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  • 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...

  • English Fairy Tales & Legendsby Rosalind Kerven

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2013; US$ 5.76

    Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. The stories that many of us grew up with are from overseas: for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French and Aladdin is Arabian. But folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture and the author has revived our best tales for a new generation... more...

  • Appleby Marcia Reiss

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 27.00

    Gala and Honeycrisp. Pink Lady and Pacific Rose. King Luscious and Winesap. The names of apples are as juicy as the fruit itself. One of the most widely distributed fruits on the planet, apples have always meant something beyond food and drink?their seeds have been planted deep within the myths, religion, and art of nearly every culture. They are... more...

  • Grimm Legaciesby Jack Zipes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In Grimm Legacies , esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the evolution of Western folklore and in the history of the most significant cultural genre in the world?the... more...

  • Border Medicineby Brett Hendrickson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Mexican American folk and religious healing, often referred to as  curanderismo , has been a vital part of life in the Mexico-U.S. border region for centuries. A hybrid tradition made up primarily of indigenous and Iberian Catholic pharmacopeias, rituals, and notions of the self,  curanderismo  treats the sick person with a variety of healing modalities... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...