Old Sultan, Briar Rose & Little Red-Cap

by The Brothers Grimm
narrated by Billy Uno & R. Francis Smith
Language: English

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Number of pages: 36
Audiobook length: 0:19:47
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Collection: Sinkronigo learner
Age Group: Youth literature
Read aloud type: Word-by-word
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eBook description:

Old Sultan, the first tale of the book, is about an old dog named Sultan that hears his master plotting to kill him since he's too old to be useful anymore. The dog strikes up a bargain with the wolf to stage a mock-attack, which is successful, so the farmer coddles his dog from then on. Then Sultan goes back on his promise to let the wolf get away with stealing a sheep, which ticks off the wolf, but the dog gets back at him in the end. In Briar Rose, or Sleeping Beauty, a king and a queen who finally have a child hold a feast in her honor. One wise woman who was not invited crashes the party, and curses the princess: in her fifteenth year, she will prick her finger on a spindle and drop dead. Another wise woman manages to redirect the curse into sleep rather than death. The king has all the spindles in the kingdom burned. However, in the princess's fifteenth birthday, she finds an old tower, wherein an old woman is spinning. The princess pricks herself, and swoons into a slumber. Everyone and everything in the castle also wind down and snooze. A giant hedge grows around the castle and any prince who tries to break in dies a gruesome death on it. One young prince is lucky enough to try at the end of the century. The hedge blossoms and lets him in. He finds Briar Rose, kisses her, and she wakes up… This is a well-known tale, that exists in many different versions since the XIV century. The Brothers Grimm collected the oral version of the tale published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Little Red Riding Hood, or Little Red Ridinghood, also known as Little Red Cap or simply Red Riding Hood, is a European fairy tale about a young girl and a Big Bad Wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. The story was, as the previous, first published by Charles Perrault. This is the best known Grimm’s version. 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, Schmoop and Sinkronigo)

eBook index:

  • Old Sultan
  • Briar Rose
  • Little Red-Cap

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