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Grimm Brothers Household Tales Grimm tales are among the most popular fairy tales in the world. Those with a clover-mark were ranked as the "top five" by 1,200 US children in a 2004 poll.

A background: The Grimms found it fit to publish a "small edition" of 50 tales intended for child readers. From 1825 to 1858 the selection went through ten editions.

Tales from the seventh, final edition are sorted in three groups here. Ten legends come last. The first group hardly contains any seriously dangerous tales, but your discretion is needed anyway. - T. K.

For Little Angels
  1. The Willow-Wren and the Bear
  2. The Three Languages
  3. The Fox and the Cat
  4. The Owl
  5. The Fisherman and His Wife
  6. The Bremen Town-Musicians
  7. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids
  8. Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood) Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  9. How Six Men Got On in the World
  10. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean
  11. Bearskin
  12. Snow-White and Rose-Red
  13. Little Snow-White
  14. Little Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  15. The Bittern and the Hoopoe
  16. The Wise Servant
  17. The Queen Bee
  18. The Sea-Hare
  19. The Old Man and His Grandson
  20. The Brave Little Tailor
  21. The Tailor in Heaven
  22. Cat and Mouse in Partnership
  23. The Fox and the Geese
  24. The Three Sluggards (The Three Lazybones)
  25. Sweet Porridge
  26. Choosing a Bride
  27. Odds and Ends
  28. The Hare and the Hedgehog
  29. Doctor Know-All
  30. Clever Grethel
  31. The Golden Goose
  32. The Donkey
  33. The Six Swans
  34. The Nail
  35. The Three Feathers
  36. The Willow-Wren m
  37. The Seven Swabians
  38. The Six Servants
  39. The Girl from Brakel
  40. Till Ulenspighel (from Medieval times) m
  1. Hansel and Grethel Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  2. The Peasant in Heaven
  3. Clever Elsie
  4. Cinderella Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  5. The Children of Hameln (Legend) m
  6. The Fox and His Cousin
  7. The Twelve Lazy Servants
  8. The Three Spinning Women
  9. The Four Skilful Brothers
  10. Rapunzel Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  11. The Golden Bird
  12. Ferdinand the Faithful
  13. The Little Peasant
  14. Old Hildebrand
  15. The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
  16. The Three Little Men in the Wood
  17. The Devil's Sooty Brother
  18. The Two Travellers
  19. The Three Army Surgeons
  20. The Fox and the Horse
  21. The Old Man Made Young Again
  22. The Shepherd Boy
  23. The Star-Money (The Star-Talers)
  24. The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn
  25. Godfather Death
  26. The Hut in the Forest
  27. The Goose-Girl at the Well
  28. The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
  29. The Ear of Grain
  30. The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle (Spindel)
  31. Old Rinkrank
  32. The Three Snake-Leaves
  33. Faithful John
  34. The Good Bargain
  35. The Frog-King, or Iron Henry
  36. The Wonderful Musician
  37. The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
  38. The Pack of Ragamuffins
  39. The Hare's Bride
  40. The Twelve Brothers
  41. The Riddle
  42. The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack
  43. Brother Merry (Bruder Lustig)
  44. The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
  45. The Louse and the Flea
  46. The Wedding of Mrs. Fox (two stories)
  47. The Seven Ravens
  48. The White Snake
  49. Clever Hans
  50. The Elves
  51. Thumbling
  52. Jorinde and Joringel
  53. The Three Children of Fortune
  54. Herr Korbes
  55. The Singing, Springing (Soaring) Lark
  56. Rumpelstiltskin
  57. Thumbling as Journeyman (Thumbling's Travels)
  58. The Three Apprentices
  59. The Robber Bridegroom
  60. The Godfather
  61. The Twelve Huntsmen
  62. The Thief and His Master
  63. The Story of Schlauraffen Land [The Tale of Cockaigne]
  1. Foundling-Bird
  2. King Thrushbeard
  3. Old Sultan
  4. Sweetheart Roland
  5. The Peasant's Wise Daughter
  6. The Dog and the Sparrow
  7. The King's Son Who Feared Nothing
  8. The Buffalo Boots
  9. The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat


  1. The Sparrow and His Four Children
  2. The Wolf and the Man
  3. Wise Folks
  4. The Wolf and the Fox
  5. The Goose-Girl
  6. The Water-Nix
  7. Hans in Luck (Gambling Hans)
  8. Hans Gets Married
  9. The Death of the Little Hen
  10. The Poor Man and the Rich Man
  11. Fair Katrinelje and Pif Paf Poltrie
  12. The Pink
  13. Gambling Hansel
  14. The Water of Life
  15. Frau Trude
  16. The Spirit in the Bottle
  17. The Gold-Children
  18. The King of the Golden Mountain
  19. The Raven
  20. The Stolen Farthings
  21. The Three Little Birds
  22. Fitcher's Bird [Fowler's Fowl]
  23. The Young Giant
  24. The Two Kings' Children
  25. Hans Hedgehog
  26. The Shroud (The Little Shroud)
  27. A Riddling Tale
  28. The Trained Huntsman
  29. The Old Woman in the Wood
  30. The Threshing-Flail from Heaven
  31. The Gnome
  32. The Girl Without Hands
  33. The Cunning Little Tailor
  34. Stories about Snakes (Paddocks)
  35. The Ungrateful Son
  36. One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
  37. The Cabbage-Donkey
  38. The Sole [The Flounder]
  39. The Three Black Princesses
  40. Knoist and His Three Sons
  41. The Three Brothers
  42. The Devil and His Grandmother
  43. Strong Hans
  44. The White Bride and the Black Bride
  45. Iron Hans
  46. The Peasant and the Devil
  47. The Master Thief
  48. The Drummer
  49. The Giant and the Tailor
  50. Simeli Mountain
  51. Going A-Travelling
  52. Household Servants
  53. The Little Lamb and the Little Fish
  54. The Iron Stove
  55. The Lazy Spinner
  56. The Singing Bone
  57. Brother and Sister
  58. The Blue Light
  59. The Wilful Child
  60. Frederick and Catherine
  61. The Two Brothers
  62. Mother Holle
  63. The Crystal Ball
  64. The Rooster's Beam
  65. The Old Beggar-Woman
  66. The True Bride [The True Sweetheart]
  67. The Jew in the Thorns
  68. Eve's Unequal Children
  69. The Juniper-Tree
  70. The Shoes that Were Danced to Pieces
  71. The Turnip
  72. The Lord's Animals and the Devil's
  73. Lazy Heinz
  74. The Griffin
  75. The Ditmarsch Tale of Wonders
  76. Allerleirauh [All-Kinds-of-Fur]
  77. Mary's Child
  78. The Crumbs on the Table
  79. The Glass Coffin
  80. Sharing Joy and Sorrow
  81. The Bright Sun Brings It to Light
  82. The Little Folks' Presents
  83. Master Pfriem [Master Cobbler's Awl]
  84. Lean Lisa
  85. The Moon
  86. The Duration of Life
  87. The Poor Boy in the Grave
  88. Death's Messengers
  89. The Grave Mound
  90. Maid Maleen
  91. The Golden Key


  1. The Hazel Branch
  2. Our Lady's Little Glass
  3. St. Joseph in the Forest
  4. The Twelve Apostles
  5. The Rose
  6. The Three Green Branches
  7. God's Food
  8. Poverty and Humility Lead to Heaven
  9. The Heavenly Wedding
  10. The Aged Mother
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