What are Fairy Tales? According to Merriam-Webster, a fairy tale is “a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (as fairies, wizards, and goblins) – called also fairy story”.
“Beauty and the Beast”, Disney’s most recent movie version, premiered recently. Have you already seen it? I know I have! The original Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales).
1740 is a long time ago, and that made me wonder how old fairy tales are!
If you’re curious about this as well, please visit this Wonderopolis entry: How Old are Fairy Tales? Read the article, then test your knowledge by clicking on “Did You Get It” and taking the quiz! Take it a step further by checking out the “Try it Out” section!
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1 thought on “L. Arts Mini-Spark #28: Fairy Tales!”
I think it was cool to see how long fairy tales have been around. And that there is different versions of the same stories around the world.