Charles Perrault - Author

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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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Cendrillon - Cinderella

Cendrillon - Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault, Jean-Charles Pellerin, Charles Welsh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2018

Tales of Mother Goose

Tales of Mother Goose

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Tales of Mother Goose is an amazing collection of the most famous fairy tales.It includes classics such as Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, and more. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Mother Goose Tales as first collected by Charles Perrault in 1696. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles Perrault (12 January 1628 - 16 May 1703) was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales, offered as if they were pre-existing folk tales, include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Maitre chat ou le Chat botte (Puss in Boots), Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre (Cinderella), La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard), Le Petit Poucet (Hop o' My Thumb), Les Fees (Diamonds and Toads), La Marquise de Salusses ou la Patience de Griselidis (Patient Griselda), Les Souhaits ridicules (The Ridiculous Wishes), Peau d'Ane (Donkeyskin) and Riquet a la houppe (Ricky of the Tuft). Perrault's most famous stories are still in print today and have been made into operas, ballets (e.g., Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), plays, musicals, and films, both live-action and animation."e;

Fairy Tales Galore

Fairy Tales Galore

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

All the great fairy tale collections:Tales of Mother Goose by Charles Perrault, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, and all twelve of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books.

Les Contes de Perrault, Precedes d'Une Preface

Les Contes de Perrault, Precedes d'Une Preface

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/09/2017

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2016

Three Little Pigs

Three Little Pigs

Author: Charles Perrault, Jesus Lopez Pastor, Once Upon a Time Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd gradeThe best illustrated fairytales for children!Once upon a time were 3 little pigs who had decided to leave their parents' house and live on their own. After a few days of wandering in the forest, they followed their mother's advice and started to build each one their own house, but some of them were less careful than others and the big bad wolf decided to seize the opportunity...The collection "e;Once Upon a Time"e; offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.EXCERPTOnce upon a time, there were three little pigs.One day, they left their mother and father to see the world. All summer long, they had fun and made lots of friends. The third little pig, unlike his brothers, remembered his mother's advice that they should work hard to have success in life. "e;We need to build a house to shelter from the cold during winter and also to protect us from the big bad wolf"e;.However, each little pig took the decision to build a house for himself.In the same collection:* Thumbelina* The Ugly Duckling* The Brave Little Tailor* The Tin Soldier* The Musicians of Bremen* Hansel and Gretel* Beauty and the Beast* Goldilocks and the 3 Bears* The Little Thumb* Puss in Boots* Little Red Riding Hood* Sleeping Beauty* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs* Cinderella* Peter Pan

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

Author: Charles Perrault, Jesus Lopez Pastor, Once Upon a Time Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd gradeThe best illustrated fairytales for children!Once upon a time was a little girl called Goldilocks because of her wonderful blond hair. One day, as she was wandering in the forest, she discovered a beautiful cottage that seemed to be empty. Goldilocks, very curious, decided to come into the house and visit the different rooms. Exhausted, she ended up sleeping in one of the beds. She could not hide her surprise when she woke up and saw three bears looking at her!The collection "e;Once Upon a Time"e; offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.EXCERPTOnce upon a time, there lived a pretty little girl with curly golden hair. Her name was Goldilocks. One day, however, as the curious little girl wandered into the forest, she got lost. She found a little cottage and went to look inside. As no one answered the door and seeing no one inside while peeking through the windows, she decided to enter into the cottage. Inside, Goldilocks saw three bowls of porridge still steaming on the kitchen table. They all had different sizes: a big one, a medium one and a small one! As she was quite hungry from her walk through the forest, she took the small bowl without any hesitation and ate the porridge avidly.In the same collection:* Thumbelina* The Ugly Duckling* The Brave Little Tailor* The Tin Soldier* The Musicians of Bremen* Hansel and Gretel* Three Little Pigs* Beauty and the Beast* The Little Thumb* Puss in Boots* Little Red Riding Hood* Sleeping Beauty* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs* Cinderella* Peter Pan

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Author: Charles Perrault, Jesus Lopez Pastor, Once Upon a Time Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd gradeThe best illustrated fairytales for children!Once upon a time was a poor miller. When he died, his three sons only inherited an old mill, a donkey and a cat. The son who had inherited the cat was very disappointed and thought that his brothers were luckier than him. The young man was far from knowing that this cat was extraordinary...The collection "e;Once Upon a Time"e; offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.EXCERPTOnce upon a time, there lived a poor miller with his three sons.After a long illness the miller died. His eldest son received a windmill, the second son got a donkey, and the youngest inherited a cat."e;My brothers are luckier than me,"e; said the young man."e;What am I going to do with a cat?"e; Hearing these words, the cat replied, "e;Do not worry, my good master. Just give me a nice hat,a pair of boots, and a bag. I promise you won't be disappointed."e;In the same collection:* Thumbelina* The Ugly Duckling* The Brave Little Tailor* The Tin Soldier* The Musicians of Bremen* Hansel and Gretel* Three Little Pigs* Beauty and the Beast* Goldilocks and the 3 Bears* The Little Thumb* Little Red Riding Hood* Sleeping Beauty* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs* Cinderella* Peter Pan

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault, Jesus Lopez Pastor, Once Upon a Time Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2015

Age: 8-9 years old Reading Level: 3rd gradeThe best illustrated fairytales for children!Once upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl. After her mother died, her father remarried with a mean woman who had two daughters of her own: Drizella and Anastasia. All three of them treated the young girl as their servant et named her Cinderella.The collection "e;Once Upon a Time"e; offers a new and richly illustrated version of the most famous fairytales.EXCERPTOnce upon a time was a beautiful and kind girl called Cinderella who lived with her wicked stepmother and two ugly stepsisters.All three of them treated Cinderella very badly and made her do all the hard housework. Cinderella had to clean the floors, wash the dishes, and do the laundry. At the end of the day, exhausted, she would sit by the fireplace, near the cinders. That is why she was called Cinderella.In the same collection:* Thumbelina* The Ugly Duckling* The Brave Little Tailor* The Tin Soldier* The Musicians of Bremen* Hansel and Gretel* Three Little Pigs* Beauty and the Beast* Goldilocks and the 3 Bears* The Little Thumb* Puss in Boots* Little Red Riding Hood* Sleeping Beauty* Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs* Peter Pan

Les Contes De Perrault Illustres Par Gustave Dore

Les Contes De Perrault Illustres Par Gustave Dore

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2015

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales

Author: Charles Perrault, Marie-Michelle Joy Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2014

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Author: Charles Perrault, Seok-ki Nam Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2014

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Novelty book Release Date: 21/08/2014

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 05/08/2014

At the end of an enchanted evening a glass slipper is lost, but true love is found. Young and beautiful, Cinderella is forced to work as a servant, and as the day for the royal ball approaches, she fears that she will not be allowed to attend. But with the help of a fairy, a single magical night brings her to the attention of a prince and changes her life forever. Charles Perraults Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, and the Brothers Grimms Ashputtel are the original inspiration for Cinderella, a story that has enchanted children for centuries. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Cuentos de Charles Perrault (con indice activo)

Cuentos de Charles Perrault (con indice activo)

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2014

Este ebook presenta "e;Cuentos de Charles Perrault (con indice activo)"e; con un sumario dinamico y detallado.Publicados originariamente en 1697, los Cuentos de antao es un libro de Charles Perrault. Se trata de una herencia mezclada de tradicin oral con leyendas, que dio la fama e inicio un nuevo estilo de literatura: los cuentos de hadas.En el presente volumen presentamos los ttulos ms reconocidos y universales, los que figuran en la memoria colectiva y particular de cada uno de nosotros: La bella durmiente del bosque, Caperucita roja, Barba azul, El gato con botas, Las hadas, Cenicienta, Riquete el del copete y Pulgarcito.Charles Perrault (1628 - 1703) fue un escritor francs, principalmente reconocido por haber dado forma literaria a cuentos clsicos infantiles tales como Caperucita Roja y El gato con botas, atemperando en muchos casos la crudeza de las versiones orales.

Tales of Mother Goose

Tales of Mother Goose

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 25/02/2014

Beloved fairy tale author Charles Perrault published the first known version of The Tales of Mother Goose in 1697, under the French title Histoires ou contes du temps passs, avec des moralits. The collection includes "e;The Sleeping Beauty"e;, "e;Little Red Riding Hood"e;, and "e;Cinderella"e;, as well as many others that would go on to become adored favourites, several of which are thought to be inventions of Perrault himself. The stories each end with a rhyming moral and have gone on to spawn countless film, television, novel, musical and stage adaptations to the delight of modern audiences.

Selections from the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Selections from the Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Enjoy a timeless collection of children's fairy tales from France, written by the legendary Charles Perrault. Stories include"e;Blue Beard"e;"e;Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper"e;"e;The Fairies"e;"e;The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots"e;"e;Little Red Riding Hood"e;"e;The Sleeping Beauty"e;"e;Little Tom Thumb"e;"e;Riquet with the Tuft"e;

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Author: Charles Perrault, Joy Cowley, Gyeong-Hwa Kim Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2014

A Storyteller Book Cinderella

A Storyteller Book Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2013

The classic tale of Cinderella and Prince Charming will capture the heart of every child. Young readers will be thrilled by the adventures of the young heroine, as she faces terrible hardships, but is then offered the chance of a better life - with a little magical assistance from her fairy godmother. This attractive new edition is illustrated with lively, decorative pictures by Annabel Spenceley. It is perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and horrible stepsisters, who make her do all the household chores and never let her have any fun at all. When a Grand Ball is held at the palace, Cinderella meets her Prince Charming - with the help of her fairy godmother, a pumpkin, six friendly fieldmice and two froggy footmen. However, when the clock strikes midnight, the spell wears off and Cinderella runs away, leaving behind a glass slipper. Will the prince ever be able to find her and make her his bride? Read this timeless tale to find out...

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2013

Caperucita Roja

Caperucita Roja

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Caperucita Roja es un cuento de hadas de transmision oral, difundido por gran parte de Europa, que luego se ha plasmado en diferentes escritos; llamado asi por el hecho de que la protagonista lleva puesta siempre una caperuza de color rojo. El relato marca un claro contraste entre el poblado seguro, y el bosque peligroso; una contraposicion habitual en el mundo medieval.

Cabellos de oro

Cabellos de oro

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Hay una hermosa historia que expresa, claramente, el sueno de los menos afortunados del mundo, los pobres. Cierta vez habia un pobre pastor que vivia en una modesta cabana en las profundidades de un bosque, con su mujer y su hijo. El nino tenia los cabellos muy largos y dorados como el trigo, que brillaban cuando la luz del sol se reflejaba en ellos. Por esta razon, le habian dado el nombre de Cabellos de Oro.

Juan sin miedo

Juan sin miedo

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Juan recibio el apelativo de sin miedo debido a que no tenia miedo a nada. Pero como queria conocerlo, un dia salio de su casa dispuesto a correr aventuras esperando toparse en algunas de ellas con algo que le hiciera sentir miedo. Sin embargo, de poco le valio el encuentro que tuvo con una bruja ni despues con un ogro. Y asi llego hasta un castillo encantado.

Riquete el del copete

Riquete el del copete

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Erase una vez una Reina que dio a luz un hijo tan feo y contrahecho, que durante mucho tiempo se dudo si tenia forma humana. Un hada que estuvo presente en su nacimiento aseguro que no dejaria de ser agradable, pues tendria una gran inteligencia. Riquete vino al mundo con un pequeno copete de pelos en la cabeza, por lo que lo llamaron Riquete el del Copete, pues Riquete era el apellido de la familia.

La bella durmiente del bosque

La bella durmiente del bosque

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

La bella durmiente es un cuento de hadas popular europeo nacido de la tradicion oral, las versiones mas conocidas son las escritas por Charles Perrault en su libro Cuentos de Mama Ganso publicado en 1697

El gato con botas

El gato con botas

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

El gato con botas es un cuento popular europeo, recopilado en 1697 por Charles Perrault en su Cuentos de mama ganso (Contes de ma mere l'Oye) como El gato maestro y anteriormente en 1634 por Giambattista Basile como Cagliuso.

