Grimm, Jacob und Wilhelm "Jorinde und Joringel. Acht Märchen der Brüder Grimm" [Jorinda and Joringel. Eight Fairy Tales] - 1812
I used to love fairy tales when I was a child. We didn't have many books in the house, especially not children's books but we did have some fairy tale books.
A while ago, I found this little gem of a book with a few fairy tales in there, eight altogether. The title story "Jorinda and Joringel" used to be one of my favourite ones, a girl - Jorinda - is turned into a bird by a wicked witch and her lover - Jorindel - has to find a way to get her back. You can find the whole story here.
The other fairy tales included in this booklet are:
The Tailor in Heaven (Der Schneider im Himmel)
The Pack of Scoundrels (Das Lumpengesindel)
The Six Swans (Die sechs Schwäne)
The Goose-Girl (Die Gänsemagd)
The Story of a Clever Tailor (Vom klugen Schneiderlein)
The Star Talers (Die Sterntaler)
The Gifts of the Little People (Die Geschenke des kleinen Volkes)
I especially like "The Six Swans" and "The Goose-Girl" from this selection.
Find more translations of Grimm's Fairty Tales here.
Funnily, my love for fairy tales in my early years has not translated into a love for fantasy novels. Don't know why but that's just what it is.