The majority of fairy tales read to children these days are so watered down they bear little resemblance to the original folk stories from which they descend. This is particularly true of many tales written - or, perhaps it should be said, collected - by the Brothers Grimm. For those who prefer their children hear the stories as they were told for generations before the days of political correctness, health and safety and Hollywood, Acorn Classics bring you the unadulterated, original tales as written down over a century ago by the Brothers Grimm themselves. In this tale - which you may note uses the original spelling of Gretal - two young children find an edible cottage in the woods. But is the homeowner the sweet old lady she initially appears to be?