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On Demand Video: Virtual Read-Aloud with Emily

October 28, 2021

An oil painting of the two authors is shown on the left, and a color image of the reader is shown on the right.

Better known collectively as the Brothers Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786–1859) were German academics and authors who collected fairy tales and folktales across Europe during the 19th Century. Their work produced what is arguably the most enduring collection of oral storytelling narratives that has ever been published. “The Grave-Mound” tells the story of a reluctant farmer’s promise to guard the grave of his rich neighbor for three nights, and the fearsome figures he encounters during his watch.

Want to read along? Click here to read the story on Project Gutenberg.

Sound effects included in this video were downloaded from Freesound.com and incorporated in accordance with the Creative Commons Attributions License. No copyright infringement and/or commercial usage is intended.

Thank you to the Friends of the Bloomfield Township Public Library for sponsoring the closed captioning of this video.

A new read-aloud will be published every month on the Adult Services Vimeo page, so keep an eye out for new titles! Material selected for these read-alouds are in the public domain and are sourced from Project Gutenberg, so that listeners can read along if they would like.


October 28, 2021
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