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The Shroud (The Little Shroud)

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were German brothers and scholars who lived during the 1800’s.  The brothers now are famous for the German folk and fairy tales that they collected, Grimms’ Fairy Tales.  One short story from this collection is called “The Shroud” or “The Little Shroud.”  This sad story concerns the spirit of a dead child who will not rest easily in his grave until his mother stops weeping for him. 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term


  •  Grimm   (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PT921
  • PZ8


Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List


  • Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Grimms’ Complete Fairy Tales. 1993.

                         Call Number:  PZ8 .G882 Gr 1993   *(See page 371.)

  •  McGlathery, James (Ed.).  The Brothers Grimm and Folktale. 1991.    

                         Call Number:  PT921 .B76 1991    *(See pages 9, 206-207, concerning death and loss.)

  • Tatar, Maria. The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales. 1987.

                         Call Number:  PT921 .T38 1987    *(See pages 58-60, regarding death and loss.)



Reference Material

  • Short Story Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN3321 . S5

o Volume 88,  pages 118-119


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select “Search the Library,” then select “Databases A-Z.”


  • JSTOR    *(Search using the terms Grimm and Little Shroud.  See the PDF article entitled  “Kinder und Hausmarchen.”)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus    *(Search using the terms Grimm and Shroud.) 


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