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Over forty stories by the Brothers Grim are contained in this collection, profusely illustrated with black and white drawings by Mervyn Peake. The tales themselves will always be perennial favourites and in Mervyn Peake they find an ideal illustrator. His drawings bring out all the humour, beauty and, at the same time, the grotesqueness found in the stories and the resultOver forty stories by the Brothers Grim are contained in this collection, profusely illustrated with black and white drawings by Mervyn Peake. The tales themselves will always be perennial favourites and in Mervyn Peake they find an ideal illustrator. His drawings bring out all the humour, beauty and, at the same time, the grotesqueness found in the stories and the result is a book to be enjoyed by people of all ages.The first edition of this book was published under wartime conditions in 1946. This new edition has been revised and completely reset and also includes a reproduction of the original coloured title page spread as an example of Peake's work in colour. It will give to a new generation, among whom Mervyn Peake is increasingly popular, an opportunity to enjoy this outstanding example of his work....

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Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm Reviews

  • John Yelverton
    2018-10-23 03:11

    I absolutely adored these stories as a child, despite the fact that their endings left much to be desired.

  • Karin Rosner
    2018-10-24 01:24

    I am reading this for a class offered by Coursera!

  • Hala A. Abbas
    2018-11-05 02:21

    "Fairy tales" is this magical word that has this beautiful, colorful, dreamy, hopeful sweet taste, it can be actually quite the opposite. And this is very very very obvious in Grimm brothers' fairy tales. Amusing? Sure, they are pretty amusing, with manny shocking, violent scenes. I'll try not to focus on one story in my review, I'd rather talk about the general themes that can be found in almost all the stories: (some of those themes are general in all fairy tales, though)1) The "bad guy" is always a woman! it is the wicked witch or the evil stepmother or the jealous friend; even in Harsel and Gretel, when the father actually agreed -unwillingly- to kill his own children, helped the stepmother to fulfill her plan, and then he felt regret, but then when the plan did fail he actually helped her again to help her in her wicked plan, but he is not viewed as evil or bad though, only the bad stepmother is! but he is just a poor man!!! And allover the book it is very hard to find a male "bad guy"!2) The good girl must be beautiful, the ugly girl is -of course- a wicked, bad, evil soul!3) All the characters are generally shallow, mono-dimensional, and distrustful. 4) you would not find any kind of ideological conflicts, all conflicts are about money, beauty, women, food, or good marriage connections. As if people are just animals living for nothing but these!5) Some virtues are interpreted in the most awkward way! for example the virtue of obedience, in the story called "the three little men" the beautiful nice good girl was rewarded because she obeyed three strangers (men) she met for the very first time in her life when they ordered her to sweep their floor, while the evil bad (of course ugly!) girl was punished because she refused to sweep the floor for three strangers she meets for the first time. Obedience is a good virtue indeed but not in the absolute kind of way! and not when strangers ask me to sweep for them while they look perfectly healthy and capable of doing the job themselves. 6) Marriages are all about beauty and money, even if your partner shows unwillingness (like the white snake story), forget about dignity, personality, way of thinking ... etc.7) In the very rare situations where ugly people are not actually wicked, they can not have any kind of rights or feelings, and are to be humiliated as much as anyone wishes!8) Kings are always beloved, good and kind (and naive)!9) Taking part in a crime or a bad deed doesn't make you bad! 10) anything is compromisable!11) life is not fair! (its allover the book, but let's just mention the white snake story, where killing ants and ravens was something not good but killing the poor horse that actually helped the servant was OK, because he already helped the servant but the ants and ravens are yet to help!)12) When you are grieved, you should wander for tens of years and wait for a miracle, or look for magic, but do not think or try yourself!13) shocking bloody scenes. 14) If you want anyone to make anything completely stupid, just ask him for 3 times using the same words and everything, he'll be convinced, or if there is something you want to do just wait till the 3rd time, always the third time!Enjoyed the Book? Yup! Liked it? Absolutely no! the book is full with all horrible thoughts and meanings you can ever think of! specially when it is meant to be for a child!

  • Rosa
    2018-11-09 06:37

    Ehdottomia suosikkejani olivat sadut Elinikä ja Talonpoika taivaassa.

