I don't think I'll ever outgrow fairytales.. It's one of the best ways to revisit one's childhood.
I know I will never forget the fairy tales no matter what. :)
I read the book when I was five, and the beautiful illustrations made the very grimm events seem like odd dreams. Maybe that's how The Brothers Grimm wanted people to take their stories.
There's nothing like the real fairy tales to touch up the soul of old and young alike. Bruno Bettelheim notes that these fairy tales are useful in the development of children's psychology, or in laymen's terms--their souls. In his book, Uses of Enchantment, he speaks of the ways these tales give children satisfaction because the villains are dealt with brutally and without mercy. Children do not appreciate villains being treated humanely, and they instinctually want evil punished with all due violence. When you read the Cinderella story based on a French version, there's the glass slipper. When you read the original folk tale of Cinderella or the Little Ash Girl, one of the ugly sisters cuts off her toes to become the prince's wife in order to fit into the shoe. He notices the blood and calls it off. These tales are remarkable in teaching compassion, nonetheless, and though they focus mostly on princes as strong figures, Bettelheim argues that girls have no problem relating to the princes as boys may relate to the princesses.
I really don't understand it very well what YOU are saying, although I do know that both boys and girls love fiary tales, always have, always will.
i am disparately seeking an old copy of the complete works of the Grimm Brothers, i had it, and sadly lost it, please let me know if you know of an old copy, it was an old family copy from the late 1800's, faded dark green linen cover, a little soft at the corners... thanx doti
I have this book but i couldnt find the cover that i have. All in all, i loved this book.
I agree, it is a pretty awesome book. I am on a mission to read as many fairy tales as possible, so if you know of any others, let me know ASAP.
I read the sisters grimm by Michael Buckley and I wanted to read more about the Brothers Grimm. My friend Katie gave me a Barnes & Nobles gift card for my birthday, and in the classic section I found it!!!!!!
Does anybody know of any more fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm?????
Have you heard any of the Grimm's Fairy Tales before, but from somewhere else? What stories sounded familiar to you?