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FairyTalesfromBrothersGrimm

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Sarah Waters

I loved these dark, unsettling stories as a child, and still find them compelling.

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Lore Segal

What turns the frog into a prince? If you say the princess’s kiss you have been misinformed. Read what the story says: “She picked him up and she threw him against the wall as hard as she could, ‘Now will you be satisfied you nasty frog?’ As he fell to the ground he was no longer a frog but a prince with kind and beautiful eyes.” “It makes no sense!” complained Maurice Sendak. He refused to believe it. I had the happiness of translating the stories in The Juniper Tree and Other Tales for Grimm for Sendak’s illustrations.

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