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Grimm Brothers Household Tales Grimm tales are among the most popular fairy tales in the world, although of uneven quality. Grimm tales are sorted in three wide groups, and the first of them contains not too serious tales: [Example page].

Now, on this page some favorite tales are marked with gold nuggets at the back of their titles. Those with a clover-mark were ranked as the "top five" by 1,200 US children in a 2004 poll. At any rate, use your discretion. - T. Kinnes

  1. The Fisherman and His Wife m
  2. The Bremen Town-Musicians m
  3. The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids m
  4. Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood) Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  5. The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean m
  6. Snow-White and Rose-Red m
  7. Little Snow-White m
  8. Frau Trude
  9. The Tailor in Heaven m
  10. The Wise Servant m
  11. The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
  12. The Golden Bird
  13. The Little Peasant
  14. The Golden Goose
  15. The Fox and His Cousin
  16. The Old Man and His Grandson m
  17. The Fox and the Geese m
  18. Old Hildebrand
  19. Doctor Know-All m
  20. The Devil's Sooty Brother
  21. The Two Travellers
  22. The Seven Swabians
  23. The Three Army Surgeons
  24. Ferdinand the Faithful
  25. The Four Skilful Brothers m
  26. The Fox and the Horse
  27. The Girl from Brakel
  28. The Old Man Made Young Again
  29. The Shepherd Boy
  30. The Star-Money (The Star-Talers)
  31. The Sparrow and His Four Children m
  32. Godfather Death
  33. The Hut in the Forest
  34. The Willow-Wren and the Bear m
  35. The Bittern and the Hoopoe
  36. The Goose-Girl at the Well
  37. The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
  38. The Ear of Grain
  39. The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle (Spindel)
  40. Old Rinkrank
  41. Rapunzel Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  42. The Three Spinning Women
  43. Hansel and Grethel Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  44. The Three Snake-Leaves
  45. Little Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  46. The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn
  47. Faithful John
  48. The Good Bargain
  49. The Frog-King, or Iron Henry
  50. Cat and Mouse in Partnership m
  51. The Wonderful Musician
  52. The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
  53. The Pack of Ragamuffins
  54. The Hare's Bride
  55. The Twelve Brothers
  56. The Three Little Men in the Wood
  57. Cinderella Brothers Grimm tales shamrock
  58. The Riddle
  59. The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack
  60. Brother Merry (Bruder Lustig)
  61. The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
  62. The Louse and the Flea
  63. The Wedding of Mrs. Fox (two stories)
  64. The Seven Ravens
  65. Clever Elsie
  66. The White Snake
  67. The Three Languages m
  68. Clever Hans
  69. The Elves
  70. Thumbling
  71. The Queen Bee
  72. The Three Feathers m
  73. Jorinde and Joringel
  74. The Three Children of Fortune
  75. The Brave Little Tailor m
  76. Herr Korbes
  77. The Singing, Springing (Soaring) Lark
  78. Rumpelstiltskin
  79. Thumbling as Journeyman (Thumbling's Travels)
  80. The Six Swans m
  81. The Robber Bridegroom
  82. The Godfather
  83. The Twelve Huntsmen
  84. The Thief and His Master
  85. Foundling-Bird
  86. King Thrushbeard
  87. The Peasant's Wise Daughter
  88. Old Sultan
  89. Sweetheart Roland
  90. The Dog and the Sparrow
  91. How Six Men Got On in the World
  92. The Goose-Girl
  93. The Wolf and the Man
  94. The Wolf and the Fox
  95. Clever Grethel m
  96. The Fox and the Cat m
  97. The Water-Nix
  98. The Death of the Little Hen
  99. Hans in Luck (Gambling Hans)
  100. Hans Gets Married
  101. Bearskin m
  102. The Poor Boy in the Grave
  103. The Pink
  104. Gambling Hansel
  1. The Water of Life
  2. The Spirit in the Bottle
  3. The Gold-Children
  4. The Poor Man and the Rich Man
  5. The King of the Golden Mountain
  6. The Raven
  7. Sweet Porridge m
  8. Wise Folks
  9. The Twelve Lazy Servants
  10. The Stolen Farthings
  11. The King's Son Who Feared Nothing
  12. The Three Apprentices
  13. The Three Little Birds
  14. Fitcher's Bird [Fowler's Fowl]
  15. The Young Giant
  16. The Three Sluggards (The Three Lazybones) m
  17. The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat
  18. The Two Kings' Children
  19. Hans Hedgehog
  20. The Shroud (The Little Shroud)
  21. A Riddling Tale
  22. The Trained Huntsman
  23. The Old Woman in the Wood
  24. The Threshing-Flail from Heaven
  25. The Gnome
  26. The Girl Without Hands
  27. The Cunning Little Tailor
  28. Stories about Snakes (Paddocks)
  29. The Donkey m
  30. The Ungrateful Son
  31. One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
  32. Fair Katrinelje and Pif Paf Poltrie
  33. The Buffalo Boots
  34. The Cabbage-Donkey
  35. The Sole [The Flounder]
  36. The Owl m
  37. The Three Black Princesses
  38. Knoist and His Three Sons
  39. The Three Brothers
  40. The Devil and His Grandmother
  41. Strong Hans
  42. The Peasant in Heaven
  43. The White Bride and the Black Bride
  44. Iron Hans
  45. Choosing a Bride m
  46. Odds and Ends m
  47. The Hare and the Hedgehog
  48. The Peasant and the Devil
  49. The Master Thief
  50. The Drummer
  51. The Giant and the Tailor
  52. The Nail m
  53. Simeli Mountain
  54. Going A-Travelling
  55. Household Servants
  56. The Little Lamb and the Little Fish
  57. The Iron Stove
  58. The Lazy Spinner
  59. The Singing Bone
  60. Brother and Sister
  61. The Blue Light
  62. The Wilful Child
  63. Frederick and Catherine
  64. The Two Brothers
  65. Mother Holle
  66. The Crystal Ball
  67. The Rooster's Beam
  68. The Old Beggar-Woman
  69. The True Bride [The True Sweetheart]
  70. The Jew in the Thorns
  71. Eve's Unequal Children
  72. The Juniper-Tree
  73. The Shoes that Were Danced to Pieces
  74. The Six Servants
  75. The Turnip
  76. The Lord's Animals and the Devil's
  77. Lazy Heinz
  78. The Griffin
  79. The Story of Schlauraffen Land [The Tale of Cockaigne]
  80. The Ditmarsch Tale of Wonders
  81. Allerleirauh [All-Kinds-Of-Fur]
  82. Mary's Child
  83. The Crumbs on the Table
  84. The Sea-Hare m
  85. The Glass Coffin
  86. Sharing Joy and Sorrow
  87. The Bright Sun Brings It to Light
  88. The Little Folks' Presents
  89. Master Pfriem [Master Cobbler's Awl]
  90. Lean Lisa
  91. The Moon
  92. The Duration of Life
  93. Death's Messengers
  94. The Grave Mound
  95. Maid Maleen
  96. 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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