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Not-What-You-Think-You -Know German Fairy Tales

She immediately owned up to her evil intentions, and the prince rewarded her by running her through with a sword.

A few years ago there was excitement about a “new” trove of Germany fairy tales collected by one Franz Xaver von Schönwerth. They’ve now been organized and edited, translated, and illustrated in a new edition, The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales.  A handful of them are already available online to read including “King Goldenlocks,” “The Wolves,” and “In the Jaws of the Merman.”    Emphatic, direct, harsh, and most entertaining in a particular way!

 

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