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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.


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For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and c For generations, readers have enjoyed classic literature. They have delighted in the romance of Jane Austen, thrilled at the adventures of Jules Verne, and pondered the lessons of Aesop. Introduce young readers to these familiar volumes with Great Illustrated Classics. In this series, literary masterworks have been adapted for young scholars. Large, easy-to-read type and charming pen-and-ink drawings enhance the text. Students are sure to enjoy becoming acquainted with traditional literature through these well-loved classics.

30 review for Grimm's Fairy Tales (Great Illustrated Classics)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marquise

    Interesting to find this edition contains "The Princess and the Pea," which the Grimms later eliminated from their first edition because it wasn't a German tale (it's one of Andersen's stories).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nhu

    I read this book when I was a little girl and I loved it. The stories are short and sweet. But now I don't like it very much.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ron

    1898 edition by Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia--the older, gritty version of Tales, not the warm, fuzzy modern versions. Interesting that most tales have two plot lines, which intersect to make the story.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    It seems that there are a lot of kings who have a third son who is dumb but beats out the older brothers....or wicked step mothers who mistreat their children. I'm glad I read this but was disappointed in a lot of the tales.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sami Colvin

    Princesses, villains, dwarfs, and even monsters, these are just a few of the characters “Great Illustrated Classics, Grimm’s Fairy Tales” has to offer. This book is full of mini fairy tales from the kings of fairy tales, the Grimms brothers, but is a specially adapted version by Roy Nemerson. Most of these stories include magic, which makes the plot so much more interesting! The magic is either the problem in the story or the resolution. The best part of this book is that it has multiple stories Princesses, villains, dwarfs, and even monsters, these are just a few of the characters “Great Illustrated Classics, Grimm’s Fairy Tales” has to offer. This book is full of mini fairy tales from the kings of fairy tales, the Grimms brothers, but is a specially adapted version by Roy Nemerson. Most of these stories include magic, which makes the plot so much more interesting! The magic is either the problem in the story or the resolution. The best part of this book is that it has multiple stories in it, and if you get tired of one story you can skip to the next one! Each character learns a valuable lesson that affects them for the rest of their lives, and if the character doesn’t learn a lesson, you do! For example in “The Golden Goose” the eldest son is very smart but a terrible person, the middle son is smart, but he is rude, and the youngest son was not smart at all, but he had a good heart, so he get the opportunity to own a goose that lays solid gold eggs. He ends up rich and with a wife. He didn’t directly learn anything but we learn that being smart is good, but what really matters is what’s in your heart. The genre fantasy is very interesting, it's got magic, witches, princes, and elves. This book has all of those! This book is practically the definition of fantasy. It fits perfectly into the fantasy genre. The Grimms brothers practically invented fantasy and fairy tale, and all these stories in the book are written by the Grimms brothers. Based on my research on the Grimms brothers, this book is full of the classic stories written by the Grimms brothers. These stories were a few of the first stories the Grimms brothers ever wrote. Fantasy is all about magical things that could never happen in real life. This book can take your thoughts to the setting that the story takes place in. It’s like you’re there with Rapunzel as she climbs out of the tower to escape the witch. Or in the same room as Rumpelstiltskin as he’s spinning wheat into straw. If you were to describe fantasy, everything you were to say about it would be included in this book. I love this book because you can read it over and over again and not get bored because there are so many stories and each teaches a good lesson. The author twists these stories just enough so that you can read this already knowing the tale of Snow White and come out of it with more of the stories lessons and details. Since this book offers so many mini stories, people that like different forms of fantasy can enjoy different stories, like one of these stories have someone dancing to death, while another one have a princess finding true love after one hundred years sleeping. I think people will enjoy this book because of it’s many illustrations and the added details the author put into the classic tales we grew up with. I highly recommend this book if you love disney movies, adventure, or romance. Now what are you waiting for? Go get yourself a copy of “Great Illustrated Classics, Grimm’s Fairy Tales” today!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Set

    I read this book when I was a little girl and I loved it. The stories are short and sweet.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    Grimm's Fairy tale is different stories. It is fun to read!

  8. 4 out of 5

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  9. 4 out of 5

    Danielle H

    I've had this book for about 10 years and I'm not sure why I never read it until now, but I sort of wish I hadn't read it. I've read Grimm Fairy Tales before and I usually like them a lot. But this version, Great Illustrated Classics, was horrible. The stories were shortened quite a bit, and were just not very enjoyable to read. Maybe it's just that it's been a while since I read Grimm Fairy Tales, but these stories were not like the ones I know. I may have deluded myself over time and convinced I've had this book for about 10 years and I'm not sure why I never read it until now, but I sort of wish I hadn't read it. I've read Grimm Fairy Tales before and I usually like them a lot. But this version, Great Illustrated Classics, was horrible. The stories were shortened quite a bit, and were just not very enjoyable to read. Maybe it's just that it's been a while since I read Grimm Fairy Tales, but these stories were not like the ones I know. I may have deluded myself over time and convinced myself that these stories have more substance than they do. Grimm Fairy Tales are always outlandish. A quote from Tom Thumb, "One thing is for sure. No matter what, we will never sell you again." Most of the pictures were nice though. There are different artists, so each story has a different style of art. It was a nice touch.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Camille ♡

