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Embracing the Child
enchantment: n. charm, fascinate, delight, beguile, captivate, enthrall, enrapture, attract, allure, entrance, spellbind, bewitch, cast a spell on, hypnotize, mesmerize, magic, sorcery, wizardry, thaumaturgy, charm.
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends and Myths at Embracing the Child
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All Disabled Fables: Aesop's Fables, Retold And Illustrated By Artists With Developmental Disabilities @AMAZON
4-8 Verna Aardema
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Anansi Does the Impossible!: An Anhanti Tale
Koi and the Kola Nuts : A Tale from Liberia [do good and good will come back to you]
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PreK Alma Flor Ada Pio Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes [bilingual collection of traditional rhymes] @AMAZON
4-8 Charles Addams (1912–1988) American Cartoonist The Charles Addams Mother Goose
First Published 1967
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7 Up Adler, Naomi Barefoot Book of Animal Tales [selflessness, sharing, and trust] @AMAZON
5-8 Ahlberg. Alllan Previously [clever pastiche of fairy tales in which everyone lives happily ever . . . before. ] @AMAZON
7-9 Aliki [Resource File] The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus @AMAZON
10+ Judy Allen Fantasy Encyclopedia [one-stop guide to the creatures and people of folklore and fantasy. From goblins and fairies to dragons and Dracula, this encyclopedia covers them all with sparkling, readable text and stunning illustrations. Featuring more than 400 photographs and illustrations, this book will introduce readers to each fantasy character within its habitat and genre. Cross-reference boxes direct readers to popular books and movies starring these fantastical creatures. This is a must-have for any fantasy enthusiast!] @AMAZON
RES Anna E. Altmann, Gail De Vos New Tales for Old: Folktales As Literary Fictions for Young Adults @AMAZON
4-8 Berthe Amoss The Three Little Cajun Pigs @AMAZON
10 Up Rudolfo Anaya My Land Sings: Stories from the Rio Grande [10 stories - Hispanic and Native American] @AMAZON
4-8 Hans Christian Andersen, et al [Resource File] The Nightingale (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney 2002)
The Nightingale (Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger 1999)
The Ugly Duckling (Caldecott Honor Book, 2000 (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney)
Thumbeline (Illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger 2000))
The Little Match Girl (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney 1999)
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: Candlewick Illustrated Classic translated by Naomi Lewis (2010) (Ages 9-12) [collection of thirteen Andersen tales includes “The Princess and the Pea,” “Thumbelina,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Snow Queen.” Characters are brought to life in Joel Stewart’s fresh and whimsical illustrations.]
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4-8 Joan Walsh Anglund Nibble Nibble Mousekin: A Tale of Hansel and Gretel
4-8 Joyce Cooper Arkhurst The Adventures of Spider: West African folk tales
Anansi Finds a Fool: An Ashanti Tale
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6 up Tor Age Bringsvaerd Ruffen: The Sea Serpent Who Couldn't Swim (Norway) [mythical world of the seven seas /a very small sea serpent who lives on a mysterious, invisible island concealed from human eyes/and an octopus friend who teaches Ruffen how to swim/bravery/overcoming obstacles] @AMAZON
4-8 Anna Marlis Burgard Flying Feet: A Story of Irish Dance @AMAZON
4-8 Rand Burkert Mouse & Lion Retelling of Aesop's Fable
8-12 F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Adat Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection [retelling of twelve beloved stories that embody the lively spirit and the rich heritage of Latino people. The Welcome is a bit of interesting history.] @AMAZON
8-10 Susan Cooper The Magician's Boy [St. George and the Dragon] @AMAZON
5-9 Jennifer Armstrong King Crow (Irish)
4-8 Katya Arnold Baba Yaga: A Russian folk tale
Baba Yaga and the Little Girl: A Russian folk tale
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4-8 Chris Babcock No Moon, No Milk @AMAZON
4-8 Hyun-Joo Bae New Clothes for New Year's Day [Follow a young Korean girl as she dresses and prepares for celebrating the Lunar New Year.] @AMAZON
4-8 Giambattista Petrosinella Basile, Diane Stanley Petrosinella: A Neapolitan Rapunzel @AMAZON
4-8 Antonia Barber The Mousehole Cat (Cornish) @AMAZON
All Ages Cicely Mary Barker (1895-1973) A Deluxe Book of Flower Fairies (2003) [compilation of all Barker's world-famous fairy illustrations and poems. Exquisitely rendered drawings of the natural world, and the child-like fairies who live in each flower or tree camouflaged by their "flowery" clothes.]
The Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book
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YA Barrett, Tracy Dark of the Moon - reworking of Theseus and the Minotaur @AMAZON
8-11 Teresa Bateman The Ring of Truth: An Original Irish Tale @AMAZON
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Tanya Robyn Batt The Fabrics of Fairytale: Stories Spun from Far and Wide
The Faerie's Gift
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John Bean, Amelia Oldfield Pied Piper: Musical Activities to Develop Basic Skills @AMAZON
9 Up Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Cautionary Tales for Children @AMAZON
4-8 Ann Keay Beneduce Jack and the Beanstalk (Victorian) @AMAZON
5-9 Alix Berenzy A Frog Prince @AMAZON
5-8 Laura Berkeley The Keeper of Wisdom @AMAZON
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James Berry Don't Leave an Elephant to Go and Chase a Bird (African)
First Palm Trees: An Anancy Spiderman Story
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4-8 Lynne Bertrand Granite Baby [original tall tale] @AMAZON
Adult Bruno Bettelheim The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales @AMAZON
4-8 John Bierhorst Is My Friend at Home: Pueblo Fireside Tales @AMAZON
4-8 Claire Huchet Bishop The Five Chinese Brothers @AMAZON
YA Francesca Lia Block The Rose and the Beast @AMAZON
5 Up Odds Bodkin
Gennady Spirin, Illustrator
The Crane Wife (Japanese) @AMAZON
RES Bette Bosma Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, and Myths: Using Folk Literature in Your Classroom @AMAZON
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Jan Brett [Resource File] Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Beauty and the Beasat
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Walter M. Brasch Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, and the 'Cornfield Journalist: The Tale of Joel Chandler Harris @AMAZON
All Marcia Brown
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Stone Soup: An Old Tale (French) @AMAZON
All Robert Browning The Pied Piper of Hamelin
[1888 poetry book illustrated by Kate Greenaway]
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All Ashley Bryan Beautiful Blackbird - Zambian Tale
Ashley Bryan's African Tales
PreK Richard Buckley The Greedy Python @AMAZON
5-8 Robert Burleigh Pandora @AMAZON
9-12 Khephra Burns
Leo and Diane Dillon, Illustrators
Mansa Musa @AMAZON
5-8 Robert Byrd Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife: A Giant of a Tale from Ireland @AMAZON
4-8 Len Cabral Anansi's Narrow Waist: An African Folk Tale @AMAZON
9-12 Michael J. Caduto The Crimson Elf: Italian Tales of Wisdom @AMAZON
4-8 Stephanie Calmenson Principal's New Clothes @AMAZON
4-8 F. Isabel Campoy Rosa Raposa [Trickster Tale from South America] @AMAZON
All Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-up Adaptation [Illustrated by Robert Sabuda] 2003 [special effects like a Victorian peep show, multifaceted foil, and tactile elements] @AMAZON
All James Carvillel Lu and the Swamp Ghost [Louisiana during 1929 depression/"You're never poor if you have a loving family and one good friend."] @AMAZON
5-7 Patrick Skene Catling Chocolate Touch (Midas Touch) @AMAZON
4-8 Margaret Chang The Beggar's Magic: A Chinese Tale @AMAZON
5-7 Gennifer Choldenko Moonstruck : The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped over the Moon @AMAZON
4-8 Eileen Christelow Where's the Big Bad Wolf? @AMAZON
9-12 Sally Pomme Clayon Tales Told in Tents: Stories from Central Asia [12 retellings interwoven with stories of travel, folklore, proverbs and riddles. @AMAZON
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Shirley Climo [Teacher Resource] Monkey Business: Stories from Around the World [collection/stories/facts]
The Irish Cinderlad
The Persian Cinderella
Atalanta's Race: A Greek Myth
Magic & Mischief: Tales from Cornwall (Cornish)
The Korean Cinderella
The Egyptian Cinderella [Lesson Plan]
The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb: A Mexican Fable [Lesson Plans/Suggestions for Ants] [The Mexican Family Through Literature]
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Jewell Reinhart Coburn Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella
Jouanah : A Hmong Cinderella
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4-8 Babette Cole Princess Smartypants (parody)
Prince Cinders (spoof)
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7-9 Sheila Hebert Collins Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella @AMAZON
