Caperucita Roja

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Chronicle Books, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Striking art accompanies this classic fairy tale that is now available in a Spanish/English dual-language edition. A beautiful addition to both home and classroom libraries.
 

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User Review  - kbartholomew1 - LibraryThing

Little Red Riding Hood/Caperucita Roja is the classic tale of the little girl, in the red hood, who travels through the forest to deliver a basket to her grandmother. The text on each page is written ... Read full review

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

In this bilingual folklore students can be read Little Red Riding Hood in either English or Spanish. The illustrator uses beautiful colors to depict the pictures. Young readers' attention will easily ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) studied law in the early 1800s but became much better known as an accomplished and passionate storyteller and, with his brother Jacob, one of the Grimm Brothers, who gave the world the groundbreaking and fantastic collection of folklore, fairy stories, and fantasy tales we now call Grimm's Fairy Tales.

PAU ESTRADA has illustrated many children's books, including "Soccer Counts! by Barbara Barbieri McGrath. "Button Soup by Doris Orgel (Gareth Stevens) and "Little Red Riding Hood: Caperucita Roja by Jacob Grimm (Chronicle). He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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