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  • The Brothers Grimm

    Alison Larkin selects and introduces fairytales of strong, independent, brave, at times irreverent girls and women who take charge of their lives, go on their own adventures, rescue themselves and sometimes even save the men they love. These are not stories of helpless females shut up in high towers waiting around for a handsome man to rescue them while they sleep for years or from brushing their golden hair a lot. These heroines have far more to distinguish them than the fact that they (sometimes) end up married to a prince. Stories included: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, Molly Whuppie and the Double-faced Giant by Flora Annie Steel, A Pottle of Brains by Joseph Jacobs, Cap...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    Read by a cast of award-winning narrators, this collection contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm. The Brothers Grimm collected the original fairy tales that Americans are most familiar with today. Lyrically translated and beautifully narrated by an all-star cast, these 21 tales are selected from The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales and presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. Stories include: Rapunzel, read by Katherine Kellgren Cinderella, read by January LaVoy Little Red-Cap, read by Simon Vance Little Briar-Rose,...read more

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    Traditional and well loved fairy tales known to many generations of children. The stories include: 1. Ashputtel 2. Cat and Mouse in Partnership 3. Cat-Skin 4. Clever Elsie 5. Hansel and Gretel 6. Jorinda and Jorindel 7. Doctor Knowall 8. Rapunzel 9. Little Red Riding Hood 10. The Elves and the Shoemaker 11. Old Sultan 12. Snow-White and Rose-Red AUTHOR Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859) were German brothers who dedicated their lives to collecting their native folk tales and popularizing them as stories for children. The Brothers Grimm were born into a large prosperous family and had a happy childhood living in the country. The...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    A delightfully engaging audio story of The Brother's Grimm tale “The Frog King” adapted and voiced by Kathleen McKay The brother's Grimm originally chronicled these tales in the early mid 1800's to preserve them for future generations. Oral storytelling has existed for thousands of years and was an art form in and of itself. Kathleen McKay has adapted this centuries old tale creating a captivating entertaining experience for not only children but for parents as...read more

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    From Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder und Hausmarchen) Grimm's Fairy Tales was first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. Though earlier editions included material deemed unpalatable to modern audiences, subsequent editions softened some of the violence and raciness of the original. Containing 62 stories, including Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty), Hansel and Grete, Snow White and Rose Red, and Ashputtel (Cinderella), this collection was praised by W.H. Auden as among the founding works of Western...read more

  • The Brothers Grimm

    Enjoy a timeless collection of children's fairy tales from Germany,compiled by the legendary Brothers Grimm. Stories include: "Ashputtel""Cat and Mouse in Partnership""Cat-Skin""Clever Elsie""Hansel and Gretel""Jorinda and Jorindel""Doctor Knowall""Rapunzel""Little Red Cap, or Little Red Riding Hood""The Elves and the Shoemaker""Old Sultan""Snow-White and Rose-Red""Frederick and...read more

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    In the Brothers Grimm version of Tom Thumb, a lonely couple hopes for a child, even, the wife says, if it were no bigger than my thumb. To their delight, their wishes come true and the boy is named Tom Thumb for his diminutive stature. The boy is crafty and helps his father by directing the family horse to haul firewood by standing in his ear and whispering commands. Embarking on several adventures, Tom displays a knack for tricking the slow-witted people who attempt to take advantage of Tom's unique...read more

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    The Juniper Tree is a German fairy tale containing themes of child abuse, murder and cannibalism and is one of the Brothers Grimm's darker and more mature fairy tales. In it, a boy is murdered and made into a stew by his evil stepmother, who buries his bones beneath a juniper tree outside their house. The boy is reincarnated as a bird who flies forth from the tree and enlists the townspeople to help him exact revenge. It is thought that the Grimm version of this tale was adapted from painter Philipp Otto Runge's The Almond...read more

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    Enjoy a timeless collection of children's fairy tales fromDenmark, England, France, and more. Another Children's Listening Library includes "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Emperor's New Suit" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Happy Family" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Little Match-Seller" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Nightingale" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Pea Blossom" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Red Shoes" by Hans Christian Andersen"Thumbelina" by Hans Christian Andersen"The Brave Tin Soldier" by Hans Christian...read more

