INDIAN FAIRY TALES

27 folklore, tales and legends from the Indian sub-continent
Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256237
Category: Fiction
Page: 290
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Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are often the same in plot and incidents, if not in style. Most of the 27 illustrated tales in this volume of Indian fairy tales are known in the West in some form or other; how can we account for their simultaneous existence in both Europe and Asia? In this volume we find stories about Punchkin, the evil magician, and the quaint myth: "How Sun, Moon, and Wind went out to Dinner," the magic fiddle, the broken pot, the tiger, the Brahman, the Jackal, and more. In short, Jacobs has made this book a representative collection of all the fairy tales of India. Some have declared that India is the home of the fairy tale, and that all European fairy tales have been brought from thence by crusaders, Mongol missionaries, Gypsies, Jews, traders, and many other travellers. After all, India is on one branch of the fabled Silk and Spice Routes, over which Europeans and Asians have been travelling for several millennia. We should be prepared, within certain limits, to hold a brief for India. The common fairy stories of the children of Europe, which form a greater part of their stories as a whole, are derived from Indian tales. In particular, the majority of the Drolls, or comic tales and jingles, can be traced without much difficulty back to the Indian peninsula. To assemble this volume, Jacobs has selected the best from the Jatakas, the Bidpai, the Tales of the Sun, the Baluchi folk-tales, and the folk-tales of Kashmir. It is only a further proof that fairy tales are something more than Celtic or Hindoo-they are human. So curl up with a sliver of the Indian sub-continent and lose yourself in a culture and lifestyle of the ancient, Eastern past. Part of a Social Enterprise Program 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to organisations, charities and schools around the world.

JEWISH FAIRY TALES and LEGENDS

27 uniqely Jewish fairy tales, myths and legends
Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256148
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Jewish folklore overflows with vivid stories that both entertain and teach. In 1919, "Aunt Naomi" (Gertrude Landa) wrote Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, a book of 27 fairy tales based on stories of the Jewish interpretations of the Bible. While some of the themes are familiar from contemporary fairy tales and folklore, other stories in this collection are infused with the inimitably Jewish struggle for survival and dignity; all are flavoured with a large helping of gentle humour. Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends tells of the boyish exploits of Abraham, Moses, and David, but also includes stories of higgledy-piggledy palaces, beggar kings, quarreling cats and dogs, waterbabes, bogey-men, magic red slippers, a talmudic Sinbad, Alexander the Great, and even the story of a star child. Aunt Naomi strove to create a collection of Jewish delights that boys and girls could add to their treasuries of general fairy-lore and childish romance. In this she succeeded-Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends not only preserves a cultural history, but also is richly entertaining. We invite you to curl up with this unique sliver of Jewish folklore not seen in print for over ninety years; immerse yourself in the tales and fables of yesteryear. A percentage of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards education scholarships for underprivileged Jewish youth.

Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends

Essays on Recent Plays
Author: Verna A. Foster
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476600139
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 258
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These new essays explore the ways in which contemporary dramatists have retold or otherwise made use of myths, fairy tales and legends from a variety of cultures, including Greek, West African, North American, Japanese, and various parts of Europe. The dramatists discussed range from well-established playwrights such as Tony Kushner, Caryl Churchill, and Timberlake Wertenbaker to new theatrical stars such as Sarah Ruhl and Tarell Alvin McCraney. The book contributes to the current discussion of adaptation theory by examining the different ways, and for what purposes, plays revise mythic stories and characters. The essays contribute to studies of literary uses of myth by focusing on how recent dramatists have used myths, fairy tales and legends to address contemporary concerns, especially changing representations of women and the politics of gender relations but also topics such as damage to the environment and political violence.