  • Tracy Poff
    2018-11-05 01:36

    (I read this for Coursera's SF&F class, taught by Prof. Eric S. Rabkin.)These were pretty interesting, in general. Some of the stories were dull, some were fun, some were odd, some were familiar, and some were new to me--quite a mixed bag. I'm glad I read them, though.I enjoyed most stories like "Six Soldiers of Fortune" and "The Gallant Tailor", where the protagonist wins his fortune through cleverness and guile. It was fun, too, to read stories I was already familiar with, in these versions, such as the aforementioned "The Gallant Tailor", or "Aschenputtel", or "Little Red Cap".We were to write an essay on this for the class, and I wrote about gender roles in the stories--in particular, that ambition is rewarded in men but punished in women.In all, I think this was a great way to start a class on science fiction and fantasy, and well worth reading for anyone interested in fairy tales.

  • Taygus
    2018-10-31 00:30

    DNFI had been wanting to read tales in their original versions. And while some tales were enjoyable, most were poor in today's literary standards. I found I was reading, just to get passed the tale and onto the next, but the next was just as dull.If you're studying literature history, this is probably an important book to read. However, if you're reading for pleasure I think modern fairytales are more enjoyable.

  • Susan
    2018-10-29 04:20

    This is the best edition on Project Gutenberg, because it has the Crane illustrations. It may be pilfered from Dover, but it is in the public domain after all. I'm not quite sure how Dover does what it does.

  • Hanna
    2018-11-19 03:25

    For a long time I've wanted to read the real Grimm's stories. Not those smoothed Disney versions. I've heard that the stories are quite cruel and I must admit that some of them are not really suitable for kids, at least not for very young children. I'm not sure if they were even meant to be for children in Grimm's own time, either.Most of the stories are still suitable for reading and the education in them, although a little bit old fashioned, are still good. There were yet a lot of potential material in the stories to transfer into smoothed Disney versions, even some of the cruelest stories.While reading the stories, I made some observations. Here's a list what I found out:Many of the stories are very cruel. But although there is killing and decapitations and violence in them, most of the times they end happily.But all stories doesn't end happily.But the chickens come always home to roost (if I got it right ;) I'm trying to say that evil never wins)The stories are full of repetitions.Many stories ends like with a bump. It's like something would be missing. Or maybe it's because there's so much repetition and then, suddenly, it ends.There's a lot of pointless information in the stories. The story might start with telling us about a miller and first you think that the miller is the main character, but suddenly you'll find out that the story is telling about the miller's son and after all, he became the real hero.The stories also repeat a lot of themselves. There's a lot of same themes, occasions and characters. It's like many of them would be each others variants with a few different details.There's a lot of big castles with a hundreds of rooms, but there's always the one room which is forbidden to enter (and of course nobody doesn't obey the rule and with a bad consequences).Obedience, kindness, diligence, honesty and Christianity are the virtues and with them you'll get far.There's a very odd combination of animals and wares and they are very human like.Number three is very important! There's everything in three times, sister, tasks etc.There's a lot of kings and his daughters and sons, but nobody speaks of queens, unless they are evil. There aren't many mothers either.Most of the men just takes their wives, most of the time it's the first beautiful girl they'll meet and if they just can't take the girl, they'll have to conduct some tasks which girl's father has given to them and if they could perform the tasks, they could have the girl as their wife.There were a lot of weddings.And there were a lot of travelling.God is present in many stories but there's still some ”pagan” parts, too. Spells, prophets, witches, magic.Emotions are very black-and-white and volatile.There's always three siblings and the youngest one is always the most kind, clever, special or most dump, but after all, always the hero. The older siblings are always mean.There's a lot of half siblings and they are either mean or discriminated.Many of the stories are very male chauvinist, they diminishes and subordinates women, but still, there are some very clever and cunning girls too. Most of the times the good girls are very beautiful and the bad girls are ugly.The kings are most of the time very unjust. They believe the first witnesses blindly and hands out impossible tasks for innocents or suitors. You could survive with these tasks with the good deeds you have done before or just with a pure luck. Kings and others are also very eager to break their promises.The stories aren't always very fair.The odd observation was that, why deeply in love partners doesn't recognise each others after a long separation and when they finally meet. Or then only other one recognises the other.There was a one surprising discovery, when they claimed in one story that monkeys were born from humans.There were a lot of observations and odd things in the stories, especially when you think about them nowadays. Times has changed and it's obvious that Grimm's stories aren't from this time.Stories were very interesting and it was nice to read them. I do understand how they can make a whole thesis etc. from the subject. There's still much things to ponder about and to study from the stories and more the time passes, more exotic they will become.I would recommend parent's to read the stories first by themselves before reading them to children. You can also remould the stories easily or just left something out from them.

