Listening Library’s new GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES audio collection is narrated by an all-star cast, from Jim Dale, Alfred Molina and Roy Dotrice to Janis Ian, Julia Whelan and Jayne Entwistle, who bring the original dark versions of these stories to life. Between them, the award-winning cast has earned an Oscar, three Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards, two Emmy Awards, and five Odyssey Awards. It is recommended for grade 5 and up.
The popularity of shows and movies like Once Upon a Time, GRIMM, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella speak to readers’ endless fascination with the Grimm Brothers’ tales, but many people haven’t read the stories in their original form, which are even more dramatic read aloud.
GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES is the latest installment in Listening Library’s Classics series, which also includes Jack London’s The Call of the Wild; Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; HG Wells’ The Time Machine; and L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Each title in the series features evocative narrations by Jeff Daniels, Brooke Shields, Sir Derek Jacobi, and James Frain and original cover art by illustrators Jerry Pinckney, Carson Ellis, Brian Floca and Noelle Stevenson.
Divya Srinivasan, whose illustrations have been featured on album covers and in work for This American Life and The New Yorker in addition to her own picture books, Little Owl’s Night, Little Owl’s Day, and Octopus Alone, contributed original cover art for GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES. She is also an avid audiobook user, listening while she sketches.
The GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES audio collection includes 21 classic stories:
Rapunzel, read by Katherine Kellgren The Six Swans, read by Davina Porter
Cinderella, read by January LaVoy The Twelve Huntsmen, read by Dion Graham
Little Red-Cap, read by Simon Vance The Goose-Girl, read by Edoardo Ballerini
Little Briar-Rose, read by Grover Gardner Sweet Porridge, read by Jayne Entwistle
Little Snow-White, read by Kate Rudd The Golden Goose, read by Luke Daniels
Rumplestiltskin, read by Jim Dale Eve’s Various Children, read by Roy Dotrice
Snow-White and Rose-Red, read by Julia Whelan The Elves, read by Bahni Turpin
A Riddling Tale, read by Janis Ian The Twelve Brothers, read by Graeme Malcolm
The Sea-Hare, read by Mark Bramhall The Frog-King, or Iron Henry, read by Kirby Heyborne
The White Snake, narrated by Scott Brick Hansel and Gretel, read by Robin Miles
The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces, read by Alfred Molina
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Divya Srinivasan lives with her daughter in Austin, Texas. Her illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, and she has done work for This American Life, They Might Be Giants, Sundance Channel, Sufjan Stevens, and Weird Al Yankovic, among others. Divya was also an animator on the film Waking Life. She is the author and illustrator of the picture books Little Owl’s Night, Octopus Alone, and Little Owl’s Day (published by Viking Children’s Books). You can see more of her illustrations at www.pupae.com.
GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES
- By the Brothers Grimm
- Narrated by a full cast
- Listening Library Ÿ On sale May 10, 2016
- Audio CD ISBN: 9780147526366 Ÿ Library CD ISBN: 9780147526380
- Audio Download ISBN: 9780147526373 Ÿ Library Download ISBN: 9780147526397
We’ve been listening to this in the car as we head back and forth to school. The all-star cast does an amazing job narrating these classic tales! Kids will develop their listening skills as they tune-in intently on every word. It’s very entertaining!
The Grimm’s Fairtales audio CD is available at Penguin Random House Audio for $19.99.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Giveaway
One Moms Own Words reader will win a copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales on Audio CD!
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