The Olive Fairy Book illustrated by Kate Baylay
In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a’clear as water’ retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice.
From the quests and romance of classics such as ‘Rapunzel’, ‘Snow White’ and ‘Cinderella’ to the dangerand wit of such lesser-known tales as ‘The Three Snake Leaves’, ‘Hans-my-Hedgehog’ and ‘Godfather Death’, Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story’s background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination.
These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman’s Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.
Publication Date: 27 Sep 2012
I love the fairy tales of the Brother’s Grimm and I’m a huge fan of His Dark Materials and Clockwork, so I’m really excited for this book. Coincidentally (?) the book will be released on the same day as The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling… My poor wallet!
Nika Goltz, Snow Queen
New OUAT promo poster (Little Red Riding Hood).