8-10 Carlo Collodi Pinocchio: Candlewick Illustrated Classic Share your own customer images Search inside this book Tell the Publisher! I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. Pinocchio translated by Emma Rose (a Candlewick Illustrated Classic)A superb new translation with Sara Fanelli's playful illustrations in this unique edition of Carlo Collodi's 1883 classic.
6-8 Joy Cowley The Wishing of Biddy Malone [original Irish Tales/omething gained for nothing has no value] @AMAZON
4-7 Lucy Cousins Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales [Bold, funny, and unflinching collection. Retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty.] (Sure to be a classic!) @AMAZON
Barbara Cooney Little Brother and Little Sister
4-8 M. Charlotte Craft Cupid and Psyche @AMAZON
All E. E. Cummings Fairy Tales (collection) @AMAZON
6-8 Pat Cummings Ananse and the Lizard: A West African Tale @AMAZON
9 up Lynn Curlee Mythological Creatures: A Classical Bestiary [From the fierce Chimera, part lion, goat, and serpent; to magnificent Phoenix that rises from its own ashes; to the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece; to the legend of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa; to the noble winged horse, Pegasus; to Cerberus, the three-headed watchdog of Hades.] @AMAZON
5-7 Stefan Czernecki Paper Lanterns (fiction) [lesson in perseverance/Chinese New Year/Chinese New Year: The Lantern Festival] ( @AMAZON
3-7 Jude Daly Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story @AMAZON
10 Up Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire D'aulaire's Book of Greek Myths @AMAZON
9 Up Kenneth C. Davis Don't Know Much About World Myths [In Davis' trademark question-and-answer style peppered with entertaining sidebars and quotes, he also shows how almost every civilization's mythology shares common themes. Some stories celebrate the creation of the earth and the arrival of the first humans; others mourn a massive flood of destruction. @AMAZON
4-8 Cynthia DeFelice One Potato, Two Potato [retelling of a Chinese folktale pays tribute to the author’s Irish heritage] @AMAZON
David Delamare Cinderella
4-8 Dom Deluise King Bob's New Clothes @AMAZON
4-8 Tomie De Paola
[Study Units]
Strega Nona (Grandma Witch) (Italian)
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka (Irish)
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Demi The Empty Pot (Chinese)
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical folk tale
The Magic Pillow (based on Chinese folktale) [the story of a poor boy named Ping who is given a magic pillow by a mysterious magician. Ping sees what a lifetime of wealth and power would be like, and discovers that the riches of family and freedom are much more valuable.]
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6-8 Baba Wague Diakite The Magic Gourd [Mali, West Africa][generosity/friendship/true meaning of wealth]
The Hatseller and the Monkeys: A West African Folktale [monkey-see, monkey-do]
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5-9 Berlie Doherty Classic Fairy Tales retold by Berlie Doherty and beautifully illustrated by Jane Ray. The Tales: Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty in the Forest, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Rapunzel, Snow White (Snowdrop), Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, Little Red Riding Hood, The Firebird, ansel and Gretel, The Frog Prince, The Wild Swans.
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Sharon Arms Doucet Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou
Alligator Sue ["Who am I – a Gator or a Girl?" "All you can do is be who you is." Hurricane hits Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp/] [Hurricanes by Seymour Simon]
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8-11 Malachy Doyle Tales from Old Ireland
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6-9 Lois Duncan The Magic of Spider Woman (Navajo) @AMAZON
4-8 Kin Eagle Hey, Diddle Diddle @AMAZON
9-12 Katie Edwards Myths and Monsters: Secrets Revealed [exposes the truth behind 10 mythical creatures.] @AMAZON
9-12 Lady Hestia Evans Mythology [In the early nineteenth century, an English nobleman embarked on a tour of the sites of ancient Greece. He brought as his guide a primer on Greek myths written by his friend Lady Hestia Evans, a devotee of Lord Byron who had recently taken the same voyage. In the true Romantic spirit, Lady Hestia’s book was not only lavishly illustrated but also boasted many paper crafts and novelties, including a card game featuring the twelve Olympians, an oak-leaf oracle of Zeus, a pop-up Pandora’s box (with hope still inside), a booklet retelling the tale of Odysseus, a piece of the Golden Fleece, a gold OBOLOS coin to pay the ferryman on the River Styx, and many more flaps, foldouts, and other surprises. The nobleman added his own witty comments and drawings along the way, but seems to have wished for something odd at the Delphic oracle: as the book nears its end, it slowly begins to turn . . .to gold. Now, for lovers of Greek myths and those just discovering their timeless power, this fascinating volume is faithfully reproduced with all its Romantic ambience, clever wit and novelty features intact.] @AMAZON
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Lisa Campbell Ernst Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale
Stella Louella's Runaway Book (Goldilocks)
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8-11 Josephine Evetts-Sacker The Barefoot Book of Father and Son Tales
The Barefoot Book of Mother and Son Tales [Teacher Activities]
Mother and Daughter Tales (An Abbeville Anthology)
Father and Daughter Tales (An Abbeville Anthology)
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7-9 Claire Ewart The Dwarf, the Giant, and the Unicorn: A Tale of King Arthur @AMAZON
7-10- Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep [Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. By the time she’s seven, the tireless girl can even outskip the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it many years later to save the children’s fabled skipping grounds from a greedy, factory-building lord?] @AMAZON
4-8 Joanne Findon The Dream of Aengus @AMAZON
4-10 Matt Faulkner Jack and the Beanstalk @AMAZON
4-8 Mary Finch The Three Billy Goats Gruff @AMAZON
4-8 Candace Fleming Gator Gumbo [a new twist on The Little Red Hen] [cajun style] @AMAZON
4-10 Linda Ford Musings: Tales of Truth and Wisdom @AMAZON
5-8 Toby Forward The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood @AMAZON
4-10 Frank G. Fox Jean Laffite and the Big Ol' Whale [based on real character from Louisiana history.] @AMAZON
4-8 Fiona French Jamil's Clever Cat: A Folk Tale from Bengal @AMAZON
4-8 Paul Galdone (1907-1986) Nursery Classics [The Three Pigs, The Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, and Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee - all original words and images. Introduction/bio by Leonard Marcus] @AMAZON
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4-8
Paul Galdone The Gingerbread Boy
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Bears
The Little Red Hen
Henny Penny
What's in Fox's Sack: An Old English Tale
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8-12 Sherry Garland Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam @AMAZON
RES Linda K. Garrity The Tale Spinner : Folk Tales, Themes, and Activities @AMAZON
9-13 Mary-Joan Gerson Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folklore @AMAZON
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Mordicai Gerstein The Old Country [Inteview]
The White Ram: A Story of Abraham And Isaac [Old Testament Story/interpretation based on Midrashim]
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5 Up Gail Gibbons Behold..the Unicorn [origins, mythology and folklore] @AMAZON
4-8 Mirra Ginsburg Chinese Mirror (adapted from a Korean folk tale) @AMAZON
Brian Gleeson Finn McCoul (Irish) @AMAZON
8-12 Nikki Giovanni The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited. Illustrated by Chris Raschka [Every year the Grasshoppers sing and play their instruments and the Ants work in rhythm to the music. The crops come up smoothly, and the Ants bring in the harvest to the Grasshoppers’ beat. But when winter comes, the Ants turn their backs on the Grasshoppers, and Jimmy Grasshopper finds this unfair. He’s hired Robin, Robin, Robin, and Wren to sue Abigail and Nestor Ant for what he deserves — R-E-S-P-E-C-T — and a one-half share of the harvest. But will a jury of his peers agree about the worth of art?] @AMAZON
4-8 Paul Goble Star Boy (Blackfoot) @AMAZON
8-12 Barbara Diamond Goldin Journeys With Elijah: Eight Tales of the Prophet @AMAZON
4-8 Lucia M. Gonzalex The Bossy Gallito / El Gallito Bossy [bilingual][Latin American] @AMAZON
4-8 Pippa Goodhart Arthur's Tractor: A Fairy Tale with Mechanical Parts @AMAZON
5-10 Diane Goode The Dinosaur's New Clothes: A Retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen Tale
Diane Goode's Book of Giants and Little People
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6-8 Valeri Gorbachev Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: A Ukrainian Folk Tale
Silly and Sillier: Read Aloud Tales from Around the World
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6-8 Kenneth Grahame The Reluctant Dragon (Michael Hague, Illustrator) @AMAZON
4-8 Alvin Granowsky Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Bears Should Share! (Another Point of View)

