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Grimm Tales
Grimm Tales: For Young and Old | Philip Pullman
In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice. From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.
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Aloisi_tribe
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The Brothers Grimm definitely have some #grim and spooky tales.

#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon @Clwojick

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Simona
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Day 5 #7covers7days

@Emhill Would you like to join in #CoverCrush ? Post a favorite cover every day for one week, no explanation needed and tag new Litten each day.

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 ❤️ I have this too! 😘 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice 👍🏻💙 2mo
Tanisha_A Love! 2mo
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BarbaraBB Beauty! 2mo
Amiable Haunting and spooky—and gorgeous! 2mo
Simona @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @BarbaraBB @Amiable Gorgeous cover, but I was quite disappointed by the content ... 2mo
Nute Good gracious! That is amazing book cover art! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @simona It looks like you could walk right in to that forest - and never come out! 2mo
Simona @Come-read-with-me Birch forest is beautiful, but always with slightly vicious vibes 😬 2mo
BiblioLitten Wow! 2mo
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DPgirl
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed reading this. I even read some aloud to my son and I hate reading aloud 😁

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balletbookworm
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#riotgrams Day 3 - fairy tales! This new translation/retelling of the Brothers‘ Grimm by Phillip Pullman has been on my TBR for a while. Maybe I should get to that. 😉 @bookriot

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youneverarrived
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The Brothers Grimm fairytales still go on today in different versions and re-tellings. Best I could think of for this prompt 😬 #rocketbrothers #septemberdanes

Kalalalatja Good pick! I really want to read this 😍 1y
Cinfhen Got it!! 💚well played 👍🏻 1y
MinDea 😍😍😍 that cover! 1y
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pppooraikul
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My friend wanted to order a book (a soccer book of some kind) from Book Depository and I thought shipping halfway across the world is a serious journey and I ought to order some too to make the trip worthwhile. I ended up ordered 3 while my friend got only 1. 🤣

And I‘d like to give credits to Book Depository, as this is the first time I use their service. They took care of the packages really well!

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thebluestocking
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Wilkie The golden book of fairy tales was my choice too! 2y
thebluestocking @Wilkie I saw your story. That‘s a bummer, but at least you found a copy. ❤️ (edited) 2y
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Christine11
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In Rapunzel, after a man steals a from a witches garden to help his ill wife, he #promises her their first child in return for her allowing this. This book is so great - it‘s a selection of Philip Pullman‘s favourite Grimm fairytales and a brief explanation of each of their origins and meaning. I love all fairytales and the Grimm ones are so dark and fantastic! 💗💜💙
#HeartsAndHardcovers

Avanders So. Pretty. 2y
JennAndrew This looks awesome- I love Pullman and fairytales. Definitely one for the stack! 👍🏻 2y
Christine11 @Avanders Thanks - it is a gorgeous book ! 😊💜 2y
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Christine11 @JennAndrew I think you‘ll love it then ! It‘s really interesting and you can never have too many fairytale books! 😊💙 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ looks good!!! 2y
Christine11 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s great for anyone who likes fairytales 😊💗 2y
DeborahSmall Really need this edition it‘s stunning ❤️ 2y
Christine11 @DeborahSmall I love it too ! 😊💜 2y
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Tonton
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Great for the holidays!

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JoeStalksBeck
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youneverarrived
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I haven‘t read either of these yet but I love the covers #bestcover #jingleshelves

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twohectobooks
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Pickpick

Philip Pullman is better known for His Dark Materials, but I enjoyed this version of the Grimms‘ fairytales. He provides notes on each of the fifty selections at the end of the stories, which were interesting peaks behind the curtain of storytelling and folktales.

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youneverarrived
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Looking forward to reading this book of fairy tale retellings! #fablesandfolklore #uncannyoctober

JazzFeathers Lovely pic 😁 2y
Nikki15 Really enjoyed these retellings. Hope you do too 💕 2y
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rubyslippersreads ❤️🦉❤️ 2y
ferskner That cover!!! 😍 2y
Mdargusch Great photo and I love that book cover! 2y
youneverarrived @ferskner it‘s fab isn‘t it 😍 2y
youneverarrived @Mdargusch thank you and I do too! 2y
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twohectobooks
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Wait, what?!

A mouse, a bird and a sausage decided to set up home together. For a long time they carried on happily, living within their means and even managing to save a little. The bird's job was to go into the forest every day and bring back wood for the fire, the mouse had to get water from the well, make the fire and lay the table, and the sausage did the cooking.

😂

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twohectobooks
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This is a very creative interpretation of "three things."

From "The boy who left home to find out about the shivers"

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kezzlou85
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Forgot just how dark and graphic some of these can actually be. Won't be showing them to my children just yet.

