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Name Hansel and Gretel
Suggested Grade P4-P5
Author Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm
Author's Background Brothers Grimm, German Brüder Grimm, German folklorists and linguists best known for their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (1812–22; also called Grimm’s Fairy Tales), which led to the birth of the modern study of folklore. Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (b. January 4, 1785, Hanau, Hesse-Kassel [Germany]—d. September 20, 1863, Berlin) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (b. February 24, 1786, Hanau, Hesse-Kassel [Germany]—d. December 16, 1859, Berlin) together compiled other collections of folk music and folk literature, and Jacob in particular did important work in historical linguistics and Germanic philology, which included the formulation of Grimm’s law. They were among the most important German scholars of their time.
Publisher Compass publishing
Category English
Description "“Hansel and Gretel” is a fairytale published by the Grimm brothers and many kids grew up with it. This well-known fairytale has many screen adaptations and some of them are darker and other’s are just like the fairytale. This fairytale shows us the 19th century problems where it wasn’t unusual for parents to leave their children because they had no food to put on the table. It is one of the most famous fairytales and it teaches us about the struggle between right and wrong. It has a happy ending in which the kids come back to their sad father and they live happily ever after. The evil witch was punished and the good got it’s victory. Virtues that stand out in the fairytale are the love between a brother and sister and parent’s devotion."

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