For Letter G, I had too many choices. But I went with Brothers Grimm’s Fairytales
Facts about The Grimm
Born: 4 January 1785 (Jacob) and 24 February 1786 (Wilhelm)
Died: 20 September 1863 (Jacob) and 16 December 1859 (Wilhelm)
Best known as: Authors of Grimm’s Fairy Tales
The Brothers Grimm Biography
The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children’s and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales.” The collection included what are now some of the world’s most famous stories, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Wilhelm married in 1825, but Jacob never wed and for most of his life lived in his brother’s home. The brothers also began a German historical dictionary, the enormous Deutsches Worterbook, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.
This old edition was in our home forever. It had lost its jacket, but the plain blue book survived many decades. It was my first introduction to fairytales. I had heard the stories and had also seen the animated movies but the book was different. It was a bit “grim” but authentic. I didn’t read it to my kids as it was a plain-looking book, unlike the ones printed for kids. No color illustrations or glossy pages. But I loved reading it and was grateful that these two men did make the effort to collect these stories and put them together in one book. A treasure for generations to come.
Today my granddaughter has turned two!
She is the only granddaughter I have and I love her to bits. I see a little of myself in her.
Happy birthday my little 💖 baby girl.
I wrote a poem about her last year when she was 14 months old.