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Inkandinklings
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Can't wait to read these fairytales. What are some of your favourites? I loved the original Little Mermaid when I was 6 (daggers and all...🗡).

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bitterbear
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vivastory I love this book. So much! 2y
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originalembot
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Rather sad list of books I have started but haven't finished due to reading slump. My life is sad. :(

#slump #fml

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vivastory
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Philip Pullman notes in the introduction that the Grimm fairy tales, along with The Arabian Nights, "are the most important & influential collections of folk tales ever published." An economy of information contributes to the swiftness of these tales. Anthropomorphic creatures, elaborate punishments & occasionally shocking violence, seemingly impossible quests & riddles. Praised by Harold Bloom on the back, Pullman's versions are eloquent tales.

brooklynreads This has been in my #tbr wish list forever! I think this is the year to finally track me down a copy. 3y
vivastory @brooklynreads Definitely worth it. I loved it. 3y
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vivastory
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One of my favorite aspects of this book are the elaborate & strange punishments as shown above.

saresmoore 😳 That's intense. (edited) 3y
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vivastory
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I'm falling in love with these swift, violent, frequently surreal tales.

RowReads1 I've got this one and still haven't read it. I'm glad you're enjoying it. 3y
vivastory @RowReads1 you're in for a real treat 3y
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Simona
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Still unread ... but this is a book with my #favoritecover

#riotgrams

TheLondonBookworm So beautiful I love this book although I do have an obsession with fairy tales :) 3y
Kaylamburson That looks gorgeous! Is that a shadow box type cover? Is it actually 3D? 3y
Simona @Kaylamburson No, it is a one-dimensional "plain" cover, but looks like a framed photo! 3y
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Simona @TheLondonBookworm Fairytales are the best! 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Simona Have you read Michel Cunningham's A Wild Swan? It's absolutely fantastic if you like fairy tales and quite short :) 3y
Simona @TheLondonBookworm Went straight to the Book Depository and I bought it! Should I thank you or what?!? 🤑😉😘 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Simona hahaha good call! You'll love it I swear so totally worth it 😋😋😋 3y
Simona @TheLondonBookworm Thanks for recommendation 🙏 3y
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I started pickeling my own onions recently and that are so good! I wanted to take a picture in day light but I'm never home when it's light out (poor me) So here it is anyway. This on a thick slice of bread with some good soft cheese is just the thing I crave when reading Philip Pullman's amazing retellings of the Grimm brothers' fairy tales. 😀

LeahBergen Yum (and they look so pretty, too)! 3y
SusanInTiburon Yum! So good! 3y
vivastory This is on my TBR for the month 3y
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ValkyrieAndHerBooks Sounds yummy! Pickled onions are amazing in chicken quesadillas! 3y
SaraFair My husband would love those onions but look like something in the veterinarian 's office. 3y
I-read-and-eat @LeahBergen @SusanInTiburon @ValkyrieAndHerBooks @SaraFair That are so good and easy to make! I do have to try them in chicken quesadillas now, it sounds amazing! 3y
I-read-and-eat @vivastory You're in for a treat then! I am in love with this book 💖 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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Yesterday I was #dreamingofacolderclimate and today I am reading while on my train to work and everything is dusted by snow ❄😀 Not yet the full blown winter I am hoping for but Mother nature must have read my post yesterday 😉I even went outside last night to walk in the fresh snow.

Suet624 Why have I not read this book??? 3y
I-read-and-eat @Suet624 I don't know but you should! It's very good. After every story Pullman briefly reflects on it which is very interesting 😊 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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Just got out of work and it's fairly cold today but I'm always #dreamingofacolderclimate as I hate heat. But for now I enjoy the cold weather with some apple pie and a Chao Latte. Accompanied by the lovely fairy tale book I got for christmas. Waiting for your train to arrive doesn't have to be bad 😉

#januaryreads @RealLifeReading

Hobbinol I love cold weather too. We're about to get hit with our first winter storm of the year here in North Carolina US. (Some years it doesn't snow at all☹️.) 3y
SaraFair I always try to think of a yucky humid summer day when I am out walking the dog in the cold. Makes me think -"this isn't that bad!" 3y
I-read-and-eat @Hobbinol @SaraFair Good to know I'm not the only one who preferers the cold 😊 3y
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theinfophile
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My partner reads me bedtime stories & told me I should keep track of the books we read in my journal #journaling #journaling #reading

BookishMarginalia 💜💜💜💜 3y
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I-read-and-eat
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My #readingresolution is reading whatever I love! I have wasted too much time ploughing through the so called classics and other books that everyone 'should' read and I didn't enjoy. Reading is a fun activity and I should enjoy it. So from now on, I only read what I like. And not what people tell me I should like 😊

