They made the phrase ‘once upon a time’ part of universal vocabulary, and children around the world are familiar with their stories, but generally readers know little of the brothers themselves. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were linguists, academics, librarians, lexicographers and cultural researchers, who were determined that traditional stories should not be lost to posterity.
The brothers were devoted to each other. Wilhelm married but Jacob always shared their home. Their first collection, Children’s and Household Tales, came out in 1812, and eventually they published more than 200 stories.
The world is a richer place thanks to those two remarkable men. Learn more about the Brothers Grimm, and delve more deeply into the wolf-infested forest of Little Red Riding Hood.
Join me to learn more about these two hard-working and devoted brothers and the work they did in Germany to make sure that many wonderful fairy tales were not lost to posterity. Just $15 for the full video talk, available now.