The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales

Tan, Shaun adapter, illustrator

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  • Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan.


  • "Text abridged and adapted from translations of Grimms' fairy tales, ©Jack Zipes."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Foreword by Neil Gaiman -- 'How the Brothers Grimm Made Their Way in the World' by Jack Zipes -- Plates -- Afterword by Shaun Tan -- Annotated Index -- Further Reading -- Acknowledgments
  • The frog king -- The companionship of the cat and the mouse -- Hansel and Gretel -- Little red cap -- The boy who left home to find out about fear -- Faithful Johannes -- The twelve brothers -- The white snake -- Little brother and little sister -- Rapunzel -- The three little gnomes in the forest -- The three snake leaves -- The fisherman and his wife -- The brave little tailor -- Cinderella -- The riddle -- The three spinners -- The mouse, the bird, and the sausage -- The boots of buffalo leather -- The Bremen town musicians -- The singing bone -- The devil with the three golden hairs -- The maiden without hands -- Foundling -- The wolf and the seven young kids -- the elves -- Lucky hands -- Gambling Hans -- The robber bridegroom -- Godfather death -- The juniper tree -- Brier Rose -- Snow White -- The six swans-- Rumpelstiltskin -- Mother Trudy -- The golden bird -- The fox and the cat -- Little farmer -- All fur -- Snow White and Rose Red -- Jorinda and Joringel -- The singing, springing lark -- How six made their way in the world -- The goose girl -- Bearskin -- King Thrushbeard -- The two travelers -- Hans my hedgehog -- The little shroud -- The stolen pennies -- The old man and his grandson -- The devil's sooty brother -- The lettuce donkey -- The turnip -- One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes -- The worn-out dancing shoes -- The twelve huntsmen -- Iron Hans -- Mother Holle -- The goose girl at the spring -- Simelei Mountain -- Lazy Heinz -- Fitcher's bird -- Strong Hans -- The blacksmith and the devil -- The blue light -- The nixie in the pond -- The dog and the sparrow -- The wedding of Mrs. Fox -- The master thief -- The thief and his master -- The water of life -- The moon -- Thumbling
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