Some of the most beloved children's fairy
tales were gathered, written down, and
published by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm in
Germany during the 19th Century. Their
body of work is instantly recognized around
the world. By compiling stories previously
passed down through oral tradition, the
Grimm Brothers preserved an important
piece of Western culture.
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
One of the most beloved and well known of all fairy
tales is Grimm's Hansel & Gretel. The children are
abandoned by their step mother in the forest after the
family no longer has enough food to support everyone.
The children come across a gingerbread house in the
woods and meet a kind, old woman. Later they find
she's actually a witch and has less than charitable
intentions. The story comes to life with Kersa's highly
detailed Classic puppets.
Little Red Riding Hood is another classic Grimm
fairy tale known throughout the world. Red Riding
Hood is on her way to Grandmother's house when
the Wolf stops her in the forest and asks her where
she's going. He races ahead to trick Grandmother
and Red Riding Hood, but in the end a woodsman
saves the day. All of the characters needed to
recreate your own version of the story are available
here in loving detail.