Monday, November 2, 2009

Once Upon A Week, A Website Fairy Tale Review

Welcome to Once Upon a Week! This great Fairy Tale week is hosted by Vanessa at Today's Adventure.
(You can find more great Fairy Tale posts at her Once Upon A Week post!)
So for this first day, we have a review.
Rather than a book review, though, I decided to do a website review.
The Baldwin Project is a fabulous website full of information. It can be a little difficult to navigate at first, but you can find a whole slew of fairy tales on there! It's a great resource, especially if you want to read the originals behind books like Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow or Ice, or Goose Girl.
These aren't, however, the original Grimm tales. Which are, if you'll pardon the pun, grim. Extremely so.
Actually they're just plain creepy. Cannibalism, hacking off body parts.... scary stuff, I tell you what. Not exactly Disney. Okay, not at all Disney.
For the full creepy factor, try this site of Grimm Tales. Clicking on an English title will give you the English text. If you've studied German and really want to be creeped out, read the German text. Yikes.
These original darker tales are the inspiration for books like The Stepsister Scheme. Which is a great book. (See my review.)
So go and enjoy some fairy tales, and tune back in tomorrow for a great blogger interview!


  1. Interesting post... I'll have to check these out.

  2. Thanks! I freely admit it's a bit of a copout... I couldn't pick a fairy tale book to review, so I reviewed fairy tales at large!

  3. Ooh, a whole website of fairy tale goodness? I'm in trouble.

  4. Oh I know. I can spend a ridiculous amount of time there!

  5. Great post. I'll have to check it out.