National Geographic presents this site that will read you a bedtime story, although these unexpurgated Grimm Brother's Fairy Tales from a 1914 translation are not exactly soothing. The twelve tales here are full of wicked stepmothers, hungry wolves, bewitched wild beasts, and all manner of spells and curses. All of the stories include at least one illustration, and audio is provided for several. I was pleased to find the story I remember from my childhood edition of Grimm Brothers's, "Little Briar Rose," the original Sleeping Beauty story. The site also includes biographical information on the Grimms, kids's activities, links to other fairy tale resources on the Web, and the complete text of an article by Thomas O'Neill from the December 1999 National Geographic on the Grimm Brothers and the history of fairy tales. Ignore the screaming banner ads, and enjoy a good read.
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