by The Brothers Grimm
narrated by Chris Vee & Randy Phillips
Number of pages: 24
Audiobook length: 0:18:1
Collection: Sinkronigo learner
Age Group: Youth literature
Read aloud type: Word-by-word
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King Grisly-Beard it is a Tale by the Bothers Grimm about a princess who took everything for granted and thought she was superior to everyone else. She would mock whoever she saw about their appearances but that was her downfall. Her father, the king, order her to marry the first man that came to the door of the castle. A musician came and he was to be her husband, he had no fortune but many skills of life. The princess learn the hard part of life and regrets the way she treated others in the past. Once she accepted that this poor lifestyle was one she had to life with a surprising twist unfolds. Her husband the musician was king grisly beard, he had hid his real identity from her in order to teach her a listen she will never forget. The second story of the book is Jorinda and Jorindel (or Jorinda and Joringel), also known as The Flower of Dew. A shape-shifting witch lived alone in a dark castle in the woods. She could lure wild animals and birds to her before killing them. She transfixed anyone who would come near to where she stood, and turn innocent maidens into birds and cage them. Jorinde and Jorindel, two lovers engaged to be married, went for a walk in the forest. They came too near to the witch's lair. She turned Jorinde into a nightingale and fixed Jorindel to the ground. Once she had carried away the bird, she freed Jorindel. One night Jorindel dreamed of a flower and that it would break all the witch's spells. 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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