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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #32: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

Happy Halloween :)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

A New English Version
by Philip Pullman
Expected release date: November 8th, 2012
Published by: Viking Adult


Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, at a veritable fairy-tale moment—witness the popular television shows Grimm and Once Upon a Time and this year’s two movie adaptations of “Snow White”—Philip Pullman, one of the most popular authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

From much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “Briar-Rose,” “Thousandfurs,” and “The Girl with No Hands,” Pullman retells his fifty favorites, paying homage to the tales that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.


I am SO curious to see what Philip Pullman has done with all of my favorite fairy-tales!!!


What do you think of the cover?
Is that Hansel and Gretel??? 

Can't wait to read this :)

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. This definitely does sound interesting, I'll have to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  2. Oooh, I like that the sound of this one. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile.

    Here's my WOW pick.

    Wit and Sin

  3. Ah, I love fairy tales! I can't wait to see Philip Pullman work his magic on them! Great pick!

  4. oh this one sounds good. thanks for sharing. my wow http://jennreneeread.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-wednesday-36-and-www-23.html

  5. Grimm Brothers always fascinate me and i wonder how Philip Pullman re-wrote those stories! Thank you for the pick! :)

    Here is mine


  6. I'm not usually a huge fan of Philip Pullman but I can't resist The Grimm Brothers' fairy tales! Can't wait to read these re-tellings. Thanks for spotlighting.

    This is my WoW at Bookmunchies (:

  7. I have never read anything by this author but it does sound interesting!! Thanks for spotlighting it and Happy Halloween!!

  8. Interested in this one.


  9. That looks really interesting! Great pick! I like the cover.
    Stop by MY WOW?
    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  10. Philip pullman + Brothers Grimm = AWESOME! Can't wait to get my hands on it. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW


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