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    A dictionary of superstitions

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    When the beginning began

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    When the beginning began : stories about God, the creatures, and us

    Lester, Julius.

    A collection of traditional and original Jewish tales interpreting the Biblical story of the creation of the world.

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    Lay my burden down

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    Lay my burden down : a folk history of slavery

    The experience of slavery as told by former slaves, collected by members of the Federal Writers Project (FWP) in the 1930s.

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    The folklore of American holidays

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    The folklore of American holidays

    "A compilation of more than 500 beliefs, legends, superstitions, proverbs, riddles, songs, dances, games, plays, pageants, fairs, foods, and processions associated with over 120 American calendar customs and festivals.".

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    Blue roots

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    Story

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    Story : a handbook

    Thursby, Jacqueline S., 1940-

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    The Rainbow fairy book

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    The Rainbow fairy book

    A collection of more than thirty fairy tales for young readers of all ages.

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    The epic of Gilgamesh

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    The epic of Gilgamesh

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    A retelling, based on seventh-century B.C. Assyrian clay tablets, of the wanderings and adventures of the god king, Gilgamesh, who ruled in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in about 2700 B.C., and of his faithful companion, Enkidu.

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    Favorite medieval tales

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    Favorite medieval tales

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    A collection of well-known tales from medieval Europe, including "Beowulf," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Song of Roland," and "The Island of the Lost Children."

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    The importance of pot liquor

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    The importance of pot liquor

    Torrence, Jackie.

    A collection of tales from the well-known storyteller's grandparents' North Carolina home.

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    A treasury of Irish myth, legend and folklore

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    A treasury of Irish myth, legend and folklore

    Contains two classic works on Irish folklore: Fairy and folk tales of the Irish peasantry by William Butler Yeats (1888) and Cuchulain of Muirthemne by Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory (1902).

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    Paul Bunyan

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    Paul Bunyan

    Shephard, Esther.

    A collection of exploits of the legendary lumberjack and his blue ox Babe.

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    Spell of the tiger

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    Spell of the tiger : the man-eaters of Sundarbans

    Montgomery, Sy.

    Tells the story of man-eating tigers living in an area of northeastern India, and of the relationship between the tigers and the local people, who have developed a religion of tiger-worship.

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    The outlaw legend

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    The outlaw legend : a cultural tradition in Britain, America and Australia

    Seal, Graham.

    A study of fact and legend surrounding famous bandits, including highwayman Dick Turpin, Robin Hood, outlaws Jesse James and Billy the Kid, and bushranger Ned Kelly.

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    The Oxford dictionary of nursery rhymes

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    Fiction and folklore

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    Zora Neale Hurston

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    Zora Neale Hurston : critical perspectives past and present

    Hurston's life and work are revealed through the reviews and essays published between 1982 and 1992 by academics, authors, and critics. They provide discussions and analysis, at greater length, of such factors as Hurston's language, characters, voice, and her ability to reflect the reality of Black women's lives.

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    The great cat massacre and other episodes in French cultural history

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    Plays from fairy tales

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    Plays from fairy tales : grades K-3

    McCullough, L. E.

    Presents twelve original plays that are adaptations of fairy tales from around the world.

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    Thirty-three multicultural tales to tell

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    Thirty-three multicultural tales to tell

    DeSpain, Pleasant.

    A collection of folktales from around the world, selected for their "tellability.".

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    Egg & spoon

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    Egg & spoon : a novel

    Maguire, Gregory.

    An improverished Russian country girl Elena Rudina and the aristocratic Ekatrina meet and set in motion an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and the witch Baba Yaga.

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    Rose daughter

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    Rose daughter

    McKinley, Robin.

    Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay, and through her love he is released from the curse that had turned him from man to beast.

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    Crazy Jack

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    Crazy Jack

    Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

    In this version of the traditional tale of the young boy who climbs a beanstalk, Jack searches for his father, falls in love with Flora, and learns the value of real treasure.

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    The Sword in the Stone

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    The Sword in the Stone

    White, T. H.

    An illustrated version of White's classic retelling of the King Arthur legend.

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    Cat and Rat

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    Cat and Rat : the legend of the Chinese zodiac

    Young, Ed.

    Introduces the Chinese zodiac and relates how each of its twelve signs was named for an animal selected by the Jade Emperor. Includes a table showing the signs for the years 1900 through 2007, and the character traits of each sign.

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    In the beginning

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    In the beginning : creation stories from around the world

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    An illustrated collection of twenty-five myths from various parts of the world explaining the creation of the world.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The story of Divaali

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    The story of Divaali

    Verma, Jatinder Nath, 1954-

    Retells the Hindu tale of a heroic prince and his bride who are separated by the demon prince Ravana until the Monkey Army of Hanuman, god of the wind, helps them. Includes facts about Divaali, the festival celebrating Reama and Seitea's return to their kingdom.

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    The shadow of a flying bird

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    The shadow of a flying bird : a legend of the Kurdistani Jews

    Gerstein, Mordicai.

    Moses, at the end of his life, refuses to give up his soul to God, who is forced to take it himself with a single kiss.

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    The uninvited guest and other Jewish holiday tales

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    The uninvited guest and other Jewish holiday tales

    Jaffe, Nina.

    Includes background information and retellings of traditional tales from Jewish folklore and legend related to major holidays, such as Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hanukkah, and Purim.

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    The star-bearer

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    The star-bearer : a creation myth from ancient Egypt

    Hofmeyr, Dianne.

    Tells the story of the Egyptian version of the world's creation.

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    The great race

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    The great race : the story of the Chinese zodiac

    Casey, Dawn, 1975-

    Relates how the Jade Emperor chose twelve animals to represent the years in his calendar. Also discusses the Chinese calendar, zodiac, the qualities associated with each animal, and what animal rules the year in which the reader was born.

    Due 08/30/19

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    With a whoop and a holler

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    With a whoop and a holler : a bushel of lore from way down south

    Van Laan, Nancy.

    A collection of tales, rhymes, riddles, superstitions, and sayings organized around the three distinct regions of the South: the Bayou, the Deep South, and Appalachia.

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    Anansi does the impossible!

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    398.2
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    Anansi does the impossible! : an Ashanti tale

    Aardema, Verna.

    Anansi and his wife outsmart the Sky God and win back the beloved folktales of their people.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Borreguita and the coyote

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    398.2
    AAR

    Borreguita and the coyote : a tale from Ayutla, Mexico

    Aardema, Verna.

    A little lamb uses her clever wiles to keep a coyote from eating her up.

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    How the ostrich got its long neck

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    398.2
    AAR

    How the ostrich got its long neck : a tale from the Akamba of Kenya

    Aardema, Verna.

    A tale from the Akamba people of Kenya that explains why the ostrich has such a long neck.

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    Koi and the kola nuts

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    398.2
    AAR

    Koi and the kola nuts : a tale from Liberia

    Aardema, Verna.

    In this African folktale, the son of the chief must accomplish three tasks to keep from being eaten by the villagers--but he receives help from three unlikely sources.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Traveling to Tondo

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    398.2
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    Traveling to Tondo : a tale of the Nkundo of Zaire

    Aardema, Verna.

    On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.

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    The lizard and the sun

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    398.2
    ADA

    The lizard and the sun

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    An illustrated retelling of a traditional Mexican folktale in which a faithful lizard finds the sun and brings light and warmth back to the world. Presented in English and Spanish.

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    The McElderry book of Aesop's fables

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    398.2
    AES

    The McElderry book of Aesop's fables

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    Retellings of twenty-one classic Aesop fables, including "The Hare and the Tortoise" and "Belling the Cat," in updated language.

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    Brothers of the knight

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    398.2
    ALL

    Brothers of the knight

    Allen, Debbie.

    In this contemporary retelling of the fairy tale "Twelve Dancing Princesses," an African-American reverend in Harlem endeavors to discover why the shoes of his twelve sons are worn to pieces every morning.

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    There's a wolf at the door

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    398.2
    ALL

    There's a wolf at the door

    Alley, Zoë B.