  • Paula
    2018-11-08 00:12

    The works of Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm will always be my favorite. These are the stories that fascinated me as a child and are still remembered vividly as an adult. Some tales are dark and ominous, as others are moralistic. There wasn’t a need to create fictional monsters because the “monsters” already existed. They are your neighbors, your family, the stranger lurking in the dark. What could be more frightening than evil within your own home?My all time favorite will forever be The Juniper Tree. Here we find a young boy left in the care of a step-mother who despises him. She cuts off his head and then props it back on his body, then she makes her own daughter think that she had knocked the boy’s head off. When the father returns home, he is told his son went to visit a relative. All the while he is eating a stew made from his son’s remains. There is no Cinderella in the works of the Brothers Grimm, instead we find Ashputtel. Like the modern day story of Cinderella, Ashputtel has a wicked step-mother and two step-sisters but that is where the similarity ends. The glass slipper is a golden slipper and when the Prince has the step-sisters try on the shoe, the step-mother at first chops off her daughter’s big toe to make the shoe fit. When that deception is found out, she then chops off the heel of her second daughter to again make the shoe fit. Alas, her daughters suffered in vain. Little Red Ridinghood or Little Red Cap is another story that has changed dramatically over the years. In the original version the wolf has swallowed both the grandmother and Red. A passing huntsman hears snoring when strolling by the grandmother’s home and decides to check in on her. He finds the wolf instead sleeping in grandma’s bed. Hoping that she may still be alive he kills the wolf and begins snipping him open. Imagine his surprise when at first Little Red steps out of the wolf, followed by her grandmother!The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage is another rather grim tale of those who are not satisfied with their lot in life. Here we read of the dire results of those who covet what other have or perhaps I should note that ‘the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.’In the story of Mother Holle we learn what can happen when we put our own selfish needs before others, living the rest of our lives with the disastrous consequences. Oh there are so many more stories to talk about some with familiar titles like Rapunzel, The Golden Goose, Sleeping Beauty, and some not so familiar The Robber Bridegroom, Hans and His Wife Gretel, and The Blue Light; all of these tales are ones I am sure you’ll remember long after reading. They were written to endure the hands of time. Mayhaps the language is a bit dated but the essence of the story remains and holds true for today. Truly if you are looking for a dark and entertaining read I highly recommend picking up a copy of original works by the Grimm brothers. The book I have is no longer in print but the copy here is true to form. Also check out gutenburg.org for a free copy.

  • Shelly
    2018-10-22 02:29

    I Read two stories in this book, they are both posted here.Folktale motif (Three Sons)Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Household Tales told by the Grimm Brothers (1812) The Three Sons of Fortune is a folktale about three brother who are given very simple gifts upon their father’s death. The father said they need to travel to faraway lands where no one has ever seen these simple gifts and their fortune will be made. This comes true for each brother travels and finds remote islands were the problems of the inhabitants can be solved by their gifts. The people of these different islands each give the brothers large sums of gold for their things. The plot was easy to follow but some of the vocabulary might need some clarification. The ending of the story was very abrupt and left the reader feeling like there should be more to the story. Therefore what was the point of the story other than entertainment I do not know. In this collection of folktales by the Grimm Brothers there are 200 tales most of which I have never read or are familiar with no illustrations. Among the 200 are a few familiar stories like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Target audience is 12-15 years old.Folktale motif (Three Sons)Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Household Tales told by the Grimm Brothers (1812) The Three Sluggards is a tale about a king trying to pick which sons should succeed him after his death. He tells his sons the one who is the laziest will be king. The sons then start explaining the depths of their laziness. The king then picks the one who would rather die than move to save himself. He feels that son went the farthest and should be the King. The story was very short and seemed to convey a message opposite of what a King would want or expect from his sons. I feel it might have been a funny or ironic story told by common people to make fun of the royal family. The point of the story was pure entertainment. The target audience is 12-15 years old.

