Everyone knows about the brother’s Grimm fairy tales. Most know about Hans Christian Anderson’s writings. When we think of a fairy tale, who do we think of? Few remember the delightful tales of Perrault. It is time for me bring this collection of stories to light. Having finished the rest of my required reads, these fairy tales were the next on my list. I present a review, hopefully worthy of the tales themselves.
Red Riding Hood, the Fairies, all are the creations of Perrault. The delightful magic and mystery of the tales are a must-read collection. In Red Riding Hood, a little girl foolishly listens to flattery. The moral? Listen not to the words of a person, but instead look at the slavering of their jaws (Note: this is not the exact wording, but this is the point of the moral). Each story is beautifully told and has an important moral for all children.
I greatly enjoyed this and hope that you will too. My father and myself highly recommend a volume that is illustrated by Doré. Until next time….