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

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Singing turtles, a boy who wrestles wolves and a host of other beloved characters can be found in Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories . This lovely volume contains six stories, including "How to Fool a Cat," "The Princess and the Herdboy" and "Kintaro's Adventures." 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbuch zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimmby Hans-Jörg Uther

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 42.00

    The Handbook documents all of the stories published during the lifetime of the Brothers Grimm. Each story is accompanied by extensive commentary. Special attention is paid to the ongoing life of the stories and the processes of revitalization they have experienced across the most diverse range of literary genres and audiovisual media. The Second Edition... more...