Grimms' Fairy Tales
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, or the Brothers Grimm, were born in Hanau Germany in the late 1700s. They were well known scholars who made popular a multitude of European folk and fairy tales that had until then remained mostly an oral tradition. Most of these stories are well known, such as "Rumpelstiltskin", "Snow White", "Rapunzel", "Cinderella", "Hansel and Gretel", and "The Frog Prince." But these aren't the sweet and happy tales made popular by Disney: they are often way more gory and brutal and awesome.
That said this might not be the best collection to read to little kids before bedtime, unless you're raising some child goths or something. For example in Cinderella the stepsisters get their eyes picked out by birds, and have their feet all cut up. Either way, this is a collection that is timeless, and can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
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October 27, 2015
Way Better than disney.
August 03, 2014
Recommend it to everone!! :D
July 17, 2014
Eclectic; timeless short story (at times teeny bites!) fables--often doubling as sound parable--sometimes silly; quirky; odd; ever unpredictable; macabre; edgy!
June 28, 2014
Some of these are weird; all are wonderful.
April 30, 2014
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January 13, 2014
Umm if you like remixes of storys its good
January 08, 2014
Good book to read..
November 15, 2013
November 08, 2013
Its good. I guess my fovorite is THE GOOSE GIRL. I love this book.
October 29, 2013
My favriote out of all of them is the the old women and the string.
October 28, 2013
October 16, 2013
Ive been looking for this books!
October 15, 2013
I like this book
October 13, 2013
This is a very very very very very good book
October 10, 2013
Love it P.S. best book ever
September 24, 2013
September 17, 2013
I love this book. It was a family favorite and it still is
September 04, 2013
I love this book, cause I personally read it when I have time
August 22, 2013
I love all of these great stories and I do recommend you read at least 1 or 2 stories from this book.
August 02, 2013
These stories are classics - what more can be said?
June 22, 2013
I love it is so good
June 21, 2013
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April 27, 2013
I love this book about farie tales and that and i think this is the best one yet yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so far???????????????????????????????????????
March 27, 2013
If you thought you knew the tales THINK AGAIN this is real shit right here not the tales you once thought you knew, get ready if you've prepared yourself for what's in store. - Jimmy Carter
March 12, 2013
I love this book
March 11, 2013
March 08, 2013
Awesome! I have it at my grandparents house but not where I live... 200 miles away
March 02, 2013
Awesome loved it
February 24, 2013
Why is all the letters uppercase
February 20, 2013
The best book ever
February 20, 2013
This book is so great I would read it every day.
February 11, 2013
This book is the fairy tale of fairy tales!
February 11, 2013
Best book so far that i have read. I reccomend to anyone.
February 08, 2013
I like this book very much!!!
January 17, 2013
I love this book it has a lot of beautiful stories an old classic any age can resh
January 03, 2013
Mad me smile and such a smart book.
January 02, 2013
Amazing! Loved every minute of it except it did get a little boring after a while. :•)
January 01, 2013
Started reading this after watching Grimm and can't put the book down. Love it!
December 20, 2012
I love these stories. My friend she bought he book and she had 380 stories in the book by the brothers grimm. I also love their fairytale.
November 08, 2012
It was good but i cant read it easy. Needs an update to todays english
November 06, 2012
Great stories but then again repetitive, so i just skipped them 😙
November 05, 2012
I was very excited to read this book, because ive always loved fairy tales, but the stories were just so grusome and repeditive that i had to stop reading it halfway through :(
October 15, 2012
Keep you sucked in,and has lovley stories.
October 12, 2012
Loved every second of every page
September 28, 2012
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September 05, 2012
I love this book and i am only 12!!!!!
August 25, 2012
I found it to be intriguing and realistic, like the un-seen parts of the Disney movies made from these stories, and same with the folklore that it spawned.
August 25, 2012
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July 29, 2012
Grimm's Brother Fairy Tales have always been a favorite. Loving this one!
July 21, 2012
May 30, 2012
Awesome book. I love Grimm Fairy tales!
May 30, 2012
The Grimm brothers version of every fairytale is definitely better than the "nice" version done by Disney.
May 17, 2012
Love this book
April 06, 2012
One of my favorite books of all time hands down!
April 02, 2012
I loved how the stories were narrated and written. Definitely awesome and comically brutal than Disney's :)
April 01, 2012
Great book yep its beast
March 20, 2012
I abosoulutely love this book
March 16, 2012
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! i give it 5 stars!☀☀☀☀☀☀ it is awesome!👍
March 01, 2012
This is a terrific book I'm so glad that I got it !!! I am a total grim fan!
January 26, 2012
This is the best book I've read in a long time!
January 21, 2012
Love these origional Grimm tales. Way better than all this disney junk.
Teila Ah San
January 19, 2012
This book was totally awesome. It's definite that this book is a must read. Captured me from the beginning ! Read it !
January 09, 2012
I loved this book. You must read it.
January 06, 2012
pretty good, some stories were very dark and sad however a lot of the stories i noticed tended to repeat but with different characters. fun for older kids though!
January 04, 2012
The best fairy tales ever told. I enjoyed it as a child and as an adult! Reccomended!
Amelie Thomas Green
December 23, 2011
This is a really good book.I recommend it to all readers.It isn't like other books.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
December 02, 2011
Best Fairy Tales book.
October 09, 2011
This is the best book I've ever read- it doesn't seem like fairy tales, yet it's really entertaining and a great way to waste time on a rainy afternoon. Praise the Grimm Brothers!