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

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    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 of the 20 best-loved Japanese children's stories. Drawn from folklore and passed down for generations, these classic tales speak of the virtues of hard work,... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated legends in this book will give children in other countries an insight into both the traditional culture and the environment of Malaysia. The country's rich tropical scenery provides the perfect backdrop for these tales, many of which incorporate the indigenous plant and animal life... more...

  • Confessions of a Doctorby Professor Stanley Feldman

    John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99

    Professor Stanley Feldman decided to write his memoirs when, in 2008, he was pronounced dead. Fortunately, however, this was not by one of his fellow doctors but instead by an Australian medical journal?prompting much shock the next time he visited his friends down under! He has been a doctor with the NHS for over 60 years now, and has presided over... 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$ 14.57

    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...

  • Curiosities of Superstitionby W. H. Davenport Adams

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Interested in learning more about the religious rites, beliefs and practices of different cultures around the world? Check out W. H. Davenport Adams' Curiosities of Superstition. This important early work of comparative religious study highlights similarities and differences of sacred practices throughout history and around the globe. 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$ 29.99

    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...

  • Folk-Tales of Kashmirby J. Hinton Knowles

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Deutsche Volkskundeby Elard Hugo Meyer

    De Gruyter 1898; US$ 154.00

    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange... more...