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Article body My eight-year-old son, Callum, and I enjoy reading together. The second best part about this edition is the illustrations.

Jan 18, Eryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: By Maria Tatar, editor and translator. Oh, annltated the stepmother danced to death in red hot iron shoes at the wedding. Take a good look at what’s going on, and remember that some like Perrault “tided” up older versions.

Hundreds of high-quality, color reproductions of period illustrations illuminate and enhance Tatar’s cogent remarks about the power of illustrators to influence and comment on a story through visual interpretation. The stories here are classic, of tatat, it’s right there in the title.

Especially the artwork was tayar touching for me. Aug 04, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 27, Sinar rated it it was amazing Shelves: An enjoyable collection of classic fairy tales with some annotation.

The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales

One of my goals for is to re-read the classics from my youth. In Cinderella, the stepmother cuts off the heel of one daughter and the toe of another to make their feet fit in the slipper. My two favorite from this collection were “East of the Sun and West of the Moon” I thought it was beautifully written, and “The Ugly Duckling” because I think everyone at one time can identify with the duckling. The book concludes with a particularly thorough bibliography.

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The real fairy tales the way they were originaly written. But it is exactly the sort of book that has all of your old favorite fairy tales.


What keeps them alive and pulsing with vitality and variety is exactly what keeps life pulsing: Terry Pratchett invents imaginary worlds, and feeds off other imaginary worlds, but he doesn’t like fairies, from tooth fairies to gnomes. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. Oct 31, Marcus rated it it was amazing. Academic discussion of Disney’s reworking of Cinderella or Snow White is stodgy compared to reality television’s The Bachelor, where a single Harvard graduate has to choose between 25 lovely, healthy young women, in boats, on horseback, in snow and mudbaths.

May 09, Angi Myers rated it it was amazing. Not since Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment has there been such an illuminating contribution to the world of children’s fairy tales. She’s annnotated historian, author, and an expert on languages and literature. This was my Christmas firy from my very best friend and I love it! By Maria Tatar, editor and Four appendixes enrich the book: It is tafar the sort of book that has really interesting and well researched information on each of these stories.

Open Preview See a Problem? While I appreciate how one can often trace the reinterpretations of a story through the progression of illustrations, like Callum, I was a little frustrated by how difficult it was to see the small pictures. Some of the most well-known fairy tales, from Faory Red Riding Hood to Snow White to The Little Mermaid, are gathered here with lesser-known classi such as Kate Crackernuts, each with introductions explaining their genesis and history, notes for themes or other points of interest in the text glass or fur?

Both Disney, the revisionists including the satirists and the commentators have tended to snuff out the life of the tales that once scuttled and slithered through our minds. By signing up you agree to W. Cart Support Signed in as: Lushly designed and proportioned and lavishly illustrated with illustrations that serve as the basis for tracing the evolution mzria artistic interpretation for each tale, this book supercedes the outdated The Classic Fairy Tales, Iona Opie and Peter Opie’s collection of 24 tales CH, Feb’ To what degree, for example, do their tales reflect the local and the particular?


To call the illustrations beautiful is to understate the situation. What has kept them alive over the centuries is exactly what keeps life pulsing with vitality and variety: I think it’s about high time that we expanded The stories here are classic, of course, it’s right there in the title. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Especially fascinating to me were the lesser-known tales included like Donkeyskin and East of the Sun West of the Moon.

Overview Inside the Book. I really enjoyed reading this annotated edition of some of the classic fairy tales.

Philip Sidney wrote enticingly of the excitement of “a tale which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney corner”. Carter herself, in the introduction to the Virago book of fairy tales, says that even in Perrault’s day there was a sense that popular culture belonged to the past – “even perhaps, that it ought to belong to the past, where it posed no threat, and I am saddened to discover that I subscribe to this feeling too; but this time it might just be true”.

However, the real draw here is the illustrations, taken from classic sources. The following items were successfully added. Marie Aponte Creo q es q es taar devicia para mi tableta. In fact, identifying changes classiic thinking about the ways in which they altered meanings was the aspect that Callum most enjoyed: Sorry no offence to spirit teamsbut horrifying.

Available Our Retail Price: SUCH a freaking treasure. Into the woods with Little Red Riding Hoodup the beanstalk with Jack, and down through the depths of the ocean with the Little Mermaidthis volume takes us through many of the familiar paths of our folkloric heritage.

Unless we are unlucky we get hooked on stories before we are old enough to ask ourselves why, or to distinguish one kind of story from another. The psychological reasoning shared in the annotations is fascinating.