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Charles Perrault - Author

Charles Perrault was a French poet and writer. He is remembered mainly for his collection of fairytales published in 1697 under the title Histoires, ou contes du temps passe, avec des Moralitez.

His book became famous as Contes De ma Mere L'Oye, or Tales of Mother Goose. It contained eight tales - The Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Diamonds and Toads, Cinderella, Riquet a la Houppe, and Tom Thumb - probably retold based on cruder folk versions.

Perrault's elegant and simple style made these tales extremely popular, and they quickly became the accepted version of the stories. These tales as we have them today owe their form and beauty to Perrault's magical retelling.

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Puss in Boots (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
Traditional fairy tales such as this one provide a wonderfully warm feeling to any child reading it or being read to. This edition of Puss in Boots is one of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2009
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Beauty and the Beast (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher:
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2009
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Cinderella (Classics Illustrated Junior)
Charles Perrault
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/11/2008
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