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The Fisherman and his wife / by the brothers Grimm ; translated by Elizabeth Shub ; illustrated by Monika Laimgruber.

Contributor(s): Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863 | Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859 | Shub, Elizabeth | Laimgruber, Monika.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c1978Description: [24] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0688860036 (lib. bdg.); 9780688860035 (lib. bdg.).Uniform titles: Von dem Fischer und seiner Frau. English. Subject(s): Fairy tales -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Fairy tales -- Germany -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Fisherman and his wife.; Online version:: Fisherman and his wife.DDC classification: 398.2/1/0943 Summary: Relates the fate of the fisherman's greedy wife who was never satisfied with the wishes granted her by an enchanted fish.
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Translation of: Von dem Fischer und seiner Frau.

Relates the fate of the fisherman's greedy wife who was never satisfied with the wishes granted her by an enchanted fish.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-- An outstanding mixed-media production of the classic tale of greed and granted wishes. The book alone warrants purchase. The language retains an old-world flavor through its formal and evocative wording, while presenting the story in a thoroughly accessible and comprehensible manner. Metaxas has resisted including editorial comments that might have compromised the intellectual challenge of the tale's moral, unlike some other versions currently in print. Inky black cut-out silhouettes set against vivid single- color backgrounds depict the action of the tale. While the text is fairly traditional, the illustrations are surprising and refreshing in their interpretation of the tale. Bryan has enhanced the exaggerations in the story with absurd anachronistic touches such as an old-fashioned pipe stove next to one of those cat clocks with a swinging-tail pendulum popular in the '50s. Her fisherman's hovel even sports a television and electric lamps. The audio cassette recording consists of a mesmerizing reading by actress Jodie Foster with a hauntingly beautiful sound track by Van Dyke Parks. An especially satisfying sensory experience. --Dorothy Houlihan, White Plains Pub . Lib . , NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). <p> The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- <p> Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. <p> Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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