Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm

Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as "the brothers Grimm." They were born in the German state of Hesse and throughout the troubled years of the early nineteenth century they worked, under various rulers, as librarians.

The two had an ambitious plan to collect the traditional folk tales of Germany, which they considered in danger of being forgotten. Few of the tales were to be found in books—they were preserved by being told and re-told over the generations, from one person to another. They worked steadily on gathering the stories, relying on many sources: friends and neighbors, peasants and members of the upper classes—anyone who knew a story would do! The two hundred tales they assembled were published in two volumes, in 1812 and 1814, and include some of today's best-known folk tales. The stories cover all moods: some are funny, some are shockingly violent, but most are ageless because they tell truths about human nature.

The brothers continued to write, starting on a huge dictionary of the German language, but it is for their traditional tales that they are remembered.

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Andersen's Fairy Tales / Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 2nd-5th grade
in Companion Library (Location: VIN-COL)
Annotated Brothers Grimm
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Bicentennial from W. W. Norton and Co.
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Best In Children's Books #10A
by Eric Knight, et. al.
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Best In Children's Books (Location: VIN-BIC)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Bremen Town Musicians
by Brothers Grimm with Lisbeth Zwerger
Tra from Minedition
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Bremen Town Musicians
by Ilse Plume retelling Brothers Grimm
Tra from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
1981 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.99 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm, edited by Lily Owens
from Gramercy Books
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm
from International Collectors Library
for 5th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
3rd edition from Bantam Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$24.00
Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Brothers Grimm, Josef Scharl
from Pantheon Books
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Complete Illustrated Stories of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
Redesigned Edition (1st Edition in this form) from Chancellor Press
for 9th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
from Veritas Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: LITSG-VP)
$15.00
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Kay Nielsen
from Viking Press
for 3rd-8th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Fairy Tales: The Brothers Grimm
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by The Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 2nd-6th grade
in Everyman's Library (Location: FIC-EVERY)
$19.95
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Wilhelm & Jacob Grimm, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ZCLE-FIC)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
Children's Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 3rd-8th grade
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Grimm Brothers, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Viking Press
for 4th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Easton Press
for 4th-10th grade
in 19th Century Literature (Location: LIT6-19)
Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Grimm Brothers, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from SeaStar Books
for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' & Andersen's Fairy Tales Set
by Hans Christian Andersen & the Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Fritz Kredel and Arthur Szyk
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Illustrated Junior Library Series 4
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 3rd-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Puffin Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
in Puffin Classics (Location: FIC-PUF)
$7.99
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Sterling Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: FIC-STE)
$9.95
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Illustrated Junior Library Series 3
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Illustrated Junior Library Series 1
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 4th-7th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Calla Editions
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Calla ed from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Companion Library
by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Illustrated Junior Library Series 2
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Applesauce Press
for 1st-5th grade
$18.95
Grimms' Fairy Tales
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Louis Rhead
from SeaWolf Press
for 1st-5th grade
in Seawolf Illustrated Classics (Location: FIC-SW)
$11.95
Hansel and Gretel
by Brothers Grimm, Illustrated by Berta & Elmer Hader
from Weiser & Weiser
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Kaleidoscope of Fairies & Fables
by Hans Andersen, Aesop, Kipling & the Brothers Grimm, retold by Robert Mathias
from Hamlyn
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Little Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman
from Holiday House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1984 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
Little Red Riding Hood
by Paul Galdone, Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
First Edition Thus from HMH Books for Young Readers
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$8.99
Little Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman
from Holiday House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1984 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.99 $4.50 (3 in stock)
Random House Book of Fairy Tales
by Various Authors
from Random House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 3rd-6th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$19.95
Rapunzel
by Paul Zelinsky
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-4th grade
1998 Caldecott Medal winner
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$7.99
Rapunzel
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
1st edition from Dutton Juvenile
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Sleeping Beauty - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Thea Kliros (illustrator)
from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: COL-DOV)
$3.99
Snow White
by Brothers Grimm & Trina Schart Hyman
from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Snow White
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$16.95
Snow White
by Brothers Grimm & Trina Schart Hyman
1st edition from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-3rd grade
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
by Brothers Grimm, translated by Randall Jarrell and illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Sunburst Edition, 1987 from Square Fish Publishing
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1973 Caldecott Honor Book
in Oversized Picture Books (Location: PIC-OVER)
$9.99
Tales from the Brothers Grimm
from Chronicle Books
for 1st-6th grade
Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham
from Book-of-the-Month Club
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade