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  • Japanese Fairy Talesby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk storiesproviding insight into a rich literary culture. The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales , a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls,... more...

  • Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Loveby Colleen Sell

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 2.99 US$ 2.45

    Mothers and daughters share more than just life, death and love; they exchange wisdom, advice and intimate secrets unlike that of any other relationship. The three stories in Mother/Daughter Stories You'll Love explore the strength and depth of women's unbreakable earliest bond. These stories rejoice in the complexity and kindness?as well as the... more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoesby William D. Westervelt

    Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 0.99

    "A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader" The Honolulu Advertiser Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made its first appearance in 1916, in both American and British editions, as the third in a series that represented a pioneering study of Hawaiian... more...

  • Telling Stories / Geschichten erzählenby Carsten Gansel; Dirk Vanderbeke

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.48

    The essays collected in this volume highlight the narrative as a phenomenon inherent in human nature. They examine the likely purpose of artistic and literary expression and its contribution to survival in an early human environment. They also consider the developing interest in shaping experience through the narrative, and investigate... more...

  • Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmersby Donald J. Cosentino

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 31.00 US$ 25.42

    The domei is a popular narrative art form among the Mende people of Sierra Leone. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 92.49

    This handbook is the first work to document all the fairy tales which appeared in the Grimm Brothers? lifetime and locates them in their historico-cultural context. There is a detailed commentary on each tale, which draws on the most important international research literature; particular attention is paid both to thematic links within the... more...

  • Black Cats and Evil Eyesby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...

  • From the Forestby Sara Maitland

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.99

    Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying. Maitland argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils.... more...

  • Bible Of Tibet: Tibetan Talesby Ralston

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Egg Polisher and Other Talesby F. Ayuninjam

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 18.05

    This collection represents, in substance and style, folk tradition in the North-West Region of Cameroon. Contained herein is a sampling of various human emotions, parental concerns, and societal conflicts: emotional insecurity, deceit, obstinacy, power and control, trickery, malevolence, greed, jealousy, and more. The stylistic representation is reflected... more...