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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

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  • The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sunby Martin Prechtel; Martin Prechtel

    North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.95

    Author and illustrator Martín Prechtel is internationally known for his explorations of ancient folklore and uncovering the lessons therein for modern readers. In The Disobedience of the Daughter of the Sun , he revives a hitherto unknown Guatemalan Tzutujil Mayan tale of the beginnings of the world with a poetic retelling of the story, 28 evocative... more...

  • Les Contes du tapis Béchirby Jean-François Sonnay

    Bernard Campiche Editeur 2013; US$ 7.99

    Un jour, j'ai eu envie d'écrire des contes pour mon neveu. Comme il vivait en Turquie, pays de tapis, l'idée m'est venue de faire parler un tapis qui raconterait le monde comme il l'a vu: d'en bas. Le recueil comprend finalement une douzaine de contes inédits, qui s'adressent autant aux enfants qu'aux adultes qui ont gardé le goût des histoires. Dans... more...

  • Some More Horse Tradin'by Ben K. Green

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    From the same corral that produced the widely loved Horse Tradin? , Ben ?Doc? Green has rounded up fifteen new yarns filled with the ornery yet irresistible ?con? that has branded Doc?s books as classics of Western Americana.   Some More Horse Tradin? recounts the go-arounds of Doc and a whole slew of craggy old-timers and rangy characters, including... more...

  • Die verhexte Insel im Tümpelseeby Jörg Schneider

    TUDOR 2013; US$ 19.99

    Ein Abenteuer mit dem altbekannten Kasper, seinem Freund Karli, Lehrer Mock, König Balduin, der besorgten Entenmutter Berta Gründel und der Hexe Stoppelwarz, die eigentlich an allem Schuld ist. more...

  • The Worm Ouroboros: The Prelude to Zimiamviaby E. R. Eddison; James Stephens; Orville Prescott; Douglas E. Winter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. more...

  • The Worm Ouroboros: The Prelude to Zimiamviaby E. R. Eddison; James Stephens; Orville Prescott; Douglas E. Winter

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The lost classic masterpiece of magical realms, admired by Tolkien and the great prototype for The Lord of the Rings and modern fantasy fiction. more...

  • A Modern Cinderellaby Amanda Minnie Douglas

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    In this delightful reimagining of the age-old fairytale, lovely but desperately poor Marilla struggles with a massive workload in her job as a domestic servant. Will she ever escape her dire circumstances and find true love? This charming tale is sure to please readers of all ages. more...

  • The Romance of the Milky Wayby Lafcadio Hearn

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    This volume of engrossing essays and odds and ends from the always-interesting writer and amateur social scientist Lafcadio Hearn encompasses a number of topics, including various folk stories from Japan and musings on literature and philosophy. Hearn's wide-ranging intellect is on full display, and as always, his thoughts are rendered in an inimitably... more...

  • Myths and Legends of Our Own Landby Charles M. Skinner

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    When one thinks of classic fairy tales and folklore, it's usually the enchanted forests of Europe that spring to mind. But in Charles M. Skinner's Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, the author proves that scrappy upstart America is an equally rich source of myths and legends. This engaging volume brings together dozens of old favorites and... more...

  • Robin Hoodby J. Walker McSpadden

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The tale of Robin Hood, a mischievous rabble-rouser who made it his mission in life to redistribute wealth by stealing from the rich and lavishing the booty on impoverished people, has been a part of the popular imagination for centuries. This rollicking version was first published in 1891 and introduces many of the elements of the story that we're... more...