Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (126): Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publish Date: November 8, 2012

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Publisher Description
#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world’s best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

Why Jessica wants to read this: I love the Brother's Grimm stories and fairytales.  I also love Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series so I want to read more from him.

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  1. Oooh, so Phillip is kind of twisting the tales around a bit?

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  2. Nice pick. Sounds really good. :)

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  3. Philip Pullman wrote it? Pshh, there is no way I'm not reading this then! ;) Awesome pick! :D

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  4. This is true WOW!! I LOVE it!! Fairy tales of all types are always a big hit with me, since I'm such a lover of fantasy fiction.

    Thanks for contributing to my TBR pile!! : )

  5. GREAT! I <3 fairy tales.

  6. I have not heard of this book but I will be checking it out! Thanks for spotlighting it! Check out my WoW!

  7. Very cool you found this! I'll have to watch and see what you think of it when it comes out. I'm always afraid of people's re-tellings. Since I haven't actually sat down with the originals, I'd like to start there (is that even possible?). I avoided all reading in High School so you'll have to stop laughing at me soon :)

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  8. I love fairy tales! This sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

    If you want to check out my pick here's the link!

  9. I always find your picks very interesting like even eccentric sometimes, nudges me to leave my comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by our WoW earlier Jessica, and I am reading Pigeon Pie Mystery maybe next week, thanks for featuring that book last month.


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