Giants Have Feelings, Too/Jack and the Beanstalk (Another Point of View)

Henny Penny/Brainy Bird Saves the Day! (Another Point of View)

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5-7 Gray, Luli Ant and Grasshopper [extended version of Aesop’s fable, The Ant and the Grasshopper] Good read-aloud.
5-8 Grimes, Nikki At Break of Day [A Creation Story] (2003) @AMAZON
5-8 Grimm Brothers Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A Classic IIlustrated Edition (compiled by Cooper Edens) (2007) [The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are among the most enduring and most beloved of all traditional tales. This beautifully designed collection contains "Cinderella," "Brave Little Tailor," "Snow White," and 12 more. Coupled with antique illustrations by such artists as Arthur Rackham, Walter Crane, and Randolph Caldecott, these retellings are as fresh as springtime and as timeless as "happily ever after."] @AMAZON
7-9 Jacob Grimm (Editor), et al Hansel and Gretel (Puffin Pied Piper)
Hansel and Gretel
Little Red Cap
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Elves and the Shoemaker
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4-8 Steven Guarnaccia Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne @AMAZON
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Michael Hague The Book of Fairies
The Book of Pirates
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4-8 Bruce Hale Snoring Beauty [This story is just like the original Sleeping Beauty. Except for the sarcastic frog narrator, the garlic-scented fairy, and--oh yeah--the princess in this book not only sleeps and snores . . . she's also been turned into a hot-pink and purple dragon! @AMAZON
11 Up Shannon Hale [Interview] The Goose Girl [Lesson Plan]
Enna Burning [companion volume to The Goose] (2004)
Princess Academy (2005)
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5-9 Amanda Hall The Stolen Sun: A Story of Native Alaska [second chance for mankind] @AMAZON
All Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002)
See Newbery
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl
The People Could Fly Picture Book and CD (Ages 6 and up) (Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, Knopf, 2007) [Author's Note: The People Could Fly is a detailed fantasy tale of suffering, of magic power exerted against the so-called Master and his underlings. Finally, it is a powerful testament to the millions of slaves who never had the opportunity to 'fly' away. They remained slaves, as did their children. The People Could Fly was first told and retold by those who had only their imaginations to set them free."'
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5-7 Jim Harris Jack and the Giant: A Story Full of Beans @AMAZON
4-8 Joel Chandler Harris Jump Again!: More Adventures of Brer Rabbit @AMAZON
6 Up Nathaniel Hawthorne A Wonder-Book for Boys and Girls
The Great Stone Face
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10 Up Marie Heaney The Names upon the Harp Irish Myth and Legend @AMAZON
5-8 Betsy Hearne, Editor Beauties and Beasts: (The Oryx Multicultural folk tale Series) @AMAZON
4-8 Paul Heins (Translator) Snow White @AMAZON
4-8 Henrichs, Wendy I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend [friendship, generosity, and kindness] @AMAZON
The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy
5-8 Marilyn Helmer Three Tales of Adventure (Jack and the Beanstalk, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Tom Thumb) (the right mix of story and illustration) @AMAZON
B.G. Hennessy The Once Upon a Time Map Book: Take a Tour of Six Enchanted Lands [Imagine that fairy tales are real and can be explored in detail with the help of maps. Imagine navigating the mysteries of Aladdin's kingdom, the dangers of the Giant's kingdom at the top of Jack's beanstalk, and the whimsy of Alice's Wonderland. Imagine a trip through the unique geographical features of Peter Pan's Neverland, Dorothy's Land of Oz, and Snow White's Enchanted Forest. You'll have expert guides and clear, simple directions. On each map, a compass, quadrants with letters and numbers, and a key with local routes will help you find your way.]
10 Up Donald R. Hettinga The Brothers Grimm: Two Lives, One Legacy @AMAZON
4-8 Rebecca Hickox The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella @AMAZON
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Mary Ann Hoberman There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnegan
The Marvelous Mouse Man [Adaptation of Pied Piper]
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7-11 Mary Hoffman The Barefoot Book of Brother and Sister Tales @AMAZON
6 Up Margaret Hodges Saint George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend @AMAZON
Lily Toy Hong Two of Everything: A Chinese folk tale @AMAZON
4-8 William H. Hooks The Three Little Pigs and the Fox: An Appalachian Tale @AMAZON
9-12 Kate Hovey Ancient Voices [Greek Mythology] @AMAZON
6-10 Mary Howitt (1799 to 1888) The Spider and the Fly [Tony DiTerlizzi, Illustrator 2002] @AMAZON
4-8 Naomi Howland The Matzah Man: A Passover Story [Gingerbread Man] @AMAZON
5-8 Shirley Hughes Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella [Ella takes happily ever after into her own hands/making choices] @AMAZON
6-9 Jan Huling Ol Bloo's Boogie-Woogie Band and Blues Ensemble [retelling of The Bremen Town Musicians set in Louisiana. @AMAZON
6-9 Jan & Phil Huling Puss in Cowboy Boots @AMAZON
6-8 Trina Schart Hyman Little Red Riding Hood @AMAZON
7-10 Iroaganachi, John How the Leopard Got His Claws [In the beginning, all the animals lived as friends. Their king, the leopard, was strong but gentle and wise. Only Dog had sharp teeth, and only he scoffed at the other animals’ plan to build a common shelter for resting out of the rain. But when Dog is flooded out of his own cave, he attacks the leopard and takes over as king. And it is then, after visiting the blacksmith’s forge and knocking on Thunder’s door, that the angry leopard returns to regain his throne by the menace of his own threatening new claws. This riveting fable is about the potency and dangers of power taken by force. A vivid fable about power and freedom.]
4-8 Alison Jackson I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie @AMAZON
4 Up Ellen B. Jackson Scatterbrain Sam (Welsh)
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4-8 Ellen Jackson Cinder Edna (modern Cinderella) [Readers Guide for Teachers/Librarians] @AMAZON
8-11 9-12 Nina Jaffe and Steve Zeitlin While Standing on One Foot: Puzzle Stories and Wisdom Tales from the Jewish Tradition @AMAZON
7-10 Jiang, Ji-li The Magical Monkey King: Mischief in Heaven [Chinese Tale/bragging] @AMAZON
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Nina Jaffe The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition
Tales for the Seventh Day: A Collection of Sabbath Stories
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Randall Jarrell, Lore Segel, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm (October 2003) @AMAZOM
4-7 Mina Javaherbin The Secret Message [All day the bird sang of longing. But the merchant would not let him go… Alone, imprisoned in a golden cage, and far from the jungles of home, a parrot longs for freedom. Will he ever escape? Thanks to a secret mesage passed along by his friends in India, the parrot outwits his wealthy owner and soars to freedom. A perfect introduction to the culture, literature, and history of the Middle East.] Adapted and translated from "Parrot and the Merchant," from Book One of the Masnavi collection by Jalaledin Rumi, 13th century.
4-8 Paul Brett Johnson Fearless Jack (Appalachia)
A Perfect Pork Stew (Baba Yaga)
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4-6 Tony Johnston The Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea
Alice Nizzy Nazzy: The Witch of Santa Fe (Baba Yaga)
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6-10 Charlotte Foltz Jones The King Who Barked: Real Animals Who Ruled [Meet the animals who ruled. There was Incitatus the horse, who was made a consul in the Roman Empire. Then there was Saur, a dog declared king during the days of the Vikings, who signed decrees with his paw. And one can't forget Pigasus, nominated as presidential candidate by a group of Vietnam War protestors, or Clay Henry the goat, who became mayor of a small Texas town. The government truly has gone to the dogs—and to the rhinos and elephants too! ]
4-8 Kathryn Lasky The Emperor's Old Clothes @AMAZON
4-8 Mary E. Lyons Roy Makes a Car (Based on a story collected by Zora Neale Hurston) [African-American tall tale] [extensive text and author's notes] @AMAZON
4-8 Steven Kellogg The Three Sillies
Paul Bunyan
Pecos Bill: A Tall Tale
Jack and the Beanstalk
Chicken Little
The Three Little Pigs
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Eric A. Kimmel The Hero Beowulf
The Goose Girl
Anansi Goes Fishing (West African)
The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol (Yiddish)
Onions and Garlic: An Old Tale
Anansi and the Talking Melon
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
Rimonah of the Flashing Sword: A North African Tale
The Castle of Cats: A Story from Ukraine
The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend From Alaska
The Lady in the Blue Cloak: Legends from the Texas Missions
The Three Cabritos [The Three Billy Goats Gruff, with a Texas twist]
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths [12 classics] (Ages 8-10)
The Fisherman and the Turtle (Ages 4-8) Aztec twist on The Fisherman and His Wife
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4 Up Frances Kelley Pandora's Box - The Fisherman And His Wife - The Boy Who Cried Wolf -The Nutcracker And The Mouse King (Stories to Stir the Imagination) @AMAZON
4 -8 Cristina Kessler The Best Beekeeper of Lalibela: A Tale from Africa @AMAZON
10-14 Patrice Kindl Goose Chase @AMAZON
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Eric Kimmel Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow: Stories About Saints and Animals
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock [trickster tale]
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4-8 Lincoln Kirstein Puss in Boots @AMAZON
4-8 Hilary Knight Hilary Knight's Cinderella @AMAZON
All Kathleen Krull A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury Of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, And (of Course) Blarney @AMAZON
4-8 Jane Kurtz Trouble [curiosity, adventure,staying out of trouble] @AMAZON
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Fairyland In Art and Poetry: From the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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4-8 Donivee Laird Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and the Magic Shark
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4-8 Jim LaMarche The Elves and the Shoemaker (German Folklore)
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4-8 Julie Larios Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures [Centaurs, mermaids, and other curious creatures populate these wondrous poems and paintings, inspired by a mythological world full of imagination and mystery. End-notes about cultures and legends are a perfect conclusion for this beautifully illustrated book.] Ages 6-9
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4-8 Ian Lendler An Undone Fairy Tale
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5-9

