Little Red Riding Hood

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Creative Editions, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Not only is grandmother eaten up in this Perrault version, but so is Little Red Riding Hood. Illustrated with photographs placing the tale in an urban setting.

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User Review  - smeyer8 - LibraryThing

I really like this book because it is a very popular story and classic. There are endless variations of this story but this is one of the first printed versions of the story and I really enjoyed it ... Read full review

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User Review  - KendraGayle - LibraryThing

Summary: In this traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood was asked by her mother to send her sick grandmother some goodies by taking them to her house in another village. Little Red Riding Hood does ... Read full review

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Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. Perrault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). His stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. He also wrote Parallèles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703.

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