Over on DD Storyteller today I am looking at the origins of a story that is thousands of years old: Little Red Riding Hood.
‘Welcome to the first edition of Fairy Tale Friday, a series of posts where I hope to explore the origins and tellings of a different fairy tale each week. This week I thought I’d start with a story that is familiar to many and is so entrenched in our European culture that it is retold, time and time again in many different mediums: Little Red Riding Hood
It is thought that the tale of Little Red Riding Hood is 2000 years old, and that Charles Perrault first wrote down the European version of the tale in the seventeenth century. This was not, however, Perrault’s own tale and the earliest recording of the girl with the red cloak is thought to have been …’