Keep in mind that I don’t know much about the history behind Grimm’s Fairy Tales. I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint! I love seeing all the original stories and see how they have changed over the years to the one we know today. I love how most of the stories had a deeper meaning to scare kids into behaving. Others stories were completely off the wall having characters that were inanimate objects. I think the egg was my favorite character. I did not realize how much of our culture has been effected by these stories until I read them. It is a light fun read where you go on many small adventure. It is really must read book.
Never has a little book of stories delighted me so. It was easy, breezy and beautiful, like Covergirl. And amusing, and creepy, like all good fairy tales should be. The quote above is from “The Gallant Tailor,” a sure favorite, though there are so many I would call favorite. “Six Soldiers of Fortune” holds a certain rebellious essence to it, and could mean a lot to a soldier of today. In the story, soldiers are neglected once one of the king’s wars is declared over. Yet, they find that when several of them band together, they each hold a special ability. Joined like this, they hatch a plan to take the king for all he is worth.
The book contains recognizable classics like “Tom Thumb,” “Snow White,” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” but also others I hadn’t heard before. Many have familiar moral lessons, but others simply condemn liars and, in the case of one tale, even people who just plain drive you crazy.
Anyway, I took the book with me everywhere.