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  • Kintaro's Adventure and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Storiesby Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    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...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Brandow Samuels

    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...

  • Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibetby Lotta Carswell-Hume; Koon-Chiu Lo

    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...

  • Japanese Children's Favorite Stories Book 2by Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories?providing insight into a rich literary culture. Playful goblins with long noses, magic tea kettles and a delightfully brave hero who just happens to be one inch tall-these are some of the wonderful characters you'll meet in this collection... more...

  • Malaysian Children's Favorite Storiesby Kay Lyons; Martin Loh

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Malaysian fairy tales and other folk stories?providing insight into a rich literary culture. Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories is collection of folk tales drawn from the rich treasure trove of legends and historical stories in the lush Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia.... more...

  • NunsDrakka's Child and other Storiesby Hedley Griffin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    This selection of short stories is aimed at children and is masterfully written by Hedley Griffin. Each story offers a spiritual and moral meaning. more...

  • Galway Bay Folk Talesby Rab Swannock Fulton; Marina Wild

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    From the saints of the Dark Ages to modern-day sinners, Galway Bay is the source of some of Ireland's most magical tales. In this book local storyteller Rab Fulton takes the reader through Galway's past, recalling the myths and legends that shaped the area's history - from the quarrelsome giants who in their rage created the Aran Isles to the corpses... more...

  • Curious Tales from West Yorkshireby Howard Peach

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    This is a charming compendium of historical oddities, curious customs and strange events from across West Yorkshire. Laid out in an easy to use A-Z format, it explores a vast range of subjects, from folklore and legends to Yorkshire's strangest buildings, artefacts and memorials (including a drinker's tomb made from a beer barrel). Here also are some... more...

  • Sookin' Berriesby Jess Smith

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 6.75

    Introducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared a home with parents, seven sisters and a shaggy dog. It could be said that I lived a different sort of life from most other children, because... more...

  • Folk Nationby Simon J. Bronner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    This lively reader traces the search for American tradition and national identity through folklore and folklife from the 19th century to the present. Through an engaging set of essays, Folk Nation shows how American thinkers and leaders have used folklore-ranging from Paul Bunyan and Davey Crockett to quilts, cowboys, and immigrants-to express the... more...

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