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  • Latino American Folktalesby Thomas A. Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 70.00

    Assembles a wide range of Latino American folktales, each introduced by an explanatory headnote. more...

  • Legends of Japanby Hiroshi Naito; Masahiko Nishino

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    These twenty-two tales open to Western readers the world of fantasy in the legendary literature of Japan—a world of ogres, monkeys, goblins, and priests, of spell-casting and rescuing people. Rich in variety, Legends of Japan includes tales of the supernatural, magic, and deities, as well as tales of romance and intrigue. The vividness and esthetic... more...

  • Suffolk Folk Talesby Kirsty Hartsiotis

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most ancient counties are vividly retold by Kirsty Hartsiotis. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Suffolk reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people. Suffolk has a rich and diverse collection of tales, from stories of the Orford... more...

  • The Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktalesby Anna E. Altmann

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 56.00

    Using primary German-language sources, Altmann has gleaned a wonderful assortment of authentic tales to enchant and educate audiences of all ages. The stories are organized in four sections: Animal stories, Comic tales, Fairy tales, and Local legends. Background information on the stories, a description of German life during the 19th century, color... more...

  • Why Ostriches Don't Fly and Other Tales from the African Bushby Irene Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 56.00

    Ancestors of the nomadic group called San (or Bushmen) once roamed the northern territories of Africa and the Mediterranean. Now inhabiting the Kalahari desert (the place that dried up long ago) in South Africa, these fascinating people are known for their astonishing memory, extraordinary talents for hunting and tracking, superior abilities for finding... more...

  • The Snow Maiden and Other Russian Talesby Bonnie Marshall

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 56.00

    In this delightful collection, you'll find more than 30 Russian tales—animal tales, fairy tales, tales of everyday life, and tales of spirits and the supernatural. You'll discover new renditions of familiar and beloved tales, as well as a number of obscure spirit tales, which were officially ignored by the Soviets. There are tales for... more...

  • Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legendsby Jeannette Faurot

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    These stories offer us an introduction to the complex oral traditions of the varied civilizations of one of the world's most fascinating regions. Exotic, clever, and poignant, Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legends invites you into a magically distinctive world. Originating from the far corners of the globe?China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines,... more...

  • Korean Folk Talesby Im Bang; Yi Ryuk; James S. Gale

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Just over half a century ago—in 1911, to be exact— James S. Gale had the good fortune to acquire an old manuscript copy of the stories of Im Bang , one of Korea's greatest tellers of tales. During the same year there appeared a reprint of old Korean writings that contained a number of stories by Yi Ryuk , another famous recorder of Korean... more...

  • Ninjaby John Man

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.99

    The Ninjas today are the stuff of myth and legend in comics, film and electronic games. But once they were real, the medieval equivalent of the SAS: spies, saboteurs, assassins. In their secrecy, under-cover skills and determination to survive, they were the opposite of the overt, self destructive samurai. Could they fly? Make themselves invisible?... more...

  • A Tiger by the Tail and Other Stories from the Heart of Koreaby LINDY CURRY; CHAN-EUN PARK

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 56.00

    The power of love within families; the complexities of relationships; the rites of passage for birth, coming of age, marriage, and death-these are some of the themes covered in this wonderful volume. Author and storyteller Lindy Soon Curry offers us 25 enchanting tales that foster understanding of Korean culture and Korean Americans. Humorous tales,... more...