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The Juniper Tree: And Other Tales from Grimm Hardcover – October 15, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Revised edition (October 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374339716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374339715
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A work of art, a work of love, a collector’s item.”     —Chicago Tribune Book World

“Maurice Sendak has drawn what must be some of his finest pictures for this book . . . The Juniper Tree returns Grimm to the whole family.”     —The Boston Globe

“[Segal and Sendak] favor the odd, the pungent, the ambiguous; their Grimm has a salty, unfamiliar taste . . . Segal’s translations achieve the spoken quality the Grimms aimed for . . . Sendak’s drawings are monumental, hypnotic . . . I only wish the Segal-Sendak Grimm had existed when I was young.”     —Walter Clemons, Newsweek

“[An] uncommon collection of 27 folktales—among them the strangest, most grotesque, mysterious and haunting in Grimm. The pictures are superb, and come from the darker, stranger side of [Sendak’s] genius.”     —The New York Times Book Review

“The abiding value of the Segal/Sendak collection is that it can be read over and over, and each time one will discover a sparkling mot juste that Mrs. Segal has implanted in the text, and each time the study of Mr. Sendak’s drawings will show forth a felicity not seen before. These two geniuses soar and dance together in the empyrean.”    —The New Yorker

 

 time one will discover a sparkling mot juste that Mrs. Segal has implanted in the text, and each time the study of Mr. Sendak’s drawings will show forth a felicity not seen before. These two geniuses soar and dance together in the empyrean." – The New Yorker

Language Notes

Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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My wife loved it because of the original stories that made up the book.
jason conger
And sure, there isn't a Sendak illustration on every page, but kids need something to look forward to in a book, don't they?
mehndiartist
This is one of the best entry points for children into real fairy tales, as opposed to Disney.
Alan Venable

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By mehndiartist on June 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
After hearing Sendak speak of the tragic fate that has befallen the fairy tale, I immediately went online in search of the Juniper Tree collection, a seventies-era translation of Grimm's fairy tales that professed to be true to the originals.
According to Sendak, modern adaptations of fairy tales lack the vigor and violence of the originals, which themselves were adaptation of the spoken-word. Call it Disney-fication, but new translations seemed to candy-coat old tales into generic rubbish. Sendak said that he took on this commission in order to rejuvenate the fairy-tale genre. And I can only find success in the venture. The new translation adds spice to fairy tales that I have heard countless times, in addition to adding many more obscure fairy tales to a reader's collection. And Sendak's beautiful black and white illustrations certainly don't hurt the package. His characteristic drawings add life and excitement to the written word.
Definitely get this copy instead of any cheesy new version of a fairy tale. It's not as violent/different from normal fairy tale editions as I expected, but the change is significant enought to have warranted this translation. And sure, there isn't a Sendak illustration on every page, but kids need something to look forward to in a book, don't they?
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Meneley on December 31, 2000
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As a child I found this book at a garage sale. It instantly became one of my most treasured books - that was over 20 years ago. It has some of the most interesting Fairy Tales, many have a slightly "different twist" than your typical tales (some outright silly while others dark and bit disturbing). Most of the stories are 3 to 5 pages long and are very quick reading, and the sketched illustrations are beautifully detailed. Excellent stories for children and adults alike. With my current copy falling apart - I was happy to see the book has been re-issued!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
My mom & step dad bought me this while on their honeymoon in Carmel in 1978 (I was 8 at the time). I loved it so much that it must be handled with care these days. Grimms fairy tales aren't necessarily for everyone. Several are very dark, but I truly enjoyed them. And who can beat Maurice Sendak as an illustrator???
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thucydides Jr, on July 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Lovely to know this classic 1973 work was reissued. One of my favorite Grimm collections, if not my favorite, words AND text. But the used copies are way overpriced. You can get the 1973 edition in very good shape with dust jacket for one-third the price of this edition - same illustrations, same text. I have no idea why folks are pricing this one so high, except for the fact that Sendak died recently.

Get this book, but look for the 1973 edition. And no, you can't have mine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kmhsellers on March 1, 2013
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I am no literary scholar - just a mom who likes to read - so I speak from my own personal taste when I rate this book.

With that disclaimer, let me say that I really prefer these old, simple, original tales to the Disney and other adaptations of them. Their unsterilized, unadorned honesty speaks to something deep within the human psyche. As strange as it sounds, I found a lot of comfort in these fairy tales, gruesome as some of them are. I was even deeply moved by a few of them. This particular edition has the fascinating illustrations of Maurice Sendak - who more perfect to illustrate Grimm? It was a fun way to revisit some classics that I already knew and be introduced to some more obscure, less well known tales.

My daughter may not quite be ready to hear these (we're still enjoying nursery rhymes), but when she is old enough, this is how I would love to introduce her to the genre. After all, this is the kind of fairy tale I remember vividly from my childhood - dark, dangerous, haunting, lovely.
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By Christy on March 23, 2015
Includes:

Volume I:

The Three Feathers
Hans My Hedgehog
The Story of One Who Set Out to Study Fear
Brother and Sister
Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle
The Twelve Huntsmen
Pitcher’s Feathered Bird
The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs
The Fisherman and His Wife
The Master Thief
Brother Baily
The Goblins
Hansel and Gretel

Volume II:

The Frog King, or Iron Henry
The Poor Miller’s boy and the Little Cat
Frederick and His Katelizabeth
The Golden Bird
Bearskin
Godfather Death
Many Fur
Rapunzel
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Rabbit’s Bride
The Two Journeymen
Ferdinand Faithful and Ferdinand Unfaithful
Mrs. Gertrude
The Juniper Tree
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