gist of the Grimm's brothers fairy tales.

View all 6 comments. Jan 03, Isa rated it it was amazing. Y he quedado bastante entretenida.

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Una y otra vez confiando en la anciana. Sin duda, de mis recopilaciones de cuentos favoritas. Aug 09, C. Cook rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish I could review each and every story in this individually, but there are soooo many. All I can say is that this has given me quite a few story ideas and its also given me quite a lot of laughter P Some of those stories are creepy!

View all 13 comments. Nov 28, Jonnie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was gifted a lovely edition of this - which was incredibly thoughtful, since there was no occasion for it. So, this is a 'review' as much as it is a perfect bout of nostalgia for me. There are tales in here so I'm not able to, nor would I want to comment on them all.

Grimm's tales are known all over the world - Hanzel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, The Frog Prince - everyone knows these, right?

I was a bit of a strange child in the sense that I was always fascinated by these beautifully dark tales. So as I peruse through this magical and beautifully bound book, I may make occasional comments on certain tales - and I hope that one day should you be curious enough, that you too pick up an unabridged copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales , and be as delighted as I am over these stories.

The Frog-King, or Iron Henry I used to fervently argue that the Frog Prince was never kissed, but then again, not everyone had read the Grimm's version of this childhood classic. Boo-hoo to them, because Iron Henry is perfect!

View all 10 comments. It contains over two hundred stories: Some have become famous around the World and made the fortune of Walt Disney. Many turned into movies. The tales are simple but contain essential human behavior, qualities, and failures, courage, and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal, Crime and Punishment, to quote Dostoyevsky.

The prose style is surprisingly plain and transparent. However, after getting used to it, we are left with a soothing melancholy.

In the end, even a little sadness, remembering the awes and wide-eyed childhood mysteries of the Christmas tree and little bells ringing out in the distance. Here is an easy recipe for fairy tales: We take the following ingredients: A poor farmer and his wife, A little girl, or two, two or three brothers growing up and yearning to see the world; An enormous dark and haunted forest; An ugly old witch in her haunted little dwelling; A beautiful and kind fairy watching over little children, The rugged high mountain and the castle; An old King and beautiful children, a princess and a prince; A frog, a duck, some geese, a cock and a hen, some turtle doves, a dog, some pigs, a donkey, a horse, slippery snakes, and a fire-spitting dragon.

For spices, we need some sweetness and some bitterness, some tears and some smiling, some fights and huggings, some wounds and healing, some witchcraft and miracles, some sadness and happiness, plenty of food and drinks and some gold and silver as well.

We write all these words on a piece of paper, we cut them out fold them up and pour them in a bowl and mix them well. Then we pick the words out one by one, place them randomly on a large white paper and fill the space in between with our imagination.

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There we are, ready with a new story for bedtime. View all 9 comments. It is fascinating to see how all of the fairy tales which we have grown up with in a sanitized Disnified form, originally came to take their shape. The tales are in as enjoyable a form as any cheerful animation. Whatever translation was done is seamless and there are no ridiculous schisms between the meanings and implications of terms that have different connotations in German a common trait when words do not match exactly in two different languages, such as Elf and other fantastic creatures.

My only caveat for the reader of this collection is that this is best taken in small doses or all at once. It might get tedious for someone to read all of the different versions of Rumplestiltskin and weaving straw into gold one after another unless one were really in the mindset to do so. That is an occupational hazard of collecting every version of every folktale as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm did.

Still, the tales are classic, and faithfully rendered. Jun 23, Florencia rated it really liked it Shelves: Es sano, y tengo a C. Lewis de mi lado. I love fairy tales. I grew up with Disney's cute, timeless renditions of them. I think it's important to point out, though, that Disney definitely made the majority of these stories much more palatable.

For example, in the original Sleeping Beauty, the prince basically rapes the princess while she's asleep and by the time she wakes up it turns out she's already had kids by him. In the original The Little Mermaid, the mermaid kills herself after seeing the prince marry a human girl. In the origin I love fairy tales. In the original Cinderella, the stepsisters cut off parts of their feet so they can fit in the glass slipper.

It kind of worries me that these types of stories were considered children's stories in the days of yore. Dec 06, Steph rated it liked it Shelves: It only took me Of course with stories I hated some, felt meh about some, and loved some and noted by each story in the table of contents what I rated it.

