The Hut in the Forest

Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm; Illustrated by Bettina Stietencron

Out of print

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A woodcutter's daughter finds a house in the woods with an old man, a hen, a rooster and a spotted cow. Will she do the right thing? A classic Grimm's fairytale.

280 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
28 pages
Publication date:
27 Sep 2007


A woodcutter's daughter comes across a small house in the woods with an old man, a hen, a rooster and a spotted cow. She makes dinner for the man but not the animals -- and doesn't return home the next day. Her younger sister follows. Finally, the youngest sister finds the hut. What will happen to her?

This is a classic fairy tale from the Brothers Grimm about selflessness and looking after everyone equally.


'The enchanting story of the woodcutter's three daughters has beautiful dreamlike illustrations, making this hardback book a treasure to read and keep.'
-- Family Interest Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008

'It's not life. It's a fairy tale and, in true Grimm's style, it's highly moralistic, environmentally right-on and disturbingly affectring.'
-- Mary Medlicott, The School Librarian, Spring 2008


The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German professors whose collections of folk tales and fairy tales have been loved for generations.


Also available by the Brothers Grimm:
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding-Hood
Snow White and Rose Red
Sleeping Beauty
An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales illustrated by Daniela Drescher
Favourite Grimm's Tales
Iron Hans (Out of Print)

If you love fairy tales, you'll love some more of these beautiful books:
An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales by Theresa Breslin, illustrated by Kate Leiper

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