by The Brothers Grimm
narrated by Kara Shallenberg
Number of pages: 23
Audiobook length: 0:15:1
Collection: Sinkronigo learner
Age Group: Youth literature
Read aloud type: Word-by-word
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These are two of the most known tales by the Brothers Grimm. "The Frog Prince, or Iron Henry", literally "The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich” is a fairy tale, best known through this Grimm's written version is traditionally the first story in their collection. The Disney film The Princess and the Frog is based on this story. In the tale, a spoiled princess reluctantly befriends the Frog Prince (meeting him after dropping a gold ball into a pond), who magically transforms into a handsome prince. The Travelling Musicians or Town Musicians of Bremen or The Bremen Town Musicians tells the story of a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster that strike out on their own. The place where they stop to rest is a robber's den, and they proceed to scare the snot out of the robbers by braying, barking, meowing, and crowing all at once. The robbers leave, but return, determined to regain their loot. The animals beat them until they're convinced that the place is filled with enemies. So the animals start a band called the Bremen town musicians and—just kidding. The tale's called that because they were going to go to the town of Bremen and become musicians, but they don't actually get around to it because they like the robber's house and decide to stay there. 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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