The Animals Grimm: A Treasury of Tales



The Animals Grimm: A Treasury of TalesA Collection Of Eleven Grimm Fairy Tales Featuring Animal Characters, Including The Bremen Town Musicians AndThe Hedge King, Translated By Carnegie Medal Winner Kevin Crossley Holland, Wonderfully Illustrated By Susan Varley, And Bound Together In A Lavish Hardback Collection

Kevin Crossley Holland is a well known poet and prize winning author for children His books include Waterslain Angels, a detective story set in north Norfolk in 1955, and Moored Man A Cycle of North Norfolk Poems Gatty s Tale, a medieval pilgrimage novel and the Arthur trilogy The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing Places and King of the Middle March , which combines historical fiction with the retelling of Arthurian legend The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children s Fiction Award and the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal The Arthur trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim and has been translated into 21 languages.Crossley Holland has translated Beowulf from the Anglo Saxon, and his retellings of traditional tales include The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales reissued as The Magic Lands His collaborations with composers include two operas with Nicola Lefanu The Green Children and The Wildman and one with Rupert Bawden, The Sailor s Tale song cycles with Sir Arthur Bliss and William Mathias and a carol with Stephen Paulus for King s College, Cambridge His play, The Wuffings, co authored with Ivan Cutting was produced by Eastern Angles in 1997.He often lectures abroad on behalf of the British Council, regularly leads sessions for teachers and librarians, and visits primary and secondary schools He offers poetry and prose workshops and talks on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, King Arthur, heroines and heroes, and myth, legend and folk tale.After seven years teaching in Minnesota, where he held an Endowed Chair in the Humanities, Kevin Crossley Holland returned to the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia, where he now lives.He has a Minnesotan wife, Linda, two sons Kieran and Dominic and two daughters Oenone and Eleanor He is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society of Storytelling and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • The Animals Grimm: A Treasury of Tales
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • 03 July 2017
  • 1783447478

10 thoughts on “The Animals Grimm: A Treasury of Tales

  1. Whispering Stories says:

    Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comThe Animal s Grimm is a collection of eleven fairy tales in which animals play all the leading roles From the titles of the short stories, I couldn t say I recognised any of them, even though most were very old stories, such as the first one The Bremen Town Musicians which was first published in 1819 and is about a group of animals that have all become too old to do their jobs, so they have run away to Bremen to become musicians.Each of the stories is Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comThe Animal s Grimm is a collection of eleven fairy tales in which animals play all the leading roles From the titles of the short stories, I couldn t say I recognised any of them, even though most were very old stories, such as the first one The Bremen Town Musicians which was first published in 1819 and is about a group of animals that have all become too old to do their jobs, so they have run away to Bremen to become musicians.Each of the stories is accompanied by beautiful artwork by Susan Varley, some black and white, others in colour Each complements the story perfectly and look just like watercolour paintings.The book is truly beautiful, especially with its hardback cover The stories within would make perfect bedtime reads, long enough to settle a child down but short enough so that you are not reading for hours If you read just one story a night that is eleven nights of reading within one book, orif the child wants to hear the story over and over again.I m sure some of you will remember some of the stories from your childhood and so will have the added bonus of a trip down memory lane Fairy tales are normally filled with hidden messages about life and these are no different.The Animal s Grimm has a lovely old fashioned feel to it and I can see this book making a beautiful present for any young child

  2. Bex says:

    A beautifully illustrated and entirely captivating collection of eleven fairytales, based upon known tales with an animal twist The book itself is a stunning hardcover with an almost fabric like feel to it The illustrations are colourful, but also quite classic which works well for the fairytale style they re also almost exclusively of animals which is great Each of the eleven tales focuses upon a single animal, often a woodland animal, and tells a life lesson or meaningful message to the r A beautifully illustrated and entirely captivating collection of eleven fairytales, based upon known tales with an animal twist The book itself is a stunning hardcover with an almost fabric like feel to it The illustrations are colourful, but also quite classic which works well for the fairytale style they re also almost exclusively of animals which is great Each of the eleven tales focuses upon a single animal, often a woodland animal, and tells a life lesson or meaningful message to the reader much like the original story, but not necessarily with the same meaning as the original A beautiful addition to any fairy tale enthusiasts collection.ARC provided free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  3. Strawberry says:

    This is a lovely collection of traditional tales originally by the Grimm brothers, with interesting stories and all featuring animals The Animals Grimm A Treasury of Tales is a hardback book between A4 and A5 in size and is filled with glossy thick pages of both easy to read text and some lovely old fashioned looking illustrations The hard cover itself has a lovely finish to it that reminds me of old fashioned books as it doesn t have a smooth feel but rather looks and feels almost like can This is a lovely collection of traditional tales originally by the Grimm brothers, with interesting stories and all featuring animals The Animals Grimm A Treasury of Tales is a hardback book between A4 and A5 in size and is filled with glossy thick pages of both easy to read text and some lovely old fashioned looking illustrations The hard cover itself has a lovely finish to it that reminds me of old fashioned books as it doesn t have a smooth feel but rather looks and feels almost like canvas for painting, like some very old books used to feel.Inside the book is a contents of all eleven stories and each tale has its own introductory picture as well as illustrations throughout the tale Every one of the stories is originally one told by the Grimm brothers although adapted and traslated to be easier for children to understand I have always loved these old traditional stories and each one is a folk tale told at some point in history to the Grimm brothers who collected the stories to share them all in one volume Every tale features several animals from dogs, cats and mice to foxes, wolves and one story even features a lion Every story has its own moral and some even feel like Aesop s fables, The Fox and the Cat in particular with the foxes bag of tricks which he can use to supposedly outwit hounds with.Some of the stories arewell known than others and I have to admit to having some recollection of about half of them, but tales like The Cat and Mouse in Partnership were new to me this one in particular having a bit of a sudden ending that might shock kids although there s a moral to it that may take a few minutes to think of I also really enjoyed stories like The Bremen Town Musicians and The Hare and the Hedgehog which is the only tale with a moral message added into the text at the end it s also quite funny These tales all are quite short but are very fun and the illustrations definitely make them evenfun to read.The illustrations are lovely and have a slightly old fashioned feel to them They remind me of books like Brambly Hedge and I can t help but love how all the animals look There are little illustrations on several pages with large whole page illustrations less frequently giving an evendetailed picture of what is happening in the story There are also some lovely leaf details on the top of each page of text and around the page numbers which just add to the lovely and old fashioned feel of this book This book, or part of it, was originally published under a different title in the 80s but it still feels like a lovely set of short tales you can read at any time The stories themselves have a timeless feel to them and I like the way that they all have a moral message hidden inside making them fun reading for those older too With the way the illustrations look and the fact that these are originally Grimm tales, this book really does feel like one of those special books that you may have read as a child and who knows maybe I did in the 80s and then pass on down the generations.I d definitely recommend this for how lovely it feels, it may not be a modern set of tales and is told in a way that, while easy to read, is defintely reminiscent of old fashioned stories, but it s also just a lovely book to share and look at again, and I m sure many kids will enjoy looking at this and you can talk to them about the messages the stories are telling It s also just nice to have knowledge of these Grimm stories, even as adults too Thanks to Andersen Press for a free copy for review

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