Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Grimm Subject

      I was thinking about one of my favorite books lately. It is called ‘A Tale Dark and Grimm’ By Adam Gidwitz. If you like disturbing stories about children, (Or if you are crazy about the Brother’s Grimm Fairy Tales, like me) You will enjoy this book!  Even though I have looked the book up online before, I felt compelled to look it up again today. It appears as though my strong urge has lead me to new information! Adam Gidwitz has a NEW book!!!  It is called ‘In A Glass Grimmly’!!! TOO THE LIBRARY!
Darn it. That book must be brand new! The library has never even heard of it! Okay, I shall put a reminder on my calendar to check the library again in a year. Ugh, waiting is a tiresome game.

      I find that I am in A Brother’s Grimm kind of mood today. Every one has heard of at least one of the Grimm’s fairy tales. Okay, that was a lie. Everyone has heard of at least six.
Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Princess and the frog. (She does not actually kiss the frog. Instead, she throws him against the wall, breaking the spell quite literally.)
Okay, make that seven! I forgot Rumpelstiltskin!
      One of my personal favorites is Little Red Riding Hood. A well known fairy tale, that may give little children nightmares if read it to them before bed. I just love the story, and the Grimm's telling of this dark tale is the best. At least, I would like to believe it is.
      You may, or may not, be surprised that many of the Grimm's fairy tales are pretty grim. Parents have been reading those bed time stories to their children for centuries! There is nothing better than hearing: "What big teeth you have!" "The better to eat you with, my dear!" right before you close your tired eyes, and drift off into a not so pleasant dream land.
      Is there a particular fairy tale by the Brother’s Grimm you are fond of? If so, please share the name in the comments below! If you have never read the original story, a movie would do, in which case Disney's 'Tangled' would be my favorite! I found the Grimm's version of the story of Rapunzel to be a bit depressing, but at least it had on okay ending.
      Okay, lovely readers! Comments would be very much appreciated!

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  1. I love the Grimm stories! I love how dark and twisty they are, and every time I hear a remade version, I'm all like "That's not what happens, yo!" But I don't say yo, cuz I'm not really as gangster in real life as I am in my head....

    1. lol, that is awesome! I agree completely! :D

  2. The Grimm stories are great! I appreciate them more as an adult! LOL! Its too hard to choose a favorite!