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  • A Tiger by the Tail and Other Stories from the Heart of Koreaby Lindy Curry; Chan-Eun Park

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Tales from the Heart of the Balkansby Bonnie Marshall; Vasa Mihailovich

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 40.00

    The diverse peoples of the former Yugoslavia offer us a rich folk tradition with lively tales to delight readers of all ages. Marshall has selected 33 stories that represent all major population groups of the region, including South Slavic, Yugoslav Albanian, and Yugoslav Romany. Translated from their original languages and retold for a broad audience,... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 40.00

    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$ 40.00

    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 all ages and... more...

  • Witchcraft Myths in American Cultureby Marion Gibson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    A fascinating examination of how Americans think about and write about witches, from the 'real' witches tried and sometimes executed in early New England to modern re-imaginings of witches as pagan priestesses, comic-strip heroines and feminist icons. The first half of the book is a thorough re-reading of the original documents describing witchcraft... more...

  • The Blind Man and the Loonby Craig Mishler; Robin Ridington

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 50.00

    The story of the Blind Man and the Loon is a living Native folktale about a blind man who is betrayed by his mother or wife but whose vision is magically restored by a kind loon. Variations of this tale are told by Native storytellers all across Alaska, arctic Canada, Greenland, the Northwest Coast, and even into the Great Basin and the Great Plains.... more...

  • Indian Placenames in Americaby Sandy Nestor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 50.00

    The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings. This reference work is a reprint in one combined volume... more...

  • The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Cultureby Michael Bathgate

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on recurring themes of transformation and duplicity in folklore,... more...

  • Teaching with Folk Stories of the Hmong: An Activity Bookby Dia Cha; Norma Livo

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 30.00

    Teach students about Hmong culture, build appreciation of diversity, and extend learning across the curriculum with engaging activities based on Hmong folktales and traditions. After a fascinating overview of the history and customs of the Hmong, Dia shares her experience of emigrating from Vietnam to the U.S. The book also offers a profusion of lively... more...

  • Images of a People: Tlingit Myths and Legendsby Mary Pelton; Jacquelle DiGennaro

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 40.00

    In the first part of this book, the authors introduce us to the Tlingit culture, history, land, and traditional art forms. The second part is a collection of 22 tales, from creation myths and religious stories to stories that teach familial values. A bibliography, an index, color photographs, and illustrations by traditional Tlingit artist Ts'anak... more...