Front Cover - The Singing, Springing Lark



The Brothers Grimm

'Beauty and the Beast' Fairytale


By Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm

Translated by Rachel Louise Lawrence


"I shall eat anyone who tries to steal my singing, springing lark!"


Rather than the Rose and Beast found in Beauty and the Beast, the Brothers Grimm version of the fairytale begins with the request for a Singing, Springing Lark and a Prince cursed as a Lion. The youngest daughter keeps her father’s promise and returns to the Castle of the Lion, where her adventure is only just beginning. For soon, she is forced to search, with the assistance of the Sun, Moon, and Four Winds, for her lost love and save him from a dragon and much more...


In this new translation, the original version of The Singing, Springing Lark, from the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's Children and Household Tales, is brought to life for an English readership.


[Folklore Type: Beginning ~ ATU-425C (Beauty and the Beast); Ending ~ ATU-425A (Search for the Lost Husband)]


Print Length: 16 pages

Publisher: Blackdown Publications

Publication Date: 24 August 2015