I have the complete set of the Grimm Fairy-Tales, and there are so many that I haven’t read! They are very short, as one would know, so I have decided to read each one and give them a review. Some are very vulgar, some are very cute and some don’t even make sense. Some of them are well known fairy-tales and some have never been told. Some are fairy-tales we know but are not the same because they have been downplayed for the children.
Hansel and Gretel has been known across the world as one of the best fairy-tales. The story is similar to what most people know, but the beginning is different.
As most fairy-tales start, there is a step mother who hates her children and wants them dead. She convinces her husband to leave them in the forest so they can have enough food to survive on without the extra mouths. He doesn’t want to but agrees (twice).
The kids outsmarted the stepmother. The first time anyway.
Then there is this whole thing about a house made out of cake and a witch who can’t see very well and a bone instead of an arm and a white duck…
You’ll have to read it. It is very close to the story known by most, but it has its differences.