    As his plans are spoiled over and over again, the wolf keeps trying to find his dinner, in this retelling of five well-known stories and fables.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The origin of life on earth

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    398.2
    AND

    The origin of life on earth : an African creation myth

    Anderson, David A., 1930-

    Retells the Yoruba creation myth in which the deity Obatala descends from the sky to create the world.

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    Anno's twice told tales

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    398.2
    ANN

    Anno's twice told tales : The fisherman and his wife & The four clever brothers

    Anno, Mitsumasa, 1926-

    Presents two tales from the Brothers Grimm, combined with Mr. Fox's highly unusual interpretations of them.

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    Baba Yaga

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    398.2
    ARN

    Baba Yaga : a Russian folktale

    Arnold, Katya.

    The witch Baba Yaga uses a trick to capture a young man, but he cleverly avoids being eaten.

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    Asian children's favorite stories

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    398.2
    ASI

    Asian children's favorite stories

    Presents a collection of thirteen folktales from eight major countries in Asia including "The Fake Gem" from Thailand, "How the Sea Became Salty" from Japan, and "Why Cats and Dogs Don't Get Along" from Korea.

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    Ask the bones

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    398.2
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    Ask the bones : scary stories from around the world

    A collection of scary folktales from countries around the world including China, Russia, Spain, and the United States.

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    More bones

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    398.2
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    More bones : scary stories from around the world

    A collection of scary stories collected from civilizations around the globe and throughout history.

    Due 09/05/19

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    The gingerbread man

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    398.2
    AYL

    The gingerbread man

    Aylesworth, Jim.

    A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox.

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    The boy and the north wind

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    398.2
    BAR

    The boy and the north wind : a tale from Norway

    Barchers, Suzanne I.

    When a cold north wind blows away the flour carried by the baker's young son, the boy sets out on a journey to insist that it be returned. This tale demonstrates the value of never giving up and appreciating the gifts of nature. Includes special educational sections: Words to know, What do you think?, and About Norway.

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    The Frog with the Big Mouth

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    398.2
    BAT

    The Frog with the Big Mouth

    Bateman, Teresa.

    In this version of the classic folktale, an Argentine wide-mouthed frog sets out through the rain forest to brag about his fly-eating abilities and encounters a toco toucan, a coati, a capybara, and a jaguar. Includes a note about the South American rain forest animals featured in the story.

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    All the way to Lhasa

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    398.2
    BER

    All the way to Lhasa : a tale from Tibet

    Berger, Barbara, 1945 Mar. 1-

    A boy and his yak persevere along the difficult way to the holy city of Lhasa and succeed where others fail.

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    Soap! Soap! don't forget the soap!

    J
    398.2
    BIR

    Soap! Soap! don't forget the soap! : an Appalachian folktale

    Birdseye, Tom.

    A forgetful boy gets himself into trouble when he repeats what each person he meets on the road says to him.

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    The crane wife

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    398.2
    BOD

    The crane wife

    Bodkin, Odds.

    A retelling of the traditional Japanese tale about a poor sail maker who gains a beautiful but mysterious wife skilled at weaving magical sails.

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    The boy who lived with the bears

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    398.2
    BRU

    The boy who lived with the bears : and other Iroquois stories

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    Presents a collection of traditional Iroquois tales in which animals learn about the importance of caring and responsibility and the dangers of selfishness and pride.

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    How Chipmunk got his stripes

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    398.2
    BRU

    How Chipmunk got his stripes : a tale of bragging and teasing

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    When Bear and Brown Squirrel have a disagreement about whether Bear can stop the sun from rising, Brown Squirrel ends up with claw marks on his back and becomes Chipmunk, the striped one.

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    The story of the Milky Way

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    398.2
    BRU

    The story of the Milky Way : a Cherokee tale

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    When cornmeal is stolen from an elderly couple, the others in a Cherokee village find a way to drive off the thief, creating the Milky Way in the process.

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    When the Chenoo howls

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    398.2
    BRU

    When the Chenoo howls : native American tales of terror

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    Contains retellings of twelve traditional Native American monster legends, drawn from the cultures of the Seneca, Mohawk, Passamaquoddy, Lenape, Penobscot, Oneida, Abenaki, xnd Onondaga people.

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    Anklet for a princess

    J
    398.2
    BRU

    Anklet for a princess : a Cinderella story from India

    Brucker, Meredith Babeaux.

    Adapted from the East Indian story "Nagami," this version of the tale is rich with the traditions and culture of India while also conveying the universal values of the Cinderella story. Watercolors depict Indian life and styles.

    Due 09/05/19

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    The blacksmith and the devils

    J
    398.2
    BRU

    The blacksmith and the devils

    Brusca, MarÂia Cristina.

    In this Argentine version of a Hispanic folktale, a blacksmith makes a deal with the devil to extend his youth and good fortune.

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    Beautiful blackbird

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    398.2
    BRY

    Beautiful blackbird

    Bryan, Ashley.

    In a story of the Ila people, the colorful birds of Africa ask Blackbird, whom they think is the most beautiful of birds, to decorate them with some of his "blackening brew."

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    The story of lightning & thunder

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    398.2
    Bry

    The story of lightning & thunder

    Bryan, Ashley.

    In this retelling of a West African tale, Ma Sheep Thunder and her impetuous son Ram Lightning are forced to leave their home on Earth because of the trouble Ram causes.

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    The adventures of Robin Hood

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    398.2
    BUR

    The adventures of Robin Hood

    Burrows, John, 1972-

    Recounts the legend of Robin Hood, who plundered the king's purse and poached his deer and whose generosity endeared him to the poor. Includes review questions.

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    Tales our abuelitas told

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    398.2
    CAM

    Tales our abuelitas told : a Hispanic folktale collection

    Campoy, F. Isabel.

    Presents the authors' retellings of more than ten traditional tales accompanied by information on origins and different versions.

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    Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm

    J
    398.2
    CAR

    Eric Carle's treasury of classic stories for children by Aesop, Hans Christian Andersen, and the Brothers Grimm

    Carle, Eric.

    An illustrated retelling of twenty-two folktales, fairy tales, and fables.

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    The rabbit and the turtle

    J
    398.2
    CAR

    The rabbit and the turtle : Aesop's fables

    Carle, Eric.

    Contains illustrated retellings of eleven fables from Aesop.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Oloyou

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    398.2
    CAR

    Oloyou

    Cárdenas Angulo, Teresa, 1970-

    Oloyou the Cat is the first creature created by the God-child, and they play together until Oloyou falls into a dark sea in the kingdom of Okun Aro and meets a mermaid, and when the two fall in love, they are thrown into the night sky by the mermaid's father for eternity.

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    The hunter

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    398.2
    CAS

    The hunter : a Chinese folktale

    Casanova, Mary.

    After learning to understand the language of animals, Hai Li Bu the hunter sacrifices himself to save his village.

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    Cinderella

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    398.2
    CIN

    Cinderella

    An adaptation of several traditional versions of the fairy tale "Cinderella," in which a kind but abused young girl, despite her stepsisters' attempts to thwart her, wins the love of a prince with some help from a fairy godmother.

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    The Egyptian Cinderella

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    398.2
    CLI

    The Egyptian Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    In this version of Cinderella set in Egypt in the sixth century B.C., Rhodopes, a slave girl, eventually comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh to be his queen.

    Due 09/05/19

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    The Korean Cinderella

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    398.2
    CLI

    The Korean Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    In this version of Cinderella set in ancient Korea, Pear Blossom, a stepchild, eventually comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife.

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    Magic & mischief

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    398.2
    CLI

    Magic & mischief : tales from Cornwall

    Climo, Shirley.

    A collection of stories detailing the charms, powers, and adventures, each about "some kind of magical being, good or bad" from the small corner of England known as Cornwall.

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    The Persian Cinderella

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    398.2
    CLI

    The Persian Cinderella

    Climo, Shirley.

    A retelling of the traditional Persian tale in which Settareh, neglected and abused by her stepmother and stepsisters, finds her life transformed with the help of a little blue jug.

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    A treasury of mermaids

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    398.2
    CLI

    A treasury of mermaids : mermaid tales from around the world

    Climo, Shirley.

