The 500 Lost-and-Found German Fairytales Praised By The Brothers Grimm

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

While the Brothers Grimm were compiling the iconic fairy tales of Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, another German historian by the name Franz Xaver von Schönwerth was also chronicling local folklore, but his legacy was all but forgotten until researches uncovered a treasure trove of writings …

Sources: The Guardian

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The History of The Brothers Grimm

By Francine McKenna on Email

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales, so said Albert Einstein. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were The Brothers Grimm, story tellers and publishers of European folk and fairy tales which were anything but sweet and gentle bedtime …

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