Friday, January 20, 2012


This year marks the bicentennial of the translation and release of Grimm's fairy tales, the stories collected and published by the Brothers Grimm.
 Now most of us have heard of these German brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, but can you name their most famous stories?

Ever hear of...
                                                          illusions gallery

Hansel and Gretel



 Illustration by H.J. Ford from the 1889 edition of 'The Blue Fairy Book' edited by Andrew Lang

Snow White
(sorry, I couldn't resist!)    wikimedia

All sorts of celebrations will occur to commemorate this historic occasion, including  Hollywood movies


and an entire symposium in Portugal in June:   

If all this has put you in the mood for "a soothing tale to waft you toward dreamland,"
check this out 


WolvesAtTheDoor said...

That Cinderella picture is an absolute dream! And the costume on Julia Roberts looks amazing and unique, film costume always inspires me!

Maša said...

I must admit I don't know Rumpelstiltskin. interesting choice of visual media! :)

Anonymous said...

Found you via Aquariann's blog hop. I love this post! I'm a huge fan of fairy tales (devoted my business and blog to them). I've decided to celebrate the Grimms' stories by completing the fairy tale book/movie challenge at Tiff Talks Books. There are a lot of related posts on my blog if your interested.