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- Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68
The Ninjas today are the stuff of myth and legend in comics, film and electronic games. But once they were real, the medieval equivalent of the SAS: spies, saboteurs, assassins. In their secrecy, under-cover skills and determination to survive, they were the opposite of the overt, self destructive samurai. Could they fly? Make themselves invisible?... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 50.00 US$ 45.00
Teeming with creatures - both real and imagined - this study in cultural history illuminates the hidden web of connections between the Victorian fascination with fairies and their lore and the dominant preoccupations of Victorian culture at large. more...
Talking Drums: Reading and Writing with African American Stories, Spirituals, and Multimedia ResourcesABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 32.00
Through stories, spirituals, and recommended resource books, Finnen exposes students to the rich history and heritage of Africa and African Americans. Each chapter provides the teacher or librarian with beautifully told folktales that provide the basis for further exploration of the chapter's focus. This rich resource is ideal for language arts and... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00
Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms? fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist?s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms? use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children?s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00
Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 165.00
Conversational narratives provide valuable resources for the discursive construction and invoking of personal and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural analysis constitute a high priority in the agenda of discourse studies. This book contributes to the growing line of discourse-analytic research on the dynamic relations... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
Welcome to a fantastic world populated by singing turtles, boys who wrestle wolves, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan. Drawn from folklore passed down from generation to generation, the six enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold for today?s readers.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 17.95
Trees are the grandest and most beautiful plant creations on earth. From their shade-giving, arching branches and strikingly diverse bark to their complex root systems, trees represent shelter, stability, place, and community as few other living objects can. Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple,... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99
This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese and Tibeten folk and fairytales and other storiesproviding insight into a rich literary culture. Favorite Children's Stories from China and Tibet is a captivating collection of stories from different parts of China and Tibet. Enter a mythical world where animals speak... more...