Category: <span>Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm</span>

Friday’s Tale: “Maid Maleen” by The Brothers Grimm

“Maid Maleen” by the Brothers Grimm I have to say that I like Maid Maleen. Maybe I’m just in a good mood today, forgiving of the Grimm’s typical love of the beautiful, sweet, obedient young woman, or maybe Maid Maleen is not solely passive. Her story’s romantic and touching, but …

Thumbling by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“Thumbling” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm The story of Thumbling is an odd little fairy tale. It starts like many others with a couple wishing they had a child. At last their wish is granted, although their son is only as long as a thumb. He’s not helpless however, and …

The Elves and the Shoemaker by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Elves and the Shoemaker” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm This is one of three elf stories that follow each other in the Grimm’s Household Tales. This one is the funnest to me and it takes place just before Christmas, so it’s appropriate to the season. There a poor shoemaker …

Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm

“Snow White and Rose Red” by The Brothers Grimm Although I’ve heard of this story, I’ve never actually read it. I am much more familiar with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” a totally different story. This one does involve a dwarf, but he’s a nasty little man who gets …

“The Ear of Corn” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Ear of Corn” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm This is one of the Grimms’ shorter Household Tales. In a time when God still walked on the earth and each stalk of corn produced far more than they do now, a woman tore up a handful of ears of corn …

The Juniper Tree by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

“The Juniper Tree” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm This is another one of the Grimms’ tales that I hadn’t heard before and it’s really no wonder, part of it is downright gruesome. The illustration above is by Louis Rhead from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Stories and Tales of Elves, Goblins, and …

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