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Favorite folktales from around the world

Author: Jane Yolen
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1986.
Series: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
This collection of folktales drawn from over forty cultures and traditions includes classic tales from the Brothers Grimm, as well as lesser-known stories.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Yolen
ISBN: 0394543823 9780394543826 9780394751887 0394751884
OCLC Number: 13524317
Description: xiii, 498 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The man who had no story (Ireland) --
How Spider obtained the Sky God's stories (Africa) --
Helping to lie (Germany) --
The ash lad who made the princess say "You're a liar!" (Norway) --
The parson and the sexton (Norway) --
The tall tales (Burma) --
Catherine, sly country lass (Italy) --
The wise little girl (Russia) --
Clever answers (Russia) --
A dispute in sign language (Israel) --
Leopard, goat, and yam (Africa) --
An endless story (Japan) --
Glooscap and the baby (American Indian) --
The brewery of eggshells (Ireland) --
Father of eighteen elves (Iceland) --
The fly (Vietnam) --
The two pickpockets (England) --
The seventh father of the house (Norway) --
The king's favorite (China) --
Wagging my tail in the mud (China) --
When one man has two wives (Syria) --
The old man and his grandson (Germany) --
Half a blanket (Ireland) --
How men and women got together (American Indian) --
The little old woman with five cows (Siberia) --
The prayer that was answered (Tibet) --
The merchant's daughter and the slanderer (Russia) --
What happened to Hadji (Turkey) --
Mr. Fox (England) --
The waiting maid's parrot (China) --
The white cat (France) --
Sedna (Eskimo) --
Urashima the fisherman (Japan) --
The spirit of the Van (Wales) --
The toad-bridegroom (Korea) --
Taken (Ireland) --
The girl at the shieling (Iceland) --
Deer Hunter and White Corn Maiden (American Indian) --
Tyll Ulenspiegel's merry prank (Germany) --
The hodja and the cauldron (Turkey) --
Being greedy chokes Anansi (Jamaica) --
Quevedo and the king (Mexico) --
Why the hare runs away (Africa) --
Coyote fights a lump of pitch (American Indian) --
Crack and crook (Italy) --
The master thief (Germany) --
Peik (Norway) --
The monkey and the crocodile (India) --
The race between Toad and Donkey (Jamaica) --
The king's son goes bear hunting (Finland) --
John Brodison and the policeman (Ireland) --
The rabbi and the inquisitor (Jewish) --
The ugly son (Japan) --
Dividing the goose (Russia) --
The men who wouldn't stay dead (France) --
The story of Campriano (Italy) --
The three sillies (England) --
Nasr-ed-Din Hodja in the pulpit (Turkey) --
Lazy Jack (England) --
Chelm justice (Jewish) --
Those stubborn souls, the Biellese (Italy) --
The drovers who lost their feet (Mexico) --
The old man and woman who switched jobs (Sweden) --
The two old women's bet (United States) --
A stroke of luck (Hungary) --
The sausage (Sweden) --
Nail soup (Sweden) --
Old dry Frye (United States) --
"Bye-bye" (Haiti) --
The barn is burning (Afro-American) --
The birth of Finn MacCumhail (Ireland) --
Li Chi slays the serpent (China) --
The devil with the three golden hairs (Germany) --
The Longwitton dragon (England) --
The orphan boy and the elk dog (American Indian) --
Molly Whuppie (England) --
The beginning of the Narran Lake (Australian Aboriginal) --
The flying head (American Indian) --
The story of the youth who went forth to learn what fear was (Germany) --
Talk (Africa) --
The King of Ireland's son (Ireland) --
The goose girl (Germany) --
The princess on the glass hill (Norway) --
The promises of the three sisters (Egypt) --
The magic mirror of Rabbi Adam (Jewish) --
The old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle (England) --
The magic pear tree (China) --
Faithful John (Germany) --
Found hound-dog stories (Ireland and United States) --
The doctor and his pupil (France) --
The swan-maiden (Sweden) --
Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka (Russia) --
The blacksmith's wife of Yarrowfoot (Scotland) --
The seal's skin (Iceland) --
The wounded seal (Scotland) --
The cat-woman (France) --
The serpent-woman (Spain) --
The snake's lover (Peru) --
The well-baked man (American Indian) --
The Finn messenger (Norway) --
Vasilisa the beautiful (Russia) --
Bridge and the Lurikeen (Ireland) --
The two hunchbacks (Italy) --
Then the merman laughed (Iceland) --
Pergrin and the mermaid (Wales) --
The ash lad who had an eating match with the troll (Norway) --
How mosquitoes came to be (American Indian) --
The departure of the giants (Africa) --
The peasant and the Devil Germany --
Wicked John and the Devil (United States) --
The bad wife (Russia) --
Katcha and the Devil (Czechoslovakia) --
The lawyer and the Devil (Ireland) --
Coals on the Devil's hearth (Ireland) --
The Devil's hide (Finland) --
How El Bizarrón fooled the devil (Cuba) --
Bearskin (Germany) --
The lad and the devil (Norway) --
Wiley and the hairy man (United States) --
Truth and falsehood (Greece) --
Getting common sense (Jamaica) --
Rich man, poor man (Africa) --
The lost horse (China) --
It could always be worse (Jewish) --
His just reward (Sweden) --
Djuha's sleeve (Syria) --
King Mátyás and his scholars (Hungary) --
The missing axe (China) --
What melody is the sweetest? (Afghanistan) --
The peddler of Swaffham (England) --
The Beduin's gazelle (Saudi Arabia) --
The happy man's shirt (Italy) --
Orpheus and Euridice (Greece) --
The spirit-wife (American Indian) --
One night in paradise (Italy) --
A pretty girl in the road (United States) --
The dream house (Ireland) --
The peasant and the fiend (Estonia) --
The tinker and the ghost (Spain) --
Hold him, Tabb (Afro-American) --
Drinking companions (Cina) --
The ostler and the grave robbers (Scotland) --
The duartion of life (Germany) --
Woman chooses death (American Indian) --
Jump into my sack (Italy) --
Youth without age and life without death (Turkey) --
Goha on the deathbed (Egypt) --
Death of a miser (Russia) --
Godfather Death (Germany) --
The hungry peasant, God, and death (Mexico) --
The word the Devil made up (Afro-American) --
A paddock in heaven (England) --
How a man found his wife in the Land of the Dead (Papua) --
The end of the world (American Indian).
Series Title: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Yolen.


This collection of folktales drawn from over forty cultures and traditions includes classic tales from the Brothers Grimm, as well as lesser-known stories.


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