    A collection of eight stories from diverse cultures around the world, telling of encounters between merfolk and mortals.

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    A treasury of princesses

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    398.2
    CLI

    A treasury of princesses : princess tales from around the world

    Climo, Shirley.

    Presents retellings of seldom-heard princess tales, featuring such heroines as White Jade, Gulnara, and Vasilisa the Frog Princess. A discussion of princess lore precedes each selection.

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    Domitila

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    398.2
    COB

    Domitila : a Cinderella tale from the Mexican tradition

    Coburn, Jewell Reinhart.

    By following her mother's admonition to perform every task with care and love, a poor young Mexican girl wins the devotion of the governor's son.

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    Jouanah

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    398.2
    COB

    Jouanah : a Hmong Cinderella

    Coburn, Jewell Reinhart.

    Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special sandals.

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    Bunny and the beast

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    398.2
    COX

    Bunny and the beast

    Coxe, Molly.

    Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful rabbit maid releases a handsome rabbit prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Sleeping Beauty

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    398.2
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    Sleeping Beauty

    Craft, Mahlon F.

    A beautiful and beloved princess, cursed by the one fairy who was not invited to her christening, pricks her finger on her sixteenth birthday and falls asleep for one hundred years.

    Due 09/03/19

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    Classic fairy tales

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    CRE

    Classic fairy tales

    Cresswell, Helen.

    Available

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    The mightiest heart

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    CUL

    The mightiest heart

    Cullen, Lynn.

    Based on a Welsh legend about Prince Llywelyn and his loyal dog Gelert, who is wrongly banished when the prince believes that the dog has attacked his son.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Ananse and the lizard

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    CUM

    Ananse and the lizard : a West African tale

    Cummings, Pat.

    Ananse the spider thinks he will marry the daughter of the village chief, but instead he is outsmarted by Lizard.

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    Robin Hood and his Merry Men

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    398.2
    CUR

    Robin Hood and his Merry Men

    Curry, Jane Louise.

    Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny.

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    Turtle Island

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    CUR

    Turtle Island : tales of the Algonquian nations

    Curry, Jane Louise.

    A collection of twenty tales from the different tribes that are part of the Algonquian peoples who lived from the Middle Atlantic States up through eastern Canada.

    Available

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    The polar bear son

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    398.2
    DAB

    The polar bear son : an Inuit tale

    Dabcovich, Lydia.

    An old woman adopts and raises a polar bear cub which grows up and provides for her even after she has had to send it away to save it from the jealous men of the village.

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    Little Muddy Waters

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    398.2
    DAI

    Little Muddy Waters : a Gullah folk tale

    Daise, Ronald.

    A little Gullah boy learns about the importance of respecting his elders.

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    Pretty Salma

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    398.2
    DAL

    Pretty Salma : a Little Red Riding Hood story from Africa

    Daly, Niki.

    In this version of "Little Red Riding Hood," set in Ghana, a young girl fails to heed Granny's warning about the dangers of talking to strangers.

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    Why the sun & moon live in the sky

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    DAL

    Why the sun & moon live in the sky

    Daly, Niki.

    The sun and moon must leave their earthly home after Sun invites the Sea to visit.

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    East o' the sun and west o' the moon

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    398.2
    DAS

    East o' the sun and west o' the moon

    Dasent, George Webbe, Sir, 1817-1896.

    A girl travels east of the sun and west of the moon to free her beloved prince from a magic spell.

    Available

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    [Abadeha

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    DE

    [Abadeha : the Philippine Cinderella

    De La Paz, Myrna J.

    In this version of Cinderella, set in the Philippines, Abadeha endures abuse by her stepmother before being helped by the Spirit of the Forest and becoming the bride of the island chieftan's son.

    Available

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    The legend of the Persian carpet

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    DE

    The legend of the Persian carpet

    De Paola, Tomie.

    Tells how the first Persian carpet was created to replace King Balash's lost treasure.

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    Martina the beautiful cockroach

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    398.2
    DEE

    Martina the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    A humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale in which a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry.

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    The dragon's tale

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    DEM

    The dragon's tale : and other animal fables of the Chinese zodiac

    Demi.

    A collection of fables about the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.

    Due 09/02/19

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    The empty pot

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    DEM

    The empty pot

    Demi.

    When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Firebird

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    398.2
    DEM

    The Firebird : a Russian folktale

    Demi.

    With the aid of his magical horse, Ptitsa, a young archer fulfills the increasingly difficult requests of Tsar Ivan and wins the hand of Princess Vassilissa.

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    The greatest treasure

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    398.2
    DEM

    The greatest treasure

    Demi.

    In this traditional Chinese tale, a poor man receives a treasure of gold and discovers the true value of simple pleasures.

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    The hungry coat

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    398.2
    DEM

    The hungry coat : a tale from Turkey

    Demi.

    After being forced to change to a fancy new coat to attend a party, Nasrettin Hoca tries to feed his dinner to the coat, reasoning that it was the coat that was the invited guest.

    Due 08/30/19

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    One grain of rice

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    398.2
    DEM

    One grain of rice : a mathematical folktale

    Demi.

    A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

    Available

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    The shady tree

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    DEM

    The shady tree

    Demi.

    Ping returns and deals with the selfish Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share, so Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but remains true to his generous nature.

    Available

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    Adelita

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    398.2
    DEP

    Adelita : a Mexican Cinderella story

    DePaola, Tomie, 1934-

    After the death of her mother and father, Adelita is badly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters until she finds her own true love at a grand fiesta.

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    The emerald lizard

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    DES

    The emerald lizard : fifteen Latin American tales to tell in English and Spanish = La lagart’ja esmeralda : quince cuentos tradicionales latinoamericanos

    DeSpain, Pleasant.

    A retelling in English and Spanish of fifteen traditional tales from a variety of Latin American countries.

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    Tales of cats

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    DES

    Tales of cats

    DeSpain, Pleasant.

    A collection of nine short stories from different countries which feature cats.

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    The hatseller and the monkeys

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    398.2
    DIA

    The hatseller and the monkeys : a West African folktale

    DiakitŽ, Baba WaguŽ.

    An African version of the familiar story of a man who sets off to sell his hats, only to have them stolen by a treeful of mischievous monkeys.

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    The hunterman and the crocodile

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    398.2
    DIA

    The hunterman and the crocodile : a West African folktale

    DiakitŽ, Baba WaguŽ.

    Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

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    The magic gourd

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    DIA

    The magic gourd

    DiakitŽ, Baba WaguŽ.

    Brother Rabbit and Chameleon teach a greedy king to be grateful for what he has.

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    Grandma and the great gourd

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    398.2
    DIV

    Grandma and the great gourd : a Bengali folk tale

    Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee, 1956-

    On her way to visit her daughter on the other side of the jungle, Grandma encounters a hungry fox, bear, and tiger, and although she convinces them to wait for her return trip, she still must find a way to outwit them all.

    Available

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    The sleeping lady

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    DIX

    The sleeping lady

    Dixon, Ann.

    Relates the story of the first Alaskan snowfall and the origins of Mt. Susitna, across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.

    Available

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    Fairy tales

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    DOH

    Fairy tales

    Doherty, Berlie.

    A retelling of twelve classic and best-loved fairy stories of all time.

    Available

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    Why Lapin's ears are long and other stories of the Louisiana bayou

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    398.2
    DOU

    Why Lapin's ears are long and other stories of the Louisiana bayou

    Doucet, Sharon Arms.

    Three tales of Compre Lapin who practices his tricks among the Creoles and the Cajuns of the Louisiana bayou.

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    The Barefoot book of fairy tales

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    DOY

    The Barefoot book of fairy tales

    Doyle, Malachy.

    Presents a retelling of classic fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. A journey to magical and memorable lands with this long awaited anthology of classic fairy tales from cultures around the world. This exquisite collection is filled with fantasy and adventure; a must have for the holiday season, the ultimate fairy tale anthology. Impeccably designed and beautifully illustrated in Barefoot's signature style. Exquisite to the last details matte cover with embossing, ribbon book mark, intricate folio devices and more. It includes a mixture of classic and, lesser known, fairy tales from nine different countries and cultures.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The brave little tailor

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    DUG

    The brave little tailor

    Dugina, Olga.

