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  • Celtic Mythologyby Philip Freeman

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    Most people have heard of the Celts--the elusive, ancient tribal people who resided in present-day England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Paradoxically characterized as both barbaric and innocent, the Celts appeal to the modern world as a symbol of a bygone era, a world destroyed by the ambition of empire and the spread of Christianity throughout Western... more...

  • Latino American Folktalesby Thomas Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Latino Americans have a powerful voice in society and a wealth of cultural traditions. Fundamental to those traditions are numerous folktales. Some are funny, some draw upon the supernatural, some look back on ancestral ways, and some capture the experience of Latinos in the United States. Written expressly for students and general readers, this book... more...

  • The Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktalesby Anna Altmann

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Asian-Pacific Folktales and Legendsby Jeannette Faurot

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Ninjaby John Man

    Transworld 2012; US$ 12.68

    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...

  • An Anthology of Russian Folktalesby Jack V. Haney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.06

    This anthology gathers a broad selection of Russian folktales, legends, and anecdotes, and includes helpful features that make them more accessible and engaging for English-language readers. Editor Jack V. Haney has selected some of the best tales from his seven-volume "Complete Russian Folktale" collection and added examples of anecdotes and the long... more...

  • Gadi Mirrabooka: Australian Aboriginal Tales from the Dreamingby Pauline McLeod; Francis Jones; June Barker; Helen McKay

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 40.00

    Take a journey into the fascinating world of Australia's Aboriginal culture with this unique collection of 33 authentic, unaltered stories brought to you by three Aboriginal storyteller custodians! Unlike other compilations of tales that were modified and published without permission from the Aboriginal people, these stories are now presented with... more...

  • 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...