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Grimm's Fairy Stories [Kindle Edition]

Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1414291477
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Public Domain Books (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JML1QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,287,841 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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221 of 226 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grimm's Greatest Hits June 7, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a greatest-hits grab bag of 25 stories from the Grimm's Fairy Tales collection, unillustrated, and apparently taken from the 1884 Margaret Hunt translation. Good collection of the highlights, but there are more complete collections (for example, Household Tales by Brothers Grimm) available for free in the kindle store.

List is:

The Goose-Girl
The Little Brother and Sister
Hansel and Grethel
Oh, if I could but Shiver!
Dummling and the Three Feathers
Little Snow-White
Catherine and Frederick
The Valiant Little Tailor
Little Red-Cap
The Golden Goose
Bearskin
Cinderella
Faithful John
The Water of Life
Thumbling
Briar Rose
The Six Swans
Rapunzel
Mother Holle
The Frog Prince
The Travels of Tom Thumb
Snow White and Rose Red
The Three Little Men in the Wood
Rumpelstiltskin
Little One-eye, Two-Eye, and Three-Eyes
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67 of 69 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Selection. October 11, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Note the title. This is a selection of fairy tales, in fairly poor translation, not the full "Grimm's Fairy TALES", or "Household Stories" collection. There are places where the stories seem to drop off or change direction suddenly mid-stream. "The Little Brother and Little Sister", for example, is missing a paragraph that is in other versions, which is needed to follow the plot.

A few stories seem to have no point or plot at all, or added endings, although "Catherine and Frederick" is only a little worse here than in other versions I have found. Most of the good stories are repeated in better collections.

Only notable bits:

"Bearskin" is one that isn't in every collection of Grimm's Tales, and I found it enjoyable. I prefer the stories like this and "The Six Swans", in which the day is won through persistence and cleverness. Also, he cheats the devil, which is always a nice touch. Many of these stories are solved through nothing more interesting than dumb luck.

This version of "The Frog Prince" has a very beautiful beginning, but the rest of the story is disjointed, uninspired, and annoying.

Overall it was very uneven, and next time I'll search Project Gutenberg for the full tales.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories July 23, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a wounderful fairytale book. Well known stories in their orignal contex. I didn't find anything wrong with the formatting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great, Not Bad November 24, 2011
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Not the greatest collection, but a good one. Good for anyone who has not read some of the most recent translations. These are a good cozy read on a cold or cool night. Grab the kids and snuggle up for the classics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bedtime stories June 17, 2012
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I was laying in bed in my old house all alone hearing the creakings of the floors. A grown adult, I'll admit I'm still a little bit afraid. I couldn't fall asleep so I pulled out my kindle and decided to read a few short stories to help me relax. Grimm's Fairy Stories were the perfect thing. Sure, they were written for children, but they slowly restored my faith in happy endings. Instead of watching Crime Shows and scaring myself into unrealistic dangers, I should read fairytales and trick myself into the wonderful karma of happy endings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grimm June 17, 2012
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Grimm's Fairy Tales is highly enjoyable. The stories are fairly entertaining. And the price could not be better. It was free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars grimms fairy stories June 17, 2012
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a classic for the young at heart or age can't beat the classics.try the other classics robinson crusoe for you will be transported back to the long summers of your youth
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic July 7, 2011
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It was one of the first books I downloaded after getting my kindle....how can you pass up such great literature for free? I love that I get to carry around all the fantastic characters in this book....it's like a bit of magic and mystery lives in my purse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Product thanks.
Published 13 hours ago by Lisa Burton
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok
it was just ok
I can't get to story's I want
but otherwise ok
they were cool well there Grimm
Published 4 days ago by AaronE
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
liked it
Published 11 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you!
Published 15 days ago by Denise Lareau
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!
WUNDEBAR!!
Or wonderful in English language.
This is a book about some of the popular retelling of the Grimm brothers.
Published 1 month ago by Anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Freebies!
Gotta love free books and this one has a special place in my heart! Perfect read for everyone! Love it!
Published 1 month ago by Rachael
3.0 out of 5 stars Yeah it's pretty good.
It's Grimm's Fairy Stories. I wished there were illustrations, plus it just reads like run-on text. One story ends and another begins immediately. Read more
Published 2 months ago by K. Crepin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for storytelling
Great book for bedtime stories... just need to watch some of the more intense "fairy tales"... Great for older children...
Published 2 months ago by AJ Goodwi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories
It had great short stories, and some of the classics, like Cinderella and Snow White. Highly recommend you read this book.
Published 2 months ago by ecaminos
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This book is so good! I read this book like every day and it's better every time! I love one eye, two eyes, three eyes!
Published 2 months ago by Jason Cook
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