Rapunzel and Other Magic Fairy Tales

By Sauvant, Henriette & Bell, Anthea

Publishers Summary:
A selection of 15 fairy and folk tales, including "The Goose Girl," "The Bremen Town Band," "Puss in Boots," "Cinderella," and of course, "Rapunzel." These stories have been translated from the original German and French versions and therefore retain the remarkably vivid and sometimes strange quality that characterizes these classic tales. Authentic and affecting, this book is startling, dramatic, and otherworldly.

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ISBN
978-1-40522-702-5
Publisher
Egmont UK


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2008

Gr 4-Up Sauvant has selected 14 tales of German, English, and French origin, many of them written down by the Grimm brothers. While most of them are familiar ("Jack and the Beanstalk," "Hansel and Gretel," "Cinderella," "The Bremen Town Band," etc.), others will be unknown to most readers. In her preface, Bell cautions, "Fairy tales were not told especially for children in the first place. They appealed to adults as well, and they still do." Such is the case with "The Girl with No Hands"-a gruesome tale in which a miller unknowingly makes a deal with the Dev...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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