Book Giveaway: Win Philip Pullman's Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

UPDATE: I have changed the date to keep the contest open through today so any last minute entries are good.

I haven’t had a book giveaway here in some time but this book is special enough that I wanted to offer a chance for readers to get a copy.

Penguin Classics is bringing out a Deluxe Edition of Philip Pullman’s Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm:

Pullman GrimmFAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM is a retelling the beloved stories by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy—now with three new tales exclusive to the paperback edition. In 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now, two centuries later, fairy tales are once again all the rage with TV shows like Grimm and Once Upon a Time dominating ratings and two movie adaptations of “Snow White” out in the same year. With FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Philip Pullman brings these much-loved tales back to the page.

From stories like “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Girl With No Hands,” “The Three Snake Leaves,” and “Godfather Death,” Pullman retells fifty of Grimm’s timeless classics for the modern age in his lively, beguiling prose. He includes all the most familiar characters—Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, the Frog Prince, and Rapunzel—while also introducing readers to some they might not have met yet.

Pullman has consulted a variety of editions of the work to pull together a seamless version of each story that focuses on engaging readers and demonstrating exactly why these fairy tales have been told over and over again, remaining vibrant since their original publication in the early 19th century. With FAIRY TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Pullman pays homage to the tales of romance and villainy that inspired his unique creative vision—and that continue to cast their spell on the Western imagination.

I am a big fan of this book and am excited to read the new stories that have been added.  As I noted in my review:

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm is a must read for anyone interested in folklore and fairy tales but it is also a great read for anyone interested in the art of storytelling and its impact on culture, language and the way we see the world.

So how do you get your hands on the book (and a free poster!)?  Simply leave a comment here with your favorite fairy tale and I will pick a random winner Wednesday, October 30.


Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).


  1. I have always liked Hansel and Gretel. The idea of a old witch living in a candy house in the woods always was one of my favorite ideas

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