The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale

A marriage promised to a small trickster, an ugly Desert Fairy, and a pair of lovers eternally bound together by a mermaid.    The Yellow Dwarf – A French Fairy Tale –  THERE was once a […]

Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast or La Belle et La Bête- A French Fairy Tale

Beaumont’s Beauty and the Beast or La Belle et La Bête- A French Fairy Tale

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont first published Beauty and the Beast in 1756, as ‘a tale for the entertainment of juvenile readers.’ It first appeared under the title of La Belle et La Bête in response to […]

The Ridiculous Wishes

The Ridiculous Wishes

The story of a foolish woodcutter, three wishes granted and a black pudding for a nose. The Ridiculous Wishes is one of Perrault’s lesser known tales. It is a humorous tale in which a sad woodcutter […]

Donkey-Skin

Donkey-Skin

This week’s fortnightly fairy tale is from the ‘Father of Fairy Tales’, Charles Perrault. Donkeyskin takes a rather sinister beginning as a beautiful princess wears a donkey skin disguise in order to escape her father. Her […]

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the celebration of love and affection, we thought we’d revisit one of the most classic love stories of all time. Cinderella, as it was penned by Charles Perrault, follows our […]

Hop o’ My Thumb – A Charles Perrault Fairy Tale

Hop o’ My Thumb – A Charles Perrault Fairy Tale

A Boy, an Ogre and a pair of magic boots – this week we bring you the popular tale of Hop O’ My Thumb. It tells the tale of a sparky young boy who endeavours to […]

Bluebeard – A French Tale by Charles Perrault

Bluebeard – A French Tale by Charles Perrault

The Blue Beard tale is a dark story of deceit, death, murder, blood and forbidden chambers. Its origins are thought to be traced back to real events and people such as the legend of Gilles de […]

The Short Story of Little Red Riding Hood – by Charles Perrault

The Short Story of Little Red Riding Hood – by Charles Perrault

The short story Little Red Riding Hood is one of the world’s best-known fairy tales. It is a folktale of European origin and there are many other variants from around the world. The Brothers Grimm collected […]