Culture Street

Books

Fairy tales still as popular as ever

On April 25, 2016

Fairy tales have been popular for longer than any of us can remember. They are having a resurgence with the success of the live action retellings for film. Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella drew the crowds, paving the way for the next fairy tale live action films, which include Beauty and Beast starring Emma Watson and The Little Mermaid starring Chloe Grace Moretz.

Authors the Brothers Grimm believed many of the fairy tales they made popular, including Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Snow White, dated back to the birth of the Indo-European language family.

Dr Jamie Tehrani, who worked with folklorist Sara Graca Da Silva, from the New University of Lisbon said: "We can come firmly down on the side of Wilhelm Grimm. Some of these stories go back much further than the earliest literary record and indeed further back than Classical mythology - some versions of these stories appear in Latin and Greek texts - but our findings suggest they are much older than that."

After so many years, adults and children still adore the characters made famous by these fairy tales. A new series, Happily Ever After, retells many of the best-known fairy tales for a pre school audience. From Little Red Riding Hood to The Princess and the Pea, these are books to be treasured and enjoyed. The female heroines in these stories are unforgettable.

Cover_The Princess and the PeaBuy the books here.

You Might Also Like

Books

Down the rabbit hole at the British Library

By Sophia Whitfield

On November 23, 2015

Books

Live Boldly With These Quotes From Me Before You

Me Before You is a bestselling novel, now a movie starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin.

On June 7, 2016
 

Books

What is the Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading and Reviewing Challenge all about?

We asked Elizabeth Lhuede, the founder of the AWW2012, abut her inspiration behind the challenge.

On July 10, 2012

Books

Have you read BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP?

By Sophia Whitfield

On October 8, 2014

Books

Christmas in the Harry Potter Wizarding World

Christmas it seems is just around the corner. For all you Muggles out there the festive season has come early.

On July 26, 2017
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2019 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au