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October 16 , 2009

10 Forgotten Grimm's Fairy Tales Retold


The Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales complete collection included 211 fairy tales. The popular ones have been read and rewritten over and over again and yet there are so many terrific fairy tales that are forgotten.

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These 10 forgotten Grimm Brother's fairy tales are the first in a new series in which B.D. Knight retells them in a way today's readers will enjoy. The stories stay true to the way they were intended but these shorter versions are easier to read and enjoy.

This collection of fairy tales include:

The Golden Bird - What begins as a simple task of finding out who is stealing the king's golden apples becomes quite an adventure for three brothers.

The Rabbit’s Bride - The theme of this story may have you shaking your head.

Six Soldiers of Fortune - An example of some seriously good storytelling.

The Raven - Do not confuse this with the tale by Edgar Allen Poe.

Cat & Mouse in Partnership - This one offers a surprise ending completely different from what you might be anticipating.

The Three Little Men in the Wood - You will immediately think of a couple different popular fairy tales.

The Fisherman and his Wife - Some people are just hard to please.

The Table, the Donkey, and the Stick - Quite an imaginary tale.

King Thrushbeard - Most princesses in fairy tales are portrayed as sweet and innocent. Not this princess.

Tom Thumb - A comical tale that led to other adventures of Tom Thumb.

These fairy tales are meant to be enjoyed by kids and young adults and adults who refuse to grow up.

B.D. Knight is known for fracturing fairy tales but this is different. You won't find the Gingerbread Man or other characters finding their way into these tales as you might find in his fractured fairy tales.

B.D. Knight: In researching fairy tales to fracture I began reading the popular tales. Once I read some of the tales that many have never read, I thought it was a shame and decided I'd rewrite these in a manner that today's young and old readers are accustomed to. At the same time I didn't want to fracture them because fractured fairy tales work best when the reader knows the original tale.

Of course that doesn't mean that once you read these tales and they become popular that I won't fracture them in the future. :-)

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