View 2 comments. I'm going to put a star next to the stories I enjoyed the most. The Frog Prince: I mean she just throws him at the wall she physically abuse a frog, well what she thought of as a frog. But still!! Everything she did that was 'kind' to him was because her father forced her to do so.

I don't know what the moral of this story is. Be unkind and be for I'm going to put a star next to the stories I enjoyed the most. Be unkind and be forced to do good things to someone else and you get your prince and happy ever after? This isn't a good message to anyone, including kids.

I did like it in THIS story that the place the frog retrieves her 'ball' was in a well, not a pond because it makes more sense to anyone that a person wouldn't be able to their things from a very deep well, rather than a normal size pond. A well makes more sense for you to need a frog to help you I don't know, maybe its just me. And how old is the prince and princess, it doesn't say, I'm guessing between 16 - 21 years of age.

I knew the eventually outcome of the story but I still enjoyed it. I don't have much to say about these two, it was just interesting. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids: Faithful John or Trusty John: I like it. These stories I didn't care for much. Not that they where bad but they didn't give me much of a emotional reaction.

These where interesting story. Hansel and Grethel: Little Red Cap: The Six Swans: I'm still not sure the wicked Queen got the best justice but I believed it work out the best way. Little Briar-Rose also Sleeping Beauty: Its one of my favorites. Little Snow White: Still enjoyed the tale and the ending was interesting with the evil Queen dancing at Snow White's wedding in red hot slippers until she fell down dead.

The Poor Man and the Rich Man: Interesting tale that shows being kind and good will reward you in the end. A Riddling Tale: A short tale, it was sweet and short with some magic splashed into it. It was enjoyable. Snow-White and Rose-Red: I love Snow and Rose, and I love how opposite they are from each other but also alike as well. Especially re-reading my favorite ones. Aug 03, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Very interesting, but I can't say I particularly enjoyed the stories themselves all that much.

I found the history, context and discussion fascinating and I'm really pleased we read this collection as a group. I was expecting the tales to be darker than they were, although I did think the punishment handed out to the "bad guys" was mostly fairly hardcore. I thought the distress would be worse in the meat of the story as I'd been told that the original fairy tales were far more severe than the Di Very interesting, but I can't say I particularly enjoyed the stories themselves all that much.

I thought the distress would be worse in the meat of the story as I'd been told that the original fairy tales were far more severe than the Disney versions. Mostly I found the originals bizarre. The princess doesn't kiss the frog prince, she throws him against a wall! I mean really?!?! I know anyone who was involved in the group discussion must be sick of me talking about The Frog King which is the first tale in the collection, but I found it such a good example of the weirdness of these stories.

It was really strange how it played out, the princess is a horrible lying mean little girl and she gets a handsome prince and goes to marry him and live happily ever after. Oh and there's a servant who loved the prince so much his heart was bound but when the prince came back the bands around his heart snapped.

I was very lucky to read The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales while reading this collection which honestly made the stories far more interesting! I was really interested to learn that the commonly read version is the 4th edition that the Grimm brothers edited themselves.

Some differences between the first and fourth editions include the frog prince being thrown against the wall and landing on the princess' bed where she joined him and they spent the night together, to them being companions, and also in the first edition the "step mothers" were actually the mothers. That really surprised me. I wish I could have gotten my hands on a first edition! A very interesting read, but not what I'd call a particularly enjoyable one.

The kids really enjoyed hearing the real story of Cinderella, Snow White, and others. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean. Yeah, I didn't think so. But this is a beautiful edition: If you're looking for an old-school edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, this would definitely be my pick. Oh, and the kids' favorite story? The Fisherman and his Wife. Just like their father! Jul 28, Suvi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even though I like some of the Disney movies they're mostly watered down and fluffy versions of these incredibly imaginative, dark and grim folk tales that the brothers Grimm collected.

Even though not all the tales are interesting I would happily get this to my bookshelf anyway. And finally, I would like to thank you my Finnish teacher who introduced the morbid world of the Grimms to my class when we were She read the most memorable fairy tales to us under a red lamp and it made me travel ba Even though I like some of the Disney movies they're mostly watered down and fluffy versions of these incredibly imaginative, dark and grim folk tales that the brothers Grimm collected.

She read the most memorable fairy tales to us under a red lamp and it made me travel back in time to dark woods in the heart of Europe with buckets of blood.

Oct 30, Eva Cabrera rated it it was amazing. The original collection of tales, that encompasses the foundation of what we base the majority of our present day lessons upon.