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Wednesday, 15 August 2012


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The perfect example of the iron fist in the velvet glove! :) I had no idea there were so many fairy tales by the Grimm brothers. And you are right - some of those titles are just irresistible!


I've just read a number of these for a course I'm involved with Including the Frog Prince (in my translation) which is a very difficult story from the point of view of a discourse analyst like myself. I will definitely be by to see what you have to say about it.


I know, litlove, it's a crying shame I don't have a small country to boss about. As for the Grimms' tales, this is only a selection: there were 156 in the first edition. Eighty-two is enough to be going on with!

Hello Alex, what is your course? I can imagine the tales must be hard to analyse - were you reading them in the original or in translation? I hope what I have to write merits your interest and would enjoy reading your thoughts too.


All these titles bring back such memories from my childhood. I'm looking forward to what you have to say about the fairy tales as you progress through them; I'm looking forward to reading them with my class. Maybe I'll start with them as a read aloud this year, although I'm still in the planning stages.


Reading them with your class is so exciting! I am sure you'll have some brilliant discussions, and children might have a very different take on some of the tales than adults.


I am not sure if I own all of them, but I'd love to participate by visiting your blog and doing my own wrap up posts for a number of tales at a time. I will be following your challenge with interest.


Hello Iris - there must be something in the water to be inspiring us both to read fairy tales... I'm looking forward to your Friday posts! And do by all means participate in whatever way you fancy.


I'll try to join in for some of these fairy tale reads - I think I have a Grimm around the house somewhere. It probably isn't your edition... but could be fun to compare.


Michelle, I'm so sorry to take ages to reply. Do join in! I am curious about how editors choose which tales to include or discard, especially since the Grimms revised many of them in later editions - it will definitely be fun to compare.

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