Top Ten FREEBIE: Favourite Grimm Fairy Tales


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a freebie, which means we are free to pick our topic! I’ve decided to pick my favourite fairy tales that I’ve read so far out of this book:

Every Friday, I read and review a fairy tale. I’m loving exploring them so far! I’ve linked to my review so you can check out my thoughts if you like.

Oh and here I am as a fairy! How cute?!

Thanks to Luna, for making Fairy Chrissi (click on image to get to her blog!)

In no particular order

  1. The Singing Bone– A great but brutual fairy tale with a supernatural element. It involves siblings and murder!
  2. Little Red Riding Hood– I think most people know this story. I loved reading the Grimm version, it’s not too different to the ones I’ve read in the past!
  3. The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage– Random title, but great story with a moral about being grateful for what you have.
  4. The Riddle– This fairy tale has a crafty Prince. You’ve got to love a crafty Prince!
  5. Hansel and Gretel- Another well known one, but I can’t help it. I adore Hansel and Gretel.
  6. The Three Little Men In The Woods– One of my favourites. It involves wicked stepfamily and a supernatural element. I loved it!
  7. Rapunzel– Another well known one, but you won’t find the Grimm version to be like Tangled. It’s much darker.
  8. The Twelve Brothers– An intriguing tale involving an awful King!
  9. The Cat and The Mouse Set Up House– I absolutely love the cat in this fairy tale. A very conniving cat…
  10. The Frog King– This tale was familiar to me, but I know I didn’t read the Grimm version. It’s much more brutal which I’ve come to expect.

I’m really enjoying exploring Grimm’s Fairy Tales!

What did you do for your freebie this week? Please feel free to leave your links and I’ll stop by. I love a freebie week!


Fairy Tale Friday: The Cat And The Mouse Set Up House

Thanks to Luna for making Fairy Chrissi!

The next fairy tale in my Philip Pullman collection of Grimm Tales was the fable-esque The Cat And The Mouse Set Up House.

The Cat And The Mouse Set Up House is simply a fable. The cat and the mouse live together, and store a jar of fat for the coming winter in a church. The sneaky cat disappears off to eat a little under the pretence that he is going to a christening at a church as he is Godfather of a new kitten. The cat disappears three times and each time he lies to the mouse about his true whereabouts!

When the mouse finally works out what has been happening, the cat decides to gobble him up too!

I thought this was a fantastic fable. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I absolutely loved how wicked the cat was!

Next fairy tale: The Boy Who Left Home To Find Out About The Shivers!