@RealLifeReading #readjanuary

Kalalalatja So true! There is too many great books out there to waste time on books you don't like! 3y
Marchpane Amen to this! 3y
courtney That's a great one! I'm guilty of forcing my way through classics but I need to get better at bailing when it doesn't feel right! 3y
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Reviewsbylola That's pretty much my goal. 🙌🏻 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Exactly! I'm bailing if I don't like it. 3y
Branwen Good for you! That's a great goal! :-) 3y
Bette My philosophy too. 🙂👍 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon YES!! Only: 📚💕📚💕 3y
vivastory I enjoy the classics but I completely agree that reading should be an activity you feel liberated in. One that you enjoy. 3y
KilgoreTrout Love that! 3y
I-read-and-eat @vivastory I have enjoyed some classics and this is by no means an attack on them. But I've just been reading too many of them because I felt I had to. It's mostly a reminder to read whatever I like, classic, fantasy, post-modern etc. 😊 3y
vivastory @I-read-and-eat Reading diversely is important to a satisfying reading life. This month I'm reading Don Quixote & Stephen King. 3y
BeckyD That's my goal this year, too. I'm not forcing myself to finish books I don't like. 3y
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mhillis
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FairytaleEngine Hello! You ever wondered why Cinderalla's dad would marry such a mean horrible person like Cinderella's stepmother? What every happened to her real mom? This book answers these types of questions!! 3y
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Vinjii
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I love fairytale retellings. I especially enjoyed Cinder and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles this year. Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales I've yet to read. Hopefully soon #photoadaynov16

RealLifeReading Love Pullman! But have yet to pick up this book! 3y
Moray_Reads I've never read this one either but I love that cover. Stacked! 3y
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autumnlupin
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Day 15 of #photoadaynov16 : #booknerdproblems so many books, so little time. And this is only a fraction of the books I wanna read. How does anyone keep up with new novels??!

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TheLondonBookworm
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'We don't need a list of rights and wrongs, tables of dos and don'ts. We need books, time and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten but once upon a time lasts forever.'
Philip Pullman

Centique This is an awesome quote. Kind of sums up what I try to do in parenting. (The operative word being TRY. I still "thou shalt" too much!) 3y
TheLondonBookworm @Centique hehe sounds like your doing a brilliant job then :) 3y
vivastory @TheLondonBookworm Great quote. I'm planning on ordering "His Dark Materials" in Everyman Library edition soon. 3y
TheLondonBookworm @vivastory the collected edition? I've got that one ☺️ it's such a beautiful cover! 3y
vivastory @TheLondonBookworm That's the one. The cover is what drew me in. I'm a fan of Everyman Library editions in general. Such gorgeous, durable, affordable books. 3y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Night-night, book buddies...shhhhh...

#bookmark #booktober #bookmarks #oldtypewriterkeys

Linsy 💖 3y
pppooraikul Ooh. Gorgeous 😍 Btw, I've been wanting to know how Pullman's version of Grimms tales is like. What do ypu think? 😁 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon @pppooraikul It's still on the TBR. I really bought it for the beautiful cover😬 3y
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wildfireheart
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'Swiftness is a great virtue in the fairy tale. All we need is the word "Once..." and we're off'
#philippullman #fairytales #grimmtales

elkeo_TheBookDragon Dark chocolate + ginger = heaven 💕 3y
wildfireheart @elkeo definitely! It's already about half gone XD 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Half? You have self control 😉 3y
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LovettReads
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Bought this at my favorite indie bookstore back in college, the amazing Food for Thought Books, which has sadly since closed #getindie

Louise The one in Amherst? 3y
Louise Just saw the tiny print! Yes, it was sad to see that one go. They had a nice children's section and great cards. Some quirky books too! 3y
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ScorpioBookDreams
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These are all the #whitespines I could find on my first bookcase. A few are still on the #tbr pile though. #augustofpages #bookphotochallenge

Cinfhen That's an artistic photo❤️ 3y
Jillsandypants So pretty! 3y
OSChamberlain Such a pretty photo! 3y
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Simona
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I didn't read it yet, but is Philip Pullman!
#minimalisticcovers #day6 #augustphotochallenge #augustofpages

DiruVamp Wow that is beautiful! 3y
Simona @DiruVamp Yes, it is beautiful cover. I hope for some twists and turns in the tales. 3y
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Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage It looks like a framed picture. 3y
Karkar That is the most beautiful cover 😍❤️📚😍😍 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub This one definitely wins today. It's absolutely lovely. 3y
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Deborah42
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I grew up loving these tales, and was pleased to discover a few new ones (new to me, anyway) in this collection. Pullman cleans up some of the archaic language from the originals and provides a short bit of commentary and historical context for each tale.

A must-read for fairy tale fans.

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Peddler410
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You would think one collection would be enough. But this is Philip Pullman!

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Curley_Bender
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The Brothers Grimm by candle light. Who needs power on a Saturday night?