John Stenzel
English 180, Fall 2005

English 180 Children’s Lit--Online Anthology

Most of the folk tales and fairy tales are readily available online and in anthologies, and I encourage you to read further in this genre, beyond what I have required; to make sure that everyone has relatively easy access to a core of readings to discuss, I’ve culled a basic set here, which you can easily read on screen or print out. If you do end up printing, find a friend or two and split the costs; one person print and then make copies at a photocopier shop--this is better for the environment and for your wallet.

Also, I’ve uploaded a Word version of the three-column hardcopy of the Perrault and Grimm selections I handed out in class--it’s available on the myucdavis website.


Folk & Fairy Tales Sampler

Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault (early 1700’s)

Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Charles Perrault

Aschenputtel (Cinderella), Brothers Grimm (mid 1800’s)

Little Red Cap, Brothers Grimm

The Frog Prince, Brothers Grimm

Blue Beard, Charles Perrault

The Girl and the Wolf, James Thurber (1939)

Additional Readings (for those especially interested)

The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Anderson

Hansel and Gretel, Brothers Grimm

Rumpelstiltskin, Brothers Grimm

The Little Match Girl, Hans Christian Anderson (mid-late 1800’s)


Many thanks to K. Albertson for helping compile this anthology