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"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations. "Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations.


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"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations. "Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations.

30 review for Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories (Everymans Library Children's Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mir

    Perhaps some caring librarian would remove the spoiler from the blurb. Then, after I have forgotten it was there, I will read the book and be shocked. Perhaps some caring librarian would remove the spoiler from the blurb. Then, after I have forgotten it was there, I will read the book and be shocked.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Briar's Reviews

    Reading this for my English class was ridiculously cool. Seeing some of these originals and the inter texts created for them are so interesting.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    So I was lucky enough to find a couple more of the Everymans Childrens Classics and so set about reading them. Now this is an intriguing book in that I am sure I have read these (or at least most of them) in other forms from other authors before. It turns out that they represent classic tales which have been around for a very long time (in some cases hundreds of years) and as such have had numerous tellings (and re-tellings). As such there often arises several versions of the same story or at lea So I was lucky enough to find a couple more of the Everymans Childrens Classics and so set about reading them. Now this is an intriguing book in that I am sure I have read these (or at least most of them) in other forms from other authors before. It turns out that they represent classic tales which have been around for a very long time (in some cases hundreds of years) and as such have had numerous tellings (and re-tellings). As such there often arises several versions of the same story or at least the same general story. The is the case for example of the story of Cinderella which is one of the tales in this book. Now I find these sorts of books fun to read as you can start to see where the modern versions of the tales arise from and what has been taken from this version and what has been taken from that. So apart from learning about the classic tales I also get to see the history of these stories and where they all came from. Its fascinating to see how some stories and elements of them you thought you knew actually are of something completely different.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    My mother sent me a copy of this book, adapted and translated by John Patience. I resumed my French studies last year, and reading children's books is actually an important part of learning a language. Yet, I had never done so. Until today. This is, of course, the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I am proud to report that I was able to read this little book without looking up a single word. I highly recommend the use of illustrated children's books as an adjunct to second language studies. My mother sent me a copy of this book, adapted and translated by John Patience. I resumed my French studies last year, and reading children's books is actually an important part of learning a language. Yet, I had never done so. Until today. This is, of course, the story of Little Red Riding Hood. I am proud to report that I was able to read this little book without looking up a single word. I highly recommend the use of illustrated children's books as an adjunct to second language studies.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Chantal Emond

    After studying this fairy tale in class, I never knew that this tale would be looked at as a sexual violation message. Sure the message for children in the tale would be, "don't talk to strangers" which is quite legit but it definitely gives you a portrayal of how the girl has lost her innocence. The story goes much deeper than its surface level given for children. After studying this fairy tale in class, I never knew that this tale would be looked at as a sexual violation message. Sure the message for children in the tale would be, "don't talk to strangers" which is quite legit but it definitely gives you a portrayal of how the girl has lost her innocence. The story goes much deeper than its surface level given for children.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anna Kļaviņa

    In this version the Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother are saved by lumberjacks. The illustrations are beautiful. In this version the Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother are saved by lumberjacks. The illustrations are beautiful.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Joyce

    Wow...did not expect that. I read this for one of my college classes. Having discussed and analyzed in class, I found that the original tale deals with very sexual content. I have a new perception of this fairy tale now.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Loren Johnson

    I love this fairy tale! I think it’s one of the most well known ones out there. There are quite a few variations of course, but as far as I know this is the original. Such iconic characters, a fantastic little story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Selena Reiss

    This is such an odd version of the story... I can’t believe I never read it before now! It ends abruptly and hides none of its morals... altogether, I like the Grimm’s version better.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Angel Navarro

    I mean, it was cool. I read it with my daughter.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Meltha

    A world of "No." This is about as dark of a version of LRRH as I can stand. The pictures due to the child's expression and her positioning made it feel like she was being abused in some way. This is Perrault's version, in which she is eaten and that's it. We're left with an image of dirty sheets that seems more expressive of rape (considering the line about taking off her dress is left in and the wolf seems to be human in this, I think that's what Sarah Moon's photographs were trying to achieve) A world of "No." This is about as dark of a version of LRRH as I can stand. The pictures due to the child's expression and her positioning made it feel like she was being abused in some way. This is Perrault's version, in which she is eaten and that's it. We're left with an image of dirty sheets that seems more expressive of rape (considering the line about taking off her dress is left in and the wolf seems to be human in this, I think that's what Sarah Moon's photographs were trying to achieve). I wouldn't give this book to a kid if you paid me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Teagan

