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"Hansel and Gretel" is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm. In this favorite Grimm Brothers tale, an evil stepmother sends Hansel and Gretel into the woods, but birds eat the crumb trail they drop along the trail to find their way back. Lost and hungry, they find a tempting house made of gingerbread...but can they trust the old woman inside?

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The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon | Touchstone Books | Publication Date: August 6, 2013 | http://carolynturgeon.com | "What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother?" | #YA Fairytales #fantasy

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The Not-So-Evil Stepmother by Katie Dale - Have a twisty time with this fairy tale rhyme! In fairy tales we often find that stepmothers are so unkind. But listen, folks, that's just not true - here's a different tale for you...

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Snow White...and the poisoned apple in her hands that was given to her by her evil stepmother. "Who's the fairest in the land?"

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The poisoned apple that Snow White is tricked into eating is the most famous of her evil stepmother’s devious tricks, and perhaps even the most famous fairy tale symbol of all. As all things come i...

from NPR.org

Why Are Old Women Often The Face Of Evil In Fairy Tales And Folklore?

Disney's Snow White has a scene in which the beautiful queen/stepmother turns into an old hag. Scholar Maria Tatar says it's "probably more frightening for adults than children because it compresses the aging process into about 20 seconds."

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Hottest Fantasy and Sci-fi Girls - a list by JeremyHowe171

A picture gallery of beautiful witches, angels, aliens, wizards, princesses, queens, fairies, demonesses, elves, evil stepmothers, goddesses, etc. And the occasional vampiress.