Week 2 of #GRIMMread2019 is in the bag! I’m not behind anymore. If anything I’m ahead because I read two stories last week that weren’t on the list. This week I read all of the tales listed below:
Our Lady's Child
Back to the story, the child lives in heaven and all is well until she disobeys Mary and opens the 13th door. When the girl lies about having opened the door, she is returned to earth without recourse. Years pass until a king finds her and takes her away to his kingdom. Each year she bares him a child and loses it within the first night because she will not confess her sin.
As she is tied to a stake to burn, she finally feels the “ice of pride crack” and confesses. Her children are immediately returned to her and they all live happily ever after.
Wow. Just wow. This blew my mind.
I would give my life for my children. Confession seems minor in comparison. Even my pride would not stop me from confessing, heck lying, to save my kids.
Outside of my strange reactions to the story, this is one of the more fully developed tales. Interestingly though, despite how developed it is, we are never told anyone’s name other than the Virgin Mary. How bizarre is that? An entire story where only one character has an actual name!
The Youth Who Could Not Shiver and Shake
The Wolf and the Seven Kids
Outside of that central issue that none of us could really get past, it was a cute story. Kind of.
The Strange Musician
The Good Bargain
Years pass. The king has two children. He willingly kills his kids one day while his wife attends church—which means, ladies, never leave your husbands at home with the kids while you go to church—to get Faithful John back.
Since this is a fairytale, of course it works and all is well. Faithful John is back and so are the kids. They all live happily ever after.
Or do they????
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I decided to check out the Top 100 Free Children's Books on Kindle list -- a spot I rarely visit -- and was pleasantly surprised with the options. Below are the titles I picked up for myself and family. We haven't read any of them YET...
Because I'm extremely interested in fairytale re-tellings or re-worked versions, I got these books:
These 2 looked cool to me and possibly for my kids:
For my youngest, and possibly for the eldest to attempt to read:
Hoping for a few laughs with these stories. Note that the Patterson one is ONLY THE FIRST 20 CHAPTERS.
Let me know if you pick one or more of these up. I will, hopefully, be able to post reviews in the near future.
Please also note that, while these books are Free and in the Top 100 Free at the moment I write this, that could change at any moment. I offer NO PRICE GUARANTEE.
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May turned out to be a good month for reading for my kids too. We went through quite a few books. Maybe we're getting ready for summer reading...
Below are the books my eldest read to me.
Reminder that we BORROW the majority of our books from the library. I HIGHLY recommend you visit your local library to access these books for less because the cost of buying them all adds up fast.
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