Julius Lester The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Ackamarackus: Julius Lester's Sumptuously Silly Fantastically Funny Fables
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Ella Enchanted (Newbery Honor Book)[reinvention of Cinderella] (Ages 9-13)
Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (Princess/Pea)(Ages 7-12)
Betsy Who Cried Wolf! [a wolf with a plan] (Ages 4-8)
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6-10 Gail Carson Levine Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (2005)
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand (2007)
Fairies and the Quest for Never Land (2010) [New character added, nine-year-old Gwendolyn, a direct descendant of Wendy of Peter Pan]
7-10 Naomi Lewis The Snow Queen [adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's traditional winter favorite/ magical story of a young girl's quest to save the boy she loves/beautifully illustrated] @AMAZON
10-13 Betty Bonham Lies Earth's Daughters: Stories of Women in Classical Mythology @AMAZON
4-8 Ai-Ling Louie Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China (oldest version of Cinderella) @AMAZON
PreK Rosanne Litzinger You Can't Catch Me (Gingerbread Man) @AMAZON
4-8 Alice Low The MacMillan Book of Greek Gods and Heroes @AMAZON
4-8 Susan Lowell The Three Little Javelinas (Southwestern)
Cindy Ellen: A Wild Western Cinderella
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4-8 Amy Lowry Fox Tails: Four Fables from Aesop - Four classic fables are artfully woven together to make a single story. "The Fox and the Grapes," "The Fox and the Crow," "The Fox and the Goat," and "The Fox and the Stork" all come together to make an unusually eventful day for a tricky fox who is not quite as clever as he imagines. @AMAZON
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The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud [Seven tales from seven cultures]
Pirican Pic and Pirican Mor [Scottish Folktale]
The Gingerbread Man
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4-8 Alison Lurie Black Geese: A Baba Yaga Story From Russia @AMAZON
4-8 Geraldine MacAughrean Grandma Chickenlegs (Baba Yaga) @AMAZON
4-8 Amy MacDonald Please, Malese: A Trickster Tale from Haiti @AMAZON
3-8 Margaret Read MacDonald Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: A Palestinian Folktale [a woman wishes for a child to love, "even if it is nothing more than a cooking pot." Her wish comes true,] @AMAZON
5-8 Eric Maddern Death in a Nut [Scottish Folktale] [Life and Death]
The Fire Children: A West African Folk Tale [tale that explains why people come in so many different colors]
The King With Horse's Ears [folk tale found in Wales, Ireland, India, Eastern Europe and North Africa.][keeping secrets that want to be told]
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YA+ Gregory Maguire Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister @AMAZON
All Raouf Mama The Barefoot Book of Tropical Tales (Afro-Caribbean) @AMAZON
6-9 Anthong L. Manna, Christodoula Mitakidou Mr. Semolina-Semolinus: A Greek Folktale @AMAZON
4-8 James Marshall Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Red Riding Hood
Hansel and Gretel
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Rafe Martin The Rough-Face Girl (Algonquin Cinderella)
The Shark God (retelling of Hawaiian legend) [justice and compassion]
Birdwing (Birdwing begins where Grimm's The Six Swans end) [self-acceptance/differences]
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4-8 Jean Marzollo Little Bear, You're a Star!: A Greek Myth (retelling) @AMAZON
6-10 John Matthews The Barefoot Book of Giants, Ghosts and Goblins: Traditional Tales from Around the World
[Teacher Activities]
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6-10 Caitlin Matthews The Barefoot Book of Princesses [Teacher Activities]
The Blessing Seed: A Creation Myth for the New Millennium
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10 up John and Caitlin Matthews Trick of the Tale: A Collection of Trickster Tales [This truly diverse, elegantly illustrated collection (Tomislav Tomic, Illustrator) follows such clever characters as Anansi, Coyote, Brer Rabbit, and others who play a role in a multicultural array of storytelling traditions, from African to Inuit to European, Tibetan to Native American to Japanese.] @AMAZON
4-8 Marianna Mayer Beauty and the Beast
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
Twelve Dancing Princesses
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5-8 Angela McAllister Barkus, Sly and the Golden Egg @AMAZON
3-5 Michael McCarthy The Story of Noah and the Ark @AMAZON
9 Up Geraldine McCaughrean Greek Myths
Roman Myths
The Silver Treasure: Myths and Legends of the World
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4-8
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Jabut & the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
Zomo the Rabbit:A Trickster Tale from West Africa [see Spanish Translation]
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest
Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India
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4-8 Ann McGovern Stone Soup (French) @AMAZON
5-8 Megan McDonald The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale [Anabel, a young seamstress in Old Italy has only days to finish her dream: sewing a gown for the princess to wear at the Butterfly Ball.] @AMAZON
YA Robin McKinley Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
Rose Daughter (Re-exploring Beauty and the Beast)
Spindle's End (Sleeping Beauty)
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4-8 Patricia McKissack Flossie and the Fox [Lesson Plan 1and 2]
Precious and the Boo Hag [African-American fiction/tall tale/about courage]
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5-8 Betty Miles The Sky Is Falling (Ready-To-Read) @AMAZON
4-8 Marianne Mitchell Joe Cinders [Southwestern Cinderfella] @AMAZON
5-8 Stephen Mitchell Iron Hans [Grimms' Fairy Tale retold]
The Ugly Duckling [Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tale retold] Superbly illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher]
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7-9 Jacqueline Mitton Zodiac: Celestial Circle of the Sun [beautifully illustrated book teaches young readers about the twelve constellations and the stars that form them. Packed with astronomical facts/explains the celestial phenomena that form the basis for study of astronomy. Every constellation is accompanied by an interesting tale] @AMAZON
4-8 Walter McVitty Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves @AMAZON
4-8 Tololwa M. Mollel Ananse's Feast: An Ashanti Tale @AMAZON
5-9 Marisa Montes Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folktale @AMAZON
6-9 Morpurgo, Michael The Pied Piper of Hamelin - takes on modern themes in this retelling @AMAZON
10 up Susan Morris A Practical Guide to Faeries [What's the difference between a pixie and a nixie? What happens if you nibble on a bite of faerie food? How do you say "good night" in the language of faeries? In this fully-illustrated guide, a mischievous pixie named Pip invites readers on an insider's tour of the wonders of the feywild. Discover the secret entrance of a real faerie home, step inside the workshop of a toy-tinkering brownie, and play a game of stickyball with your newfound faerie friends.] @AMAZON
4-8 Arlene Mosel Tikki Tikki Tembo (Chinese) @AMAZON
4-8 Barry Moser The Three Little Pigs @AMAZON
3-8 Chuck Murphy Jack and the Beanstalk: Illustrated in Three Dimensions ( Pop-Up) @AMAZON
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9-12
Burleigh Muten Grandmothers' Stories: Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures
The Lady of Ten Thousand Faces: Goddess Stories from Many Cultures
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3-8 Jon J. Muth Stone Soup [retelling/Zen Monks in China] @AMAZON
6-10 Christopher Myers Lies and Other Tall Tales (collected by Zora Neale Hurston) [Southern folklore] @AMAZON
12 up Walter Dean Myers Amiri and Odette: A Love Story [Part poem, part love story, part rap and rhapsody retelling of Swan Lake] @AMAZON
5-8 Koko Nishizuka The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale [reveals the story behind the beckoning cat, a good-luck figure found today in many Asian stores and restaurants.] @AMAZON
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Donna Jo Napoli Crazy Jack (twist of Jack and the Beanstalk)
Spinners (based on Rumpelstiltskin)
Zel (based on Rapunzel)
Beast
The Magic Circle (Hansel and Gretel)
The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known As De Fawg Pin
Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace
Ugly (retelling of Hans Christian Andersens The Ugly Duckling)
The Earth Shook: A Persian Tale [the fictional tale of a child orphaned by an earthquake. Thought/discussion-provoking.] (Ages 6-9)
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5-8 Jerdine Nolen Thunder Rose [American Tall Tale/Old West/Post Civil War/African-American girl]