    A tailor who kills seven flies with one blow outwits the king and earns half his kingdom and his daughter's hand in marriage.

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    The magic tree

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    398.2
    ECH

    The magic tree : a folktale from Nigeria

    Echewa, T. Obinkaram.

    Mbi, an orphan boy, is constantly asked to "do this" and "do that" by his many unkind relatives until a special tree grows, just for him.

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    Moon rope

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    EHL

    Moon rope : a Peruvian folktale = Un lazo a la luna : una leyenda peruana

    Ehlert, Lois.

    An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope of woven grass. Presented in side-by-side English and Spanish.

    Available

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    Eight dragons on the roof and other tales

    J
    398.2
    EIG

    Eight dragons on the roof and other tales : traditional dragon stories from China

    Collection of traditional folktales from China dating from myths and legends to the 19th Century, all stories featuring a dragon theme or motif.

    Available

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    Beauty and the beast

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    EIL

    Beauty and the beast

    Eilenberg, Max.

    Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

    Available

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    Rubia and the three osos

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    398.2
    ELY

    Rubia and the three osos

    Elya, Susan Middleton, 1955-

    Retells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, which are defined in a glossary.

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    The journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer

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    398.2
    END

    The journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer : a Huichol Indian story

    Endredy, James.

    Retells a traditional Huichol tale in which the young Tunuri learns his place in the natural world when, after being lost in the forest, he meets the magical Blue Deer and follows him on a special journey.

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    The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

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    398.2
    FAI

    The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

    Presents twenty-seven Grimm brothers' fairy tales with illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Gustaf Tenggren, Wanda Gág, and others.

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    Bury my bones but keep my words

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    398.2
    FAI

    Bury my bones but keep my words : African tales for retelling

    Fairman, Tony.

    A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various regions of Africa, including "The Man with a Tree on His Head," "There's One Day for the Victim," and "The Two Swindlers."

    Available

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    The Chi-lin purse

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    FAN

    Available

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    The twelve wild geese

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    FAU

    The twelve wild geese

    Faulkner, Matt.

    Rose saves the lives of her twelve brothers after a fairy turns them into geese.

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    The Princess of the Springs

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    398.2
    FIN

    The Princess of the Springs : a story from Brazil

    Finch, Mary.

    "The Princess of the Springs must stand up for herself and find her scattered family amongst the great giants of the world"--Provided by publisher.

    Available

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    Dara's clever trap

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    398.2
    FLA

    Dara's clever trap : a story from Cambodia

    Flanagan, Liz.

    "In this folktale from Cambodia, Princess Dara must prove that her father's wicked ministers have set up her husband for a crime he is innocent of"--Provided by publisher.

    Available

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    Glass slipper, gold sandal

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    398.2
    FLE

    Glass slipper, gold sandal : a worldwide Cinderella

    Fleischman, Paul.

    A retelling of the "Cinderella" story based on a variety of folk traditions, including elements from Mexico, Iran, Korea, Russia, Appalachia, and other countries and regions.

    Available

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    Wisdom tales from around the world

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    FOR

    Wisdom tales from around the world : fifty gems of story and wisdom from such diverse traditions as Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, African, and Native American

    Forest, Heather.

    A collection of traditional stories from around the world, reflecting the cumulative wisdom of Sufi, Zen, Taoist, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, African, and Native American cultures.

    Available

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    The woman who flummoxed the fairies

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    FOR

    The woman who flummoxed the fairies : an old tale from Scotland

    Forest, Heather.

    Asked to make a cake for the fairies, a clever bakerwoman must figure out a way to prevent the fairies from wanting to keep her with them always to bake her delicious cakes.

    Available

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    Amzat and his brothers

    J
    398.2
    FOX

    Available

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    Ho Yi the archer and other classic Chinese tales

    J
    398.2
    FU

    Ho Yi the archer and other classic Chinese tales

    Fu, Shelley, 1966-

    Presents retellings of seven classic Chinese folktales, including the famous tales of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, the creators of the world and mankind; Ho Yi, the master archer; and Shun Wu Koong, the Monkey King.

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    Hansel & Gretel

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    398.2
    GAI

    Hansel & Gretel

    Gaiman, Neil.

    Two abandoned children come upon a gingerbread cottage inhabited by a cruel witch who wants to eat them.

    Available

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    Children of the dragon

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    GAR

    Children of the dragon : selected tales from Vietnam

    Garland, Sherry.

    An illustrated collection of Vietnamese folktales with explanatory notes following each story.

    Available

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    Why ducks sleep on one leg

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    398.2
    GAR

    Why ducks sleep on one leg

    Garland, Sherry.

    A Vietnamese folktale explaining why ducks sleep on one leg.

    Available

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    The Iroko-man

    J
    398.2
    GER

    The Iroko-man : a Yoruba folktale

    Gershator, Phillis.

    When the terrifying Iroko-man tries to take a woodcarver's first-born child as partial payment for bringing fertility to his village, the father must find a clever solution.

    Available

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    Behold-- the dragons!

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    398.2
    GIB

    Behold-- the dragons!

    Gibbons, Gail.

    Explains how myths about dragons developed, different types of dragons, what draconologists do, and how different cultures portray dragons.

    Available

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    The king who tried to fry an egg on his head

    J
    398.2
    GIN

    The king who tried to fry an egg on his head

    Ginsburg, Mirra.

    A poor and foolish king marries off his three daughters to the Sun, the Moon, and the Raven and then tries to copy their special talents.

    Available

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    Remaking the earth

    J
    398.2
    GOB

    Remaking the earth : a creation story from the Great Plains of North America

    Goble, Paul.

    In this Algonquin "Earth Diver" creation myth, woven from the ideas of several traditional tales, the water birds and animals left behind when the old world was flooded dive for mud so that the Creator can make dry land again.

    Available

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    Feathers

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    GOR

    Feathers

    Gordon, Ruth, 1933-

    When the town bath house burns down, the foolish citizens of Chelm worry about the safety of the money they must collect to build a new one.

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    Giants have feelings, too

    J
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    GRA

    Giants have feelings, too

    Granowsky, Alvin, 1936-

    Juxtaposes the traditional tale of Jack who climbs the beanstalk to a giant's castle with a retelling from the giant's point of view.

    Available

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    Vasalisa and her magic doll

    J
    398.2
    GRA

    Vasalisa and her magic doll

    Grauer, Rita.

    A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasalisa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga.

    Available

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    Ant and Grasshopper

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    GRA

    Ant and Grasshopper

    Gray, Luli.

    While he stocks up for the winter, Ant is annoyed by Grasshopper's singing and dancing all summer long, but soon realizes there is value in having fun.

    Available

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    Ling-li and the phoenix fairy

    J
    398.2
    GRE

    Ling-li and the phoenix fairy : a Chinese folktale

    Greene, Ellin, 1927-

    Retells a Chinese tale in which a girl's colorful wedding jacket is stolen and torn into pieces, which ultimately become the flowers we know as impatiens.

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    The Fisherman and his wife

    J
    398.2
    GRI

    The Fisherman and his wife

    The fisherman's greedy wife is never satisfied with the wishes granted her by an enchanted dolphin.

    Available

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    Snow White

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    398.2
    GRI

    Snow White : a tale from the Brothers Grimm

    Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony.

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    Mountain Jack tales

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    HAL

    Mountain Jack tales

    Haley, Gail E.

    These stories featuring the hero Jack are set in the mountains of North Carolina, but have their roots in old world folklore. The illustrations are wood engravings.

    Available

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    Tales of Latin America

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    HAL

    Tales of Latin America : retold timeless classics

    Hall, Peg.

    A collection of classic folk tales from Latin America.

    Available

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    The ghost catcher

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    The ghost catcher : a Bengali folktale

    Hamilton, Martha.

    A retelling of a traditional Bengali tale in which a kind and generous Indian barber, pressed by his father then his wife to earn more money, cleverly persuades a ghost to bring him riches.

