by The Brothers Grimm
narrated by Steve Andersen & Osmia
Number of pages: 23
Audiobook length: 0:17:59
Collection: Sinkronigo learner
Age Group: Youth literature
Read aloud type: Word-by-word
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Hans in Luck is a fairy tale of Germanic origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm. Hans must've had a really good job, because he gets a gold nugget for his labor. It's heavy, so he trades it for a horse. He doesn't like riding the horse, so he trades it for a cow, then the cow for a pig, and then the pig for a goose. A scissors-grinder talks him into trading the goose for some sharpening stones, which are so heavy that Hans feels lucky when they slip into a brook and he can't retrieve them. Hans simply oozes luck. The second story is a short Tale: The Fox and the Cat.A cat tries to talk to the fox in a friendly manner, but the fox is so arrogant, he brags about having a bag full of tricks and skills, while the cat only has one skill: being able to climb trees and hide. Right then, a hunter surprises them. The cat hides and survives, while the fox is caught and killed. The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in the German state of Hesse. They were universally known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of 'Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation of part of the tales in 1823. (Summary from Wikipedia adapted by Sinkronigo)
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