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The Tales of Mother Goose

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The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passes, avec des moralites, which grew better known under its subtitle, Contes de ma mere l'Oye or Tales of My Mother Goose. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goos ...more
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Nov 23, 2015 Heba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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الله يا ماما كتاب عن حكايات للأطفال..جميل جداً :D
أنتِ مهما كبرتِ ولو عندك مائة سنة سيدوم حبك للحكايات والكرتون :D
بالفعل لقد احببت هذة الحكايات جداً والابتسامة لم تفارق وجهي وكنت اشعر وكأنني كنت اعيش فى كل حكاية بعيداً عن الواقع ولو للحظات قصيرة

حكاية الأميرة النائمة
من الطبيعي أن تنتظر الفتاة زمناً حتى يأتيها زوج انيق وطيب ووسيم ولكنها لن تنتظر مائة عام في سبات عميق ..

.ذات القلنسوة الحمراء.
هناك من الذئاب ما يبدو لطيفاً بلا عواء ولا ضجيج وهذة الذئاب الاخطر بين بني جنسها..

اللطف والكياسة اعظم
Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper -- My first Disney surprise of the volume. I had always been under the assumption that Disney’s early fairy tale movies were glossy, post-WWII bastardizations of the earlier versions of the tales. So I was surprised to discover that Charles Perrault’s 17th Century version of Cinderella was, with the exception of an extra ball and a lack of talking mice, the clear source for Walt’s masterpiece. I’ve always been partial to Cinderella (the best princess movie ...more
Yes. I'm reviewing The Tales Of Mother Goose and I'm not ashamed of it!

So, I was looking at my childhood shelves (yes, that actually exists) this morning and I ended up re-re-re-re-reading Perrault's fairy tales. I decided to write some lines because, well, it's Sunday and I didn't have this book on my GR shelves (even though as a kid, I was a big fan of "the guy who wrote Cinderella"). And by "lines" I mean just one thought. These 17th-century fairy tales are really, honestly, so fucked-up. Wo
مالك الرفاعي
هي الحكايات الخالدة الّتي لا تُنسى أبداً، تلك الّتي تُرافقنا في طفولتنا ثمّ نورثُها لأطفالنا وهكذا ...
Robert Sheppard

Folk tales, folk song, folk legend and and folk lore have been with us since time immemorial and
I love fairy tales!
أواه على أيام الطفولة البريئة :(
Ma mère l'Oye, raconte-moi la Belle au Bois dormant au 17e siècle, le petit chaperon rouge et le terrifiant Barbe bleue... Conte-moi encore une fois... [Relecture et second retour en "enfance"]

Histoires ou contes du temps passés: ces contes en prose étaient un peu trop rapides à mon goût, mais agréables à lire. Les évènements se succèdent, sans réelles descriptions ou développements, et, à force d'être entendus, vus, lus et redits, sont devenus des clichés un peu trop connus. Néanmoins, l'enfant
This book contained Mother Goose fairy tales, including Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods, Little Thumb, The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots, Riquet with the Tuft, Blue Beard, The Fairy, and Little Red Riding Hood.

I normally wouldn't read fairy tales, but recently, I realized I know next to nothing about fairy tales, and I found a free iBook on my phone, so I decided to read it.

The only version of fairy tales I've read/seen are Disney ones, and I don't watch
Lina Qari
Feb 14, 2016 Lina Qari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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الحق هنا أن المُستحق للنجمات الخمس هم المترجمون والمحرر، لم يكفوا هؤلاء عن امتاعي بلغة عربية جزلة بليغة وبسيطة في آن واحد.
قام هذا الفريق بترجمة قصص شارل بيرو المعروفة في بلدها المنشأ أوروبا بـ"قصص الجنيات" وهي قصص خرافية متداولة من التراث، تقصها الأمهات والجدات على صغارهن، ثم جاء شارل بيرو الذي لم يقم بكتابه ما هو شفهيّ فقط، فهو لا ينسخ القصص بل يصهرها ويعيد سبكها ويغنيها بما ليس فيها.

يحتوي هذا الكتاب على ٩ قصص من كتابة شارل بيرو وهي: الحسناء النائمة في الغابة، ذات القلنسُوة الحمراء، ذو اللحية
It is a collection of fairy tales by Charles Perrault. It has all the well known fairy tales - yet different with Grimm's version.

1. Cinderella, or the little glass slipper
2. The sleeping beauty in the woods
3. Little thumb
4. The master cat, or puss in boots
3. Riquet, with the tuft
4. Blue beard
5. The fairy
6. Little red riding-hood

I don't like Riquet the most, i remember reading it when i was a little girl and i got the impression of how unfair the world is. You have two sisters, one is a
Sep 17, 2009 Rosanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who have take French V or higher
I enjoyed reading the French fairy tales in the first half of the book. The morals were sometimes hard to understand. The second half of the book was written entirely in verse and was sometimes very difficult to follow. This book is not written in modern French. It uses old words and an unusual pattern of capital letters. Parts of the book are written in the passé simple.

J'ai bien aimé les contes français au commençement du livre. Les moralités et les contes en vers était dificile à comprendre.
Marília Hamada
Aug 25, 2016 Marília Hamada rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A edição está muito bonita, tendo cada conto uma representação diferente na ilustração, tipo de papel, cor, fonte, etc.
É muito interessante ler a versão original de algumas histórias que conhecemos primeiro através da Disney. O que faz pensar o quanto a infância e as crianças mudaram do século XVII até hoje.
Virginie Gimenez
Apr 08, 2013 Virginie Gimenez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you still believe that Walt Disney created Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, do yourself a favor and read the original tale and if you know French well enough then I would encourage you to read it in French :-)

If French is not your native tongue, you can read the tales for free :-) just click on the link below! I like that link for all the extra info.

Dun boekje met bekende sprookjes als roodkapje (waarbij het voor de wolf wel goed afloopt), de schone slaapster, de gelaarze kat, maar ook minder bekende als ezelsvel en blauwbaard. Leuk tussendoor boekje.
Jan 06, 2015 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I believe that this book reminded me of how far tales and stories change from era to era. Not the stories we grew up with or are they?
Lalola La
كتاب اطفال والجكم للكبااااااااار
اغرب حكمة كانت في قصة الجميلة النوؤم .. استني يا حسناء استني الامير الوسيم حتى لو 100 سنة
كتاب اغلب القصص اعتقدت انها من التراث ..ولكني كنت مخطئة
كتاب ممتع
Mar 03, 2015 Neri. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were some interesting parts and also some parts which weren't that great but I enjoyed this book despite that.
Pavan Kumar Vavilapalli
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Vanessa Barcelos
Além de ser encantador e nostálgico ler essas histórias da infância, essa edição é muuuuito linda! Me apaixonei!
عيسى عباس
كتاب لطيف و شيق يعطيك فكرة عن الواقع و التراث القصصي الاوروبي و بشكل خاص الفرنسي
و يحتوي هذا الكتاب على الكثير من القصص المشهورة عندنا مثل ليلى و الذئب و سندريلا.
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Charles Perrault was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales, offered as if they were pre-existing folk tales, include: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Bluebeard, Hop o' My Thumb), Diamonds and Toads, Patient Griselda, The Ridiculous Wishes...

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