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The subject of this article is not considered canon material for the Once Upon a Time Universe.

Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Classic Fairytales is an illustrated collection of classic Grimm fairy tales, with a foreword from the creators of Once Upon a Time and illustration by Kevin Tong.

It was published by Hyperion Press on December 20, 2011. It is 272 pages and available online here.


"Once Upon a Time . . ." Four simple words, that after more than two centuries, still have the ability to transport readers to the lands of mystery, intrigue, and betrayal, life and death, love and abandon. Timeless are the tales of the Brothers Grimm who, in an effort to preserve native folklore, unwittingly crafted a cornerstone of Western literature.

With this book of fairytales, beautifully illustrated by Kevin Tong, reacquaint yourself with the stories and characters you know and love. Run through the forest with little Red Cap. Attend a ball with Cinderella. Eat an apple with Snow White. From witches and fairies, evil queens and kindly kings, frog princes and sleeping beauties, the Grimm tales are classics that are truly meant to be shared with young and old alike.

With a foreword written by the creators of ABC's show Once Upon a Time, we see that these classic tales continue to endure and inspire more storytelling. The series brings some of these characters to life in a bold reimagination of the fairy tale world.


The collection has 30 fairy tales, including: