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More Tales from Grimm

2006
Author:

Wanda Gág

More Tales from Grimm

Enchanting adaptations of Grimm’s fairy tales by renowned artist and author Wanda Gág

Renowned children's book author Wanda Gág presents classic Grimm tales, accompanied by whimsical illustrations. More Tales from Grimm contains over thirty stories, including “The Golden Key,” “The Seven Swabians,” and “The Wolf and the Fox,” as well as almost one hundred illustrations. No other editions of Grimm's fairy tales can match Gág's richness of prose and the magic of her pictorial interpretation.

One must be grateful to Wanda Gág for this rendering of Grimm’s tales in language and illustrations that bring them within the reach of younger children, yet lose nothing of their rich peasant flavor. The tales are well selected for young reading, and the irresistible humor of the drawings is itself excellent antidote to the black magic of the stories.

Josette Frank, Child Study Association

Renowned children’s book author Wanda Gág presents these classic Grimm tales, accompanied by whimsical illustrations. Drawing on her peasant heritage and childlike sense of wonder, Gág translated the fairy tales in a uniquely American vernacular tongue.

More Tales from Grimm contains over thirty stories, including “The Golden Key,” “The Seven Swabians,” and “The Wolf and the Fox,” as well as almost one hundred illustrations. No other editions of Grimm’s fairy tales for children can match Gág’s richness of prose and the humor, beauty, and sheer magic of her pictorial interpretation.

More Tales from Grimm

Best known for her Newbery Honor winner Millions of Cats, Wanda Gág (1893–1946) was a pioneer in children’s book writing, integrating text and illustration. Born in New Ulm, Minnesota, she rose to international acclaim. In recognition of her artistry, she was posthumously awarded the 1958 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Millions of Cats and the 1977 Kerlan Award for her body of work.

More Tales from Grimm

One must be grateful to Wanda Gág for this rendering of Grimm’s tales in language and illustrations that bring them within the reach of younger children, yet lose nothing of their rich peasant flavor. The tales are well selected for young reading, and the irresistible humor of the drawings is itself excellent antidote to the black magic of the stories.

Josette Frank, Child Study Association

No other editions of Grimm’s fairy tales for children can match Gág’s richness of prose and the humor, beauty, and sheer magic of her pictorial interpretation.

Edmonton’s Child

So intelligently chosen and edited, and translated with so much simplicity and humor, that the collection should become a classic. Wanda Gág’s illustrations are, of course, distinguished and completely in the fairy-tale spirit.

New Yorker

An ideal collection for the child. She brings the tales to life by her descriptions, settings, and conversations between the characters.

Children’s Literature

More Tales from Grimm

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword by Carl Zigrosser

THEGOLDENKEY
THE SEVEN SWABIANS
THEWOLFANDTHEFOX
MOTHER HOLLE
THE WATER NIXIE
THE MO.USE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
THORN ROSE, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
THE SWEET PORRIDGE
THE LITTLE SHEPHERD BOY
THE TWELVE LAZY SERVANTS
LUCKY SCRAPS
THE CAT AND THE FOX
THE SOLDIER AND HIS MAGIC HELPERS

CONTENTS

THE GOOD-FOR-NOTHINGS
THE STAR DOLLARS
ATRIPTOSCHLARAFFENLAND
THE THREE LANGUAGES
THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN
THE WISHING TABLE, THE GOLD DONKEY, AND THE CUDGEL-IN THE-SACK
THE TAILOR WHO WENT TO HEAVEN
PRESENTS OF THE LITTLE FOLK
THE THREE SPINNERS
THE SIX SWANS
THE QUEEN BEE
THE HEDGEHOG AND THE RABBIT
THE EARTH GNOME
THE THREE LUCKY ONES
THE SORCERER' S APPRENTICE
IRONHANS
JORINDAANDJORINGEL
THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE KIDS
THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES