Tales from Grimm by Antonia Barber

Tales from Grimm

Written by Antonia Barber
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

7+ readers   Classics   5+ readers   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

Nine of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s best-known stories are retold with great fluency in this beautifully produced edition which is perfectly designed to be read aloud. Favourites, which include The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White among others, capture the magic and mystery at the heart of the stories which is also reflected in the attractive illustrations.


Tales from Grimm by Antonia Barber

A major new selection of the Grimm Fairy Tales, retold especially for five to eight year olds by the noted children’s writer, Antonia Barber.

Antonia Barber’s splendid story telling is well matched by the fresh, atmospheric illustrations of Margaret Chamberlain, which capture the spirit of each tale.

One of the Frances Lincoln Classics series which also includes Tales from Hans Christian Andersen and Greek Myths: Stories of Sun, Stone and Sea.

About the Author

Antonia Barber

Antonia Barber comes from a theatrical family, and began making up stories and plays in early childhood. After studying at the University of London, she became a playwright, and then a successful children’s author. A splendid storyteller, she has been writing children’s books for almost thirty years, and has a warm following among children and their parents.

Her previous books include The Mousehole Cat; a finalist for the Smarties Prize, winner of the 1990 British Book Award and Commended for the 1991 Kate Greenaway Medal; it was later made into an animated film, The Enchanter’s Daughter and Ghosts, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and filmed as The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Antonia Barber lives with her three children in Kent.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info




Antonia Barber
More books by Antonia Barber


Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014




A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

Lovereading 4 schools