• The Grimms were not the first to publish stories and collections of folktales. There were others, including a German collection by Johann Karl August Musäus which was published in 1782–87.

•The two brothers were the ones who wrote the story Hansel and Gretel. This is the theme, focus and plot for our media project and therefore the Grimm brothers are our main focus.

• Jakob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm were German academics, they are best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales, who subsequently became very popular, in their time around the 1800’s when they were first published.

• The published many fairy tales in a German book called ‘Kinder – und Hausmärchen’ in 1812 (Children and household tales.) Which then carried on to publishing a second volume in 1814? The fairy tales typically held characters that were made up such as; princesses and princes etc.

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