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NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 13-Sep-19 14:27:20

To celebrate the release of Red Riding Hood, reimagined by master storyteller Beatrix Potter and visionary illustrator Helen Oxenbury, we’re giving one lucky gransnetter the chance to win a copy of the new book, plus a £100 afternoon tea voucher to enjoy.

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To enter simply tell us... what was your favourite fairy tale growing up and why?

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Anne60 Fri 13-Sep-19 19:00:54

Cinderella was my favourite - rags to riches story

Cherrytree59 Fri 13-Sep-19 19:04:11

The Elves and the Shoemaker.

I had a collection of ladybird books but by far my favourite was the Elves and the Shoemaker.
The book illustrations depicting the story were absolutely beautiful, almost like mini paintings.

My daughter also enjoyed the fairy tale and
loved my ladybird copy.
Must check the loft

hellymart Fri 13-Sep-19 19:42:51

Red Riding Hood was my favourite. It was so scary!

Margo29 Fri 13-Sep-19 20:16:10

I've always loved Cinderella - my oldest sister took me to see the pantomime at the theatre when I was about 7 and I thought it was magical.

Doodle Fri 13-Sep-19 20:27:12

Rumpelstiltskin as I’ve always liked a puzzle.

bikergran Fri 13-Sep-19 20:46:17

Snow White and the 7 dwarfs, I think the dwarfs all had their own little personalities.

Sarahmob Fri 13-Sep-19 20:51:17

Beauty and the beast, I was always amazed by the power of love. Still love the story today ?

Maggiemaybe Fri 13-Sep-19 20:58:30

I remember getting a very beautiful version of The Snow Queen from the local library, and being fascinated, and scared, by the story of Gerda and her friend Kai, who was stolen away. It was so intricate, with so many twists and turns. But most of all I loved the illustrations of the Snow Queen in her velvets and furs, her beautiful white sleigh and the ice palace. And, thank goodness, the happy ending!

Happiyogi Fri 13-Sep-19 21:18:24

Ah, the memories are flooding back! I had a beautifully illustrated book of Hans Christian Andersen stories given to me by a special aunt...

The Little Match Girl was my favourite. I desperately wanted to save her!

Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to travel back for an hour or so to experience the magical intensity of a story as a child again.

LullyDully Fri 13-Sep-19 21:42:20

The Gingerbreadman. It was the first story I could read for myself. No more See Rover Run. I could really read and it was a real story worth the work. Haven't stopped since.

Ingrid45 Fri 13-Sep-19 22:04:28

The Emperor's new clothes. There are so many situations where I have wondered if everyone is thinking the same thing but no one wants to say anything - think modern art, think airy fairy child rearing ideas, think politicians........need I say more!

Harris27 Fri 13-Sep-19 22:07:09

Cinderella loved it the lovely dress at the end got me every time! Oh how I wanted to be her and fit in that slipper! I didn’t like the stepmother bit as I had one and didn’t like the idea of the one in the story! But I did want to go to the ball and dance in that dress!

Kittyme1 Fri 13-Sep-19 22:09:56

The Elves and the Shoemaker, loved that the Elves visited at night and made the shoes.

Persistentdonor Fri 13-Sep-19 22:17:33

The twelve dancing princesses has always been my favourite. To dance all night where the trees are jewelled, and it is the youngest princess who gets the handsome prince, not the oldest. Music to my ears!!

Stells Fri 13-Sep-19 22:20:02

Cinderella for sure cause it's every little girls dream .

HeatherTS Sat 14-Sep-19 03:09:38

Hansel and Gretel, for the sheer ingenuity shown and the dramatic twists of fate

emmal01 Sat 14-Sep-19 04:11:59

Snow White

Alima Sat 14-Sep-19 05:27:14

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Can still picture Baby Bear eating the porridge.

toffee11 Sat 14-Sep-19 05:34:22

Hansel and Gretel - scary and creepy but loved the idea of the gingerbread house.

alabaster Sat 14-Sep-19 06:28:39

Jack and the Beanstalk. Lots of twists and turns - in the plant and in the plot!

Lorelei Sat 14-Sep-19 06:59:40

I loved all the fairy tales, but if I had to pick a favourite I'd probably plump for 'Cinderella' as I always liked that she got to get all glammed up for the ball and had the prince fall in love with her, whilst her step-sisters (uglier on the inside than their ugly appearance) just got to stew and seethe after mistreating Cinders. Similar reasons as to why I enjoyed Roald Dahl - loved the spoiled brats getting their come-uppance in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' while the most deserving little lad got to inherit. Even in adult books I always like to see Karma bite the rotten characters hard on the butt at some stage!

Michelleoliver Sat 14-Sep-19 07:00:53

I loved the story of Hansel and Gretel and would wish I would come across a house made of sweets whilst in the woods.

ricola Sat 14-Sep-19 07:02:53

Hazel and Gretel because I loved the thought of the sweety cottage!

glenka Sat 14-Sep-19 07:23:34

Cinderella, I can't remember why I liked iI but that was the best one for me.

Anja Sat 14-Sep-19 07:24:50

Yes, the Ugly Duckling. I lived in hope!