Jacob Ludwig Carol Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786-1859), universally known as 'the brothers Grimm', were born in the German state of Hesse. They were collectors of traditional tales and sought to preserve Germany's heritage by assembling them into treasuries.
Rie Cramer was a Dutch illustrator and writer, known particularly for his work in Childrens literature. Between writing and illustrator, Cramer worked on more than one hundred published works in her lifetime.
Frances Jenkins Olcott was an author and librarian during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Author and editor of more than twenty-four works, she successfully established herself and her career in the literary arts. Among the titles she worked on were The Arabian Nights Entertainments, The Book of Elves and Fairies, and the iconic Grimms Fairy Tales.