Best-Loved Folktales of the World

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ISBN-13: 9780385189491
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Description: A collection of over 200 folk and fairy tales from all over the world, this is the only edition that encompasses all cultures. Arranged geographically by region, this book also includes category index groups that list the stories by plot and  More...

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List price: $20.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/9/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 816
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

A collection of over 200 folk and fairy tales from all over the world, this is the only edition that encompasses all cultures. Arranged geographically by region, this book also includes category index groups that list the stories by plot and character.

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award. She currently resides in Connecticut.

Introduction: Enjoying the World's Folktales
West Europe
Cinderella (France)
Beauty and the Beast (France)
Puss in Boots (France)
Blue Beard (France)
The White Cat (France)
Drakestail (France)
The Doctor and His Pupil (France)
Snow-White (Germany)
The Brave Little Tailor (Germany)
Ashenputtel (Germany)
Rapunzel (Germany)
The Devil's Three Gold Hairs (Germany)
Darling Roland (Germany)
The Fisherman and His Wife (Germany)
The Frog Prince (Germany)
The Goosegirl (Germany)
Tom Thumb (Germany)
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids (Germany)
Little Red Riding Hood (Germany)
The Juniper Tree (Germany)
The Golden Goose (Germany)
Thousand-Furs (Germany)
Rumpelstiltskin (Germany)
Mother Holle (Germany)
Sleeping Beauty (Germany)
The Queen Bee (Germany)
The Bremen Town Musicians (Germany)
Hansel and Gretel (Germany)
The Merman and the Farmer (Germany)
Crab (Italy)
Bastianelo (Italy)
The Cock and the Mouse (Italy)
The Thoughtless Abbot (Italy)
Don Demonio's Mother-in-law (Spain)
Tonino and the Fairies (Spain)
I Ate the Loaf (Spain)
The Half-Chick (Spain)
A Legend of Saint Nicholas (Holland)
The Hare and the Tortoise (Ancient Greece)
The Fox and the Grapes (Ancient Greece)
The Goose with the Golden Eggs (Ancient Greece)
The Man, the Boy and the Donkey (Ancient Greece)
Eros and Psyche (Ancient Greece)
The Twelve Months (Modern Greece)
British Isles
Jack and the Beanstalk (England)
Jack the Giant-Killer (England)
Tom Tit Tot (England)
The Boggart (England)
Good and Bad News (England)
The Hand of Glory (England)
Lazy Jack (England)
Molly Whuppie (England)
Teeny-Tiny (England)
The Three Wishes (England)
Dick Whittington and His Cat (England)
The Pied Piper (England)
Master of All Masters (England)
Munachar and Manachar (Ireland)
The Field of Boliauns (Ireland)
The Fisherman's Son and the Gruagach of Tricks (Ireland)
The Thirteenth Son of the King of Erin (Ireland)
The Birth of Fin MacCoul (Ireland)
Fin MacCoul and the Fenians of Erin in the Castle of Fear Dubh (Ireland)
Black, Brown, and Gray (Ireland)
The Brownie of Blednock (Scotland)
The Midwife (Scotland)
The Wee, Wee Mannie (Scotland)
The Cow on the Roof (Wales)
Scandinavia and Northern Europe
East of the Sun and West of the Moon (Norway)
Boots and the Troll (Norway)
Gudbrand on the Hillside or What the Good Man Does Is Always Right (Norway)
The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body (Norway)
The Lad Who Went to the North Wind (Norway)
The Master Thief (Norway)
The Three Billygoats Gruff (Norway)
The Mastermaid (Norway)
Not a Pin to Choose Between Them (Norway)
Princess on the Glass Hill (Norway)
Why the Bear Is Stumpy-Tailed (Norway)
Why the Sea Is Salt (Norway)
The Tinderbox (Denmark)
Peter Bull (Denmark)
Maid Lena (Denmark)
The Old Woman and the Tramp or Nail Broth (Sweden)
Salt and Bread (Sweden)
The Seal's Skin (Iceland)
The Pig-Headed Wife (Finland)
The Forest Bride (Finland)
God and the Devil Share the Harvest (Latvia)
The Bul-Bul Bird (Latvia)
East Europe
The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (Russia)
The Baba Yaga (Russia)
The Firebird, the Horse of Power and the Princess Vasilissa (Russia)
The Story of King Frost (Russia)
Prince Hedgehog (Russia)
Salt (Russia)
The Treasure (Russia)
