by The Brothers Grimm
narrated by Brad Bush
Number of pages: 28
Audiobook length: 0:17:2
Collection: Sinkronigo learner
Age Group: Youth literature
Read aloud type: Word-by-word
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The Juniper Tree is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. In some editions the story is called The Almond Tree. A woman wishes for a child as red as blood and as white as snow. After a few months she gives birth to a son and dies a few days later. She is buried underneath the Juniper tree. Her husband grieves for a long time, and gets married again. His second wife gives birth to a daughter, Marlinchen, but hates the son because he would be the one to inherit all the family's money, and she wishes it to be her daughter… 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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