Grimms Fairy Tales
"Once upon a time . . . " All children know that these immortal words mean a fairy tale is about to begin. And what better tale could you choose to tell than one by the Brothers Grimm In this collection of their best stories, we are transported to a world of beautiful princesses, warty witches, wicked stepmothers and ugly sisters - with the occasional musical rat-catcher, hungry wolf and handsome prince thrown in for good measure! In the enchanted world of Grimm, animals talk, magic happens, life's lessons are learned, and justice prevails in the end. With versions of the tales especially adapted for children, this beautifully illustrated volume is a vital addition to every family's bookshelf.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were scholars best known for their lifelong dedication to collecting and publishing ancient German folk tales. Their groundbreaking Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales) was published in seven different editions between 1812 and 1857 and brought to the world's attention such unforgettable characters as Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, and Snow White.