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Grimm's Fairy Tales [Kindle Edition]

Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (692 customer reviews)

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Book Description

These classic fairy tales have left an indelible mark on Western culture, a testament to the brilliance and skill of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

Product Details

  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 554 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TS2B4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #484 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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91 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grimm's Fairy Tales April 28, 2011
By Mithril
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I haven't actually read this version of Grimm's (I've read it twice in the past and it's kinda far down the to-reread list at the moment) but I wanted to let potential readers know that this version has an ACTIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS! Yay! That means everyone can stop whining about the other version.

Well, at least until you realize that this only has 64 of the 210-ish stories that should be in Grimm's. From what I remember this has mostly the good stories, so I don't know that you'd be missing out by not reading all 200. But if you're determined, there's always the AToC-less Household Tales by Brothers Grimm.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe this was actually great! :D July 19, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
When my dad bought this book for me at first I judged it by the cover. I thought it would be for little kids so I deleted the book from my kindle. Then, I went on vacation and I got bored so I thought to just buy it again and read it. That I did.

When i started to read it I thought at first why didn't i read this before. I felt sorta ashamed I judged it by its cover. Grimm's Fairy Tales was inspiring! I have only heard a few of these stories like Snow-White and Rose-Red. Also, I haven't heard the real versions of some of these stories. Like Snowdrop. I thought, "This must be wrong." But, actually it was the real version of Snow-White!

I recommend this book for everyone who enjoys fairy tales.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awesome July 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I love reading these stories to my niece. Sometimes I even read them for myself! These classic stories are great for bedtime! The vivid pictures are great for the little ones, and give them the sweetest dreams. There are so many choices it's hard choosing a favorite, but there is one for every night! Hope this helps some : )
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
... which have left without any doubt an indelible mark on the Western cultures, a testament to the brilliance and skill of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.

"The classic fairy tales compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm (1812) are stories of dark wisdom with a bite. Not for the faint-hearted, not for the weak of spirit, not for anyone expecting childish fluff. Contained within these pages are fairy tales that show the dark beauty of truth, and the cold mirror of common sense, clad in the rich glamour of the imagination."

But I only can recommend this oh so complete collection of more than 50 of the most known fables and fairy tales, but also minors aren't neglected.
I - personally (a German) - have rarely seen a collection so complete and also well translated like this!

OK - I loaded it down as a Freebie on March 01, 2013 - but whatever its cost may be - it is worth it!

So - to all interested readers - have a very nice read and...
pass those Fairy Tales along to Your little ones!
Because they are worth it...
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grimm's Fairy Tales September 6, 2012
By amber
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This is a great book of stories that have a meaning and use fear and love to show them. It's not something i would normally read but was nice to see a different side of the tales Disney and other such companies have changed.Kids seen to be babied and people are afraid to show them the reality of choices and the consequences that go along with them, this book isn't afraid to use scare tactics which i like.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Grimm's Fairy Tales November 8, 2012
By Betty
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These stories are just short versions of the tales. I was hoping they would be the stories I grew up reading as a child. But they are not. The story lines have changed from what I remember reading and hearing,
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39 of 52 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars i hate when they remove paragraph from stories. October 11, 2012
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I have been look for Grimm fairy tale book with the last paragraph in the Ashputtel. When the stepsisters eyes were beck out by the birds in the story. And I am still disappointed again this story in the book is missing that paragraph. I am say that they been editing out these stories and I am mad about it. These stories are important to keep the stories as they are they have moral and consequences for their actions. I really want the original version because it is written to warn children about thing in the world.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good read May 10, 2013
By michael
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this is a good read, especially since it was free. The only downside is that i have seen a couple typos. Instead of "Tree of apples" it was stated as "Free of apples." However, the tree was not free of apples...
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