Mme d’Aulnoy’s “Finette Cendron” underlies an American oral telling, “Belle Finette.” Since no trace of the tale in this form exists in French oral tradition, the author speculates that still-undocumented chapbooks together with motifs familiar from other Western European fairy tales provided the raw material for its Missouri teller.
Trinquet, Charlotte. "On the Literary Origins of Folkloric Fairy Tales: A Comparison between Madame d’Aulnoy’s “Finette Cendron” and Frank Bourisaw’s “Belle Finette”." Marvels & Tales 21.1 (2007). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol21/iss1/2>.