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Countess d'Aulnoy

Countess d'Aulnoy

France

Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy, also known as Countess d'Aulnoy was a 17th century French author who was the first to use the term "fairy tales" for her stories. Her tales were unique for being written in a conversational - rather than a formal - style, and as a result were seen as being more for suitable for adults than for children.

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Percinet falls in love with a princess called Graciosa, and shows her true love.

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Princess Belle-Etoile, with the help of a fairy, rescues a Prince!

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Babiole

A Princess is turned into a monkey called Babiole by a wicked fairy's spell.

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A mouse helps protect a happy queen from a jealous king.