It’s been a while since we had a book review here. We’ve been so busy with the kickstarter and working on new fairytale comics for you to read that we just haven’t had the time! So, here are a few book recommendations for you wonderful readers.

The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
This is the fairytale collection that Gina uses to adapt into scripts for Erstwhile. The book is translated by Jack Zipes and contains 250 tales, plus twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition. One of the world’s experts on children’s literature, Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota and is the author of numerous books on folklore and fairy tales.

The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World
Another book by Jack Zipes, I found this one to be an excellent insight on the Brothers Grimm and the era in which they collected the tales for publication. explores the romantic myth of the brothers as wandering scholars, who gathered “authentic” tales from the peasantry. Bringing to bear his own critical expertise as well and new biographical information, Zipes examines the interaction between the Grimms’ lives and their work.