  • Fabiola
    2018-11-08 03:25

    The Household Tales is all about magic. Magic occurs everyday in the Grimm brothers' world, but is very well disguised to the common inhabitant of this fantastic world. Throughout the stories, the characters typically find themselves trapped into a tragic, repetitive and meaningless life; but all is needed is a stroke of good luck that might turn things around. There is a trick for summoning magic: rhymes [rhythm].To reinforce the feeling of numbness, and everydayness, stories tend to be repetitive: the same set of things happen to the characters over and over, until at last they find the key to change things around. These repetitive tasks and sayings seem to be the key to unravel the magic that lies ahead, that will bring good fortune to the pure of spirit, while almost always brings pain to the ill-hearted. Most probably, the magic would not have occured if it were not for the enchantment of rhymes [rhythm].The reader is also going through the same process as the characters. The reader keeps reading similar stories with similar leading roles (the maiden, the tailor, the princess, the frog, the wicked stepmother, etc.) and even specific characters that repeat through the book (Snowhite, Thumbling, the Devil, the Devil's grandmother, etc.) until suddenly the reader also finds the key to unlock the magic and learns the moral of the stories himself. It is clearly an educational resource used by the Grimm brothers for their audience, now the reader can anticipate what is about to occur: In the end, good will prevail, and the wicked and false will be punished. What a beautiful way to show the inhabitants of this not-so-magic world that even when life seems repetitive and unchanging (that is, when a set of real-world-ryhmes arises), it is probably just the prelude before beauty and justice prevails; before the magic is expected to occur.

  • Jazz
    2018-10-24 06:24

    For a great book to read that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Than read The House hold tales of Brothers Grimm. The book I am reading is written by Jacob Grimm and I can't wait to start Wilhems book it to see how Wilhelm Grimm's writing style is different. It is about the original fariey tales before they were rewritten and changed to be better suited for children. In this book all the storys are very raw and interesting to read the fariey tales are very creepy and full of muture words and a advance writing style. The strength in this book is that it is so well constucted and uses amazing figurative language. It makes me feel like I have transformed and morfed in to the story I usally hate to read but with this book I finally felt the love and the power books can share with the reader. The weekness is this book is that there is tons of old language in this book your head will be in a dictionary non stop but I also found the old language makes the book more powerful and interesting. I read this book on my iPhone and in real pages in a paper book is about 420 pages and the book has not bored me since I started with a new story every week with the same great writing style and imagination used I feel I will never get sick of it. There are two books in this series and both of them are really long if you have the app iBooks you can get both Grimm books for free. If your in to creepy and unique storys than you will love the original Grimm Fairy Tales.

  • Martti
    2018-11-03 00:26

    Ykkösosassa on yhteensä 67 vanhaa satua, m.m. Punahilkka ja Ruusunen. Tornissa asuva pitkätukkainen Tähkäpää eli Rapunzel-neito sai kirjassa uudeksi nimekseen Persiljainen.Sadut ovat aikuisen silmin aika raakoja, niissä tapetaan tuon tuostakin. Hirressä roikutaan ja miekka heiluu, kun kauloja ja käsiä katkotaan. Mutta kyllä vastapainoksi myös kuninkaanpoika tulee valkoisella ratsullaan ja noutaa köyhän tytön puolisokseen.Satu pojasta, joka tahtoi oppia pelkäämään paljastaa, miten pelätään niin, että selkäpiitä karmii. Siihen ei riittänyt hirtettyjen kanssa yöpyminen eikä pääkalloilla keilaaminen lumotussa linnassa. Siihen tarvittiin ämpärillinen kylmää vettä ja pieniä särkiä. Kun ämpärin kaataa nukkuvan päälle ja särjet sätkyttelevät, niin silloin pelottaa niin että selkäpiitä karmii. Sadussa Talonpoika taivaassa kerrotaan, kuinka köyhiä talonpoikia pääsee taivaaseen joka päivä, mutta rikkaita herroja vain yksi sadassa vuodessa. Ja sadussa Elinikä selviää, että Jumala on tarkoittanut ihmisen eliniäksi 70 vuotta.Jotkut satujen loput ovat yllättäviä. Ei suinkaan tavanomainen "Sen pituinen se", vaan esimerkiksi "Ken tämän viimeksi kertoi, sen suu on vielä lämmin".

