Literature The Best Brothers Grimm Stories  

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List Rules Vote on all of your favorite stories written by the Brothers Grimm.

The Brothers Grimm have written some of the most famous and iconic stories in all of literature. Their stories are known around the globe, with people constantly telling and retelling their timeless tales. Though not all written as children's tales originally, as many involved morbid, grim details, the Brothers Grimm stories are now known as some of the best children's stories to tell. During the 19th Century, German scholars storytellers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published numerous books, many of which were bits of folklore that had already been passed through many generations. Many of the folk tales known as Grimms' Fairy Tales have since been adapted into wildly popular children's films, including Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, The Frog Prince, and Rapunzel.

Which Brothers Grimm story is the best? That's up to you to decide. Take a look through the list and vote up all of your favorite tales. 

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
Cinderella 1812

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Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Elves and the Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Rapunzel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
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Snow White and Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Little Snow-White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Little Briar-Rose is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Valiant Little Tailor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Golden Goose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Six Swans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Wolf and the Seven Little ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Poor Miller's Boy and ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Frog King, or Iron Henry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Juniper-Tree is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Three Little Men in the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Thumbling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
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The Old Man and His Grandson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Old Sultan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
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The King's Son Who Feared ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Ferdinand the Faithful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Girl Without Hands is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Hare's Bride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Donkey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
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Gossip Wolf and the Fox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Golden Bird is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Robber Bridegroom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Three Black Princesses is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Two Brothers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Three Feathers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Goose Girl at the Well is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Twelve Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Riddle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories
The Riddle 1812

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The Peasant's Wise Daughte... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Clever Elsie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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How Six Men Got on In The Worl... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Twelve Huntsmen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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Fitcher's Bird is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Spirit in the Bottle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories

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The Goose-Girl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Brothers Grimm Stories