    Available

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    Noodlehead stories

    J
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    HAM

    Noodlehead stories : world tales kids can read & tell

    Hamilton, Martha.

    A collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring the character of the fool, with tips for telling the stories aloud, related activities, and source notes.

    Available

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    The people could fly

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    HAM

    The people could fly : American Black folktales

    Hamilton, Virginia

    Audio book. Read by James Earl Jones and Virginia Hamilton. Retold Afro-American folktales of animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and desire for freedom, born of the sorrow of the slaves, but passed on in hope.

    Available

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    Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    Bruh Rabbit and the tar baby girl

    Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.

    In this retelling, using Gullah speech, of a familiar story the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox who has set out to trap him.

    Available

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    The people could fly

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    The people could fly : the picture book

    Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.

    In this retelling of a folktale, a group of slaves, unable to bear their sadness and starvation any longer, calls upon the African magic that allows them to fly away.

    Available

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    The dark way

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    398.2
    HAM

    The dark way : stories from the spirit world

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A collection of folk tales, legends, and myths involving the supernatural, from cultures around the world.

    Available

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    The girl who spun gold

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    The girl who spun gold

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    In this African American retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin," Lit'mahn spins thread into gold cloth for the king's new bride.

    Available

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    A ring of tricksters

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    A ring of tricksters : animal tales from America, the West Indies, and Africa

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    Twelve trickster tales that show the migration of African culture to America via the West Indies.

    Due 08/30/19

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    When birds could talk & bats could sing

    J
    398.2
    HAM

    When birds could talk & bats could sing : the adventures of Bruh Sparrow, Sis Wren, and their friends

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    A collection of stories, featuring sparrows, jays, buzzards, and bats, based on African-American tales originally written down by Martha Young on her father's plantation in Alabama after the Civil War.

    Available

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    Jack and the giant

    J
    398.2
    HAR

    Jack and the giant : a story full of beans

    Harris, Jim, 1955-

    A Southwestern version of the traditional tale, in which a boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk and uses his quick wits to outsmart the giant cattle rustler Wild Bill Hiccup.

    Available

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    The headless haunt and other African-American ghost stories

    J
    398.2
    HAS

    The headless haunt and other African-American ghost stories

    Haskins, James, 1941-

    A collection of ghost stories and anecdotes that are part of the folklore of African Americans.

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    Cats of myth

    J
    398.2
    HAU

    Cats of myth : tales from around the world

    Hausman, Gerald.

    A collection of stories from Egypt, India, Japan, Scandinavia, Ireland and other places that portray cats as goddesses, guardians, tricksters, warriors, magicians, and more.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The day it snowed tortillas =

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    HAY

    The day it snowed tortillas = : El día que nevaron tortillas : folktales told in Spanish and English

    Hayes, Joe.

    Presents ten classic folktales from New Mexico, including "Pedro and Diablo," "The Cricket," "La Llorona," and "Juan Camison," presented in English with Spanish translations on facing pages.

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    Lugalbanda

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    398.2
    HEN

    Lugalbanda : the boy who got caught up in a war

    Henderson, Kathy, 1949-

    Presents a retelling of the ancient Sumerian tale about the youngest of eight brothers, Lugalbanda, who is caught up in an ill-advised war and uses his wits and courage and eventually becomes king.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The lion and the mouse

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    398.2
    HER

    The lion and the mouse

    Herman, Gail, 1959-

    An adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

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    Excalibur

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    398.2
    HEY

    Excalibur

    Heyer, Carol, 1950-

    King Arthur loses his sword in battle with the Black Knight and receives a new one, Excalibur, from the Lady of the Lake.

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    The weaving of a dream

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    398.2
    HEY

    The weaving of a dream : a Chinese folktale

    Heyer, Marilee.

    When the beautiful tapestry woven by a poor woman is stolen by fairies, her three sons set out on a magical journey to retrieve it. A retelling of a traditional Chinese tale.

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    The golden sandal

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    398.2
    HIC

    The golden sandal : a Middle Eastern Cinderella story

    Hickox, Rebecca.

    An Iraqi version of the Cinderella story in which a kind and beautiful girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsister finds a husband with the help of a magic fish.

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    The two brothers

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    HO

    The two brothers

    Ho, Minfong.

    Brought up in a Buddhist monastery, two brothers go out into the world to very different fates, armed with the advice of a wise abbot.

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    Merlin and the making of the king

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    398.2
    HOD

    Merlin and the making of the king

    Hodges, Margaret, 1911-

    A retelling of four Arthurian legends, "The Sword in the Stone," "Excalibur," "The Lady of the Lake," and "The Last Great Battle," which feature Merlin, King Arthur, and other familiar figures.

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    Two of everything

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    398.2
    HON

    Two of everything : a Chinese folktale

    Hong, Lily Toy.

    A poor old Chinese farmer finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it, but his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications.

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    How & why stories

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    398.2
    HOW

    How & why stories : world tales kids can read & tell

    A collection of twenty-five traditional stories explainingwhy an animal, plant or natural object looks or acts the way it does. Following each story are storytelling tips and short modern, scientific explanations for the subject of thestory.

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    The knight with the lion

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    398.2
    HOW

    The knight with the lion : the story of Yvain

    Howe, John, 1957-

    A retelling of the knightly adventures of Yvain and his faithful lion, culminating in his reconciliation with the proud lady Ludine.

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    The dinner that cooked itself

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    398.2
    HSY

    The dinner that cooked itself

    Hsyu, J. C. (Jennifer C.)

    In this retelling of an ancient Chinese folk tale, a hard-working young bachelor is rewarded for his kindness.

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    Princess Furball

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    398.2
    HUC

    Princess Furball

    Huck, Charlotte S.

    A princess in a coat of a thousand furs hides her identity from a king who falls in love with her.

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    Toads and diamonds

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    398.2
    HUC

    Toads and diamonds

    Huck, Charlotte S.

    Two step-sisters receive appropriate gifts for their actions: one's words are accompanied by flowers and jewels, the other's by toads and snakes.

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    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

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    398.2
    HUM

    Favorite children's stories from China & Tibet

    Hume, Lotta Carswell.

    Presents a collection of children's stories of Chinese and Tibetan life and culture featuring the great striped tiger, Tibetan creation story, a Chinese Cinderella, and more.

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    The three witches

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    398.2
    HUR

    The three witches

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.

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    The illustrated book of fairy tales

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    398.2
    ILL

    The illustrated book of fairy tales : spellbinding stories from around the world

    Philip, Neil.

    A multicultural collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.

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    Folk tales & fables of Asia & Australia

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    398.2
    ING

    Folk tales & fables of Asia & Australia

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    Stories from Asia including the steppes of Russia, Japan, Korea, China, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and tales from Australia and New Zealand.

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    Folk tales & fables of Europe

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    398.2
    ING

    Folk tales & fables of Europe

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    Selection of stories from northern and southern Europe and the British Isles.

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    Folk tales & fables of the Americas & the Pacific

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    398.2
    ING

    Folk tales & fables of the Americas & the Pacific

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    Stories from North America, Latin America, and island groups of the Pacific Ocean.

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    Folk tales & fables of the Middle East and Africa

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    398.2
    ING

    Folk tales & fables of the Middle East and Africa

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    Stories from the Middle East covering a time span of three thousand years, and from Africa.

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    Ghouls and monsters

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    398.2
    ING

    Ghouls and monsters

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    A collection of traditional stories from peoples around the world about monsters, ghosts, giants, trolls, and evil spirits and how to defend yourself against them.

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    Heroes and heroines

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    398.2
    ING

    Heroes and heroines

    Ingpen, Robert R.

    A collection of traditional stories from around the world about men and women who performed extraordinary deeds to win honor, a kingdom, or love.

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    The golden flower

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    JAF

    The golden flower : a Taino myth from Puerto Rico

    Jaffe, Nina.

    Contains a Taino origin myth, in simple text with illustrations, and includes a story from folklore that explains the existence of the forest, sea, and island called Puerto Rico.

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    The way meat loves salt

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    398.2
    JAF

    The way meat loves salt : a Cinderella tale from the Jewish tradition

    Jaffe, Nina.

