Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran

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The late Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton brought a delightful exuberance and fluidity to her whimsical and exaggerated self-portraits. Helsinki: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 1992. Steig went on to write and illustrate more than thirty books for children, including the Caldecott Award-winning Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969), the Newbury Honor books Abel’s Island (1976) and Doctor Desoto (1982), and the Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone (1976).

A Tale of Two Tengu: A Japanese Folktale

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Further Readings: Mitrokhina, Xenia. “The Land of Oz in the Land of the Soviets.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 21 (1996–97): 183–88; Nesbet, Anne. “In Borrowed Balloons: The Wizard of Oz and the History of Soviet Aviation.” Slavic and East European Journal 45 (2001): 80–95. The Library of Hindu History includes a collection of links to essays concerning the Mahabharat including some which find it to be more grounded in history than legend. New York: New American Library, 1989. ———, ed. Don’t Bet on the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England.

The Girl Who Cried on the Great Wall (Enchanted Tales of

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Nicole Cherry's Norse Mythology page Excellent, with more being added. They thought if they put all of these ants in a crucible, perhaps they could recover a part of the lost silver. Scholars have viewed the Reynard stories as social satire, with early versions being critical of the Roman Catholic church. A wonderful variety of stories... and in a variety of tellers' voices, so that every story is different and a delightful surprise. Outwitting the Devil: Jack Tales from Wise County, Virginia.

The Drum (Story Cove)

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The first collection of Aesop’s fables in written form was made by the philosopher Demetrius of Phaleron in about 300 BCE. However, Sondheim and Lapine are primarily interested in the fairy tale as a vehicle for the expression of desire. It includes articles on and links to sites dealing with various aspects of mythology. The next day, the hermit told the Sun prince about the union between the Moon lady and Mars.

The Story of Kites: Amazing Chinese Inventions

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In a style that sometimes resembles that of a minstrel show caricature, he talks, sings, or jokes, presenting an unthreatening face to white readers in a time when African Americans were most definitely perceived as a threat. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Call Number LC-D415-90333 In this version, we see the beginnings of the Einstein quotation; it features the phrases “fairy tales” and “more fairy tales,” just like our famous version.

The Arabian Nights (Illustrated)

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In 1930, Jean Giraudoux created Ondine, a play based on the tale “Undine” (1811) by German Romantic writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouqu e. Some of the favorites among these chapbooks were “The Seven Champions of Christendom,” “The Seven Wise Masters of Rome,” “The History of Guy of Warwick,” “Doctor Faustus,” the ubiquitous Eulenspiegel in the guise of “Owlglass,” and “George Buchanan, the King’s Fool,” as well as the plays of William Shakespeare and the prose works of Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, and other well-known writers.

Brother Rabbit: A Cambodian Tale

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984; Holbek, Bengt. The flood covered all land except the peak of Split Mountain (Ncikato) on the west side of Lower Lillooet Lake. For instance, Rosaleen’s medieval-village existence is seamlessly integrated not only with the trappings of eighteenth-century aristocracy, which deliberately invoke the classic French fairy tale, but also with the devil’s vintage motorcar. When a third island was threatened with the flood, they took refuge on a ship.

The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Timeless Story (Timeless

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One of the most innovative writers of Latin American fiction and poetry, and an early practitioner of magical realism, Borges exerted a powerful force in reforming the Spanish language. An immediate consequence for our knowledge of their beliefs and traditions is that Maori scholars such as Te Rangikaheke were already writing down materials from oral tradition by the late 1840s. Special issue of Marvels & Tales 16 (2002): 117–322; Nonnekes, Paul. “The Loving Father in Disney’s Pinocchio: A Critique of Jack Zipes.” Children’s Literature Association Quarterly 25.2 (2000): 107–15; Wilson, Anne. “The Civilizing Process in Fairy Tales.” Signal 44 (1984): 81–87.

Kubo and the Two Strings: The Junior Novel

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Hameln's children disappeared suddenly, leaving behind a reeling sense of dislocation. Most of the stories the Grimm Brothers gathered in their various books came from folklore and legend. We're playing Sidmouth [FolkWeek] this summer and London's King's Place in December for an event with Martin Carthy. These effects arrive often without logical causes, and always without what C. Others die miserably in childbirth (“Fortun ee”). Plantation tales, from the days of African American slavery, pit the clever slave John against his dupe, Old Marster.

The Cat From Hunger Mountain

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His poetic, dramatic, and fictional writings take a stand against colonial oppression, negotiate between modern and traditional conditions, and issue African satirical perceptions of life in Paris, Rome, and New York. gendes africaines (African Legends, 1954), Dadi e published four editions of folktales: Le Le pagne noir: Contes africains (1955; translated as The Black Cloth: A Collection of Afri, l’araigne e (with Andr can Folktales, 1987), Les belles histoires de Kacou Ananze e Terrisse; , the Spider, 1963), and Les contes de Koutou-asThe Wonderful Stories of Kacou Annanze Samala (The Tales of Koutou-as-Samala, 1982).