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  • Popular Tales and Fictionsby William Alexander Clouston

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales. more...

  • Meeting Fairiesby R. Ogilvie Crombie

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 27.26

    A book for every fairy lover - one person's remarkable encounters with the fairy realm. more...

  • Bodiesby Gillian Bennett

    University Press of Mississippi 2005; US$ 50.00

    Because they are so often told as news, contemporary legends force us to reevaluate life as we know it. They confront us with macabre, fantastic, horrific, or hilarious characters and events that seem to come straight out of myths and folktales, but are presented as present day events. The difficulty is that it is not at all easy to decide whether... more...

  • The Ultimate Everything Kids' Fairy Tale Bookby Charles Timmerman; Calla Timmerman

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    From our bestselling Everything Kids' series comes The Ultimate Everything Kids' Books. Featuring hundreds of puzzles, jokes, recipes, and activities, these books are sure to provide days of fun for any kid with some time--and a pencil! The Ultimate Everything Kids' Fairy Tale Book will set kids off on a magical journey through castles, forests, and... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits, or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. Terence Lancashire provides a valuable... more...

  • The Book of Dragon Loreby Catherine Cooper

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 8.95

    The Book of Dragon Lore is an enchanting, beautifully illustrated accompaniment to a series of books that chronicle the adventures of Jack Brenin, finder of the golden acorn. Deep inside Falconrock, hidden from Humankind, is a secret library. None may enter, unless they have permission or know how to open its doors, for it contains all the ancient... more...

  • Folk Groups And Folklore Genresby Elliott Oring

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Oring's introductory folklore text consists of a series of essays by leading scholars that give the student a solid sense of major folklore topics and interpretive techniques. Since 1986, when it was first published, this book has met the need for good instructional material at a time of tremendous growth in folklore programs and introductory courses... more...

  • Riddles, Folktales and Proverbs from Cameroonby Ashu Comfort

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 19.95

    In the olden days, after a dayís work in the farms, chil¨dren and parents returned home feeling worn out. As a sort of evening entertainment, children of the same family, com¨pound or village then gathered round a story-teller to listen to folk tales and riddles. This was common in every African home. The listeners participate with joy... more...

  • Meath Folk Talesby Richard Marsh

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.82

    Meath, the 'Royal County', has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of the first occupation of Ireland and the exploits of St Patrick and Colmcille along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts and fairies. As well as legends of the Hill... more...

  • Folklore of the Scottish Highlandsby Anne Ross

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In this book the author portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; and the Highland tradition of seers and second sight. more...