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Google celebrates Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella author Charles Perrault's 388 birthday with a dreamy doodle

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:14 IST

We all owe are childhood to Charles Perrault as without his fairytales it would have not been so beautiful. Be it the glass slipper and the pumpkin that turns into a carriage or the princess who falls into a deep sleep when she pricks her hand on a spindle, Perrault has filled magic in everyone's life.

And to celebrate the French author's 388th birthday, Google has created a special doodle.

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The doodle features scenes from stories such as 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Cinderella,' 'Mother Goose' and 'Puss in Boots.'

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Perrault, an academic from Paris spent most of his life in the court of King Louis XV in the 17th century. He passed away in 1703.

He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales.

First published: 12 January 2016, 10:22 IST
 
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