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Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology

  • 101 Amazing Mythical Beastsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that a Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or that a Greek Sphinx generally has a male face, whereas an Egyptian one has a female visage? Where does the Skunk Ape roam, and how can you spot a Kitsune in human form? Is Slenderman the most frightening mythical creature, or is that honour bestowed on the fearsome... more...

  • 47 Roninby John Allyn; Stephen Turnbull

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves! 47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that led to one of the bloodiest episodes in Japanese history. In the process, it also created a... more...

  • Achillesby Elizabeth Cook

    Picador 2003; US$ 15.99

    This powerful, passionate, and beautifully crafted retelling of the epic tale of Achilles re-creates Homer's fated hero in a new and striking reality. Born of the Sea nymph Thetis by the mortal King Peleus, and hidden as a girl until Odysseus discovers him, Achilles becomes the Greeks' greatest warrior at Troy. Into his story comes a cast of fascinating... more...

  • Across the Cold Ground: Beyond the Starsby Oisin McGann; Oisin McGann

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A moving short story from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by a great Irish talent in children?s fiction today more...

  • Across the Cold Ground: Beyond the Starsby Oisin McGann; Oisin McGann

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    A moving short story from the collection, BEYOND THE STARS, written and illustrated by a great Irish talent in children?s fiction today more...

  • The Actaeon Tideby Tom Anderson

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    Noah, a debt collector and investigator in his late twenties, is slowly putting away enough money to get out of the murky world of solicitors, bankers, bent coppers and cheating wives for good. All he?s ever wanted is to make a wedge so he can emigrate some place where the surf is good and the weather warm, but then comes the job that changes everything.... more...

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

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    The Adventures of Amir Hamza is a true literary treasure. Praise for The Adventures of Amir Hamza : ? The Iliad and Odyssey of medieval Persia, a rollicking, magic-filled heroic saga... in an interpretation so fluent that it is a pleasure to sit down and lose oneself in it.? ?The New York Times Book Review ?A marvelous dovetailing... 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...

  • The Adventures of Sindbadby Gyula Krudy; Georges Szirtes

    New York Review Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    “What you have loved remains yours.” Thus speaks the irresistible rogue Sindbad, ironic hero of these fantastic tales, who has seduced and abandoned countless women over the course of centuries but never lost one, for he returns to visit them all—ladies, actresses, housemaids—in his memories and dreams. From the bustling streets... more...

  • The Adventures of Tom Bombadilby J. R. R. Tolkien; Christina Scull; Wayne G. Hammond

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This revised and expanded edition of Tolkien?s own Hobbit-inspired poetry includes previously unpublished poems and notes, and is beautifully illustrated by Narnia artist Pauline Baynes. more...