9.09.2009

she's old...very old


Did any of you happen to read about the research done by a cultural anthropologist at the University of Durham? Apparently the Little Red Riding Hood story might be thousands of years old. Maybe that's why we like it so much. Check out the article in the UK Telegraph.

13 comments:

Rubyellen said...

that is cool. i always like old things. little red riding hood is an antique!

lynne said...

that's crazy! i'm going to go read that article.

Karen L R said...

Our family's favorite version is retold and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman. It was a Caldecott Honor Book.

sew nancy said...

Wow! Will read the article when I get a chance. I just finished my Little Red Embroidery from the journal on a red corduroy dress. I just love Little Red Riding Hood ever since I was wee

Sabina said...

I will - thanks ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ !!

itzibitzispider said...

Just read the article ... geez ... they tried (in German TV) to discover the orgines of fairy tales ... fairy tales where never destined to be entertainment, but studies, warnings and so, people needed simple stories, tales to get a message thru and teach kids to be careful, to watch for each other and so on ... I like the "back-ground" research and what you learn from it :D
In school we had to rewrite -red-riding hood ...

Lauren said...

I think it originating in Germany? Great story.

thedoodlegirl said...

Pretty cool stuff! That's really interesting. :)

KBriggs said...

i wish you had a "follow me" or "follower" button so i can never loose your blog again. i am so excited to get my village frock pattern!! :D

secret cake said...

Who knew? : )

jojo-caramel said...

The Telegraph article is so very interesting ! Thank you for sharing :) En ce moment, chez moi, c'est Peau d'âne :) Have a good weekend :) xo

Karen L R said...

I gave you a shout out today!
sewandsowlife.blogspot.com/2009/10/is-there-any-such-thing-as-too-much-fun.html

non-league football said...

That is very cool! fables are good as bedtime stories. I could still remember my mom telling me the story of red little riding hood.