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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Tuttle Publishing 2006; US$ 24.95
Gain a deeper appreciation for Chinese art and architecture by understanding its symbols. The Yin and Yang, dragon, phoenix, five elements, and other symbols are explained in their historical and cultural context. Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs also includes articles on Chinese beliefs, customs, arts and crafts, foods, agriculture and medicine.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...