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Grimm's Fairy Tales - Kid Classics

The Classic Edition Reimagined Just-for-Kids! (Kid Classic #5)

Book #5 of Kid Classics
Edited by Margaret Novak / Illustrated by Maïté Schmitt
Published by Whalen Book Works
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Now the classic fairytale collection by the Brothers Grimm is a modern illustrated storybook perfect for kids! Kid Classics: Grimm’s Fairy Tales an irresistibly magical book—and just the right amount of scary! 

The Brothers Grimm collected this hugely popular book of age-old European fairytales more than two hundred years ago. Now, here is the enchanting new just-for-kids version, abridged and retold for a young modern audience while remaining true to the captivating original text.  

These are stories that you can’t put down: Cinderella dashes out of the ball, leaving a glass slipper. Red Riding Hood walks bravely through the dark forest. Hansel and Gretel discover a house made of sparkling treats. Readers will relive these timeless tales, along the way learning lessons about greed, truth, love, bravery, and illusion. With page after page of captivating illustrations by Maïté Schmitt, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom!  

About The Authors

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, a.k.a. The Brothers Grimm were German linguists and folklorists best known for their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (“Children’s and Household Tales"). For a time they worked as librarians, which paid little but gave them time to research German folk music and tales. The brothers got many of their children’s stories from Wilhelm’s wife Henriette Dorothea (Dortchen) Wild; she and her mother and sisters came from a storytelling family that loved telling and retelling old tales. The Grimm’s collection popularized classics such as Cinderella, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, The Golden Goose, and many, many more. 

Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm and Wilhelm Carl Grimm, a.k.a. The Brothers Grimm were German linguists and folklorists best known for their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (“Children’s and Household Tales"). For a time they worked as librarians, which paid little but gave them time to research German folk music and tales. The brothers got many of their children’s stories from Wilhelm’s wife Henriette Dorothea (Dortchen) Wild; she and her mother and sisters came from a storytelling family that loved telling and retelling old tales. The Grimm’s collection popularized classics such as Cinderella, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood, The Frog Prince, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, The Golden Goose, and many, many more. 

About The Illustrator

Maïté Schmitt was born in a little town near Strasbourg in France, close to the German border. Her love of old animation movies inspired her to study illustration and animation. She has illustrated numerous books and worked on a short film, A priori, which combines two of her favorite things: books and bats. Say hello at maiteschmitt.com.

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