Today I want to talk about one of our favorite books, that I thought would go really well with our readers, since like – most of you are into fairy tales and mythologies. The book in question is The Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales and it is magnificent.
It has over 700 pages of short stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, during the early 19th century. The stories are often strange in nature; often magical, divine (God and the angels do a few cameos), sometimes plain weird and always entertaining. It has all the classics from Rapunzel, Snow White and Hansel & Gretel, but also a lot of unknown delights.
I can’t really recommend this book enough, it’s a bible for story lovers and beautifully presented. Many of the stories are illustrated by Arthur Rackham and are just full wonder. Kaija got me this book last year as Christmas present and it’s been a great source of inspiration and references. I don’t know how, but I hope to use a lot of the things from it somewhere, some day.
So please, go get this book, trust me – you’ll love it – Just look at the photos below!
“It’s leather bound and big, and like heroin for a bookphile.”
“Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. The cat jumping around a late medieval city reminds me of something, hmm… We swear we thought of it first!”
“Thanks to this book, I now know that the woods are full of old creepy ladies.”
“Cinderella’s wild night out. Gurrl’s gonna go crazy.”
“Never mind the logic, it’s beautiful.”
“And then she throws her in to the oven. That’s just cruel. They could have just taken her cane away and she’d be immobilized, but no – burning her seemed just more natural. Crazy kids.”
“Over 700 pages of wonder.”
“Don’t let your kids get this book, they’ll throw you in the fire too.”
Twitter me or comment below your favorite fairy tale books and collections, I’m always up to talking anything books!
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