    In this Eastern European Jewish variant of the Cinderella story, the youngest daughter of a rabbi is sent away from home in disgrace, but thanks to the help of the prophet Elijah, marries the son of a renowned scholar and is reunited with her family. Includes words and music to a traditional Yiddish wedding song.

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    The magical Monkey King

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    398.2
    JIA

    The magical Monkey King : mischief in heaven : classic Chinese tales

    Jiang, Ji-li.

    The mischievous Monkey King attempts to achieve immortality the easy way, gains god-like powers, and wreaks havoc in heaven.

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    Goha, the Wise Fool

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    JOH

    Goha, the Wise Fool

    Johnson-Davies, Denys.

    A collection of fourteen tales about the folk hero Nasreddin Hoca, also known as Goha, a man with a reputation for being able to answer difficult questions in a clever way.

    Available

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    Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

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    JOH

    Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    This version of the familiar story in which a mistreated step-child finds happiness with the "man" of her dreams is set in the old-growth forest and features Bigfoot characters.

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    The tale of Rabbit and Coyote

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    Joh

    The tale of Rabbit and Coyote

    Johnston, Tony.

    Rabbit outwits Coyote in this Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.

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    Tsunami!

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    398.2
    KAJ

    Tsunami!

    Kajikawa, Kimiko.

    A wealthy man in a Japanese village, who everyone calls Ojiisan, which means grandfather, sets fire to his rice fields to warn the innocent people of an approaching tsunami.

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    Snail girl brings water

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    398.2
    KEA

    Snail girl brings water : a Navajo story

    Keams, Geri.

    A retelling of a traditional Navajo creation myth which explains how water came to earth.

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    Jack and the beanstalk

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    398.2
    KEL

    Jack and the beanstalk

    Kellogg, Steven.

    A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune.

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    Pecos Bill

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    398.2
    Kel

    Pecos Bill : a tall tale

    Kellogg, Steven.

    Incidents from the life of Pecos Bill, from his childhood among the coyotes to his unusual wedding day.

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    King Arthur

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    KER

    King Arthur

    Kerven, Rosalind.

    A retelling of the story of the boy fated to be the "Once and Future King," covering his glorious reign and his tragic, yet triumphant, passing. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.

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    The tree in the moon and other legends of plants and trees

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    398.2
    KER

    The tree in the moon and other legends of plants and trees

    Kerven, Rosalind.

    A collection of traditional tales about plants and trees from a variety of cultures.

    Available

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    KHE

    The golden bracelet

    Kherdian, David.

    In order to win the hand of his love, indolent Prince Haig learns to weave beautiful golden cloth, a craft that later saves his life.

    Available

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    Anansi and the magic stick

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    398.2
    KIM

    Anansi and the magic stick

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Anansi the Spider steals Hyena's magic stick so he won't have to do the chores, but when the stick's magic won't stop, he gets more than he bargained for.

    Available

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    Anansi and the moss-covered rock

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    398.2
    KIM

    Anansi and the moss-covered rock

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Anansi the Spider uses a strange moss-covered rock in the forest to trick all the other animals, until Little Bush Deer decides he needs to learn a lesson.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Anansi and the talking melon

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    398.2
    KIM

    Anansi and the talking melon

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Anansi, a clever spider, tricks Elephant and some other animals into thinking the melon in which he is hiding can talk.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Anansi goes fishing

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    KIM

    Anansi goes fishing

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.

    Available

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    The birds' gift

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    398.2
    KIM

    The birds' gift : a Ukrainian Easter story

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Villagers take in a flock of golden birds nearly frozen by an early snow and are rewarded with beautifully decorated eggs the next spring.

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    Count Silvernose

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    398.2
    KIM

    Count Silvernose : a story from Italy

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    A washerwoman's clever oldest daughter finds a way to rescue her two foolish sisters from the cruel Count Silvernose.

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    The flying canoe

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    398.2
    KIM

    The flying canoe : a Christmas story

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    On Christmas Eve, six French-Canadian trappers meet a mysterious stranger who gives them the gift of a trip to their homes in Montreal, if only they agree not to speak until they cross their own thresholds.

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    The hero Beowulf

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    398.2
    KIM

    The hero Beowulf

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    A simple, brief retelling of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Ecgtheow, to save the people of Heorot Hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.

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    Onions and garlic

    J
    398.2
    KIM

    Onions and garlic : an old tale

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    The youngest of a merchant's three sons proves that he is not as foolish as he was thought to be when he trades a sackful of onions for a fortune in diamonds.

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    Rimonah of the Flashing Sword

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    398.2
    KIM

    Rimonah of the Flashing Sword : a North African tale

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    A traditional Egyptian version of Snow White.

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    The spider's gift

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    398.2
    KIM

    The spider's gift : a Ukrainian Christmas story

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Katrusya's family cannot afford Christmas, but they cut a small pine tree in the forest, decorate it with buttons, and, when baby spiders hatch in its branches, they especially enjoy the silvery webs that appear.

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    Ten suns

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    398.2
    KIM

    Ten suns : a Chinese legend

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    When the ten sons of Di Jun walk across the sky together causing the earth to burn from the blazing heat, their father looks for a way to stop the destruction.

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    Three samurai cats

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    398.2
    KIM

    Three samurai cats : a story from Japan

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    An adaptation of a Japanese folktale in which a feudal lord seeks a samurai cat to rid his castle of a savage rat, but soon discovers that violence is not always the best way to accomplish things.

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    The two mountains

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    398.2
    KIM

    The two mountains : an Aztec legend

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    Two married gods, who disobey their orders and visit Earth, are turned into mortals as punishment, and eventually become mountains so that they will always stand side by side.

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    Hilary Knight's Cinderella

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    398.2
    KNI

    Hilary Knight's Cinderella

    Knight, Hilary.

    After being mistreated by her stepfamily, a young girl receives help from her fairy godmother so that she can attend the palace ball.

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    Love and roast chicken

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    398.2
    KNU

    Love and roast chicken : a trickster tale from the Andes Mountains

    Knutson, Barbara.

    In this folktale from the Andes, a clever guinea pig repeatedly outsmarts the fox that wants to eat him for dinner.

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    Korean children's favorite stories

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    398.2
    KOR

    Korean children's favorite stories

    Presents illustrated retellings of thirteen traditional Korean stories for children.

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    Cloud weavers

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    398.2
    KRA

    Cloud weavers : ancient Chinese legends

    Krasno, Rena, 1923-

    Presents legends and tales from China, including ancient folktales, stories that reflect Chinese traditions and virtues, historical tales, and selections from literature.

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    Fire on the mountain

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    398.2
    KUR

    Fire on the mountain

    Kurtz, Jane.

    A clever young shepherd boy uses his wits to gain a fortune for himself and his sister from a haughty rich man.

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    A fistful of pearls and other tales from Iraq

    J
    398.2
    LAI

    A fistful of pearls and other tales from Iraq

    Laird, Elizabeth.

    A collection of nine traditional Iraqi folktales that describes magical creatures and strange encounters, and includes selections entitled "The Pots that had Babies," "The Suit of Stone," and others.

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    Pea Boy

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    398.2
    LAI

    Pea Boy : and other stories from Iran

    Laird, Elizabeth.

    Contains seven illustrated short stories from Iran, retold by author Elizabeth Laird and collected during her travels in the country.

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    Beauty and the beast

    J
    398.2
    LEE

    Beauty and the beast

    Lee, H. Chuku.

    Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.

    Overdue

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    John Henry

    J
    398.2
    LES

    John Henry

    Lester, Julius.

    Retells the legend of the African American railroad builder who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

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    The tales of Uncle Remus

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    398.2
    LES

    The tales of Uncle Remus

    Lester, Julius.

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    The boy who drew cats

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    398.2
    LEV

    The boy who drew cats : a Japanese folktale

    Levine, Arthur A., 1962-

    An artistic young boy's love for drawing cats gets him into trouble and leads him to a mysterious experience. Based on a Japanese legend.

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    At the wish of the fish

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    398.2
    LEW

    At the wish of the fish : a Russian folktale

    Lewis, J. Patrick.

