Google Doodle honours Charles Perrault, the father of Fairy Tales

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Google today honored Charles Perrault, the father of fairy Tales. Google Doodle commemorated Charles Perrault on his 388th birth anniversary. Charles Perrault is the author of Fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Cindrella and Little Red Riding Hood among others.

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Perrault was born in France in 1628, and worked as a government servant before he wrote Fairy Tales. It is said that since the fairy tales became older, they lost much of their meaning as they were often tweaked from their original form by other people.

Google Doodle honours Charles Perrault, the father of Fairy Tales
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In 1695, aged 67, he wrote Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals. These are known as folklore today and several movies have been made based on these stories. The volume contained the story now known as Mother Goose, alongside recognized titles such as Puss in Boots, Blue Beard and Cinderella, and lesser known stories like Ricky of the Tuft and Little Thumb.

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The book was enormously successful, and was eventually translated into English in 1729 by Robert Samber.

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