“Little Red Riding Hood” was a well-known fairy tale that was first written down by Charles Perrault.
He retold “Cinderella” and “Puss in Boots” as well.
A man of many diverse talents, he is also remembered for helping with the design of the Louvre.
Little Red Riding Hood is number 333 in the Aarne-Thompson classification system for folktales.
The origins of the Little Red Riding Hood story can be traced to oral versions from Europe, and was told by French peasants in the 14th century.
A number of versions also existed in Italy during the same period.