Saturday, September 6, 2008


When I was little, my grandma gave me this German book that terrified me. Its subtitle is "Merry Stories and Funny Pictures" but it's the farthest thing from that. Some of the stories were popular in America (The Little Match Girl) but others didn't catch on (The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb). They're basically all tales to scare kids into minding their manners, but they're incredibly frightening. It's all available on Project Gutenberg - worth taking a look.


Grandma said...

I am so sorry that it frightened you.
Now I understand. But when I saw it as a little girl I only thought of it as fantasy.

Anonymous said...

My grandma also read this to me when I was younger! Such a great book!