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Fairy tales with fewer fairies. Here are my thoughts while reading: Sleeping Beauty: What happened to the dragons? I thought the seventh fairy brought dragons to the castle, but there's no mention of them when the prince came. I'm not sure if I like this version than the one I've grown up with. I didn't feel passion and love when the prince came. I feel like he just went there out of curiosity because it was said that the castle was haunted. He may have just went in to show bravery; he's a prince Fairy tales with fewer fairies. Here are my thoughts while reading: Sleeping Beauty: What happened to the dragons? I thought the seventh fairy brought dragons to the castle, but there's no mention of them when the prince came. I'm not sure if I like this version than the one I've grown up with. I didn't feel passion and love when the prince came. I feel like he just went there out of curiosity because it was said that the castle was haunted. He may have just went in to show bravery; he's a prince after all. Rumpelstiltskin: Isn't this cheating?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Salam Almahi

    We had a great time with this book, my sisters, I and our friends. The most important moment is when I was admitted in the hospital ill and depressed, my little sister used to come and read me these fairy tales, and we would soar in these worlds of utter wonderfulness! In sleepovers when our friends come over, we read it. In normal days we read some more and it just reminded me of the quote by C.S. Lewis "“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” Last but not least: The We had a great time with this book, my sisters, I and our friends. The most important moment is when I was admitted in the hospital ill and depressed, my little sister used to come and read me these fairy tales, and we would soar in these worlds of utter wonderfulness! In sleepovers when our friends come over, we read it. In normal days we read some more and it just reminded me of the quote by C.S. Lewis "“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” Last but not least: The Grimm brothers are geniuses with an infinite imagination.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stefani

    Okay, first of all this book should NOT be grouped with all other Grimm's fairy tales. Goodreads really needs to split some of them out. This review is for the "Great Illustrated Classics version of Grimm's Fairy Tales." First off, while these are tales originally told by the Grimm Brothers, these are not the original versions... which I've read can be a bit more gruesome. These were versions that tried to stick to the original, minus the crazy parts. My 7-year-old daughter enjoyed them. We disc Okay, first of all this book should NOT be grouped with all other Grimm's fairy tales. Goodreads really needs to split some of them out. This review is for the "Great Illustrated Classics version of Grimm's Fairy Tales." First off, while these are tales originally told by the Grimm Brothers, these are not the original versions... which I've read can be a bit more gruesome. These were versions that tried to stick to the original, minus the crazy parts. My 7-year-old daughter enjoyed them. We discussed the differences between these stories and versions that we'd read elsewhere.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    This book is a bit entertaining, in that most of the fairy tales in it are short yet sweet. They are fun and whimsical while offering up tales of Kings and Princes to young maidens who spin or kiss frogs and ride off on tails of wood foxes... I enjoyed it, I hope to share it someday with my own children!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Lovhaug

    sleeping beauty, snow whate, the elvesand the shoemaker, hansel and gretel, rumpelstiltskin, little red riding hood, rapunzel, the golden goose, the princess and the pea, cinderella, tom thumb This is the original, more gory version of the stories that most kids grew up on. You can use this to compare and contrast.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    This book is a compilation of 11 Grimm's Fairy tales. They are simplified and include illustrations. I read this to my 3 yr old daughter and she enjoyed them. They were just long enough to keep her attention.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    I love fairy tales, always have, always will. Even watered down versions like this.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Alex Mayer

    Not the most authentic telling of the tales, but certainly darker than Disney. Not a bad read in all though.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Imani ♥ ☮

    None of the stories in this book were really like the Disney movies. Go figure.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Natasia Angel

    Now I know the real story of Rapunzel..

  20. 5 out of 5

    Marie

    The adapter of these tales did a so-so job. There were parts that were confusing, and the illustrations didn't always match the text in its details.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Diane Kimberly

    This is a book of Short story-Fairy tales. It is also interesting.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Bellesbach

    well, those were some interesting versions of the classics.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brandi Laubscher

    Not the book I was hoping for.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Hailey

    I learned some new things about these fairy tales in this book. The illustrations were fun. My favorite story was Tom Thumb it was cute! I love fairy tales so much.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Loved every single fairytale in the book. Extremely entertaining.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    It's fun to reread these old Grimm's Fairy tales.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Gini

  28. 4 out of 5

    Delaney

  29. 4 out of 5

    Charity

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jen

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