Enjoy the amazing stories of German origin and read the Grimm Brothers fairy tales with six apps for the iPhone, also compatible with iPad and iPod Touch. The children’s and household tales are a collection of fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm, commonly known today as Grimm’s’ Fairy Tales. In 1825, the Brothers published their Kleine Ausgabe or “small edition,” a selection of 50 tales designed for child readers. This children’s version went through ten editions between 1825 and 1858.
On December 20, 1812, they published the first volume of the first edition, containing 86. Stories were added, and subtracted, from one edition to the next, until the seventh held 211 tales. Robert Leinweber extensively illustrated all editions, first by Philipp Grot Johann, after his death in 1892. The first volumes were much criticized because, although they were called “Children’s Tales”, they were not regarded as suitable for children, both for the scholarly information included and the subject matter. Many changes through the editions – such as turning the wicked mother of the first edition in Snow White and Hansel and Gretel to a stepmother—but, in many respects, violence, particularly when punishing villains, was increased. Here are some great apps presenting the great stories of the Brothers Grimm.
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Grimm’s Fairy Tales – 3D Classic Literature by Ideal Binary, Ltd. is a free application with some of the most amazing fairy tales ever written. Captured in 3D eBook engine this book is recreated in full 3D and can be taken from the shelf and opened to any page. With automatic bookmarks and great atmospheric sounds, there are page turn effects and music while reading. View the original, classic English translation from 1823 by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes. Enjoy the collection that contains five volumes including The Frog-Prince, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Tom Thumb and many more. To find out more, visit the App Store.
eBook: Grimm’s’ Fairy Tales by Procypher Software Co. is an easy to use application with 265 pages of enjoyable reading. With day and night viewing modes, this app has auto-scrolling features including bookmarks, multiple font sizes, and full screen viewing in portrait and landscape orientations. Available for $0.99 at the App Store readers will be able to cut and paste parts to other apps.
Grimms’ Fairy Tales – Audio Book by AppWarrior will let the users in on the dwarves, giants, princesses, kings, fairies, and magicians involved in enchanting fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. There are 62 great stories brought to life including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel. This audio book is quite large with audio files for all chapters in one download, so you can listen to the book on the go without the need for an internet connection. For $0.99 at the iTunes App Store, this application has many great features.
Grimms Fairy Tales by The Grimm Brothers-iRead Series by i-mobilize, inc. provides users with the chance to another ebook in the “iRead Series”. With text zooming, auto-bookmarks and landscape reading views, this application will let users into the wonderful world of fantasy and adventure as told by the Brothers Grimm. Priced at £0.69 this application is available to download through the App Store.
Grimm’s Fairy Stories Illustrated by Adam Freeman is a free app with the option see a video on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMR1OSTYR4g for users to judge for themselves. View this amazing illustrated reproduction of the fairytale classic with realistic visual and sound effects. Get the feeling that you are really reading the book with a realistic page turning effect, authentic scroll parchment and colorful illustrations. Add multiple bookmarks and experience the great stories for young and old. Head over to the App Store and download free or see the video on you tube.
Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm by BeamItDown Software is also a free app that has had over 5 million downloads. This collection contains more than 200 tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Find out about the real stories behind The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and many more. Change font sizes and personalize your reading experience by selecting the paper color, text color and text size. Download absolutely free at the iTunes App Store.
Read those great once upon a time stories by brothers who wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. Do you have a favorite the Brothers Grimm story? Enjoy enchanting stories of magical creatures, and brave adventures with easy to use apps on timeless classics.