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  • Snakes in Myth, Magic, and History: The Story of a Human Obsessionby Diane Morgan

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 55.00

    The snake is one of humankind's most powerful and ambiguous symbols: it has at various times represented immortality and death, male and female, deity and demon, circle and line, killer and healer, the highest wisdom and the deepest subconscious. By virtue of its mysterious movement, potent poison, fearful grip, unblinking gaze and lightning quick... more...

  • A Miscellany for Garden-Loversby David Squire

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 11.99

    Here, the craft of gardening, its rich history, wisdom and folklore will entertain, inspire and stimulate the imagination. A Miscellany for Garden-Lovers takes a stroll through gardening curiosities from ancient Egyptian wisdom to the world of garden gnomes: from discovering early garden tools to rhymes and healing gardens, there is everything here... more...

  • Tradition and Innovation in Folk Literatureby Wolfgang Mieder

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical... more...

  • The Water of Lifeby John Bunyan

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    John Bunyan's The Water of Life (1688) shows the richness and glory of the grace of the Gospel as set forth in the Scripture. Bunyan uses the water of life as a metaphor for the spirit and grace of God that shows the way to complete redemption from sins of life. The book further explores the greatness, the spring, and the nature and quality of... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Folktales Retoldby Amie A. Doughty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    Folktales and fairy tales are living stories; as part of the oral tradition, they change and evolve as they are retold from generation to generation. In the last thirty years, however, revision has become an art form of its own, with tales intentionally revised to achieve humorous effect, send political messages, add different cultural or regional... more...

  • Sie sind mitten unter unsby Bernd Harder

    Herder Verlag 2012; US$ 11.44

    Geister, Dämonen, Werwölfe und Vampire bevölkern immer mehr Filme, Bücher, Videos und Gruselhefte - und regen die dunklen Phantasien der Leser und Zuschauer an. Doch was die Wenigsten wissen: Auch bei Tageslicht finden sich zahlreiche Spuren dieser abgründigen Mythen. Wer weiß schon, dass es echte Vampire gibt? Dass renommierte Neurowissenschaftler... more...

  • (K)Ein Monster unterm Bettby Sebastian Feldt

    tredition 2014; US$ 2.78

    Kinder wollen gerne die Welt erforschen und haben viele Fragen. Manch ein Erwachsener kommt ins Grübeln und findet nicht immer die passende Antwort. Dieses Buch kann helfen durch 19 Monster-Geschichten viele Fragen auf anschauliche Weise mit Witz und Humor zu erklären. Beim gemeinsamen Lesen und Entdecken kann die ganze Familie noch etwas lernen und... more...

  • Popular Tales and Fictionsby William Alexander Clouston

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1887, after it became apparent that many of the same folktales were told in different countries and even on different continents, this volume attempts to uncover the origins, similarities and variations of works of early literature and collections of folktales. more...

  • The Ultimate Everything Kids' Fairy Tale Bookby Charles Timmerman; Calla Timmerman

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    From our bestselling Everything® Kids? series comes The Ultimate Everything® Kids? Books . Featuring hundreds of puzzles, jokes, recipes, and activities, these books are sure to provide days of fun for any kid with some time?and a pencil! The Ultimate Everything® Kids? Fairy Tale Book will set kids off on a magical journey through castles, forests,... more...