Where did the Brothers Grimm get all those fairy tales? Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales has the answers! Fairy tale scholar Valerie Paradiz researched the origins of this fantastic fairy tale collection. Paradiz counters the widespread description of the Brothers Grimm traversing the country, from village to village, collecting the… Continue reading Finding Fairy Tales: A Grimm Search
The 101st birthday of author Roald Dahl! RoaldDahl.com is offering a party pack for celebrating the event! Have you read any of the books written by Roald Dahl? Many have been made into movies as well. My favorite is the story of Matilda. Her telekinetic powers kindled my imagination – just think of the possibilities!… Continue reading Happy Birthday Roald Dahl
“Lavender’s Blue” is a folk song that most likely originated in the 17th century. There have been several popular variations of the rhyme. Cinderella, played by Lily James, sings this melodious song in Disney’s live action movie.
In this post, we find Cinderella, or Aschenputtel, in German folklore! You can find all my posts related to Cinderella at Introducing Cinderella. Jacob (1785 – 1863) and Wilhelm (1786 – 1859) Grimm, sometimes known as The Brothers Grimm, compiled their collection of fairy tales for an initial publication in 1812. Although more than a… Continue reading Aschenputtel: A Grimm tale
Happy Palindrome Day! Today’s date, 7/10/2017, is a palindrome! A palindrome is any number, phrase, word, etc. that has the same sequence going forward as it does in reverse. When written in the format m/dd/yyyy, the numbers read the same forwards and backwards. If you write the date in the m/dd/yy format, then July… Continue reading Palindrome Day