Philip Pullman’s Next Book Will Be a Retelling of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

The Guardian is reporting that His Dark Materials trilogy author Philip Pullman and Penguin Books will release Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version, a retelling by Pullman of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, in the fall.

Pullman will retell 50 of the tales, “from the quests and romance of classics such as Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as The Three Snake Leaves, Hans-My-Hedgehog and Godfather Death” with additional commentary on the history of each story. The project has been Pullman’s main focus in the last two years.

This release, currently scheduled to hit shelves on November 8, will mark the 200th year since the publication of the original.

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