Monday, June 27, 2016

Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Gris Grimly (Illustrated by), Margaret Hunt

I've read many a Grimm fairy tale in various forms as a child and as a bookseller.  This edition caught my eye because of the esoteric illustrations.  With forty tales to read, I knew I'd have a good time!

Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 26th.

If you collect fairy tales or illustrations, you'll want this book.  They offer variations on tales as well as some I've never read before.  Most are fairly dark so make sure any child you offer this to is mature enough to accept and understand them and won't be fearful.

I really like the illustrations and I also enjoyed how Ms. Hunt reworked the tales.  They are the same for the most part but they read more easily and flow better.

After reading the whole book, I have two that want I want to share with you.  One is The Bremen Town Musicians.  This story has always been a favorite of mine and it's the same in this edition.  I found a new one, though.  It's The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs.  It's devious, ironic and great fun to read.  Give it a try.

Whether you're visiting an old tale you are familiar with or finding something totally new, the Brothers Grimm fairy tales are ageless and still have messages for us.  This is a good one.

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