Want Books: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted by Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. 

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

The Brothers Grimm and their fairy tales have always been a big part of anyone's childhood including mine and I got pretty excited when I found out that Philip Pullman, a familiar and beloved author, has come up with a retelling of sorts. I am eager to see how he reshapes these classic tales. I hear they range from the famous (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White etc.) to the obscure ones (The Three Snake Leaves, The Fisherman and his Wife, The Brave Little Tailor etc.) I hope I can grab a copy soon.


  1. This sounds interesting. I think I'll add this to my list. ^_^

    1. Oh you should Rhin, since you love fairy tales. Have you ever read any of Philip Pullman's books? I loved His Dark Materials Trilogy. :)

    2. Nope, I haven't read any of his works yet. But I'll definitely try this book!


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