Join the Grimm brothers for a journey through the landscape of 17th-century
Germany and for stories that are sure to let your imagination run wild. The
enchanted forests of Europe await you at www.nationalgeographic.com/
grimm. This colorful multimedia experience includes 12 tales based on
a 1914 translation. Enjoy a chest full of great characters, from Hansel and
Grethel to the fabled Frog King. Check out the precursor to Little Red Riding
Hood in "Little Red-Cap." You can also follow Little Snow-White
as she tries to save herself from the wrath of the evil Queen. And don't
miss the tale of the captive Rapunzel and her beautiful long hair. Several
stories also include audio, such as "Cinderella," "The Seven Ravens"
and the "Bremen Town-Musicians." And if you're looking for
a bit of a scare, "The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids" is sure to
do the trick. The Grimm brothers' stories are full of laughs, surprises
and enchantment for everyone. (Disclaimer: This site now contains
Rock collector's alert: There's a great site on the Internet just
for you. Rock Hounds is an educational site for geology buffs and pebble lovers
alike. You're just a stone's throw away at www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html
where you will get rock-solid fun and facts on this cool field. Think
you can tell the difference between granite, gypsum and gneiss? Then strut
your stuff at the Rock Expert Quiz. Or show that you're gameworthy by
trying your hand at a number of crossword puzzles, word finds and jigsaw puzzles.
Best of all are the great animations, which demonstrate how different kinds
of rocks are formed. Watch out for erupting volcanoes. Plus, you'll get
the score on rock collection smarts and safety. And if you're looking
to do some online rock searching of your own, the site shows you how to find
the treasures you're looking for. Rock Hounds is the ultimate stone-cold
authority for wired kids everywhere. (This site is no longer available.)
The Tower of London
Now's your chance to poke around in a 1,000-year-old castle-drawbridge, moat and all. You don't even need a suit of armor to get past the guards. Sail to the Thames River in England and look for the big tower at www.toweroflondontour.com/kids. You'll hook up with Reginald the Raven, a bird who lives at the castle. He's happy to show you around and explain the entire history of the Tower, just for kids. And there has been a lot going on over the past few centuries. You can watch ancient armies, meet kings and princesses and tour the king's own zoo. Silly music and cool sound effects make the tour even more fun. You'll be whisked away to another world. Don't keep Reginald waiting. Make a cyber-visit to the Tower of London today. Cheerio!
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Dear Amy: Where can I find out what happened on my birth date in the past? --Pam, Grand Junction, Colo.
Dear Pam: The Library of Congress offers a "Today in History" Web site at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today. You can stop by the site every day to find out what happened in American history on that particular date. You can also search for specific dates or months with the easy-to-use search page. It's fun to know what happened in the past on your birthday.