Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob Grimm
A Fairy Tale by Grimm (The Little Pebbles)

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This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. The stories in the Little Pebbles series have been adapted for children today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. The small size of the books and their warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to children. In addition, children will love the game page at the end of each book, and they will want to read all the books in the series.

Little Red Riding Hood, so called because of the beautiful red velvet riding hood given to her by her grandmother, is sent to bring some food to her sick grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood is given strict instructions by her mother to go directly to her grandmother's house, but instead the little girl is convinced by an evil wolf to stray from the path and gather some flowers for the grandmother. The wolf's intentions are far from honorable, and he plots to eat them both. Luckily, a nearby hunter saves the day!

 

About Jacob Grimm

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After studying at Marburg, Jacob became a clerk in the War Office at Kassel, and in 1808 librarian to Jerome Bonaparte, King of Westphalia. In 1841 he received Professorship at Berlin, and in 1854 began work on Deutsches Worterbuch with his brother. 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). 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.- 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. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.
 
Published February 1, 1998 by Abbeville Kids. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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And as usual, Galdone's pictures pose no surprises—the blond, angel-faced Red Riding Hood and the wolf with his lolling pink tongue, pink nightgown and ruffled cap are bloodless, storybook cutouts, but this illustrator's ability to establish eye contact with the reader is really effective here.

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The illustrator’s detailed, richly colored pictures bear the influence of her mentor, Brian Wildsmith, and she demonstrates her mastery of the picture-book form as she juxtaposes characters across the gutter at strategic moments, employs fully saturated pages at some turns and spot art at others,...

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All three texts come from recent translations, and all three are illustrated in different but similar styles—the Perrault with 19th-century engravings, the others with the same realism, closely hatched lines and, for the main version alone, bright and subtly modulated watercolors.

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These four classics illustrated by French artists, components of the Little Pebbles series, appear in an inviting design and intimate trim size. Each volume delivers a well-known story with evocative

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The adventure begins when the tailor swats seven flies at once, and celebrates by sewing a belt that reads ""Seven at a blow!"" The boastful belt piques the interest of a giant, against whom he wins contests of strength, and then a king, who sets a series of feats with his daughter and half his k...

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Further, the Pigs' famous ""not by the hair of my chinny chin chin"" becomes ""not by the hair on my piggy little chin!"" With just those few tweaks, these traditionalist texts provide the bases for refreshing, carefully considered new images.

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