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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.

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Readers young and old love the tales of European folklore collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, but this volume an extra dose of darkness, thanks to the distinctively gothic illustrations. Gris Grimly's paintings manage to be simultaneously humorous, disturbing, and beautiful, the perfect complement to these stories that have withstood the test of time.

The language in Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm is a little stiff and old-fashioned, but that's part of the fun. Younger children will enjoy having these stories read to them, and older kids will be captivated by the stylish art.

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