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Grimm's Fairy Stories Kindle Edition

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Length: 144 pages Word Wise: Enabled
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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)
  • Publication Date: February 1, 2004
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000JML1QG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,126,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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222 of 227 people found the following review helpful By TS VINE VOICE on June 7, 2010
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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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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By BlueFairy on October 11, 2010
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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 By Audrey Copeland on July 23, 2010
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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 By teacherlady on 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 By JamieChristine17 on 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 By stargazing fisherman on November 16, 2010
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Because these stories are unabridged, they offer an oppoutunity to explore masterful storytelling at its best. Like many free Kindle books, the formatting leaves something to be desired. Many youngsters today will have difficulty staying with these lengthy tales, but if you caress the stories as you present them they will help lay the same foundations for children today as they have done for many generations. Better for a long car ride then bedtime stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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