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03 October 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #12

Helloooo :) I hope your all having a good week so far! Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Dani over @Pen to Paper and is a great way of showing off the books that we are dying to get our hands on :)

 Grimm Tales: For Young and Old - Philip Pullman

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.

From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination.

These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.
Doesn't this book sound amazing? I love fairy tales so the moment I heard of this book I instantly added it to my wishlist and will definitely be buying it soon. I also love the fact that there's commentary on the fairy tales themselves and Pullman discusses the history behind them too. I definitely, definitely need to get this book! Plus the cover is so beautiful so I need it in hardback form I think! :)


  1. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds interesting :) Will definitely have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by my WW.

    My WW

  2. I love Phillip Pullman's Golden Compass Series! I'll have to give this one a try too:) Here's my wishlist:

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. Fairy tales with historical context and commentary?! Yes please!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  4. Hello,
    New follower here! I also love fairy tales! This sounds great. I hate to compare it to the show Grimm on TV but, if it's anything similar I will love it! Great choice! Here is the link to mine: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/wishlist-wednesday-17.html

    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog

  5. Oh, I'm excited for this one for sure! I've had my pre-order in for a couple of months already. :)

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

  6. I love Pullman! I have to read this book as well!


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