Bloody feet, smashed amphibians… happy reading!

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Did you know that the princess never kissed the frog?  Nope.  Only in Disney does the frog get kissed.  According to the Grimm brothers, the princess was a spoiled rotten brat who threw the frog against the wall in a fit of rage.  As the frog hit the wall, he turned into a prince, he married the princess, and they lived happily ever after.

WHAT?!

So the princess had no change of heart, and still got to be a spoiled brat, rewarded for her anger and deceit.

I tell you, those Grimm brothers are dark and morbid!  In Cinderella, the two wicked step-sisters cut off their toe and heel to fit the shoe.  There’s also a fox that must get his head and tail chopped off before he can turn back into a prince… a wolf that gets his stomach slit open and filled with rocks while he sleeps, so he falls into a well and drowns… and an evil maid who is placed naked in a spiked barrel and rolled around until she dies.

I’m reading Kbug my copy of Grimms Complete Fairy Tales for literature, maybe once or twice a week.  She loves it!  We’re only a smidgen of the way through its 628 pages.  Good summer reading!

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About patchofheaven

"Mom" sums it up quite well! I cook, I clean, I homeschool, and yes, I do still ride a tricycle. I love to read books to my kids, and every once in a while I manage to read a book "all by my big self." I journal about my life, here at patchofheaven; hoping to remember, grow, love more, and entertain my mom and other readers!

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