Classic Fairy Tales

Classic Fairy Tales are those time-honored short stories or tales that enchant us to this day. The Fairy Tale is a distinct genre within the larger category of folklore. They differ from legends, which have their roots in historical truth; Fairy Tales take place in the elusive "once upon a time" rather than in actual time.

Classic Fairy Tales were originally intended for adults as well as children but have become more child-friendly with time. Fairy Tales typically feature all kinds of magical creatures, including princes, princesses, witches, talking animals and mermaids. Usually, magic or enchantment is involved. Isn't it funny that only a small number of Fairy Tales actually include fairies in them! In addition to all these fairytale possibilities, there is a story about a boy who can fly, a girl who falls into an enchanted rabbit hole and another who can spin gold from straw, not to mention a pair of magic shoes. These are just a few of the ingredients in this essential collection of Classic Fairy Tales from authors like Lewis Carroll, Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.

Here is a list of some of these Fairy Tales with their author and a little about each one.

Alice In Wonderland--- Link to Alice In Wonderland Fairytale . . .by Lewis Carroll . . . Down the Rabbit Hole: The story of a young girl named Alice, who is bored while sitting on the riverbank with her sister. She sees a clothed White Rabbit with a pocket watch run past. She follows it and falls down a rabbit hole. Alices Adventures In Wonderland have begun. Link to more about the strange Alice In Wonderland Characters

Peter Pan--- Link to Peter Pan Fairytale . . .by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937). . .The tale is of a mischievous boy who can fly and through magic, never gets any older.

Cinderella---Link to Cinderella Fairytale . . .The most popular version of Cinderella was written by Charles Perrault in 1697. . . Once there was a widower who married a proud and haughty woman for his second wife. She had two daughters, who were equally vain. By his first wife, he had a beautiful young daughter named Ella, who was a girl of unparalleled goodness and sweet temper. The Stepmother had Cinderella do all the housework. When the girl had completed her work, she was made to sit in the cinders. This is how she became known as "Cinderella".

Rumpelstiltskin--- Link to Rumpelstiltskin Fairytale . . .by the Brothers Grimm . . . When a woodcutter boasts to a king that his daughter can spin gold from straw, she is forced to make a pact with a strange little man.

The Princess And The Pea--- Link to Princess and the Pea Fairytale . . .by Hans Christian Andersen . . . A prince's mother takes steps to ensure her son marries a real princess.

The Little Mermaid--- Link to Little Mermaid Fairytale . . .by Hans Christian Andersen . . . The story of a young mermaid who falls in love with a prince from above the waves.

Little Red Riding Hood--- Link to Little Red Riding Hood Fairytale . . .by the Brothers Grimm . . . A little girl has an encounter with a wolf while visiting her grandmother.

The Ugly Duckling--- Link to The Ugly Duckling Fairytale . . .by Hans Christian Andersen . . . The mother of a brood of beautiful ducklings gets a surprise when her final, largest egg hatches.

Rapunzel--- Link to Rapunzel Fairytale . . .by the Brothers Grimm . . . A wicked enchantress imprisons a beautiful girl in a tower.

Thumbelina--- Link to Thumbelina Fairytale . . .by Hans Christian Andersen . . . The adventures of a tiny girl who is found inside the petals of a Tulip.

The Red Shoes--- Link to The Red Shoes Fairytale . . .by Hans Christian Andersen . . . The story of a pretty young girl who unwittingly puts on a magic pair of Red Shoes.

Most of the above information was taken from the site:  Short Story Collection

Pages about Fairies from Classic Fairy Tales

Fairies Pixies--- Link to Main Fairies Page

Are Fairies Real--- Link to Are Fairies Real

Fairy Coloring Pages--- Link to Fairy Coloring Pages

Fairy History--- Link to Fairy History

Fairy Pictures--- Link to Fairy Information

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