Grimm Fairy Tales episode 5

Welcome to the fifth episode of Grimm fairy tales. I know it supposed to be published last week… I didn’t manage to write it. I’m sorry, but in the same time… I kind of needed this rest, so I’m not that sorry. I know, I’m a terrible person and all that, but admit it – you’re also lazy once in a while :P.

This time, I will try to write the next episode a bit earlier, so I could actually finish it before Sunday.

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In today’s episode:

  1. God’s Food
  2. The White Snake
  3. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
  4. The Fisherman and His Wife
  5. The Valiant Little Tailor

I hope you remember what I wrote about giving the characters names… I’ll write them like this: [Meg].

God’s Food

Oh yes, what’s better than a little cruel story to start with ;). Very short one at that, so I’m probably going to tell you everything about it.

There are two sisters – a rich one with husband and no kids [Lizzy] and a poor one with no husband and five kids [Claire]. The poor woman finally decides to visit her rich sister and ask her for some food for kids. It turns out Lizzy is also the evil sister. Go figure, right? She lies and doesn’t give food for her sister’s kids.

It’s obvious what Lizzy’s fault was in here. How could she do that to her own sister? I guess that’s what the evil ones do in those stories. Continue reading “Grimm Fairy Tales episode 5”

Grimm Fairy Tales episode 4

This week we’ve got another famous tale. Two kids, house made of bread and sweets… you know what I’m talking about :). But that’s just one of five tales. Let’s get to them, shall we?

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In today’s episode:

  1. Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven
  2. The Three Little Men in the Wood
  3. The Three Spinners
  4. Hansel and Gretel
  5. The Three Snake-Leaves

Check out those stories, or go on to read my thoughts about them.

I don’t know about you, but I kind of started to have enough of those nameless heroes. Young man here, a woman there, a king… there’s barely a name in all those stories. And in some of them it’s hard to actually present you guys with the story. At the beginning, there’s a nameless child and at the end we’ve got an old woman or a king.

I’ve decided I’m going to choose the names for some of those heroes, just for the review purposes. No, these names probably won’t match these characters much. Yes, they might sound ridiculous. But guess what… You can propose your own names in comments :). Continue reading “Grimm Fairy Tales episode 4”

Grimm Fairy Tales episode 3

Hello again πŸ™‚

Here comes the time for five more Grimm tales from the famous brothers. And this time I’ve got one of the famous tales – Rapunzel. You might know few versions of this one, I think the closest one was a part of the “Into the woods” movie. But I’ll get to that later.

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In today’s episode:

  1. The Rose
  2. The Twelve Brothers
  3. The Pack of Ragamuffins
  4. Brother and Sister
  5. Rapunzel

Some of the illustrations will contain text in Polish. This was a part of them in the book and I didn’t want to alter the images, so I left the text as it is.

The Rose

img041Today we’ve got a very short story to start with. I’m afraid I will give up the ending even though I don’t want to.

It’s a story about a poor family – a mother and her two children. One of the children goes to the forest and finds a beautiful, friendly boy who helps him. At the second meeting, the beautiful boy gives the child a rose and says they will meet again when the rose fades.Β  Continue reading “Grimm Fairy Tales episode 3”

Grimm Fairy Tales episode 2

Oh look at that, it’s time for the second episode of the Grimm Fairy Tales series.

You might be curious how many episodes there will be? I was too, so I checked how many stories I have in this big book of mine and it will be enough for 43 episodes. Well, the last one will have 4 stories, not five but it’s close enough. I’m excited πŸ˜€ I didn’t know there’s so many of them! Well, there’s actually more, but for some reasons some stories weren’t included in later editions. If I’ll find them there will be few more episodes ;).

I hope you all will stay with me for the whole thing and maybe read along? True, some of those stories are creepy, some strange and most of them weird, but they’re still worth it. I’m sure I can figure out some new series when this one will be over. After all, I have just enough time to do so ;).

Children story will be first on the list. There’s ten of these, so the tenth episode will be the last starting with one of those Children Legends.

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In today’s episode:Β 

  1. The Twelve Apostles
  2. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
  3. Faithful John
  4. The Good Bargain
  5. The Wonderful Musician

I think Grimm brothers could work a bit more on adding some more descriptions into those stories. They are all very simple, fact chasing fact with very little in between. No wonder there’s so many various retellings of those stories. Continue reading “Grimm Fairy Tales episode 2”