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Little Red Riding Hood
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This week on the Tales from the Library Book Club we will be reading the well known tale 'The Little Red Riding Hood'. However seeing as we all know it so well, we will be looking at three different version of this story, all by different authors, and then compare and discuss!
This week the audiobook for our story has been recorded by the Sanctuary First community. This week, three different voices will read our three different stories!
Listen: Little Red Riding Hood Collection
The famous tale of a girl who meets a wolf while taking a basket of food to her grandmother. It has origins in oral story-telling from before the 17th century. It has changed a lot in its retelling and continues to develop in modern versions.
Charles Perrault (1623-1708) was a French writer and government functionary who published ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood)’ in his collection, 'Histoires ou contes du temps passé (Stories or Tales from Past Times)’. Perrault used pre-existing folktales. This version dates from 1697.
Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were German philologists who published ‘Rotkäppchen (Little Red Cap)’ in their collection, ‘Kinder- und Hausmarchen (Children’s and Household Tales)’, known in English as ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’. The brothers transcribed these tales directly from folk and fairy stories told to them by local people. This version dates from 1812 and is perhaps the most well-known.
Angela Carter (1940-1992) was an English novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. She published ‘The Werewolf’ in her collection ‘The Blood Chamber’. Carter did not want to write a version of the original tale but rather ‘extract the latent content’. This version dates from 1979.
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