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.

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

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.


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.

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.

Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends

Author: Gertrude Landa
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780559078842
Category: History
Page: 200
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

British Folk Tales and Legends

A Sampler
Author: N.A
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 9780203217894
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 392
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In 1970 Katharine Briggs published in four volumes the vast and authoritative Dictionary of British Folktales and Legends to wide acclaim. This sampler comprises the very best of those tales and legends. Gathered within, readers will find an extravagance of beautiful princesses and stout stable boys, sour-faced witches and kings with hearts of gold. Each tale is a masterpiece of storytelling, from the hilarious 'Three Sillies' to the delightfully macabre 'Sammle's Ghost'.

English Fairy Tales and Legends

Author: Rosalind Kerven
Publisher: National Trust
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 & Legends - Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker

Author: N. Kato
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446545865
Category: Fiction
Page: 166
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The stories in this edition of ‘Japanese Fairy Tales and Legends’ include: ‘The Land of the Rising Sun’, ‘The Old Man who made Withered Trees to Bloom’, ‘The Marriage of the Rat’s Daughter’, ‘The Story of Raiko and the Deamon’, and many more. Accompanying the enchanting storytelling, are the colour and black-and-white illustrations by Harry G. Theaker. This collection of ‘Children’s Stories from Japanese Fairy Tales and Legends’ was originally penned by N. Kato, and edited by Captain Edric Vredenburg, a noted British collector of folklore. He was a military man as well as an editor at Raphael Tuck and Sons; notable publishers of short stories and fairy tales. They produced many exceptional volumes classic tales, retold for young audiences. Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.


Folklore and legends from the Emerald Isle
Author: Jeremiah Curtin
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256083
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 280
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Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail feature prominently. While the collection includes tales of Kings, Queens, princes, and princesses, it also tells stories of tailors' sons, fishermen, and many other normal folks who make good in the most surprising circumstances. More given to legend than fairy, Myths and Folklore of Ireland is better suited to adult readers than children. A percentage of the profits from this book will be donated to the Prince's Trust for education scholarships for the underprivileged.