English Fairy Tales & Legends


Author: Rosalind Kerven
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1907892591
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 300
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Many people in England have little knowledge of genuine 'English' fairy tales. The stories that many of us grew up with are from overseas: for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French and Aladdin is Arabian. But folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture and the author has revived our best tales for a new generation of readers with 12 classic tales rewritten to engage readers. This terrific collection is a great introduction to the different types of traditional story and their place in English oral and written heritage. The 12 stories include tales of giants, dragons, fairies, beauty-and-the-beast, and Arthurian Romance. Each tale is linked with a specific place or county in England: for example, 'The Dragon Castle' from Northumberland, 'The Girl Snatched By Fairies' from County Durham, 'The Princess and the Fool' from Kent and 'The Dark Moon' from Lincolnshire. The second half of the book has notes on each story: where the history came from, its development and short summaries of many related or similar stories

Roumanian Fairy Tales and Legends


Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0956058493
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 104
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Given Romania’s long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived the country’s turbulent history. Roumanian Fairy Tales & Legends is a collection of 15 of Romania’s most fascinating tales, painstakingly researched and deftly translated by E.B. Mawr.

ORIENTAL FOLKLORE AND LEGENDS

25 Silk Road tales from the Orient and Persia
Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256105
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 178
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ASIA is rich in folklore, legends, and fairy tales. In your hands lies a collection of tales whose epicentre lies somewhere in ancient Persia. The 25 tales in Oriental Folklore and Legend originate from countries along the fabled Silk Route [Arabia, Persia, India, and Kalmykia] and, as one would expect, they are infused with elements of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Zoroastrian culture. All were acquired from Asian storytellers. Because of this rich cultural mix, the tales abound with magicians, viziers, cobblers who become astrologers, adventures and quests by the score, and common men who best both Shahs and Kings showing that brains always win over brawn. So curl up with this snippet of ancient Central Asian folklore and absorb yourself in Sinbad and Aladdin-like folk tales from yesteryear. The Kalmyk tales are of especial interest, both because of their contents and their oblique history. The extended Scheherazade-like Relations of Ssidi Kur is a marchen-cycle from the people of Buddhist Kalmykia. The Kalmykians migrated from southern Siberia to the northwest shore of the Caspian Sea in the 1600's. Even so, they maintained strong historical connections to Tibet and Mongolia, mainly because Buddhism remains their national religion. During their "deportation" by the Russians [1943 - 1957], Kalmyk folk stories and tales kept alive the people's hope of nation-hood and eventual repatriation. Oriental Folklore and Legend was originally published in a series of Folklore and Legends volumes by W.W. Gibbings between 1891 and 1905. The author/editor was unnamed, but the initials C.J.T. given after the preface are apparently those of one Charles John Tibbitts. A percentage of the sales will be donated to educational scholarships for the underprivileged in Kalmykia.

English Fairy Tales and Legends


Author: Rosalind Kerven
Publisher: National Trust
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 224
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he stories that many children grown up with are very international—for example Snow White is German, Cinderella is French, and Aladdin is Arabian. Folk tales and legends are an intrinsic part of English national culture—so which are the fairy tales from England? Rosalind Kerven presents an answer here, as she has revived the best of these tales for a new generation with more than a dozen classics rewritten to engage readers. The 15 stories include tales of giants, dragons, fairies, beauty-and-the-beast, and Arthurian romance. Each tale is linked with a specific place or county in England—for example, "The Dragon Castle" from Northumberland, "The Girl Snatched By Fairies" from County Durham, "The Princess and the Fool" from Kent, and "The Dark Moon" from Lincolnshire. The second half of the book has notes on each story relating where the history came from, its development, and short summaries of many related or similar stories. CONTENTS Introduction King Arthur and the Hideous Hag Tom Tit Tot The Dead Moon Dragon Castle Robin Hood and the Golden Arrow The Weardale Fairies The Devil’s Bargain The Princess and the Fool The Seventh Swan The Knight of York The Wicked Witch The Asrai The Forbidden Forest The King of England’s Three Sons

Children's Stories from Japanese Fairy Tales and Legends


Author: N. Kato
Publisher: Pook Press
ISBN: 9781447437925
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 166
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This book contains several Japanese tales collected and translated into English by N. Kato. It is beautifully illustrated with several vibrant coloured plates and many black and white line drawings by H. G. Theaker. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

Tales of many lands

a treasury of fairy tales, folk tales and legends
Author: Alice Schneider
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 303
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Fairy Tales from Scotland


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192750129
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 207
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Thirty-two folk tales from Scotland, including Tam Lin, The Faery and the Kettle, and How Fionn Found his Sword.