A Possible Children’s Illustrated Books Timeline

The Tales of Charles Perrault
Compilation, research and translation by Estela Agudelo

Little Red Riding Hood, engraving by Gustave Doré.
The French writer Charles Perrault (1628-1703) gave literary form to stories inspired from the oral tradition that still making their mark in the memory of those who read them, from the seventeenth century until today.

His first publication was released in 1697 under the title Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals, best known by its subtitle Tales of Mother Goose. This book contains some of his most famous tales, among which are: Bluebeard, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Fairies, Donkey Skin, Tom Thumb and others.
Many of the tales of Perrault were re-written by the Brothers Grimm and still continue to be adapted, illustrated and published.

Although there are many illustrated versions of these fascinating stories, one of the most famous classic illustrations were the great prints created by French sculptor, printmaker and illustrator Gustave Doré (1832-1883) 

Bluebeard, engraving by Gustave Doré.

Little Red Riding Hood, engraving by Gustave Doré.

Illustrating Children's Picture Books. (2009) 
Written by Steven Withrow and  Lesley Breen Withrow. Writer's Digest Books.


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