    In this adaptation of a traditional Russian tale, a lazy fool catches an enchanted fish which promises him that every wish he ever makes will come true.

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    The legend of King Arthur

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    398.2
    LIS

    The legend of King Arthur

    Lister, Robin.

    A retelling of fourteen tales from the legend of King Arthur, beginning with the wizard Merlin and ending with the departure of Arthur for the magical isle of Avalon.

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    The name of the tree

    J
    398.2
    LOT

    The name of the tree : a Bantu folktale

    Lottridge, Celia Barker.

    When the other animals fail at the task, the slow but wise turtle finds a way to obtain the bountiful fruits of a magic tree.

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    Ten small tales

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    398.2
    LOT

    Ten small tales

    Lottridge, Celia Barker.

    A collection of folktales from various cultures and countries, including Malaysia, Russia, Puerto Rico, and the Congo.

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    The hidden folk

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    398.2
    LUN

    The hidden folk : stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings

    Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

    Brief stories featuring such creatures as flower fairies, elves, dwarves, and river sprites.

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    The race of the Birkebeiners

    J
    398.2
    LUN

    The race of the Birkebeiners

    Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

    Tells how the infant Prince Hakon is rescued by men fiercely loyal to his dead father, who ski across the rugged mountains in blizzard conditions to save him from his enemies, the Baglers.

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    Seven ways to trick a troll

    J
    398.2
    LUN

    Seven ways to trick a troll

    Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

    A collection of seven Norwegian folktales from various historical and international sources, all featuring trolls and showing how even small children can trick them. Includes an introduction explaining what trolls are and how they came to be.

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    The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway

    J
    398.2
    LUN

    The troll with no heart in his body and other tales of trolls from Norway

    Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

    A collection of Norwegian folktales all featuring trolls: The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Boy Who Became a Lion, a Falcon, and an Ant, Butterball, The Boy and the North Wind, The White Cat in the Dovre Mountain, The Sailors and the Troll, The Eating Competition, and The Troll with No Heart in His Body.

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    Tales of wisdom & wonder

    J
    398.2
    LUP

    Tales of wisdom & wonder

    Lupton, Hugh.

    A collection of seven tales from around the world featuring remarkable animals and extraordinary people reminding us of how vast and mysterious the world is and how our lives can be transformed in the most unexpected circumstances.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The black geese

    J
    398.2
    LUR

    The black geese : a Baba Yaga story from Russia

    Lurie, Alison.

    When her little brother is taken away by the black geese belonging to the terrible witch, Baba Yaga, Elena searches for him in the great dark forest.

    Available

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    Roy makes a car

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    398.2
    LYO

    Roy makes a car

    Lyons, Mary E.

    Florida mechanic Roy Tyle lives up to his slogan, "If Roy can't build it, nobody can," by building a series of increasingly fantastic automobiles. Based on a tall-tale collected by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston.

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    The seal prince

    J
    398.2
    MAC

    The seal prince

    Callahan, Sheila MacGill.

    When it comes time for Grainne, the beautiful daughter of the Lord and Lady of Skye, to marry, she rejects the island suitors to be with Deodatus, a seal-man she once rescued from death.

    Available

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    Please, Malese!

    J
    398.2
    MAC

    Please, Malese! : a trickster tale from Haiti

    MacDonald, Amy.

    Using his tricky ways, Malese takes advantage of his neighbors, until they catch on, after which he manages to pull an even bigger trick on them.

    Available

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    The boy from the dragon palace

    J
    398.2
    MAC

    The boy from the dragon palace : a folktale from Japan

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    A magical boy grants a poor flower-seller's every wish until the greedy and ungrateful man grows tired of the boy's unpleasant behavior and sends him away.

    Available

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    Conejito

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    398.2
    MAC

    Conejito : a folktale from Panama

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    In this folktale from Panama, a little rabbit and his Tia Monica outwit a fox, a tiger, and a lion, all of whom want to eat him for lunch.

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    Fat cat

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    MAC

    Fat cat : a Danish folktale

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    A retelling of a Danish folktale in which a greedy cat grows enormous as he eats everything in sight, including his friends and neighbors who call him fat.

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    Go to sleep, Gecko!

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    398.2
    MAC

    Go to sleep, Gecko! : a Balinese folktale

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    Retells the folktale of the gecko who complains to the village chief that the fireflies keep him awake at night but then learns that in nature all things are connected.

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    Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!

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    398.2
    MAC

    Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur! : a Palestinian folktale

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    A childless woman's prayers are answered by the arrival of a talking pot, but the new mother knows that Little Pot must learn right from wrong just like any child.

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    The fire children

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    398.2
    MAD

    The fire children : a West African creation tale

    Maddern, Eric.

    A retelling of the West African tale about the creation of the world and all its different peoples.

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    The seven Chinese brothers

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    398.2
    MAH

    The seven Chinese brothers

    Mahy, Margaret.

    Seven Chinese brothers elude execution by virtue of their extraordinary individual qualities.

    Due 08/30/19

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    "I am not afraid!"

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    398.2
    MAN

    "I am not afraid!" : based on a Masai tale

    Mann, Kenny.

    After a visit from a hungry demon, a boy learns courage from his older brother.

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    Gift for the king

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    398.2
    MAN

    Gift for the king

    Manson, Christopher

    Folk tale from Iran. King Artaxerxes is not satisfied by any of the gifts he receives until a shepherd boy gives him a plain jar of water. Based on Iranian tale from The Palace of Pleasure by William painter, published in 1566.

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    The girl who changed her fate

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    398.2
    MAR

    The girl who changed her fate

    Marshall, Laura.

    Ill-fated Eleni travels to the house where all the Fates live and battles to change her lot in life.

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    The shark god

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    398.2
    MAR

    The shark god

    Martin, Rafe, 1946-

    Because they freed a shark caught in a net, the fearsome Shark God rescues a brother and sister from the cruel king's imprisonment and helps them find a new, peaceful kingdom across the sea ; based upon a traditional Hawaiian folk tale.

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    The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins

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    398.2
    MAT

    The Barefoot book of giants, ghosts and goblins : traditional tales from around the world

    Matthews, John.

    A cross-cultural anthology of folk tales carefully chosen to terrify and tantalize young readers. The mystery and magic of the stories are beautifully realized by evocative and enchanting watercolors.

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    Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

    J
    398.2
    MAY

    Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave

    Mayer, Marianna.

    A retelling of the old Russian fairy tale in which beautiful Vasilisa uses the help of her doll to escape from the clutches of the witch Baba Yaga, who sets in motion the events that lead to the marriage of Vasilisa to the tzar.

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    Iron John

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    398.2
    MAY

    Iron John

    Mayer, Marianna.

    With the help of Iron John, also known as the wild man of the forest, a young prince makes his way in the world and finds his true love.

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    Tortoise's flying lesson

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    398.2
    MAY

    Tortoise's flying lesson : animal stories

    Mayo, Margaret.

    Stories drawn from around the world retold by Maragaret Mayo.

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    The mermaid's gift

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    398.2
    MCA

    The mermaid's gift

    McAdam, Claudia Cangilla.

    "Young Gianni fishes in the lagoon of Burano, Italy, to feed the starving people of the island. When a storm dumps him from his boat, a mermaid whips the water into a length of elegant lace and saves him. His fiancée Nicoletta duplicates the lace pattern and sells it. The lace becomes the island's new industry"--Provided by publisher.

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    Saint George and the dragon

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    398.2
    MCC

    Saint George and the dragon

    McCaughrean, Geraldine.

    A rendition of the legend of Saint George, recounting how the brave, mysterious horseman saved a city from a terrible dragon.

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    Monkey

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    398.2
    MCD

    Monkey : a trickster tale from India

    McDermott, Gerald.

    Crocodile wants to feast on Monkey's heart and Monkey must outsmart him if he is to continue to enjoy eating mangoes all day.

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    Zomo the Rabbit

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    398.2
    MCD

    Zomo the Rabbit : a trickster tale from West Africa

    McDermott, Gerald.

    Zomo the Rabbit, an African trickster, sets out to gain wisdom.