  • Denise
    2018-11-13 05:15

    If you want to experience the origin of many well-known fairytales and the general themes that pervade them, this is a good place to start. It's not a book I would recommend as pure entertainment—many of the stories are repetitive, or confusing, or simply make no sense at all—but I feel more enlightened as a lover of fairytales after reading it. I recommend it as a reference or comparison to more modern fairytales.Also, a warning: There is blatant racism in several of these tales, mostly targeting Jews. Considering the timeframe and region from which the tales originated it's not surprising, but it's still startling to read. If you can handle the repetition, randomness, and racism—read between the lines so to speak—you'll gain a whole new perspective and insight to Western culture's classic fairytales.Finally, on a side note: After finishing this book, my opinion is firmly set that Disney is not guilty of ruining the fairytales they've adapted to film (as I've heard so many tout over the years). On the contrary, I imagine Disney would only exist now as a relic of the early 1900s if they hadn't written their own loveable versions of these tales.

  • Carlotta
    2018-11-05 07:31

    Interessante raccolta non "edited" delle fiabe raccolte dai Fratelli Grimm. Tutte le favole contenute in questo volume sono nella forma originale (o quasi) nella quale erano raccolte. È incredibile notare il numero di elementi pre-cristiani contenuti nella maggior parte di esse, oltre alla naturale crudeltà (normale in antichità) e al tipo di lezione che queste favole erano originariamente nate per insegnare, libere quindi di esprimersi senza passare dal filtro morale cristiano imposto dalla società e dagli stessi Grimm nelle edizioni che seguirono. La raccolta mi è piaciuta molto, anche se penso che sarebbe stato bello fare un minimo lavoro legato alla simbologia di alcune di queste fiabe. Una ottima lettura per gli appassionati e anche onestamente per i bambini, nonostante le fiabe non siano state riviste e corrette.Belle le illustrazioni, il libro nel suo insieme è anche una piacevole aggiunta alla libreria.

  • Eric Bernstein
    2018-11-18 03:31

    Took me a long time. This was basically the book I kept on my phone to read whenever I didn't have something else to read. Some of the stories were downright terrible and barely made any sense. Others were the original Grimm version of the fairy tales we know. Those were really the purpose in my reading this. It was oddly edited - many of the stories were clearly duplicates of each as if through a game of telephone. I guess that's what happens when they're tales passed down through the generations, but interesting that the Grimms didn't consolidate them. One thing to note: After reading Ice and Fire and other Medieval-age style books, I can't call these overly gruesome, since there's not a lot of description, but these certainly aren't fairytales I'd read to children.

  • Suvi
    2018-11-01 04:21

    Osa saduista oli todella raakoja (todella moni, erityisesti Outolintu) tai muulla tavalla häiritseviä (esim. Kuolinpaita), osa mielestäni melko käsittämättömiä ja jokseenkin järjettömiä (esim. Kummisetä). Huomasin samankaltaisuuksia muutamiena satujen kesken (esim. Laulava liekkuva leivonen ja Kaksi kuninkaanlasta), liekö sitten eri versioita samasta sadusta. Itse olen pienenä kuullut Rapunzelista kertovan tarinan Tähkäpäänä, tässä suomennoksessa neito on saanut nimekseen Persiljainen. Punahilkka-satu minulle on kerrottu melko lailla samanlaisena kuin tässä, eli aika kauheana loppuna sudelle. Kirja oli melko viihdyttävää luettavaa, mutta pienelle lapselle en kyllä lukisi nöistä saduista montaakaan!

  • Arely
    2018-11-20 23:33

    "This story, my dear young folks, seems to be false, but it really is true, for my grandfather from whom I have it, used always, when relating it, to say complacently, 'It must be true, my son, or else no one could tell it to you'"I enjoyed most of the stories and found them quite interesting, especially the rather cruel endings for the wicked step-mothers, witches or evil men. I noticed many recurrent themes in the stories as a whole, and I believe that (despite all the horrible things that happen in them) they speak of valuable principles and moral lessons, which makes me understand quite clearly how they became the source of so many fairy-tales for children.

