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Viking Adult
400 pages
Product Description
<DIV><b>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary</b><br><br> Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of <i>Children’s and Household Tales</i>. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.<br><br> Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At  the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal.<br><br> Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.</div>