The king has locked the miller’s daughter in a tiny room full of straw. If she wants to save herself, she must spin the straw into gold. When a strange little man offers to help her, she is overjoyed! But what will he ask for in return? Classic Stories open up the world of fairy tales, timeless novels, and Shakespeare’s plays to young readers for the very first time.
About the Author
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.
Place of Birth:Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:Berlin, Germany