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The Brothers Grimm
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
|Little Red Riding Hood|
The Brothers Grimm (Brüder Grimm, in their own words, not Gebrüder - for there were five (surviving) brothers, among them Ludwig Emil Grimm, the painter) were Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hessian professors who were best known for publishing collections of authentic folk tales and fairy tales, and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm's Law).
Their world famous collection of German (and French) fairy tales Kinder- und Hausmärchen (KHM; English: Children's and Household Tales), commonly known as Grimm's Fairy Tales, was first published in 1812.
At some time these poems, stories and books have been read, or will be read in the Learn English Book Club with Your Teacher online.