They gathered stories about prince and princesses, evil stepmothers, castles and magic and some of the most popular folklore of their time
They gave the world some of its best fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, among others.
Thus in 1812 was born a collection of 86 fairy tales that went on to become one of the best read stories of the world and redefined the childhood of several generation of kids.
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Grimm brothers' Die Kinder und Hausmärchen (Children's and Household Tales), their collection of fairy tales.
'Little Red Riding Hood' one of the stories among a collection of about 200 folk tales by the brothers has been retold by Google doodle in 22 illustrious frames as a tribute on the 200th anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Grimm's Fairy Tales is the popular name of a 19th century German book called Children's and Household Tales (Kinder und Hausmärchen in German) and was written by German brothers Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786–1859). Their first collection was published in 1812 while the second volume of 70 stories followed in 1814. The seventh and final volume was published in 1857 and it contained 211 stories split across two volumes.