Big Jabe [Original Tale - African-American hero with the strength of fifty men, big heart, and a mysterious gift for spiriting slaves away to freedom]

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9-12 Howard Norman The Girl Who Dreamed Only Geese: And Other Tales of the Far North (Inuit)
Between Heaven and Earth: Bird Tales from Around the World (Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon)
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10-13 Sheldon Oberman Solomon And the Ant: And Other Jewish Folktales
3-6 Hiawyn Oram Baba Yaga & the Wise Doll: A Traditional Russian folk tale
5-7 Doris Orgel The Bremen Town Musicians: And Other Animal Tales from Grimm [In addition to the title story the collection includes The Hare and the Hedgehog, King of the Birds, How the Birds and Beasts Went to War, The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids, and The Fox and the Geese. Beautifully illustrated.] Ages 5-8
Doctor All-Knowing: A Folk Tale from the Brothers Grimm [father/daughter rather than husband/wife makes this a sure bet for kids 4-7]
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5-8
Mary Pope Osborne Favorite Greek Myths
Kate and the Beanstalk [feminist rendition of a classic fairy tale]
Sleeping Bobby [reverse of the male/female roles]
The Brave Little Seamstress [Grimm/English/based on The Brave Little Tailor]
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4 Up Joanne F. Oppenheim 'Not Now!' Said the Cow (Little Red Hen) @AMAZON
6-9 Partridge, Elizabeth Kogi's Mysterious Journey [Japanese Folktale] @AMAZON
4-8 Margie Palatini Bad Boys (2003) ["Bad . . . bad . . . really, really bad" wolves in this spin-on funny fairytale]
The Three Silly Billies (2005) [inventive new version of favorite folktale/fractured to include the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hool, and Jack]
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes (2009) [Fox eyed a bunch of tantalizing grapes hanging from a vine growing high on a tree. The problem was, Fox was only so high...and the grapes were so, so, so high. He had a plan.]
7-12 Paterson, Katherine and John The Flint Heart [A robust and wildly entertaining fairy tale, freely abridged from Eden Phillpotts’s 1910 fantasy. An ambitious Stone Age man demands a talisman that will harden his heart, allowing him to take control of his tribe. Against his better judgment, the tribe’s magic man creates the Flint Heart, but the cruelty of it causes the destruction of the tribe. Thousands of years later, the talisman reemerges to corrupt a kindly farmer, an innocent fairy creature, and a familial badger. Can Charles and his sister Unity, who have consulted with fairies such as the mysterious Zagabog, wisest creature in the universe, find a way to rescue humans, fairies, and animals alike from the dark influence of the Flint Heart?]
4-8 Ann Whitford Paul Manana Iguana [variation of the Little Red Hen with a Mexican twist/Spanish glossary] @AMAZON
3-7 Paye, Won-Ldy and Margaret H. Lippert Head, Body, Legs: A Story from Liberia [creation story] @AMAZON
4-8 Janet Perlman The Emperor Penguin's New Clothes (Picture Puffins) @AMAZON
4-8 Charles Perrault Cinderella (Manhattan)
Cinderella: A Fairy Tale
Puss in Boots
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9 Up
Neil Philip Pirate Princess and Other Fairy Tales [seven stories of dreamers and doers]
Celtic Fairy Tales
Horse Hooves and Chicken Feet: Mexican Folktales
Mythology of the World [50+ myths from Europe, Asia, America, Africa, Australia, and Oceania.]
Mythology (DK Eyewitness Books) (2005) [captivating stories/different cultures/to explain the mysteries of the world.]
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4-8 Jerry Pinkney
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The Ugly Duckling
The Little Match Girl
Noah's Ark [2002]
The Lion & the Mouse [nearly wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, in which an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap] The stunning illustrations speak volumes. (Ages 3-6)
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6-8 Saviour Pirotta Firebird ["In the shadow of King Vaslav’s Palace was a marvelous garden, and in the middle of that garden stood a tree that grew apples of solid gold, each one as dazzling as the sun."] Russian Tale @AMAZON
4-8 Caroline Pitcher Mariana and the Merchild: A Folk Tale from Chile @AMAZON
4-8 Patricia Polacco Babushka Baba Yaga
Luba and the Wren (Fisherman's Wife)
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4-7 Penny Pollack The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella @AMAZON
5-8 Amy Lowry Poole The Pea Blossom [retelling of Han Christian Andersen tale] Beautifully illustrated. @AMAZON
5-10 Josephine Poole (Editor) Snow White @AMAZON
4-6 Lila Prap 1001 Stories [Once upon a time, there lived...
This book starts out traditionally, but after that...watch out! There’s nothing usual about what happens when favorite fairy tales are put together in a book, and the reader is asked to decide what happens next. It’s an entertaining and exciting adventure through the intermingled paths of a fairy tale maze. And when Little Red Riding Hood (who later becomes Snow White) meets up with Hansel (who later turns into the Handsome Prince), well, anything can happen – maybe even 1001 NEW stories.]
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6 Up Jack Prelutsky Awful Ogre's Awful Day @AMAZON
Sergey Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf [See Art/Music Section] @AMAZON
Puttapipat, Niroot The Musicians of Bremen [retelling of Grimms' tale] @AMAZON
6 up Quattlebaum, Mary Sparks Fly High [Colonial Virginia Folk Tale] [One piece of that land is turning to mud, and the devil himself is rumored to live in that murky mess, for on dark nights sparks fly high.] @AMAZON
4-8 Ramsden, Ashley Seven Fathers [Norwegian folktale. In the midst of a fearsome blizzard, a weary traveler seeks refuge from the cold and is sent on a journey within his journey, arriving at a surprising destination. Illustrated by Ed Young.
4 Up Arthur Ransome The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
Little Daughter of the Snow [Russian]
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6-9 Sabina I. Rascol The Impudent ROOSTER: A Romanian Folktale @AMAZON
10 Up Nicky Raven Beowulf: A Tale of Blood, Heat, and Ashes [The exhilarating epic blazes to life — featuring illustrations by a lead artist on the LORD OF THE RINGS film trilogy.] @AMAZON
4-8 Jane Ray The Apple-Pip Princess [In a land that has stood barren, parched by drought and ravaged by frosts since the Queen's death, the King gives his three daughters the task of making the kingdom bloom again, and discovers that sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.] @AMAZON
7-10 J. J. Reneaux (1955-2000) How Animals Saved the People: Animal Tales from the South [Cajun, Creole, African American, Appalachian, Choctaw...] @AMAZON
4-8 Jean Richards How the Elephant Got Its Trunk [a retelling of the Rudyard Kipling Tale] @AMAZON
9-12 James Riordan Jason and the Golden Fleece @AMAZON
6-8 M. P. Robertson The Moon in Swampland [variation of "The Buried Moon"] @AMAZON
4-8 Bruce Robinson The Obvious Elephant [original fable] @AMAZON
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6-9 Anne F. Rockwell The One-Eyed Giant and Other Monsters from the Greek Myths
The Robber Baby: Stories from the Greek Myths
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5-9 Barbara Rogasky Rapunzel @AMAZON
6-9 Eileen Ross Nellie and the Bandit [original tall tale/girl power] @AMAZON
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6-12 William F. Russell Classic Myths to Read Aloud @AMAZON
6-12 Pam Munoz Ryan Nacho and Lolita [Mexican/the birds of Mission San Juan Capistrano/the power of love] @AMAZON
8 Up Patrick Ryan Shakespeare's Storybook: Folk Tales That Inspired The Bard @AMAZON
10 up Cynthia Rylant The Beautiful Stories of Life: Six Greek Myths, Retold [Pandora, Persephone, Orpheus, Pygmalion, Narcissus and Psyche] Elegant introduction to mythology. @AMAZON
4 Up Coleen Salley Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail
Epossumondas [over-mothered Louisiana possum tale]
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6 Up Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods and Heroes Pop-Up [In this stunning volume, Reinhart and Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum’s land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus’s Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin’s frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele’s volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and to many more lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends.]
Encyclopedia Mythologica: Dragons and Monsters Pop-Up [In a breathtaking grand finale, the world’s mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries.] Ages 5 and up
8-11 Ruth Sanderson Papa Gatto: An Italian Fairy Tale @AMAZON
4-8 Daniel San Souci, et al Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella @AMAZON
5-9 Robert D. San Souci The Reluctant Dragon
Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana
The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean
Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale
Cinderella Skeleton
Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story (Native American)
The White Cat: An Old French Fairy Tale
The Talking Eggs: A folk tale from the American South [Lesson Plan Grades 1 and 2]
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8-11 Alan Schroeder Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella @AMAZON
6 Up Laura Amy Schlitz The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm[Man or bear? When a person gives up hope, is he still human? Such is the story of a soldier who has lost everything to war: his childhood home, his family and friends, his youth, and his innocence. Enter that sly opportunist, the devil, who wraps the soldier in the armor of a dead bear’s skin, fills its pockets with gold, and makes a dangerous and horrible wager.]
The Night Fairy [What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous.]
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Howard Schwartz Next Year in Jerusalem: 3000 Years of Jewish Stories
Before You Were Born [midrash/Jewish folk tradition]
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Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush A Coat for the Moon and Other Jewish Tales
The Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World
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Jon Scieszka The Book That Jack Wrote
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs [Lesson Plan]
The Frog Prince, Continued
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4-8 Pete Seeger Abiyoyo: Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story
Abiyoyo Returns
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All Sellers, Jeff M. Folk Wisdom of Mexico / Proverbios y dichos mexicanos [ Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life.] @AMAZON
All Service, Robert W. The Cremation of Sam Mcgee - Canadian Folktale about the glory days of the Gold Rush [Constantly suffering from the cold, Sam makes his companion on the Arctic trail promise to cremate him when he dies, which the companion does--to his great surprise.] @AMAZON
5-8 Shelby, Anne The Man Who Lived in a Hollow Tree [Harlan Burch plants two trees for every one he cuts because "Somebody else might need a tree someday was Harlan Burch's philosophy." ]southeastern Kentucky folktale. @AMAZON
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Aaron Shepard King o' the Cats [retelling of classic English Folktale]
The Brocaded Slipper and Other Vietnamese Tales
Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria
The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend
The Crystal Heart: A Vietnamese Legend
Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India
The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
The Maiden of Northland: A Hero Tale of Finland
The Princess Mouse: A Tale of Finland
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4-8 Sherman, Pat The Sun's Daughter [original story inspired by Iroquois tales of the Corn Maiden—Maize—and her sisters Pumpkin and Red Bean.] @AMAZON
4-8 Uri Shulevitz, Brothers Grimm The Golden Goose @AMAZON
13+ Neal Shusterman The Eyes of Kid Midas @AMAZON
All Isaac Bashevis Singer Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (Yiddish)
Naftali the Storyteller and his Horse, Sus
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9-12
Judy Sierra The House That Drac Built
Can You Guess My Name?: Traditional Tales Around the World [Fifteen read-aloud tales that include: “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Frog Prince,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rumplestiltskin,” and “The Three Pigs.”
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5-8 Erica Silverman Raisel's Riddle (Jewish Cinderella/Purim/Queen Esther) @AMAZON
4-8 Terri Sloat There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout! @AMAZON
6-10 Barbara Soros Tenzin's Deer: A Tibetan Tale @AMAZON
4-8 Jessica Souhami Mrs. McCool and the Giant Cuhullin [Irish Tale]
Rama and the Demon King: A Tale of Ancient India
The Leopard's Drum: An Asante Tale from West Africa
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4-8 Genady Spirin Jack and the Beanstalk @AMAZON
5-8 Ann Redisch Stampler Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost [Laziness and finding luck]
The Rooster Prince of Breslov [The story of a prince who rejects the lavish luxury of his upbringing in favor of a life as . . . a rooster. The only person who can persuade the prince to reconsider is neither a doctor nor a magician but a wise teacher who is willing to become a rooster too.] Eastern Europe. Ages 4-8
5-9 Diane Stanley Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter @AMAZON
4-8 Dugald Steer Scary Fairies @AMAZON
3-6 Jeanne Steig A Handful of Beans: Six Fairy Tales
A Gift from Zeus: Sixteen Favorite Myths
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4-8 John Steptoe Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale @AMAZON
10 Up Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992)
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The Wanderings of Odysseus: The Story of The Odyssey
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of The Iliad [one of the greatest myths of all times authentically retold with beautiful illustration
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8-10 Swift, Jonathan Gulliver: Candlewick Illustrated Classic retold by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Riddell. [First published in 1726, this skillful adaptation by award-winning author Martin Jenkins stays true to the original, in a magnificent edition featuring all of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages. Chris Riddell's illustrations capture the tale in panoramic detail, making for a peerless introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language.]
YA Ellen Switzer Greek Myths: Gods, Heroes and Monsters: Their Sources, Their Stories and Their Meanings @AMAZON
8-10 Sam Swope Jack and the Seven Deadly Giants [defeating the manifestations of the seven traditional human failings.] @AMAZON
3-8 Edith Tarbescu The Boy Who Stuck Out His Tongue: A Yiddish Folk Tale [Teacher Activities] @AMAZON
9-12 Wafa Tarnowska The Seven Wise Princesses: A Medieval Persian Epic @AMAZON
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Changing Woman And Her Sisters: Stories of Goddesses from Around the World
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5-8 Frances Temple Tiger Soup: An Anansi Story from Jamaica @AMAZON
4-8 Mike Thaler Cinderella Bigfoot (Happily Ever Laughter) @AMAZON
Alexander Theroux Master Snickup's Cloak
5-10 Joyce Carol Thomas The Gospel Cinderella [Richly African-American]
The Bowlegged Rooster: And Other Tales That Signify [original tales - marriage, birth, death]
The Six Fools [Thomas' adaption of Zora Neale Hurston's The Six Fools/Gulf States tale]
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4-9 Eugene Trivizas The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig @AMAZON
4-8 Michael O. Tunnell Beauty and the Beastly Children @AMAZON
10 up Ann Turnbull Greek Myths [A gorgeous collection of classic Greek myths, retold by Turnbull and beautifully illustrated by Sarah Young, welcomes readers of all ages into a legendary world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle. Enter a world where anything is possible. A god might be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph may be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. Sixteen of the most celebrated myths, from the sadness of Persephone to the ill-fated love of Orpheus and Eurydice, from Pandora’s unlucky curiosity to the greed of King Midas to many more age-old tales filled with drama and romance.]
5-7 Rachel Vail Over the Moon [While rehearsing a Broadway-style production of the familiar nursery rhyme, Hiram Diddle Diddle and a violin-playing cat encourage a cow to keep jumping until she makes it OVER the moon.] @AMAZON
PreK Nancy Van Laan Rainbow Crow: A Lenape Tale (Native American) @AMAZON
10-14 Vivian Vande Velde The Rumpelstiltskin Problem @AMAZON
9 Up
YA
Kris Waldherr Sacred Animals
The Book of Goddesses
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4-8 Neil Waldman The Two Brothers: A Legend of Jerusalem @AMAZON
8-11 Richard Walker Jack and the Beanstalk
The Barefoot Book of Trickster Tales
Giants!: Stories from Around the World
The Barefoot Book of Pirates
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4-8 Helen Ward The Hare and the Tortoise: A Fable from Aesop @AMAZON
7-9 Fiona Waters Fairy Tales from Far and Wide
Oscar Wilde's the Selfish Giant
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4 Up Clyde Watson Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (American) @AMAZON
4-8 Jane Wattenberg Henny-Penny @AMAZON
3-8 Rosemary Wells Max and Ruby in Pandora's Box
Max and Ruby's Midas: Another Greek Myth
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4-8 Bruce Whatley Wait! No Paint! (Three Little Pigs) @AMAZON
4-8 David Wiesner The Three Pigs @AMAZON
5 -9 Margaret Willey Clever Beatrice [girl vs. dragon]
Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony
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4-8
7-12
Marcia Williams Greek Myths for Young Children
The Iliad and the Odyssey
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales [comic-strip format to animate nine Canterbury classics, including "The Clerk's Tale," "The Miller's Tale," and "The Wife of Bath's Tale."]
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5-8 Jeanette Winterson The King of Capri [gluttonous king learns to swallow his pride] @AMAZON
8 Up David Wisniewski Golem @AMAZON
8 -11 Margaret Olivia Wolfson The Patient Stone: A Persian Love Story @AMAZON
Diane Wolkstein Sun Mother Wakes the World: An Australian Creation Story @AMAZON
YA Patricia Wrede Dealing With Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Bk 1)
Searching for Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Bk 2)
Calling on Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Bk. 3)
Talking to Dragons (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book 4)
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Richard Wunderlich (Compiler) The Pinocchio Catalogue
[complete list of English language Pinocchio editions - 850]
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9-12 Laurence Yep The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale @AMAZON
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11-14
11-14
YA
5-8
8-12
Jane Yolen Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers And Eaters
Pay the Piper: A Rock 'n' Roll Fairy Tale
Troll Bridge: A Rock'n' Roll Fairy Tale
Meow: Cat Stories from Around the World (2005)
Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty/Holocaust)
King Long Shanks (Emperor's New Clothes)
Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys
The Emperor and the Kite [Ed Young, Illustrator/Caldecott Honor Book]
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4-8 Ed Young Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China [Lesson Plan - K-2]
The Sons of the Dragon King: A Chinese Legend
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4 Up Paul O. Zelinsky Rapunzel (Several origins)
Hansel and Gretel
Rumpelstiltskin
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4-8
5 Up
PreK
Margot Zemach Duffy and the Devil (1974 Caldecott Medal)
It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale
The Three Little Pigs: An Old Story
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8-11 Zhang, Song Nan and Hao Yu A Time of Golden Dragons [tracing the dragon’s history/Chinese culture] @AMAZON
5-8 Harriet Ziefert Henny-Penny @AMAZON

