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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

"There was once a sweet little maid, much beloved by everybody, but most of all by her grandmother, who never knew how to make enough of her. Once she sent her a little riding hood of red velvet, and as it was very becoming to her, and she never wore anything else, people called her … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Gossip Wolf and the Fox

"The she-wolf brought forth a young one, and invited the fox to be godfather. 'After all, he is a near relative of ours,' said she, 'he has a good understanding, and much talent; he can instruct my little son, and help him forward in the world.'" The next tale in a series of wolf stories, Gossip … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Gossip Wolf and the Fox

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

"There was once on a time an old goat who had seven little kids, and loved them with all the love of a mother for her children." A couple of surprises can be found in this tale, some more horrific than others. The goat mother has to go out into the woods to gather some … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Spider and the Flea

"A Spider and a Flea dwelt together in one house, and brewed their beer in an egg-shell." As odd and fun that first sentence is, this tale continues on in a mildly terrifying manner, and ends quite terribly for the characters we meet along the way. The spider unfortunately and immediately falls into the "beer-tub" … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Spider and the Flea