|Age:||75 at time of death|
|Date of Birth:||12 January 1628|
|Date of Death:||16 May 1703|
|Claim to fame:||Wrote some of the best-remembered fairy tales, including "Tales of Mother Goose"|
|Family:|| Pierre Perrault (father)|
Paquette Le Clerc (mother)
Jean Perrault (older brother)
|Role in series:||Everafter historian|
Charles Perrault lived from 12 January 1628 to 16 May 1703. He was born in Paris and lived his life in France. In 1697 he published Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals, subtitled Tales of Mother Goose. (In French: Histoires ou Contes du Temps passé, subtitled: Les Contes de ma Mère l’Oye.)
He is sometimes credited with "inventing" the fairy-tale genre. He did play a large role in defining the genre as something different from the folk tales of old. His fairy-tale versions of stories are often better remembered than folk-tale-like ones from others such as the Brothers Grimm.
Role in the Books
It is implied that Charles Perrault was an Everafter historian rather than a fiction writer, similar to the Brothers Grimm. Several characters from his stories are Sisters Grimm characters and inhabitants of Ferryport Landing.
Perrault's Characters in the Series
(note: The Brothers Grimm later retold many of Perrault's stories, but in most cases, Perrault's versions are the better remembered and the ones used in The Sisters Grimm.)