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Grimm Tales For Young & Old Paperback – January 1, 2013
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- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 9780141442228
- ISBN-13 : 978-0141442228
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 0.98 x 7.8 inches
- Publisher : Penguin Press/Classics (January 1, 2013)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 0141442220
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This one is on top of my christmas shopping list.
This book should be on everyone's Christmas list this year as it is my favorite book of the year so far, being something that truly astonished me and which I just lost myself within. The author's style is so distinctive that you feel as if you are reading something entirely new as these superb, magnificent tales are brought into the twenty-first century with a modern twist. It is a book to treasure and one that will sit quite happily at the top of my bookshelf, with its stunning cover and binding that is so opulent and exquisite. It brought back such lovely happy childhood memories of when I was read to at night and which now shall be reread time and time again, furthermore to my nephews who now have a distinctive edition to add to their fairytale collection. The extra detail included about each story's history was fantastic, making you feel as if you were reliving a part of literary history that was special and quite personal. I won this extraordinary book (that is a momentous edition to current literature), through a monthly giveaway with `the book exchange'. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking them as I concider myself to be extremely privileged to have had the fortuity of reading this splendid book. As an adherent and devoted fan of Phillip Pullman and an avid reader of His Dark Materials trilogy, I was naturally tremendously excited about the release of this brilliant book that I can now add to my collection of his works.
This work is has a few flaws however - some of Pullman's word choices are jarring, he throws in dialogue and the occasion word that sounds anachronistic. And while they were mostly enjoyable the analysis pages after each tale seemed to morph from academic analysis to Pullman's opinions - one tale 'Thousandfurs' had a lengthy 'addition' a slightly bizarre idea about where the story could go after the classic ending.
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A gorgeous book to handle and a bit of a treasure chest within, this is a book for an adult to revisit some half-remembered tales from their childhood, or to enrich a child's childhood with. A lovely piece of work, thoroughly endorsed by me!