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  • Japanese Fairy Talesby Yei Theodora Ozaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk storiesproviding insight into a rich literary culture. The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent in Japanese Fairy Tales , a compilation of twenty-two favorite stories from the land of the rising sun. A fantastic selection of ghouls,... more...

  • Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoesby William D. Westervelt

    Tuttle Publishing 1991; US$ 0.99

    "A richly entertaining series of Hawaiian tales with explanatory facts, which will delight and inform both the folklore fan and the general reader" The Honolulu Advertiser Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes made its first appearance in 1916, in both American and British editions, as the third in a series that represented a pioneering study of Hawaiian... more...

  • Defiant Maids and Stubborn Farmersby Donald J. Cosentino

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 31.00

    The domei is a popular narrative art form among the Mende people of Sierra Leone. more...

  • Staffordshire Folk Talesby Johnny Gillett

    The History Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    These lively and entertaining folk tales from one of Britain's most fascinating counties are vividly retold by local storyteller The Journey Man. Their origins lost in the oral tradition, these thirty stories from Staffordshire reflect the wisdom (and eccentricities) of the county and its people.Staffordshire has a rich and diverse collection of tales,... more...

  • Surrey Folk Talesby Janet Dowling

    The History Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Surrey’s landscape, shaped by the Devil’s mischief and the whims of dancing Pharisees, is home to a wealth of tales. For Surrey is a place where dragons have stalked, dripping poisoned saliva from their yellow teeth; a place where horses have sprouted wings in order to rescue bewitched villagers; a place where pumas with the gift of speech have prowled... more...

  • Oxfordshire Folk Talesby Kevan Manwaring

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross and listen to the tales of this ancient county. Hear how a King and his knights were turned to stone at the mysterious Rollright Stones; how Dragon Hill got its name; take the Devil's Highway to the End of the World - if you dare; or spend a night on the weird Ot Moor; listen in on the Boar's Head Carol; walk the... more...

  • London Folk Talesby Helen East

    The History Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    London is a world unto itself; an outrageous, quirky and diverse microcosm where all walks of life cross paths, their languages jostling and mingling – and there are tales whichever way you turn. Now thirty of the best, drawn from oral history and newly recorded local reminiscence, as well as folk sources and written texts, have been brought to life... more...

  • Handbuch zu den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen" der Brüder Grimmby Hans-Jörg Uther

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 119.00

    This handbook is the first work to document all the fairy tales which appeared in the Grimm Brothers' lifetime and locates them in their historico-cultural context. There is a detailed commentary on each tale, which draws on the most important international research literature; particular attention is paid both to thematic links within the... more...

  • Black Cats and Evil Eyesby Chloe Rhodes

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection that investigates the origins of our old-fashioned superstitions. This title sets these superstitions in their historical context, explaining how fear of the Devil, demons, evil spirits and witchcraft drove people to arm themselves with rituals and talismans to repel dark forces and allow them to live long and healthy lives. more...

  • From the Forestby Sara Maitland

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.99

    Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying. Maitland argues that the terrain of these fairy tales are intimately connected to the mysterious secrets and silences, gifts and perils.... more...