Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales Book Cover

Book Review: Clever Maids – The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales  Valerie Paradiž Clever Maids was published in 2005, and includes illustrations by Walter Crane that were originally published in Household Stories from the Collection of the Brothers Grimm in 1886.  SYNOPSIS: Most people are familiar with the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, but very few know … Continue reading Book Review: Clever Maids – The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Sharing Joy and Sorrow

"There was once a tailor, who was a quarrelsome fellow, and his wife, who was good, industrious, and pious, never could please him." Sharing Joy and Sorrow is another example of a not-so-child-friendly fairy tale. Domestic abuse and sleazy activity is packed into less than 200 words, illustrating that a description of the negativity of … Continue reading Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: Sharing Joy and Sorrow