BIOGRAPHIES, TREASURES, TREATS, LESSONS PLANS, VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS & MORE:
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN:

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories
Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
A Collection of Pictures of Hans Christian Andersen

MORE GRIMM BROTHERS:

Grimms Fairy Tales from National Geographic - An interesting presentation of 12 tales based on the 1914 translation.
Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers in English and German

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COLLECTIONS:
University of Southern Mississippi's
The Cinderella Project
The Little Red Riding Hood Project
The Jack and the Beanstalk and Jack the Giant-Killer Project
University of Virginia Library
Bryant, Sara Cone. Stories to Tell to Children: Fifty-One Stories With Some Suggestions for Telling
Bryant, Sara Cone. How to Tell Stories to Children, and Some Stories to Tell
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. Blue Fairy Book
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 . The Yellow Fairy Book
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. Red Fairy Book
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912. The Violet Fairy Book

Aesop. Fables Electronic Texts

The Fantastic in Victorian Fairy Tale Illustrations

Zitkala-Sa. Old Indian Legends

Virginia Commonwealth University
19th-Century German Stories
University of Pittsburgh
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
Grimm Brothers - Chronology of their life, What they wrote and extensive links.
Changeling Legends from the British Isles
ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INTEREST:
SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages - First resource to check. Books, Introduction to Fairy Tale Studies and Annotated Tales.

Fairy Tale Resource Page - Extensive. Some links may be broken, but worth the visit.

COMPARING CULTURES: A Cooperative Approach to a Multicultural World - for Ages 10-15. Electronic text of John W. Pickering's book (1999) - Overview, activities, lesson plans. Extensive.

COMPARING CULTURES: The Multicultural Pavilion's International Project is a collection of original essays and articles from people doing multicultural education work around the world

CULTURAL UNITY: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute - Cultural Unity Through folk tales - Grades 7 and 8. Tall Tales, Trickster Tales, Creation stories, Cinderella Stories, Teacher’s Bibliography, Students’ Bibliography.

209 Grimm's Fairy Tales - online text

Native American Lore - Extensive List of stories.
Native American Mythology

Four Aesop Fables with illustrations
African Tales with online text
LEGENDS - This is a wonderful collection of animal myths and legends. [Examples: How Kangaroo Got His Tail, How the Bear Lost His Tail, Why Opossum's Tail is Bare, How the Sky Came to Be, Why Bat Has No Friends, and many more.]
The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Electronic text of the "Arabian Nights" stories edited by Andrew Lang.[Examples: The Seven Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, The Enchanted Horse, The Story of Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister, and many more]

Legends of the Trolls Homepage - Learn and read about trolls. Play a game. Read about Norwegian culture.

Ongoing Tales presents a collection of old-time fairy tales from various out-of-copyright books. LOTS of great stories <classic tales, some with original illustrations. A treasure.