Woe (Russia)
Clever Manka (Czechoslovakia)
Intelligence and Luck (Czechoslovakia)
Czar Trojan's Ears (Yugoslavia)
A Stroke of Luck (Hungary)
It Could Always Be Worse (Yiddish)
Chelm Justice (Yiddish)
Saint or Horse (Yiddish)
When Hershel Eats- (Yiddish)
Middle East
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (Arabian Nights)
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Arabian Nights)
The Fisherman and the Genie (Arabian Nights)
The Donkey Driver and the Thief (Arabia)
The Farmer and His Hired Help (Afghanistan)
Don't Throw Stones from Not-Yours to Yours (Israel)
The Three Hares (Turkey)
Asia
Momotaro or The Peach-Boy (Japan)
The Old Woman Who Lost Her Dumplings (Japan)
The Sparrow with the Slit Tongue (Japan)
The Tale of the Oki Islands (Japan)
The Stonecutter (Japan)
The Wife's Portrait (Japan)
Urashima (Japan)
The Magic Kettle (Japan)
A Taoist Priest (China)
Simple Wang (China)
Faithful Even in Death (China)
The Young Head of the Family (China)
The Most Frugal of Men (China)
The Magic Brocade (China)
Planting a Pear Tree (China)
The Groom's Crimes (China)
A Clever Judge (China)
Money Makes Cares (China)
Drinking Companions (China)
The King's Favorite (China)
The Clever Thief (Korea)
The Tiger's Whisker (Korea)
Hats to Disappear with (Korea)
Why the Parrot Repeats Man's Words (Thailand)
Mister Lazybones (Laos)
The Fisherman and the Gatekeeper (Burma)
The Little Lizard's Sorrow (Vietnam)
The Fly (Vietnam)
The Valiant Chattee-Maker (India)
The Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal (India)
How the Raja's Son Won the Princess Labam (India)
How Sun, Moon, and Wind Went Out to Dinner (India)
The Monkey and the Crocodile (India)
Tit for Tat (India)
The Pacific
How Ma-ui Fished Up the Great Island (Hawaii)
Why There Are No Tigers in Borneo (Indonesia)
How Platypuses Came to Australia (Australia)
The Bunyip (Australia)
Africa
Talk (Africa-Ashanti Tribe)
Anansi's Hat-shaking Dance (Africa-Ashanti Tribe)
Anansi and His Visitor, Turtle (Africa-Ashanti Tribe)
How Spider Obtained the Sky-God's Stories (Africa-Ashanti Tribe)
Younde Goes to Town (West Africa)
How Frog Lost His Tail (Africa-Sukuma Tribe)
The Rubber Man (Africa-Hausa Tribe)
The Origin of Death (Africa-Akamba Tribe)
Man Chooses Death (Africa-Madagascar)
The Woman and the Children of the Sycamore Tree (Africa-Masai Tribe)
The Wise Dog (Africa-Yoruba Tribe)
The Hunter and His Magic Flute (Africa-Yoruba Tribe)
The Funeral of the Hyena's Mother (Africa-Yoruba Tribe)
Oni and the Great Bird (Africa-Yoruba Tribe)
The Wooden Spoon and the Whip (Africa-Yoruba Tribe)
Why There Are Cracks in Tortoise's Shell (Africa-Baila Tribe)
The Fire on the Mountain (Ethiopia)
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky (Africa-Efik-Ibibio)
A Tug-of-War (Africa-Fan Tribe)
North America
People Who Could Fly (Black American)
Baby in the Crib (Black American)
The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story (Uncle Remus)
Paul Bunyan's Cornstalk (Western United States)
The Two Old Women's Bet (Southern United States)
Jack in the Giants' Newground (Southern United States)
Senor Coyote and the Dogs (Mexico)
The Talking Cat (French Canada)
The Indian Cinderella (Canadian Indian)
The Deserted Children (American Indian-Gros Ventre Tribe of Montana)
The Girl Who Married a Ghost (American Indian-The Nisqualli Tribe of Southern Washington)
The Lost Woman (American Indian-Blackfeet Tribe)
The Theft of Fire (American Indian-Chippewa Tribe)
Manabozho and His Toe (American Indian)
The Raven Brings Light (Alaskan Indian)
The Sedna Legend (Eskimo)
Caribbean and West Indies
The Magic Orange Tree (Haiti)
Greedy Mariani (Haiti)
Uncle Bouqui and Little Malice (Haiti)
Bouki Rents a Horse (Haiti)
Anansi Play with Fire, Anansi Get Burned (Jamaica)
How El Bizarron Fooled the Devil (Cuba)
The Story of the Smart Parrot (Puerto Rico)
Central and South America
How the Devil Constructed a Church (Honduras)
Three Magic Oranges (Costa Rica)
The Lucky Table (Costa Rica)
Brer Rabbit, Businessman (Costa Rica)
The Search for the Magic Lake (Ecuador)
The Deer and the Jaguar Share a House (Brazil)
The Five Brothers (Chile)
Index of Categories of Tales
Index of Titles

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