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The Brothers Grimm : two lives, one legacy

Author: Donald R Hettinga
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Children everywhere are familiar with the fairy-tale world of the Brothers Grimm, who made "once upon a time" a part of our universal vocabulary-but few people know much about the brothers themselves. Inspired by their desire to document their national literary heritage, the two devoted brothers spent most of their adult years collecting and publishing German Märchen and Sagen, fairy tales and legends. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
bibliographie
Named Person: Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm; Grimm, (frères); Grimm, (frères); Wilhelm Grimm; Jacob Grimm
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Hettinga
ISBN: 0618055991 9780618055999
OCLC Number: 45620793
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Fairy tale childhood --
School days --
Into the world --
War --
Collecting the tales --
Fairy tale road --
Legends and counts --
Exile --
Heros --
From A to?
Responsibility: by Donald R. Hettinga.
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Children everywhere are familiar with the fairy-tale world of the Brothers Grimm, who made "once upon a time" a part of our universal vocabulary-but few people know much about the brothers themselves. Inspired by their desire to document their national literary heritage, the two devoted brothers spent most of their adult years collecting and publishing German Märchen and Sagen, fairy tales and legends. This thorough and compelling biography addresses the social, political, and historical influences that shaped the lives and stories of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. This thorough and compelling biography examines the lives of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, who, inspired to document their national and literary heritage, devoted much of their adult years collecting and publishing German fairy tales and legends. Illustrated with archival prints and photographs.

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