Folk Art and Lore from around the world - Extensive exhibits - Virtual Museum

Classic Romanian Fairy Tales retold by Marguerite Wolf

Norwegian Folk Tales: The classics collection

Mayan Folk Tales

The Hasidic Stories Home Page

THE CAMPFIRE STORIES HANDBOOK - Ghost Stories, Indian Legends and Tales of the Outdoors

The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales For My Children

The Story of Owl (Haitian)

Homepage of Korean folk tales

ILLUSTRATORS OF THE PAST:
FAIRY TALE ART - A wonderful collection of images from illustrations to the best loved fairy tales from Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. See Cinderella Fairy Tale Illustrations by Adrienne Segur, Gustave Doré, Maxfield Parrish, Edmund Dulac; Puss in Boots Illustrations by Gustave Doré and Maxfield Parrish; Little Red Riding Hood and more. This is a great way to show children the evolution of illustration.

ARTISTS FROM THE PAST: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, John Bauer, Aubrey Vincent Beardsley, William Blake, Arnold Böcklin, Boichard, William Bouguereau, Robert Browning, Edward Burne-Jones, Puvis de Chavannes, C. Edmond Daux, Jean Delville, Frank Dicksee, Arthur Drummond, Edmund Dulac, L.R. Falero, John Anster Fitzgerald, Henry Fuseli, Jean-Leon Gerome, Francisco Hayez, E.R. Hughes, W.H. Hunt, Theodor Kittelsen, Gustav Klimt, F.C. Leighton, Andrew Loomis, E.L. Major, C.A. Mengin, J.E. Millais, Alfons Mucha, Kay Nielsen, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Arthur Rackham, W.H. Robinson, D.G. Rosetti,Anthony Frederick Sandys, John Simmons, Jessie Willcox Smith, Franz von Stuck, J.W. Waterhouse, Watts, F.J. Waugh, Sulamith Wülfing

SWIFTHOLLOW - Another wonderful site just packed with great illustrations (and some biographical information) for these artists: Cicely Mary Barker, Ida Bohatta, Katherine Cameron, Walter Crane, Richard Doyle, Edmund Dulac, John Duncan, John Anster Fitzgerald, H.J. Ford, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Florence Hardy, Florence Harrison, Ida Rintoul Outhwaite, Arthur Rackham, Claude A. Shepperson, Lorna (L.R.) Steele, Margaret W. Tarrant, John Tenniel, Harry Theaker.

In addition, there is a short guide to the different kinds of fairies that belong in the fairy realm and pages that list Celtic gods and goddesses and fairy figures and such from legend and myth in alphabetical order.

Arthur Rackham - Biography and Illustrations
The Tortoise and the Hare

Edmund Dulac - Biography and Illustrations

Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Cinderalla, Prince Omar and Princess Sheherazade, The Little Mermaid
The Real Princess (The Princess and the Pea)
The Nightingale
The Snow Queen (Gerda and the Reindeer)
Kate Greenaway -An introduction to the de Grummond Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University Libraries, University of Southern Mississippi . Brief Biography.
Kate Greenaway Almanacs

Gustaf Tenggren

The Frog Prince
Dorothy Pulis Lathrop - Biography and Illustrations

The Elizabeth Nesbitt Room Illustrators Project - children's book illustrators from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

George Cruikshank (1792-1878) - British Illustrator - Grimms [Illustrations]

Gustave Dorép (1832-1883) - French - Les Contes drolâtiques (Balzac), Paradise Lost (Milton), Fontaine's Fables, Don Quixote (Cervantes), Gargantua et Pantegruel (Rabelais)

J.J.Grandville (1803-1847) French. Real name Jean-Ignace-Julien Gérard. No illustrator has ever had a greater imagination and put it to better effect than this fine artist. Illustrated many European novels, but at his best when in realms of fantasy.

Richard Doyle (1824-1883) - Illustration of Jack and the Giant Killer

Walter Crane (1845-1915) - English - Illustration for Grimm also included. Walter Crane is recognized as one of the greatest and most innovative of all children's book illustrators.

Warwick Goble - Biography and Illustrations

Heinz Mellmann

Stories and illustrations from Grimm Fairy Tales 1943/44 - orignally produced as slides to be shown to children. [Click on each picture to take you through the story and illustrations]


Gustave Doré - Biography and Illustrations

Jesse Wilcox Smith - Biography and Illustrations

Katharine Sturgis & Joyce Mercer - Violet Books Illustrations

R.W. Aristoquakes

Frogs in Fable and Fairy Tales
LESSON PLANS and ACTIVITIES:
COMPARING CULTURES: Little Red Riding Hood and Lon Po Po

LESSON PLAN: folk tales, Tall Tales, Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends - EXTENSIVE site

LESSON PLAN: Myths, folk tales, and Legends

LESSON PLAN: Africa/African Tales/Modern Tales - Lesson Plans - Extensive K-12

LESSON PLANS: Fairy Tales from Far Off Lands - Africa, Central Asia, China, Egypt, England, Native American, Russia and Scotland

LESSON PLANS AND ACTIVITIES: Nursery Rhyme Theme - Break Loose with Mother Goose - Lessons & Units, Ideas, and Activities

LESSON PLAN: Fluency through Fables - group of ESL lessons involving a fable that are used to increase fluency as well as critical thinking and increasing vocabulary.[Tortoise and Hare, The Thirsty Pigeon, The Musical Fisherman, The Kingdom of the Lion, The Father and His Sons, The Donkey and the Grasshopper]

FAIRY TALE UNITS: select one of the studies from the list below, print it off, and you are ready to use our easy-to-follow unit study with your students.

LESSON PLANS: "Tattercoats" - Elementary, Intermediate, Junior high - Copy of text, word search puzzle included on the site.

LESSON PLAN: Using Traditional Tales - Elementary Grades

WRITING ACTIVITY: The "Real" Fairy Tales - Grades 5-8 - Help students develop their imagination and
writing skills by rewriting fairy tales and other short stories they all know.

WRITING ACTIVITY: New Fairy Tale Adventures - Grades 3-12 -

LESSON PLANS: Aesop's Fables

LESSON PLAN: Legends and Lore: Understanding and Creating Folk Tales in the Language Arts Classroom - Grades 6-12

LESSON PLAN: Judaism Christianity Unit: Scripture as Literature - Grade Level 6

LESSON PLAN: Fable Writing--Interdisciplinary Approach To Social Sciences - Grade Level(s): 3-8

LESSON PLANS: Greek Mythology - Grade Level 2 - Extensive

LESSON PLANS +: Interactive online study (Grades 4-8) of Greek mythology. This is an interdisciplinary curriculum that encourages history research and reinforcement of concepts through drama and creative writing.

LESSON PLAN and Myth Cross Curricular Extension - Seasons and Weather Activity (Full Text of Winter and Summer, also called Proserpine included). Lesson Plans for Seasons/ Weather Unit: Science Applications also included.

Social Studies/Language Arts Activity - A Message in a Bottle - In this activity, students will create an imaginary tale of travel and adventure.

Language Arts Activity: A Storytelling Festival - explore the native cultures of the Americas, to learn some aspects of oral storytelling.

Language Arts Activity: A "Tail" to Tell - Students will write a sequel to the original The Three Little Pigs story or a fractured version of it.

SAMPLE UNITS: Grade 3 ... magical journeys to enchantment through Folk Tales

LESSON PLANS: Looking in the Mythic Mirror - Grades 6-8 9 [Ten week curriculum]
LESSON PLAN: Keeping a Journal About Myths

LESSON PLANS FOR CINDEREALLA:

SignWriting Cinderella (and other stories)
Choose Your Path - Middle Grades - Cinderella Lesson Plans, Write Your Own Fairy Tale Lesson Plan, and "The Three Rival Brothers" Debate Lesson Plan.
Cinderella, Where...? Online Curriculum Project. Adaptable elementary thru high school (focus group is third grade).
Integrated Thematic Unit - Cinderella Activities . Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Rags-to-Riches!), Cinderella in Geography (The Girl Gets Around!), Cinderella in Music (Singing Cindy!) [And here are the lyrics] [Cinderella: Songs (1998 Soundtrack) ]
The Twelve Months- A Slavic Cinderella Variant - Elementary, Intermediate, Junior high.


Last Update: February 8, 2012

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