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Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm

Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as "the brothers Grimm." They were born in the German state of Hesse and throughout the troubled years of the early nineteenth century they worked, under various rulers, as librarians.

The two had an ambitious plan to collect the traditional folk tales of Germany, which they considered in danger of being forgotten. Few of the tales were to be found in books—they were preserved by being told and re-told over the generations, from one person to another. They worked steadily on gathering the stories, relying on many sources: friends and neighbors, peasants and members of the upper classes—anyone who knew a story would do! The two hundred tales they assembled were published in two volumes, in 1812 and 1814, and include some of today's best-known folk tales. The stories cover all moods: some are funny, some are shockingly violent, but most are ageless because they tell truths about human nature.

The brothers continued to write, starting on a huge dictionary of the German language, but it is for their traditional tales that they are remembered.

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Andersen's Fairy Tales / Grimm's Fairy Tales
by Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: Fiction (Location: ACL-FIC)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Best In Children's Books #10A
by Eric Knight, et. al.
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Best In Children's Books (Location: A11-04C)
Bremen Town Musicians
by Ilse Plume retelling Brothers Grimm
Tra from Dragonfly Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
1981 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$5.94
Bremen Town Musicians
by Brothers Grimm with Lisbeth Zwerger
Tra from Minedition
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
3rd edition from Bantam Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 7th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
$19.55
Fairy Tales of Brothers Grimm - Comprehension Guide
by Emily Fischer
from Veritas Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Veritas Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00A)
$13.95
Fairy Tales: The Brothers Grimm
Everyman's Library Children's Classics
by The Brothers Grimm
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 2nd-6th grade
$14.50
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Sterling Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm & Scott McKowen
from Sterling Publishing Co.
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
$7.46
Grimms' Fairy Tales
Puffin Classics
by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 4th-8th grade
$4.24
Little Red Riding Hood
by Trina Schart Hyman
from Holiday House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for Kindergarten-3rd grade
1984 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
$6.79
Random House Book of Fairy Tales
by Various Authors
from Random House
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 3rd-6th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: CPB-02E)
$16.96 $9.60 (1 in stock)
Rapunzel
by Paul Zelinsky
from Puffin Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-4th grade
1998 Caldecott Medal winner
$6.79
Sleeping Beauty - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Thea Kliros (illustrator)
from Dover Publications
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Folklore for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$2.99
Snow White
by Brothers Grimm & Trina Schart Hyman
1st edition from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-3rd grade
$9.60 (1 in stock)