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The Classic Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar
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Feb 27, 09

bookshelves: fairy-tales
Recommended to Cici by: Suzanne actually gave me this book :)
Recommended for: anyone
Read in October, 2008

I honestly did not know fairy tales were this dark until I read this book! All the fairy tales were a little disturbing because they don't have the classic fairytale "happily-ever-after"
I had never even heard of half these fairytales.. probably because a lot of them are different countries versions.
Juniper Tree and Bluebeard were probably the creepiest out of the book.
I guess now, looking back, the story of Hansel and Gretel was pretty scary.. but they also defeated the witch, so it softened the blow of the witch almost EATING them.
I also love how the book explains the symbolism of some of the stories.
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