Sunday, April 19, 2009

Grim Fairy Tales

Following up on this gruesome fairy tale, I think I've found one that's even worse. I've still been periodically reading to my kids out of Grimm's Fairy Tales -- not the modern, sanitized versions -- and tonight came across The Robber Bridegroom, which happens to involve a band of cannibals. My kids are now of the firm opinion that I should read through a fairy tale by myself first before reading it aloud.

2 Comments:

Blogger Michael Drake said...

THere's a fairly recent "In Our Time" podcast on the Grimms' stories that you might find really interesting.

8:51 AM  
Blogger miriam said...

I always found these fairy tales to be truly grim.

5:40 PM  

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