  • Cathlene Burk
    2018-11-22 07:26

    I love these stories even though they may seem too violent or gruesome to some. I think what saves them, is there is an underlying emphasis on some more positive themes along with the violence. I see the lessons intended for children and adults both, and have heard some of those same lessons in other literature as well. I believe these tales have stood the test of time, because we as humans have the same basic needs over time and in vastly different cultures ore environments.

  • Shannon Holcroft
    2018-11-03 03:29

    I read this for a Coursera fantasy literature course. I didn't read every story, but I very much liked what I read. I found the stories even more enchanting when they weren't watered down, as we are used to the tales today. The Grimm tales are violent with unstable moralities (in many cases), as is life itself. I think that they were more reflective of people's concerns and dreams in this collection, where their history as an oral form was mostly preserved.

  • Lara
    2018-11-15 01:34

    These stories are fascinating but many of them are also creepy. My favorite story is part I of "The Elves." The number three is a recurring theme, and the number seven is also common. One of the things I found the most interesting is that there are talking drops of blood in several of the stories! These fairy tales are definitely a lot more interesting than the watered down versions that most of us are familiar with.

  • Lynn
    2018-11-12 04:30

    I really enjoyed reading the tales and found them to be really fulfilling. Often when I read really old classics I do it it for interest and curiosity, not because I find them to be a great read. The brothers Grimm is is a great read. Yes I enjoyed some tales better than others but I always found them wonderfully written in this translation. Stories such as Cinderella and Little Red Cap are different than what I have read before and I enjoyed finding out those differences. Highly recommended.

  • Bennievermeer
    2018-11-14 05:10

    We all know how the fairy tale of 'Snow White' ends, right? The prince marries Snow White and they live happily ever after... But the Brothers Grimm version - the original if there ever was one - has one last gruesome twist up its sleeve, which Disney not surprisingly left out... Read more at: http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/201...See also some of Mervyn Peake's illustrations: http://www.brnrd.net/blog/archive/201...

  • John Cress
    2018-11-15 07:21

    this is a very large collection and nice to have if one needs something short to read when there is 5-10 minutes to kill here and there. Some of the stories one will remember and others are not as well known. One thing that stood out to me was how some stories have been altered over time and also as to how gruesome some are. There are plenty that aren't for kids. This is worth putting in ones collection, especially for the free price tag on the kindle.

  • Lisa the Librarian
    2018-11-17 07:32

    Kind of a struggle to get through this book. Obscure stories, some slow moving and many that are pretty pointless.Some of the stories I really liked and it was interesting to read the Grimmer version of some of the more popular and well known stories. Finishing this seems like a real accomplishment!

  • AlenGarou
    2018-11-02 03:21

    Per il corso di illustrazione......Non è facile scegliere una storia da illustrare XDQuesto libro racchiude molte perle della tradizione germanica di cui non avrei mai saputo l'esistenza. Certo, alcune sono un pò difficili da capire, ma altre mi hanno emozionato.Piccola nota: difficilmente lo leggerei ai miei figli. A meno che non voglia traumatizzarli muhahaha

  • Erica May
    2018-11-14 00:35

    I only read select stories from the book (there were far too many stories) but I really did enjoy it. It all filled me with childish mirth and whimsy, even if some of the fairytales were a bit creepy. When the stories were too long, I lost interest and would skip to a shorter one, though. I really liked the tale of the Enchanted Stag.

  • Saretta
    2018-11-02 03:33

    Interessante raccolta di fiabe non incluse nelle raccolte "definitive" dei fratelli Grimm.L'unico appunto è il fatto che molte fiabe risultano molto violente o frammentarie, e quindi poco adatte a bambini, ma carenti anche di note che invece potevano essere interessanti per un pubblico adulto, come ad esempio la spiegazione della simbologia spesso ricorrente.

  • Rebecca Gatzlaff
    2018-11-22 04:32

    I really liked the adventure stories and the stories that had moral endings. I didn't really like the gore in the story or the beheading of people. I still think everyone should read these classic fairy tales.

  • Gunta
    2018-11-04 06:35

    I had forgotten how violent and cruel Grimm tales are. I don't think I'll be reading these to my baby. When she wants to do it, she may but I'm not going to really encourage it. A lot of useless violence. Might be very true and such but I didn't enjoy.