Fairy and Folk tales

Fairy tales and folk tales are both works of fiction that belong to the folklore genre. A fairy tale usually includes magic, enchantments and fantastical beings such as goblins, wizards, or the archetypal fairy godmother. Classic fairy tale authors include Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. Folk tales can share magical elements with fairy tales, but folk tales usually originate from an oral folklore tradition, traditional among specific peoples or to specific geographic regions. They can be closely related to myths and legends.