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Folklore & Mythology

  • Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical Monstersby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 24.99

    Stories have been told on every continent since the dawn of time, and some have lasted for thousands of years, becoming what we know today as myths. These fantastical tales educate and fascinate by creating amazing worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's Book of Mythical Beasts and Magical... more...

  • Fairy Loreby ASHLIMAN ASHLIMAN

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 81.00

    Fairy lore concerns beliefs about elves, dwarfs, gnomes, trolls, mermaids, brownies, pixies, leprechauns, and many other beings found in world folklore. Written for students and general readers, this book is an introduction to fairy lore from around the world. The handbook defines and classifies types of fairies, provides numerous examples and texts,... more...

  • Luckby Deborah Aaronson; Kevin Kwan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    Filled with everything you need to live a luckier life, Luck: The Essential Guide is here with information, advice, or if you just have to knock on wood. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • Both Sides of the Borderby Francis Edward Abernathy

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 23.96

    Texas' songs, tales, and traditions have lived and prospered on the other sides of Texas borders at one time or another before they crossed the rivers. "Both Sides of the Border" contains something foreveryone interested in Texas folklore. more...

  • African Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    Nearly 100 stories from over 40 tribe-related myths of creation, tales of epic deeds, ghost stories and tales set in both the animal and human realms. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • African American Folktalesby Roger Abrahams

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the canefileds of the ante-bellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary inner cities, here are more than one hundred tales from an "incredibly rich and affirmative storytelling tradition" ( Choice ). Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to stories explaining... more...

  • Metamorphoses of the Zooby Ralph R. Acampora; Helena Pedersen; Natalie Dian; Matthew Chrulew; Jennifer Wlech; Ralph Acampora; Nicole Mazur; Koen Margodt; Lisa Kemmerer; Bernard Rollin; Randy Malamud; Chilla Bulbeck; Leesa Fawcett; Traci Warkentin; David Lulka; Gay Bradshaw; Debra Durham

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 89.99

    Metamorphoses of the Zoo marshals a unique compendium of critical interventions that envision novel modes of authentic encounter that cultivate humanity's biophilic tendencies without abusing or degrading other animals. These take the form of radical restructurings of what were formerly zoos or map out entirely new, post-zoo sites or experiences. The... more...

  • Selected Letters of Sir J. G. Frazerby Robert Ackerman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 194.99

    An edition of selected letters by (and in some cases to) Sir J. G. Frazer (1854-1941), the eminent anthropologist and historian of religion, and author of The Golden Bough. It offers an invaluable insight into British intellectual life at the turn of the century, and also illuminates the composition, and reception, of The Golden Bough itself. - ;This... more...

  • A Mermaid's Taleby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe the seductive sirens and their honeyed songs, the powerful Arctic sea goddess Sedna, and the long-haired rusalki or Russian lore,... more...