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  • 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...

  • 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 Book of Dragon Loreby Catherine Cooper

    Infinite Ideas 2012; US$ 8.95

    The Book of Dragon Lore is an enchanting, beautifully illustrated accompaniment to a series of books that chronicle the adventures of Jack Brenin, finder of the golden acorn. Deep inside Falconrock, hidden from Humankind, is a secret library. None may enter, unless they have permission or know how to open its doors, for it contains all the ancient... more...

  • Fairy Tales Reimaginedby Susan Redington Bobby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    Although readers and filmgoers are strongly familiar with Disney's sanitized child-centric fairy tales, they are quick to catch on to reworkings of classic tales into a contemporary context. The rise is such retellings seems to indicate that readers are hungry for a new narrative, one that hearkens back to the old yet moves the storyline forward... more...

  • Sacred Wellsby Gary R. Varner

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 31.95

    Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years.The book is illustrated with... more...

  • Children's Folkloreby Elizabeth Tucker

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 55.00

    Offers students and general readers an introduction to children's folklore. more...

  • The Fledgling Handbook 101by P. C. Cast; Kim Doner

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 11.89

    Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night! This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages... more...

  • Braaaiiinnnsss!by Robert Smith?

    University of Ottawa Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the fight against zombies, our most important weapons are our brains. It's time to unleash them. more...

  • Cultural Heritages as Reflexive Traditionsby Professor Ullrich Kockel; Professor Máiréad Nic Craith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    Drawing on anthropological fieldwork, this book presents case studies illustrating the re-conceptualization of heritages and traditions in selected locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The authors review the importance of oral traditions as markers of identity and consider competing narratives of heritage in postcolonial societies. more...

  • The Animalizing Imaginationby Dr Alan Bleakley

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 120.00

    Animals appear not just as biological creatures, but as vehicles of meaning for human imagination, mind and culture. Animal life may form the basis for an animalizing imagination that can enhance our cultural, religious and aesthetic sensibilities. This imagination is rooted in the pre-modern affective relationship between shamans and their familiars,... more...