Introduction to Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales
People told traditional tales aloud to their children around the fire or at bedtime for a long, long time. Later some authors started to write down some of the stories. One famous French author was Charles Perrault. He is famous because he wrote his stories down so that people could enjoy them for a long time and added some extra details.
In stories such as these you will often find...
Why not read some fairy tales and traditional tales of your own and spot some of these features together.
Stories by Perrault
Little Tom Thumb
Little Red Riding Hood
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Beauty and the Beast
Not all stories are traditional.
You might also bump into fractured fairy tales and fixed fairy tales (Fairy tales that have been modernised or include a twist or do not end the way you expect.
Follow the link below to hear a twist on the three little pigs.