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  • How to Tell Stories to Childrenby Sara Cone Bryant

    The Floating Press 1918; US$ 6.99

    The great difference between telling and reading is that the teller is free; the reader is bound. The book in hand, or the wording of it in mind, binds the reader. The story-teller is bound by nothing; he stands or sits, free to watch his audience, free to follow or lead every changing mood, free to use body, eyes, voice, as aids in expression. Even... more...

  • The Blue Fairy Bookby Andrew Lang

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Fairy Books, or "Coloured" Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection... more...

  • The Golden Boughby James George Frazer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99

    Sir James George Frazer's The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a broad comparative study of mythology and religion. Treating religion as a cultural phenomenon rather than discussing it from a theological perspective, the effect of The Golden Bough on both European literature and the emerging discipline of anthropology was substantial.... more...

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hoodby Howard Pyle

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood retells the legends of the English outlaw Robin Hood, adapting the old ballads to be read by children. The story sees Robin become an outlaw and follows his adventures as he recruits Merry Men and outwits the local authorities. Pyle's stories set a precedent for much of the modern Robin Hood mythology and storytelling. more...

  • Myths of the Ancient Greeksby Richard P. Martin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00

    From one of today?s foremost scholars, a lively retelling of the timeless tales? Here are the myths that have influenced so much of our cultural heritage. Such age-old stories as the tragic love of Orpheus and Eurydice or Demeter?s loss of her daughter, Persephone, resonate strongly with readers even today. In this book the rousing adventures of... more...

  • The Stargate Conspiracyby Lynn Picknett

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    In recent years, alternative historians have gained remarkable insight into the mysteries of ancient Egypt-but according to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, their discoveries tie into a dangerous conspiracy nearly fifty years in the making. At the center of this conspiracy is a group of respected, powerful individuals who believe that the ancient Egyptian... more...

  • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hoodby Howard Pyle; Stephen T. Knight

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.95

    The masterpiece of children?s literature?and Howard Pyle?s finest creation?now in a beautiful new edition.  The beloved adventures of Robin Hood come vividly to life in this wonderful illustrated version by renowned storyteller Howard Pyle. Deep in Sherwood Forest, the legendary Robin Hood?the brave, good-humored outlaw the whole world loves?proves... more...

  • Vampire Forensicsby Mark Collins Jenkins

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 14.95

    Mark Jenkins?s engrossing history draws on the latest science, anthropological and archaeological research to explore the origins of vampire stories, providing gripping historic and folkloric context for the concept of immortal beings who defy death by feeding on the lifeblood of others. From the earliest whispers of eternal evil in ancient Mesopotamia,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythologyby Theresa Bane

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 75.00

    From the earliest days of oral history to brightly illuminated modern times, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," catalogs nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed. This is... more...

  • Modern Mythologyby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...