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Discover fundamentals of French culture with the best fairy tales by Charles Perrault and a selection of fables by Jean de la Fontaine. Perrault is credited with some of the most famous fairy tales ever written:
  • Beauty and the Beast;
  • Cinderella;
  • Little Red Riding Hood;
  • The Fairies;
  • The Master Cat or Puss in Boots;
  • The Ridiculous Wishes;
  • Sleeping Beauty in the Woods;
  • Blue Beard.


Jean de la Fontaine is the most famous French fabulist ever; he was recognized as one of the foremost men of letters of France, and his Fables are still learned by every child as an essential part of moral culture. We have selected for you six of the best Fables, rendered in elegant English translation:
  • The City Rat and the Country Rat;
  • The Dragon with Many Heads;
  • The Wolf and the Lamb;
  • The Frog that wished to be as big as the Ox;
  • The Council held by the Rats;
  • The Raven and the Fox.
©Public domain (P)2016 Compagnie du Savoir

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