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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • Three Celtic Talesby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2005; US$ 2.99

    The Twins of the Tylwyth Teg is based on a well known story in Welsh folklore about a herd boy who marries a faery from under the lake. Before her father will allow her to marry him however, he has to choose between her and her identical twin sister. Taliesin and Avagddu is based on the tale from the Welsh Mabinogion. Ceridwen brews up a cauldron of... more...

  • Anansi Boysby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    One of fiction's most audaciously original talents, Neil Gaiman now gives us a mythology for a modern age -- complete with dark prophecy, family dysfunction, mystical deceptions, and killer birds. Not to mention a lime. Anansi Boys God is dead. Meet the kids. When Fat Charlie's dad named something, it stuck. Like calling Fat Charlie "Fat Charlie."... more...

  • Son of a Witchby Gregory Maguire

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In this captivating New York Times bestseller, beloved author Gregory Maguire returns to the land of Oz and introduces us to Liir, an adolescent boy last seen hiding in the shadows of the castle after Dorothy did in the Witch. Is he really Elphaba's son? He has her broom and her cape?but what of her powers? In an Oz that, since the Wizard's departure,... more...

  • Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Talesby Howard Schwartz; Linda Heller; Tsila Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.95

    Tales of magic and wonder can be found in every phase of Jewish literature, from the sacred to the secular. The fairy tale in particular--set in enchanted lands and populated with a variety of human and supernatural beings, both good and evil--holds a very special place in the Jewish tradition. For in the fairy tale, where good and evil engage in a... more...

  • The Green Lady and the King of Shadowsby Moyra Caldecott

    Mushroom Publishing 2007; US$ 2.99

    An extraordinary struggle between good and evil is played out in ancient and magical Glastonbury. more...

  • The Hakawatiby Rabih Alameddine

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed. As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati , or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab... more...

  • Thomas the Rhymerby Ellen Kushner

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 6.99

    Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner?s inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and magic into a vivid contemporary novel about the mysteries of the human heart. Brimming with ballads, riddles, and magical transformations, here is the timeless tale of a charismatic bard whose talents earn him a two-edged otherworldly... more...

  • The Child of the Holy Grailby Rosalind Miles

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 13.95

    Last in a line of proud queens elected to rule the fertile lands of the West, true owner of the legendary Round Table, guardian of the Great Goddess herself . . . a woman whose story has never been told?until now. Brokenhearted at her parting from Lancelot and anguished over the loss of the sacred Hallows of the Goddess, Guenevere reconciles with... more...

  • Godmotherby Carolyn Turgeon

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 13.95

    Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment. But Lil has an intriguing secret. Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings?the only key to who she once was: the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince... more...

  • The Adventures of Amir hamzaby Ghalib Lakhnavi; Abdullah Bilgrami; Musharraf Ali Farooqi

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Here is the first unabridged English translation of a major Indo-Persian epic: a panoramic tale of magic and passion, a classic hero?s odyssey that has captivated much of the world. It is the spellbinding story of Amir Hamza, the adventurer who in the service of the Persian emperor defeats many enemies, loves many women, and converts hundreds of infidels... more...