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The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales
First American edition.
Physical Description:
185 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Text abridged and adapted from translations of Grimms' fairy tales, ©Jack Zipes."
Foreword by Philip Pullman -- 'How the Brothers Grimm Made Their Way in the World' by Jack Zipes -- Plates -- Afterword by Shaun Tan -- Annotated Index -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgements.

The frog king -- The companionship of the cat and the mouse -- Hansel and Gretel -- Little red cap -- The boy who left home to find out about fear -- Faithful Johannes -- The twelve brothers -- The white snake -- Little brother and little sister -- Rapunzel -- The three little gnomes in the forest -- The three snake leaves -- The fisherman and his wife -- The brave little tailor -- Cinderella -- The riddle -- The three spinners -- The mouse, the bird, and the sausage -- The boots of buffalo leather -- The Bremen town musicians -- The singing bone -- The devil with the three golden hairs -- The maiden without hands -- Foundling -- The wolf and the seven young kids -- the elves -- Lucky hands -- Gambling Hans -- The robber bridegroom -- Godfather death -- The juniper tree -- Brier Rose -- Snow White -- The six swans-- Rumpelstiltskin -- Mother Trudy -- The golden bird -- The fox and the cat -- Little farmer -- All fur -- Snow White and Rose Red -- Jorinda and Joringel -- The singing, springing lark -- How six made their way in the world -- The goose girl -- Bearskin -- King Thrushbeard -- The two travelers -- Hans my hedgehog -- The little shroud -- The stolen pennies -- The old man and his grandson -- The devil's sooty brother -- The lettuce donkey -- The turnip -- One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes -- The worn-out dancing shoes -- The twelve huntsmen -- Iron Hans -- Mother Holle -- The goose girl at the spring -- Simelei Mountain -- Lazy Heinz -- Fitcher's bird -- Strong Hans -- The blacksmith and the devil -- The blue light -- The nixie in the pond -- The dog and the sparrow -- The wedding of Mrs. Fox -- The master theif -- The thief and his master -- The water of life -- The moon -- Thumbling.
Reading Level:
910 L Lexile
Added Uniform Title:
Inspired by: Kinder- und Hausmärchen.
Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.

In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures. Nameless princes, wicked stepsisters, greedy kings, honourable peasants and ruthless witches, tales of love, betrayal, adventure and magical transformation: all inspiration for this stunning gallery of sculptural works. Introduced by Grimm Tales author Philip Pullman and leading fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes, The Singing Bones breathes new life into some of the world's most beloved fairy tales.