Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault


*Folklore, poetry & fiction writer

Little Red Riding Hood is a European Fairy/Folk tale that originated in the 10th century centered on a young girl that was gifted a red cape crafted by her grandmother. Her kindly Grandmother becomes ill and the young heroine must deliver some cakes her mother had baked wrapped up and placed in a basket. Red Riding Hood must journey through the dark woods, where a very hungry wolf dwells seeking his next meal.

Other notable folk tales similar to Little Red Riding Hood is an Italian folk tale, The False Grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood was written in 1697 by Charles Perrault his french version is called Le Petit Chaperon Rouge. Later the Brothers Grimm wrote a similar tale called Little Red Cap or Red Riding Hood in the 19th century.

Red Riding Hood’s red cape crafted lovingly by her Grandmother and given to her Granddaughter a symbol of life…

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