I've just ordered two books and sent them off to Carrie. The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales by Maria Tatar Grimm's Grimmest - by Wilhelm Grimm Please note that Grimm's Grimmest is not for the faint of heart. This book tells these tales in their original form, not the form we're used to seeing in Disney movies and picture books. Sex, murder, and bloody revenge are all common in these tales. So if you validate this book, be aware that it is, indeed, very grim. As for the Hard Facts of the Grimm's Fairy Tales, this book addresses the original tales, and how they were sanitized over time, first by the Grimm brothers, and then by Disney and others. It, too, has excerpts from Grimm tales that touch upon disturbing topics. A more scholarly work, some say it reads like an interesting thesis paper. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.