La cenicienta

La cenicienta

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Una de las formas del cuento de la Cenicienta mas conocidas en occidente es la del frances Charles Perrault, que escribio en 1697 una version de la historia transmitida mediante tradicion oral.

Piel de asno

Piel de asno

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Un rey tenia una bella esposa, un castillo y riquezas, incluyendo un burro maravilloso cuyos excrementos eran de oro. Un dia murio su esposa, despues de hacerle prometer que no se casaria hasta que no encontrara una mujer cuya belleza y atributos igualara los suyos. Aunque el rey estaba triste le convencieron de buscar otra esposa. Se hizo evidente que la unica mujer que encajaria con la promesa era su propia hija.

Barba Azul

Barba Azul

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 17/12/2012

Barba Azul es un cuento de hadas de Charles Perrault, publicado en 1697, en el que una mujer descubre como su marido oculta en una habitacion prohibida los cadaveres de sus anteriores esposas.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2012

Sleeping Beauty. Classic fairy tales for children (Fully illustrated)

Sleeping Beauty. Classic fairy tales for children (Fully illustrated)

Author: Charles Perrault Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2012

Sleeping Beauty has enchanted generations of readers, young and old alike. The king and queen have a fervent wish; to bear a son or daughter. Their wish is answered when a beautiful princess is born.Unfortunately, at the banquet to celebrate the daughter's birth, an evil fairy places a curse on the child, when she is fifteen she will be pricked by a spinning wheel and fall into a deep slumber. But such is the joy of the occasion that the curse is forgotten and seldom recalled as the child grows up. But indeed the evil fairy was speaking the truth, and upon her fifteenth birthday, the princess, along with the king and queen, and courtiers, fall into a deep century long sleep. But all is not as it seems and salvation may be at hand!This version of the timeless tale will inspire and delight. Perfect for all those who wish to see good triumph over evil!

Le Cabinet des Fees Or Recreative Readings Arranged for the Express Use of Students in French

Le Cabinet des Fees Or Recreative Readings Arranged for the Express Use of Students in French

Author: Charles Perrault, Georges Gerard, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2010

pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. Little need be said, at the present day, of the importance of a knowledge of the French Language. It is the key to immense treasures in literature and science, the medium of communication in European diplomacy, and is, confessedly, an indispensable accomplishment of the modern traveller and the man of liberal education.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2010

The Tales of Mother Goose

The Tales of Mother Goose

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2006

Beauty and the Beast and Other Fair

Beauty and the Beast and Other Fair

Author: Charles Perrault, Marie, Mad Leprince de Beaumont Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2003

Cinderella A Fairy Tale

Cinderella A Fairy Tale

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/1998

In this retelling of the classic story, Cinderella never complains as she does everything that her ungrateful stepmother and stepsisters tells her to do. Cinderella's good nature is rewarded when her fairy godmother transforms her rags into a ball gown so she can attend the Prince's ball. In her haste to get home after the magnificent party, she leaves behind a glass slipper...a clue that the Prince uses to find Cinderella and ask her to marry him.

Puss in Boots A Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault

Puss in Boots A Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault

Author: Charles Perrault, Marie-France Floury Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/1998

An enterprising cat--with only a bag, a pair of boots, and some audacity--arranges for his owner, a poor farmer, to marry a princess and live happily every after. The stories in the Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales series have been adapted for the children of today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. Children will love the game page at the end of each book, and they will want to read all the books in the series.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Charles Perrault Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1996

This collection of eight French contes collected by Charles Perrault in the last decade of the seventeenth century, contains perhaps the most famous fairy stories of all time - 'Cinderella', 'The Sleeping Beauty', 'Puss in Boots', 'Blue Beard' and of couse the eponymous 'Little Red Riding Hood'. It quickly became the standard version of stories on these themes, was translated into innumerable languages and then re-entered the oral tradition of most European countries, particularly England. The Everyman edition contains the classic Heath Robinson illustrations from 1921.

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Perrault's Fairy Tales

Author: Charles Perrault, Gustave Dore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1969

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