A collection of traditional fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. These strange and moving stories will stay with you all your life
‘Once upon a time…’
Once upon a time there was a book, and inside the book were princes who had been turned into frogs or ferocious beasts, princesses so beautiful they astonished the sun, faithful sweethearts and evil stepmothers, giants taller than mountains and a boy no bigger than your thumb, houses made of bread and cake and birds made of gold - in fact, all manner of mysterious, monstrous and magical things. The book is in your hands. Read it happily ever after.
Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn to make your own gingerbread!
Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
“Everyone should possess and know Grimm's Fairy Tales - one of the great books of the world”
New York Times Book Review
“Rediscover stories from a time long before Disney got its hands on Rapunzel, of beautiful orphaned daughters and noble princes, when children still wished upon the moon. The perfect addition to any nursery library”
“I, for one, devoured fairy tales as a little girl”
“The Brother's Grimm were responsible for these fairytales that informed my life and made it as interesting, or as confused, or as wondrous as it is”
“In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected”