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Grimm Tales for young folks, even children and grown-ups. Many Grimm tales are among the most popular fairy tales in the world. From their larger editions the Grimm Brothers published a "small edition" of 50 tales meant for child readers. From 1825 to 1858 the selection went through ten editions. See which tales they chose: [7th edition: contents]

Here are selected tales from the seventh, final edition of the large Grimms' Household Tales. They aim at young folks. Still, use your discretion.

Easiest
  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)
  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)
  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 Lazy Ones
  25. Sweet Porridge
  26. Choosing a Bride
  27. Odds and Ends
  28. Doctor Know-All
  29. Clever Grethel
  30. The Golden Goose
  31. The Donkey
  32. The Six Swans
  33. The Nail
  34. The Three Feathers
  35. The Willow-Wren
  36. The Seven Swabians
  37. The Six Servants
  38. The Girl from Brakel
  39. The Peasant's Wise Daughter
  40. The Shepherd Boy
  41. The Twelve Lazy Servants
  42. The Peasant in Heaven
  43. Cinderella
  44. The Three Spinning Women
  45. Hansel and Grethel
  46. Rapunzel
  47. Clever Elsie
  48. The Fox and His Cousin
  49. The Hut in the Forest
  50. The Sparrow and His Four Children
  51. Helpful Elves
  52. The Pack of Ragamuffins
  53. The Three Little Birds
  54. The Weddings of Vixens
  1. The Twelve Brothers
  2. Puss in Boots
  3. The Knapsack, the Hat, and the Horn
  4. The Four Skilful Brothers

Medium

  1. The Golden Bird
  2. The Children of Hameln (Legend)
  3. Ferdinand the Faithful
  4. The Little Peasant
  5. Old Hildebrand
  6. The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
  7. The Three Little Men in the Wood
  8. The Devil's Sooty Brother
  9. The Two Travellers
  10. The Three Army Surgeons
  11. The Fox and the Horse
  12. The Old Man Made Young Again
  13. The Star-Money (The Star-Talers)
  14. Godfather Death
  15. The Goose-Girl at the Well
  16. The Nixie of the Mill-Pond
  17. The Ear of Grain
  18. The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle (Spindel)
  19. Old Rinkrank
  20. The Three Snake-Leaves
  21. Faithful John
  22. The Good Bargain
  23. The Frog-King, or Iron Henry
  24. The Wonderful Musician
  25. The Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
  26. The Riddle
  27. The Wishing-Table, the Gold-Donkey, and the Cudgel in the Sack
  28. Brother Merry (Bruder Lustig)
  29. The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
  30. The Louse and the Flea
  31. The Seven Ravens
  32. The White Snake
  33. Clever Hans
  34. Elves (Two Tales)
  35. Thumbling
  36. Jorinde and Joringel
  37. The Three Children of Fortune
  38. Herr Korbes
  39. The Singing, Springing (Soaring) Lark
  40. Rumpelstiltskin
  41. Thumbling as Journeyman (Thumbling's Travels)
  42. The Three Apprentices
  43. The Robber Bridegroom
  44. The Godfather
  45. The Twelve Huntsmen
  46. The Thief and His Master
  47. The Story of Schlauraffen Land (The Tale of Cockaigne)
  48. Strong Hans
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