13 January, 2009

Grimm and Grimmer

Child abuse, abandonment, slavery, cannibalism and being burnt alive - the recipe for a good story, usually, as Hanzel and Gretel would seem to show.

However, these sorts of tales are now 'too scary' for children, apparently.

I remember as a child, one of my favourite books was a complete collection of Grimm's fairy tales. There were loads of stories in there that aren't in the 'usual' fairytale collections, which I loved. Might get the copy which is at my parents house and see if it is still as good today.

Shame that some parents are so good at projecting their own fears onto their children that a generation will lose out.

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