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Abstract  

Although theory and criticism of children’s literature has greatly evolved up to the present day, the transfer of comparative literary theory to the domain of children’s literature has not been nearly as promising. Recently, however, Emer O’sullivan’s study broadened our scope of knowledge in the domain of children’s literature by proposing a theoretical plan that consists in transferring and applying the principles of comparative literature to texts intended for children. In my article, I will attempt to test some of these theoretical systems by applying them to fairy tales, and more specifically, their modern adaptations: comparative poetics, intertextual and image studies along with studies in other comparative fields.