The Juniper Tree by Jacob Grimm
And Other Tales from Grimm

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Originally published as a two-volume set forty years ago, The Juniper Tree is distinguished first by the selection of stories. Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak jointly culled 27 from the 210 in the complete collection, and their contents page presents a fascinating critical statement. The translations are another distinguishing quality of the Segal/Sendak edition. Both translators have been painstakingly faithful to the German texts; they have not cut, “retold,” or bowdlerized. In addition, Segal and Jarrell bring to their renderings of Grimm the grace and precision that are characteristic of their own original prose.


·         One of the most acclaimed Grimm collections published in English, available again

·         An elegant, must-have edition for every home library

·         New lower-price of $19.99, formerly $28.00

·         Includes standards such as “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Fisherman and His Wife,” and “The Frog King” as well as lesser-known masterpieces such as the title story and “The Goblins”

·         Each story contains a full-page picture by Maurice Sendak

·         Four stories translated by Jarrell, the rest by Segal


About Jacob Grimm

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LORE SEGAL (1928–2005) wrote numerous books for young readers, including Tell Me a Mitzi and Why Mole Shouted, both published by Farrar Straus Giroux. She was born in Austria and lived in New York City. MAURICE SENDAK (1928–2012) was one of the preeminent children’s book illustrators and authors of the twentieth century. Best-known for the Caldecott Medal–winning Where the Wild Things Are, he was also the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for children’s book illustration, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Medal of Arts. 
Published October 15, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 352 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Except for the four familiar tales translated by Randall Jarrell, most of the 27 assembled here are out-of-the-way selections and those we thought we knew are stripped of their relatively recently acquired sheeps' clothing -- as in ""The Frog King,"" whose transformation is effected not by the Pr...

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also with a bound-in ribbon placeholder, includes 27 tales carefully chosen by Segal and Sendak, from the familiar (""Hansel and Gretel"") to nearly forgotten tales such as the disturbing title story, in which a wicked stepmother is punished for a horrifying crime.

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