Grimms’ Fairy Tales is 200 years old, and for our 200th episode, we talk about books influenced by the Brothers Grimm. Oh, and bloopers, too.
It’s our 200th episode! Thank you to all who have been with us from the beginning, and those of you who are more recent listeners.
To commemorate, we found a 200-year-old book that is worth talking about.
December 20, 1812 marked the publication of the first edition of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
With so many television shows and movies based on fairy tales, it strikes us that the Brothers Grimm probably don’t get the credit they deserve. The cultural influence that these fairy tales have is immense. We talk about several books that are derived from fairy tales:
- Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen
- The Fables series (graphic novels) by Bill Willingham. The new original hardcover graphic novel is called Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland.
- For middle-grade readers, The Sisters Grimm (series) by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson. The first in the series is The Fairy-Tale Detectives.
- For young adults, Cinder by Marissa Meyer. The sequel, Scarlet, will be published in early 2013.
- Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister and Mirror, Mirror by Gregory McGuire
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
What are some books inspired by fairy tales that you’ve enjoyed? Please let us know in the comments — we’d love to have a great list available.
Lastly, in honor of our 200 episode, we have a short selection of bloopers. Have a few laughs at our expense — we do all the time!
Thanks again for listening, everyone!