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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...

  • Fountainvilleby Tishani Doshi

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.19

    Gang wars, opium dreams and a mysterious clinic are all part of the landscape in the remote borderland town of Fountainville. But when Owain Knight arrives, his entanglement with the owner of the town's magical fountain, her mobster husband and her assistant, Luna, spells a terrible change for them all. Fountainville is the tenth and final tale in... more...

  • The Tip of My Tongueby Trezza Azzopardi

    Seren 2013; US$ 10.19

    Azzopardi transforms a medieval heroine who won't be silenced into brave 1970s girl from downtown Splott who always seems to get the last word. The original Enid defends her misguided knight husband by warning him of danger, even though forbidden to speak. The new young Enid is also unlikely to respect a gagging order. The Tip of My Tongue is the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Legends That Every Child Should Knowby Hamilton Wright Mabie

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Introduce a young reader in your life to the unparalleled thrill of legends and folk tales with this globe-spanning collection from Hamilton Wright Mabie. With tales from the Middle Ages to the 19th century, it's a comprehensive and easy-to-read compendium of the rich tradition of myths, legends, and folklore that will enchant audiences of all... more...

  • The Weird Orientby Henry Iliowizi

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Trained as a rabbi, Henry Iliowizi traveled the world teaching before settling down, first in the United States and later in England. Throughout his career as an educator, Iliowizi loved learning about the folk tales and traditions of students who hailed from far-flung locales. In the collection The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales, Iliowizi brings... more...