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KS3 English - Fairy tales: What's their story?: Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault (1628 - 1703), French poet, prose writer, and storyteller. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from earlier folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots, La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) and Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years later.

Charles Perrault's Mother Goose Tales

The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood La belle au bois dormant
Little Red Riding Hood Le petit chaperon rouge
Blue Beard La Barbe bleüe
The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots Le Maistre Chat, ou le Chat Botté
The Fairies Les Fées
Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper Cendrillon, ou la petite pantoufle de verre
Ricky of the Tuft Riquet à la Houppe
Little Thumb Le petit Pouçet


Click on the links below to read these Perrault's stories and listen to the audio version

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Website - Charles Perrault Tales

Perrault's Fairy Tales

This libguide includes more information on two of Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales, Bluebeard and Little Red Riding Hood. Click on the links below to find out more about these two fairy tales.