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

Your space to share

We are currently loving How To Be A Good Wife, a debut novel from Emma Chapman.

On January 17, 2013

Books

Can You Keep a Secret by Caroline Overington

By Sophia Whitfield

On September 15, 2014

Books

Interview with Melissa Harrison, author of Clay

Melissa Harrison is a freelance writer and photographer whose clients include the Guardian. She was the winner of the John Muir Trust's 'Wild Writing' Award in 2010, and Clay is her debut novel....

On February 13, 2013
 

Books

Ten Writing Tips from Joanne Harris

If you are interested in writing then you really should follow Joanne Harris (@joannechocolat) on Twitter. She gives lots of helpful tips on writing and her ten tweets that she...

On February 17, 2016

Books

Jules Faber illustrates The Kaboom Kid

Jules Faber grew up the sixth of eight kids, with five older brothers and two younger sisters. Having a lot of time alone and being bored too often, he taught...

On December 22, 2014

Books

Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter

Bloomsbury will be celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter next year with a campaign that includes special anniversary editions and an exhibition at the British Library. The exhibition will open...

On August 10, 2016
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2018 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au