Brothers Grimm

Thanks to the Grimm brothers many children enjoyed reading the stories of brave heroes that always win over the evil. The Grimm brothers are well-known German authors that, with a little help from the national stories, made fairytales that were enjoyed by the older and the younger.

The older brother Jacob was born in 1785 and died in 1863. The younger brother Wilhelm was born in 1786 and died in 1859. Both of them were linguists and philosophers. Jacob published a German grammar and together with his brother he published a German dictionary.

Both of them studied law in Marburg and during that period both of them criticized the King Ernest August I. and because of that, they could not end their school because they were banned. Because of the inability of studying law both of them started writing fairy tales which made them famous.

They were collecting them and writing them together while Wilhelm gave them a final touch. Their fairy tales are known as stories full of wisdom and cheerfulness.

In the beginning, their collection contained 86 stories and through repeated publishing the number grew to 200. Some of their most famous works are "The Sleeping Beauty", "Cinderella", "Snow White", "Rapunzel"…

Town Musicians of Bremen

In the fairytale "Town Musicians of Bremen" an encounter between four animals, who believe their life is over, is described. The owner wanted to get rid of them so they decided to head their own way. A donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster decided to go to Bremen. Since it was a long journey they got hungry and thirsty. Soon after they stumbled across an old wooden shack in which they … [Read more...]

The Brave Little Tailor

"The Brave Little Tailor" is a fairytale that describes the events of the main character and his outsmarting with a giant. After he killed seven flies with one hit he thought it would be a good idea to see the world instead of spending his day in his tailor shop. He met a giant on his adventure and he tried to outsmart him every time. The problem was that the giant didn’t believe him … [Read more...]

Rapunzel

While reading fairytales, we enter an amazing world or surreal events that happen to the main characters. In this fairy tale, the main theme is the love between two young people. An evil Witch wants to destroy their love, but she doesn’t do it in the end. Rapunzel is a fairy tale about the love between a young prince and a girl with long, blond hair that conquered all of the Witch’s … [Read more...]

The Frog Prince

"The Frog Prince" is a classical fairytale about a prince who is turned into a frog by an evil witch. In order to break the spell a good princess had to grant him one wish. Luckily the youngest princess in the kingdom came to play near the lake every day so the frog got he’s chance to become a prince again. The moral of the story is to think twice before making promises we can’t keep. … [Read more...]

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

The fairytale about twelve sisters going to a ball in their dancing shoes is a story that awakens our imagination and makes us think about pleasant music, beautiful dresses and dancing. Every night they would go to their princes to go and dance all night. Their father was worried because their dancing shoes didn’t lie. They were worn out and by the look of them everyone would say they … [Read more...]

The Fisherman and His Wife

The tale of the fisherman and his wife is actually a fairytale about a wife that asked the impossible from her husband. He caught a magical fish and she asked him to let her live. He was kindhearted and pleased her demand and she granted him three wishes. The fisherman had no desires and he let her swim on. When he told his wife what had happened she told him she wants the fish to … [Read more...]

Snow White

"Snow White" is one of the classics between fairytales that got its screen adaption in the Walt Disney Studio. "Snow White" is a first feature-length animated film from USA. An evil witch that was also a stepmom, a beautiful young girl that was a princess, a prince and little dwarfs are mentioned in this fairytale. Snow White lived in a castle with her stepmother that was extremely … [Read more...]

The Golden Goose

"The Golden Goose" unlike other Grimm’s fairytales is less famous. The main character is Simpleton and he got his name because his always pulling pranks and jokes. The theme of the fairytale is the reward some can receive for doing a good deed. The plot begins suddenly, with no introduction, so there is no ordinary part where we get to know the characters and there is no time span nor … [Read more...]

The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats

"The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats" is one of the most famous fairytales from the Grimm’s magnificent world of fairytales. The main characters are animals. The wolf represents a violent and evil person that wants to hurt innocent children. The Goats are the innocent children that listen to their parents but because of lack of experience they fall right into the wolf’s trap. The … [Read more...]

Hansel and Gretel

"Hansel and Gretel" is a fairytale published by the Grimm brothers and many kids grew up with it. This well-known fairytale has many screen adaptations and some of them are darker and other’s are just like the fairytale. This fairytale shows us the 19th century problems where it wasn’t unusual for parents to leave their children because they had no food to put on the table. It is one … [Read more...]