All Stories Tagged "Grimm’s Fairytales"

The Wolf and the Man

Written by Brothers Grimm

Short tale of an arrogant wolf that believes he is stronger than a human and with the help of his friend in the forest confronts a hunter passing by. The wolf challenges the hunter but is quickly defeated and learns not to get himself into situations for which he is not prepared.

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Cat and Mouse in Partnership

Written by Brothers Grimm

Story of how a cat and mouse form a partnership and decide to store food in preparation for the winter. The greedy cat deceives the mouse and sneaks away to eat the food while the mouse takes care of the house. The partnership ends and the mouse pays the ultimate price.

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Little Brother and Little Sister

Written by Brothers Grimm

Adventurous tale of a brother and sister that escape from their wicked step-mother to live by themselves in the forest. During their escape, the brother is cursed and transformed into a deer. The sister cares for her brother and eventually becomes Queen. The step-mother learns of their happiness and again tries to ruin them, but fails.

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The Tailor in Heaven

Written by Brothers Grimm

Children’s story of a poor tailor that pleads to be allowed into heaven and out of pity, St. Peter lets him enter. Once inside, the tailor begins to judge the actions of those down on Earth as if he is God. Because he has no patience and humility, God makes him leave heaven.

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Allerleirauh

Written by Brothers Grimm

Classic fairytale story of a king’s whose wife dies and his quest to find a new queen as beautiful as the first. Trouble arises when the kings sets out to marry his daughter! She doesn’t wish to marry her daughter and instead runs away from the kingdom, in disguise.

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The Golden Goose

Written by Brothers Grimm

While a boy is cutting wood for his father, he finds a golden goose within the roots of the tree. The greed of the villagers caused them to try and steal the feathers of the goose, but instead they became permanently attached to the bird. As the boy walks on, the sight of this causes a nearby princess to break from her gloomy mood, laugh and be taken for the bride.

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The Three Feathers

Written by Brothers Grimm

The story of a young boy who in a competition with his brothers to gain control of the kingdom, finds a group of toads and a magical treasure chest. Here the boy is able to overcome all the trials set forth by the kind, and triumphs over his more able brothers.

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Little Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Written by Brothers Grimm

A beautiful maiden causes her evil step-mother to become jealous. The maiden escapes from her step-mother’s plot and goes to live with seven dwarfs. The step-mother with her greed and envy sets out to kill the maiden once and for all.

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King Thrushbeard

Written by Brothers Grimm

An arrogant princess is humbled when she is forced to marry a beggar and live in poverty. She learns to be grateful for what she had as royalty and in the end is surprised to find that the beggar is in fact a king! They marry and live happily ever after.

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Fundevogel or “Foundling Bird”

Written by Brothers Grimm

A classic fairy tale of little boy found high up in a tree by a forester and brought home. He becomes close companions with the forester’s daughter and together they escape from the evil plans of the house cook and her servants.

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