    This book is the same as the modern version. It's a good children's story, even though it may scare some. It is one of the most popular fairy tales. This book is the same as the modern version. It's a good children's story, even though it may scare some. It is one of the most popular fairy tales.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Makenzie Regan

    Little Red Riding Hood was a story that I heard about and read retold versions of as a child. I never read the original version written by Charles Perrault. Most young children are familiar with the story line of Little Red Riding Hood. The story is a classic that has now been re told in many different forms like picture books and a movie. Many other forms of classic and traditional literature have also been turned into films. Many of the first films were variations of classic stories because au Little Red Riding Hood was a story that I heard about and read retold versions of as a child. I never read the original version written by Charles Perrault. Most young children are familiar with the story line of Little Red Riding Hood. The story is a classic that has now been re told in many different forms like picture books and a movie. Many other forms of classic and traditional literature have also been turned into films. Many of the first films were variations of classic stories because audiences would be familiar with the stories and could relate. Little Red Riding Hood follows the genre elements of fairytale. The setting of the story is one of the most telling elements. The story is set in at a grandmothers house deep in the woods. Another genre element that follows a fairytale is the theme of good versus evil. Many fairytales follow a similar theme. The main character spends a large part of the story believing that the world is good until the climax happens and the evil is revealed. It is important for children in elementary classrooms to be familiarized with traditional fairytales and to see how fairytales have evolved overtime. The elements that contribute to the genre remain the same but several of the stories are modernized. As a teacher, an assignment that would be interesting to asses is having the students read a classic fairytale and then read a modernized version of the story. The students could then complete a comparison of the versions.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Frances

    [Cross-posted from Nightjar's Jar of Books.]A collection of classic fairytales of varying length and entertainment value. I enjoyed Perrault’s matter-of-fact writing style (or should I say A.E. Johnson’s translation style?) quite a lot, as well as the quirky illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, and if I were to recommend this collection to somebody, it would definitely be in this form – that said, I’m not likely to hold onto this book for re-reading purposes…I don’t have a huge amount to say abou [Cross-posted from Nightjar's Jar of Books.]A collection of classic fairytales of varying length and entertainment value. I enjoyed Perrault’s matter-of-fact writing style (or should I say A.E. Johnson’s translation style?) quite a lot, as well as the quirky illustrations by W. Heath Robinson, and if I were to recommend this collection to somebody, it would definitely be in this form – that said, I’m not likely to hold onto this book for re-reading purposes…I don’t have a huge amount to say about any of the stories in this book individually, but I was surprised by how little they seem to moralise, given my experience with other fairytales (i.e. the Brothers Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen); though there are a few gruesome notes to some of them, most of these tales read more like just… weird little bedtime stories. SOME AWARDS: My favourite: Puss in BootsMost obscure: Ricky of the TuftMost unexpected: The Sleeping Beauty in the WoodsLeast unexpected: Little Red Riding HoodMost memorable: The Sleeping Beauty in the WoodsLeast memorable: The FairiesGoriest: Blue BeardPrettiest pictures: Puss in BootsAlso ran: Cinderella & Little Tom Thumb

  15. 5 out of 5

    Joey Trizzino

    Little Red Riding Hood sets off on an adventure to go visit her Grandmother who is sick. Before she left her mother warned her to stay on the path. Along her journey she ran into a wolf. She is young and naive, and the wolf tricked her into talking about her life, how her grandma is sick, what she is bringing to her, and even where grandma lives. The wolf tricked Red Riding Hood into going to pick some flowers for grandma, while he headed to grandmas house. He reached grandmas house and ate her Little Red Riding Hood sets off on an adventure to go visit her Grandmother who is sick. Before she left her mother warned her to stay on the path. Along her journey she ran into a wolf. She is young and naive, and the wolf tricked her into talking about her life, how her grandma is sick, what she is bringing to her, and even where grandma lives. The wolf tricked Red Riding Hood into going to pick some flowers for grandma, while he headed to grandmas house. He reached grandmas house and ate her and then went and dressed in her clothing. After Red Riding Hood gets to grandmas house she begins asking her why her hands and ears are so large. Wolf answered so I can eat you. The wolf swallowed Red Riding Hood and went to bed. Snoring loudly, a passerby overheard it, and thought how is grandma snoring so loudly. He entered the hose to see if she was alright, he saw the wolf sleeping and wanted to shoot him but did not. He found a pair of scissors and opened up the wolf and Red Riding Hood and Grandma jumped out. Red Riding Hood learned that she should always be obedient.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alycia Kelly

