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Happy 200th Grimms!

Happy 200th Grimms Fairy Tales!

It’s the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales. I have been immersed in their stories, and in critical approaches to them, for the past eight weeks or so, as part of my MA in Children’s Literature. Click on the above link for a brief summary of what’s happening at the moment, and for older posts on aspects of fairy tales.

Below is a lovely illustration from Little Snow White, by Anne Anderson (1874-1930).

What is your favourite Grimm fairy tale?

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Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

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