DLTK's Crafts for Kids

25 Newest Activities
Top 10 Activities
Loading
Follow DLTKs on Facebook   Follow DLTK's on Google  Follow DLTKs on Twitter   Follow DLTK's on Pinterest  

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Charles Perrault - French Author

Before the invention of the printing press, folk tales were passed down by word of mouth by parents and storytellers.  Once books became more accessible, authors began to collect these folk tales or fairy tales into collections of stories.

Charles Perrault lived from January 12, 1629 to May 16, 1703.  He was a French author and is thought to be the first to begin the trend of collecting pre-existing folk tales into fairy tale storybooks.  I think you'll be surprised by how familiar his stories are -- I sure was!

In 1695 he published a collection of fairy tales best known under its subtitle, "Contes de ma mère l'Oye" or "Tales of my Mother Goose".  It included the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Ridinghood, Puss in Boots and Cinderella.


Little Red Ridinghood

Little Red Ridinghood

(Also published by the Grimm Brothers (German) in 1812 -- keep in mind that folktales like this had been passed down verbally for generations before being written down)


Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty


 


Main
Search
Fan Art
Print Help
Jigsaw Puzzles

 

Privacy Policy  •   Terms of Service  •   Employment Opportunities

Copyright © 1998-2014 DLTK's Sites - All Rights Reserved