Giveaway: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by: Philip Pullman


Publisher: Viking Adult

Publish Date: November 12, 2012

Synopsis: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Grimm’s fairy tales. To celebrate, Viking is thrilled to publish FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, a retelling of fifty beloved stories by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy.

In 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, two centuries later, fairy tales are once again all the rage with TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time dominating ratings and two movie adaptations of “Snow White” out in the same year.  With FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Philip Pullman brings these much-loved tales back to the page.

From stories like “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Girl With No Hands,” “The Three Snake Leaves,” and “Godfather Death,” Pullman retells fifty of Grimm’s timeless classics for the modern age in his lively, beguiling prose. He includes all the most familiar characters—Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and Rapunzel—while also introducing readers to some they might not have met yet.

Pullman has consulted a variety of editions of the work to pull together a seamless version of each story that focuses on engaging readers and demonstrating exactly why these fairy tales have been told over and over again, remaining vibrant since their original publication in the early 19th century. With FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Pullman pays homage to the tales of romance and villainy that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination. 


Author Bio: Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and been published in more than forty countries.  The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig.  Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel The Book of Dust.  He lives in Oxford, England.

Giveaway Information: There is one (1) hardcover copy of Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm available for giveaway to residents of the US/Canada only. Enter by leaving a comment on this post with your email address.

Winner will be chosen at random on December 1, 2012 - so enter as soon as possible. Thanks and good luck!  

11 comments:

  1. thanks for the giveaway

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  2. What a wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. This book is a treasure. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway. I love reading fairy tales. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. I grew up with fairy tales and have always loved them. I still do and am loving the fairy tale trend in TV/movies.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. I wasn't familiar with these stories during childhood, so it's nice to be able to visit them now.

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  7. I love reading about fairy tales. count me in!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
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  8. YAY, I am so excited for this book as I love Philip Pullman and fairy tales. My e-mail is soundselena(at)gmail(dot)com :)

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  9. I do love fairy tales and can't wait to read this collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I would love to win this for my daughter, she would love it. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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  11. I have always enjoyed their fairy tales. Please enter me. Thanks!

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