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King Grisly-Beard: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm Hardcover – October, 1973


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Sendak's illustrations, of a boy and girl acting out the tale, give a humorous illumination to the 1823 translation. Ages 3-up.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (J); First Edition edition (October 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374341338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374341336
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,272,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This short story from the series created by the brothers Grimm contains a powerful lesson about life and how it should be approached. A king has a daughter that is very beautiful but has a haughty disposition. When it is time to marry her off several nearby kings arrive to court her but none of them meet her high standards, she finds something to criticize about each of them.
Exasperated, her father vows to have her marry the next beggar that she encounters. When a wandering minstrel arrives, she is given to him as his bride. They travel to the kingdom of one of the kings she rejected and they live in a broken down shack. She is forced to do manual labor that causes her soft hands to bleed and there are other problems. It turns out that the difficulties are a lesson for the princess and when all is revealed she has learned a lesson that will make her a good queen to her subjects.
The illustrations were created using soft colors and most have an amusing inclusion, a small white dog that is often making a sound appropriate to the situation. With the story told in the backdrop of two children starring in a play, it would make an excellent short play for an elementary school class. It is also a valuable lesson about treating people kindly, for they may be someone of importance rather than how they appear at first glance.
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I loved reading this when I was a kid and I recently ordered it used. It's such a sweet little book - a story by the Brothers Grimm and illustrations by Maurice Sendak. It's a terrific combination. Very kid friendly and also very, very dry. Great book for reading aloud.
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Got a very nice first edition copy of King Grisly-Beard illustrated by Maurice Sendak. I had a copy when I was a child and wanted to get a nice copy to keep and read to my kids.
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Format: Hardcover
Sensational Sendak. His genius and wit shine through. Each page is a joy! He could have been an illustrator for the Brothers Grimm.
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