    This story is about a young girl, as well as a Big Bad Wolf. The young girl is named about the red hooded cape that she wears. However, the cape the young girl is always seen wearing, is also magical. Within this story, the young girl goes through the woods to deliver food to her grandmother who is sick. While the girl is in the woods, the wolf sees her and keeps an eye on her, because he wants to eat the food in the basket, as well as the young girl. When the girls arrived at her grandmothers, This story is about a young girl, as well as a Big Bad Wolf. The young girl is named about the red hooded cape that she wears. However, the cape the young girl is always seen wearing, is also magical. Within this story, the young girl goes through the woods to deliver food to her grandmother who is sick. While the girl is in the woods, the wolf sees her and keeps an eye on her, because he wants to eat the food in the basket, as well as the young girl. When the girls arrived at her grandmothers, she noticed something was not right. It turned out that the Big Bad Wolf was in her grandmothers bed. The wolf not only ate the grandmother, but ate Little Red Riding Hood, as well. This is one of my all-time favorite stories. It will always be interesting to me how there are so many different versions of this story though. However, the version written by Charles Perrault will always be my favorite, I think.

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Authoress_Sya

    Hmm, I always kinda knew what this tale was about, and I only read it (and the Grimm's version) for some research on feminist theory, and I have to say I'm sort of disappointed. I mean, I knew it was going to be a sketchy fairy tale, but somehow I expected more from it, having heard it mentioned so often in pop culture. Hmm, I always kinda knew what this tale was about, and I only read it (and the Grimm's version) for some research on feminist theory, and I have to say I'm sort of disappointed. I mean, I knew it was going to be a sketchy fairy tale, but somehow I expected more from it, having heard it mentioned so often in pop culture.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I think I like this version better than the Grimms Brothers’ ‘Little red cap’ but I quite liked how in the Grimms version the wolf was actually trying to deviate her from her specific path but the wolf in Perrault’s version was much more genteel, which I think I prefer because it is an accurate representation of real life villains.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Louisse

    A grim story about a girl who was naive enough to trust a stranger and met her demise. This "Unfortunately, these smooth-tongued, smooth-pelted wolves are the most dangerous beasts of all." FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW A grim story about a girl who was naive enough to trust a stranger and met her demise. This "Unfortunately, these smooth-tongued, smooth-pelted wolves are the most dangerous beasts of all." FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    The illustrations by William Heath Robinson did not disappoint. The misogyny in the telling of the stories is surprisingly arch, and I don't recall ever having read "Ricky (Riquet) of the Tuft" before The illustrations by William Heath Robinson did not disappoint. The misogyny in the telling of the stories is surprisingly arch, and I don't recall ever having read "Ricky (Riquet) of the Tuft" before

  21. 5 out of 5

    clara

    “I say “wolf,” but there are various kinds of wolves. There are also those who are charming, quiet, polite, unassuming, complacent, and sweet, who pursue young women at home and in the streets. And unfortunately, it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all." “I say “wolf,” but there are various kinds of wolves. There are also those who are charming, quiet, polite, unassuming, complacent, and sweet, who pursue young women at home and in the streets. And unfortunately, it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all."

  22. 4 out of 5

    James Biser

    The opening line of "Once upon a time when wolves could talk, but should have known better," is fantastic. The story is well known, but it is fun to review the tale now and again. Everyone should be familiar with the original, so they better appreciate the many adaptations. The opening line of "Once upon a time when wolves could talk, but should have known better," is fantastic. The story is well known, but it is fun to review the tale now and again. Everyone should be familiar with the original, so they better appreciate the many adaptations.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    This was a good reading of the classic little red riding hood tale, it was fun and gave an interesting perspective from a historical standpoint.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tayelyn Calori

    This was a good book. I liked how short and easy it was to read. I also liked how the pictures were so powerful!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kier Scrivener

    I understand why this was a cautionary tale about young girls and creepy old men.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    Did an audiobook version of this story and my kids loved it because it had special audio effects. Kids fell asleep quickly.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Frahlich

    I loved the illustrations

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    I suppose at a stretch one could say Jemima Puddle-Duck counts, but it's a stretch. A decent collection just the same I suppose at a stretch one could say Jemima Puddle-Duck counts, but it's a stretch. A decent collection just the same

  29. 4 out of 5

    Wissuta Sirito

    she should obey adults.

  30. 5 out of 5

    amirah

    she di*s. everyone did

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