Is the boy who cried wolf a fairy tale?
Loosely speaking it might be called a fairy tale. More precisely it is a fable from folk lore.
yes he is
Probably Germanic, as cooking-oriented tales often did. It is interesting to note he is nearly always referred to as the Gingerbread Man ( usually a noun clause) and almost never Gingerbread boy. Killing off juvenile characters was/is rarely done in fairy tales ( some notable exceptions being the Little Match Girl, Boy who cried Wolf ( do not confuse with Peter and the Wolf) and some others.
In the fairy tale, aShepard boy is bored by watching his sheep. To entertain himself, he cries out that their is a wolf approaching. The townspeople run out to drive off the wolf, but find that their isn't one and that the boy was lying. This happens several more times, until a REAL wolf appears. The boy cries out that their is a wolf, but the townspeople don't believe him, thinking him to be lying…