Thursday, December 20, 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the fairy tales collected by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm – better known as the Brothers Grimm. The publication was called Children’s and Household Tales. The subsequent collections (and with new title) have influenced Western civilization, literature and movies and are said to be the most popular book sold next to Shakespeare and the Bible. One of our favorite collections for families was edited by Padraic Colum.
Google has commemorated this anniversary on its website: google.com which leads you to an article in the “Christian Science Monitor” about the brothers life and legacy. Read more here.