Just for kids


January 25, 2000

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to www.4Kids.org/detectives/

What kind of rock is limestone? (Go to www.fi.edu/ fellows/ payton/rocks/ to find out.)

Which Frenchman built the Tower of London?

Grimms' tales have appeared in how many languages?


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 Gretel 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.


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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