Google Doogle pays tribute to father of fairy tale “Charles Perrault”

New Delhi: The search giant ‘Google’ is today memorializing the legendary French writer “Charles Perrault” on his 388th birthday by giving him his very own 'Doodle'.

Charles Perrault is known as father of the fairy tale as he penned some of the world's most loved fairy tales, the list includes, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

He borrowed basic plots and the familiar opening "once upon a time" (il était une fois) from traditional stories told aloud, while modernizing them with both fashionable embellishments and the very act of putting them into writing.

Perrault was born in Paris in 1628, and was a lawyer before turning his hand to the written word.

He started his journey as a writer with a book called Histoires ou Contes du Temps passé (Tales and Stories of the Past With Morals), with the famous subtitle "Tales of Mother Goose."

News24 Bureau