Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Saviour Pirotta
The Return of an Old Favourite
review by Maryom
Much like a golden-oldie record this story collection is having a re-release. We bought it under its old title of The Sleeping Princess, many years ago when our youngest daughter was a toddler and it was in great demand as a bedtime storybook. It's now back in the shops with a new cover and title but the stories remain as enchanting - and frightening - as ever.
Saviour Pirotta retells ten of Grimm's well known folk tales, including favourites such as Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel, all of which are vividly brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's lively colourful illustrations. Fairy tales are always in fashion, remaining firm favourites with parents and children alike, despite passing trends.
Our copy was much loved and read, and hopefully this new edition will find loving homes with many more children.
Maryom's review - 5 stars
Publisher - Orchard Books
Genre - childrens, fairy stories
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