Philip Pullman enjoys creating stories and one day he decided to compose a selection of the most famous fairy tales stories of them all. His inspiration was triggered by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the creators of Grim Tales. He chose stories that were famous and well loved. Although, this was not a new challenge as others loved these stories so much they made their own version such as, Walt disney however, his reimaginings were more softer and lighter than the original stories. Philip Pullman stood out from the rest of the others that tried to recreate these stories as he took another route. He didn’t focus on the creative prose style but rather the peculiar and marvellous things that took place in them. These were the stories shared from generation to generation told by thousands of people, leading him onto creating his own version. However, Philip Pullman grew up on typical stories of princesses falling in love with the prince, poor children outwitting the spiteful wicked villains and happily ever afters. In spite of all the cliches he wanted to stray off that path and create something original and fresh. He accomplished this by staying devoted to his original sources whilst only tinkering with them to make them more fun to read. Carol Ann Duffy enjoys writing stories, fairy tales and a challenge so creating her own version of Grimm Tales was her cup of tea. Her version of Grimm Tales is creative, bizarre and gripping as it invites the reader for more. Each story contains enormous amounts of energy on each page as she wanted to steer clear off the original repetitive path in storytelling. This is done by making the characters, setting and events abnormal yet imaginable for the reader enticing their creative minds. Overall I feel as though both authors have tried and successfully steered away from the cliche storytelling path and created their own unique and wonderfully weird versions of the nearly 200 year old stories without ruining it for others.