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    Ashputtel, or Cinderella, is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward. In it, a young girl is forced by her cruel stepmother and stepsisters to a life of servitude. Sleeping next to the fireplace, she earns the nickname Ashputtel. Elements of the Grimm treatment of this story are much more intense than other versions (Perrault and Disney, for example), with the stepsisters experiencing a more violent conclusion. The theme of the persecuted heroine whose attributes go unrecognized has remained popular in modern storytelling, movies and...read more

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    The story of A little girl who is called Red Riding Hood after her red cape which she always keeps on. She goes to visit her ailing grandmother through the dark forest route, there she encounters a wolf who sets his eyes upon her and wants to make a heart meal out of her, will Little Red Riding Hood get back...read more

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    This retelling of the Brothers Grimm's classic tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is read by Sharon Stone, an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model best known for her Oscar-nominated role in the film Casino, for which she won a Golden Globe. When the stepmother queen, who thinks much of her own beauty, hears the magic mirror proclaim that not she but Snow White is the fairest in the land, she jealously plots to destroy the young girl. But beautiful Snow White finds protection in the woods living happily with the seven dwarfs-and ultimately living happily ever after with the handsome...read more

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    A very ancient folk tale, often copied and translated, found in Grimm's compilation of fairy tales. This is a moral tale about a poor shoemaker who receives unexpected help when he thinks he won't be able to make it: elves come into his house and shoulder his work for...read more

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    In The Golden Goose Dummling, the youngest and simplest of three brothers, is sent into the forest to chop wood. He shares his food and drink with a little gray man who directs him to a tree which, when chopped down, is found to contain a golden goose. Dummling sets off on a journey with the goose under his arm, eventually arriving in a kingdom wherein the king will offer his daughter's hand in marriage to any man who can make her laugh. This fairy tale, which features many common folk idioms (Least of Three, Princess Prize, The Fairy Gift) has numerous versions (The Princess Who Never Smiled, Peruonto) in other languages and...read more

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    In Briar Rose, better known as Sleeping Beauty, seven good fairies are invited to be godmothers to an infant princess. An old, overlooked fairy feels slighted and puts a deadly curse on the princess. A kind fairy modulates the curse from death to 100 years of deep sleep which can be broken by the kiss of a handsome prince. This combination of princess, sleep enchantment and rescue by prince exists in multiple folk tales going back as early as the narrative Perceforest, composed between 1330 and...read more

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    In The Golden Bird a king who has been robbed of a golden apple commands his gardener's sons to watch the tree. Seeing that the thief is a golden bird, the youngest son tries to shoot it, but only knocks a feather off. Fascinated by the feather, the king decides he wants the whole bird. The gardener's son and his two brothers must make fateful choices in what turns into a fearsome quest to capture the...read more

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    In The Seven Ravens a peasant sends his seven sons to fetch water for his daughter's christening. Having lost their pails in the well, they are afraid to return home without having completed their task. The peasant, thinking they have gone off to play, curses them whereupon they are immediately transformed into ravens. When the daughter is grown up she sets off to discover the whereabouts of her long-lost brothers. This folk tale exists in multiple varieties and was adapted into film in...read more

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    In The Frog Prince, a spoiled princess grudgingly befriends a frog after a chance meeting at a pond. Forced against her will to spend time with the creature, he is ultimately revealed to be a handsome prince under a spell when she hurls him against the wall. In many other versions of the story the curse is broken by a kiss or a night spent on the princess's pillow. It is possible that the idea for the story goes back to Roman times when the emperor Nero was often mockingly compared to a...read more

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    In Rumpelstiltskin a miller's careless boast that his clever daughter can spin gold from straw is forced by the king to deliver on this claim. A little man arrives to help the miller's distraught daughter in exchange for her firstborn child. Later, when the daughter, now the queen, gives birth to her first child, the little man comes to collect. He agrees to release the queen from her promise if she can learn his name. According to researchers at Durham University and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, this story originated around 4,000 years...read more

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    In Little Red Cap, or Little Red Riding Hood, a little girl walks through the woods to deliver wine and cake to her sickly grandmother. Having been warned by her mother not to stray from the path, she is tricked by a large wolf into picking flowers in a nearby field. During this time, the wolf, masquerading as Little Red Cap, swindles the grandmother into letting him in. He then devours her and dons her clothing. When Little Red Cap arrives, the wolf, whose appetite was merely whetted by the frail grandmother, makes a meal out of the young girl. Happily, a brave woodsman arrives to rescue the both of...read more