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    Way up and over everything

    J
    398.2
    MCG

    Way up and over everything

    McGill, Alice.

    In this retelling of a folktale, five Africans escape the horrors of slavery by simply disappearing into thin air.

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    The singing man

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    398.2
    MED

    The singing man : a West African folktale

    Medearis, Angela Shelf, 1956-

    A couple's youngest son is forced to leave his West African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupations of his brothers, but years later he returns to show the wisdom of his choice.

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    The secret legacy

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    398.2
    MEN

    The secret legacy

    Menchú, Rigoberta.

    Seven-year-old Ixkem is chosen by her grandfather to take on the responsibility of tending his cornfield, and while she shoos away the animals that would eat the crop, she encounters the secret animal spirits who take her with them to the underworld where she tells them of life on the surface.

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    3 tales retold and illustrated

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    398.2
    MIL

    3 tales retold and illustrated : The three little pigs, Goldilocks and the three bears, Three billy goats Gruff

    Miller, Edward, 1964-

    Contains illustrated retellings of three classic tales; including "The Three Little Pigs," "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," and "Three Billy Goats Gruff.".

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    Tales alive!

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    MIL

    Tales alive! : bird tales from near & far

    Milord, Susan.

    Presents folktales and facts about birds from around the world. Includes related handicraft, nature, science, and cooking activities.

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    Tales alive!

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    MIL

    Tales alive! : ten multicultural folktales with activities

    Milord, Susan.

    A retelling of ten folktales from around the world with hands-on-activities that bring each tale to life.

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    Misoso

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    398.2
    MIS

    Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa

    A collection of twelve folktales from different parts of Africa.

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    Genies, meanies, and magic rings

    J
    398.2
    MIT

    Genies, meanies, and magic rings : three tales from the Arabian nights

    Mitchell, Stephen, 1943-

    A retelling of three tales from the "Arabian Nights" --"Ali Baba and the 40 thieves," "Abu Keer and Abu Seer," and "Aladdin and the magic lamp.".

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    The king and the tortoise

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    398.2
    MOL

    The king and the tortoise

    Mollel, Tololwa M. (Tololwa Marti)

    The king challenges the animals in his kingdom to prove their wisdom by making him a robe of smoke, but only the tortoise is able to satisfy him.

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    Subira subira

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    398.2
    MOL

    Subira subira

    Mollel, Tololwa M. (Tololwa Marti)

    Set in contemporary Tanzania, this variation on a traditional tale describes how a young girl learns a lesson in patience when a spirit woman sends her to get three whiskers from a lion.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Juan Bobo goes to work

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    398.2
    MON

    Juan Bobo goes to work : a Puerto Rican folktale

    Montes, Marisa.

    A retelling of the Puerto Rican folktale in which a boy named Juan Bobo tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, but keeps getting things all wrong.

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    The Moon maiden & other Asian folktales

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    398.2
    MOO

    The Moon maiden & other Asian folktales

    Presents twelve traditional Chinese and East Asian legends, myths, and fables, adapted and vividly illustrated for children.

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    Just a minute

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    398.2
    MOR

    Just a minute : a trickster tale and counting book

    Morales, Yuyi.

    In this version of a traditional tale, Se–or Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

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    The flying emu and other Australian stories

    J
    398.2
    MOR

    The flying emu and other Australian stories

    Morgan, Sally, 1951-

    A collection of twenty traditional tales from the Australian Aborigines, explaining how the world began and what followed.

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    Moontellers

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    398.2
    MOR

    Moontellers : myths of the moon from around the world

    Moroney, Lynn.

    Describes how various cultures and astronomers view the moon, as recorded in legend and in fact.

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    Beowulf

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    398.2
    MOR

    Beowulf

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    A retelling in prose of the Anglo-Saxon epic about the heroic efforts of Beowulf, son of Edgetheow, to save the people of Heorot hall from the terrible monster, Grendel.

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    Robin of Sherwood

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    398.2
    MOR

    Robin of Sherwood

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    A twelve-year-old boy dreams about the life and adventures of Robin Hood who lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny.

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    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    J
    398.2
    MOR

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Morpurgo, Michael.

    The quest of Sir Gawain for the Green Knight teaches him a lesson in pride, humility, and honor.

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    East of the sun, west of the moon

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    398.2
    MOR

    East of the sun, west of the moon

    Morris, Jackie.

    A girl travels with a polar bear and learns of his secret sadness as they journey to the homes of the four Winds and to the castle East of the sun, West of the moon.

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    The future of Yen-tzu

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    398.2
    MOR

    The future of Yen-tzu

    Morris, Winifred.

    A retelling of the traditional Chinese tale in which a farmer's son seeks a better future and finds that the future can change from one moment to the next.

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    Lies and other tall tales

    J
    398.2
    MYE

    Lies and other tall tales

    Myers, Christopher.

    Presents a collection of folk tales by early twentieth-century storyteller, Zora Neale Hurston.

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    Indian tales

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    398.2
    NAN

    Indian tales

    Nanji, Shenaaz.

    Presents an anthology of traditional tales from different regions of India.

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    Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales

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    398.2
    Nel

    Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales

    A collection of traditional stories from different parts of Africa, featuring varied characters and themes--some familiar, some newer.

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    The girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far North

    J
    398.2
    NOR

    Available

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    Chinese fables

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    398.2
    NUN

    Chinese fables : "the Dragon Slayer" and other timeless tales of wisdom

    Nunes, Shiho S., 1917-

    An illustrated retelling of nineteen fables and tales from China, each of which features a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and introduces aspects of traditional Chinese culture and lore.

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    The teeny tiny woman

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    398.2
    OCO

    The teeny tiny woman

    O'Connor, Jane.

    A teeny tiny woman, who puts a teeny tiny bone she finds in a churchyard away in a cupboard before she goes to sleep, is awakened by a voice demanding the return of the bone.

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    Chinye

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    398.2
    ONY

    Chinye : a West African folk tale

    Onyefulu, Thomas Obi.

    Chinye is tortured by her stepmother and lazy stepsister. Then one night, as she is going through the forest to fetch water, an old woman tells her to take a gourd, which she does. Her lazy stepsister tries to duplicate the visit, with interesting results.

    Lost

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    The Bremen town musicians and other animal tales from Grimm

    J
    398.2
    ORG

    The Bremen town musicians and other animal tales from Grimm

    Orgel, Doris.

    Presents illustrated retellings of six animal stories by the Grimm brothers, including the title work in which four aging animals, no longer of any use to their masters, find a new home after outwitting a gang of robbers.

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    Favorite medieval tales

    J
    398.2
    OSB

    Favorite medieval tales

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    A collection of well-known tales from medieval Europe, including "Beowulf," "The Sword in the Stone," "The Song of Roland," and "The Island of the Lost Children."

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    Kate and the beanstalk

    J
    398.2
    OSB

    Kate and the beanstalk

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses her quick wits to outsmart a giant and make her and her mother's fortune.

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    The hummingbird king

    J
    398.2
    PAL

    The hummingbird king : a Guatemalan legend

    Palacios, Argentina.

    A young chief who had been protected by a hummingbird is killed by his jealous uncle and then transformed into a quetzal, symbol of freedom.

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    Lousy rotten stinkin' grapes

    J
    398.2
    PAL

    Lousy rotten stinkin' grapes

    Palatini, Margie.

    Retells the fable of a frustrated fox that, after many tries to reach a high bunch of grapes, decides they must be sour anyway.

    Available

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    398.2
    PAR

    Jump on over! : the adventures of Brer Rabbit and his family

    Parks, Van Dyke.

    A collection of five tales in which Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and Brer Bear in order to ensure his family's survival during a drought.

    Available

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    The tale of the mandarin ducks

    J
    398.2
    PAT

    The tale of the mandarin ducks

    Paterson, Katherine.

    A pair of mandarin ducks, separated by a cruel lord who wishes to possess the drake for his colorful beauty, reward a compassionate couple who risk their lives to reunite the ducks.

    Available

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    Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile

    J
    398.2
    PAY

    Mrs. Chicken and the hungry crocodile

    Paye, Won-Ldy.

    When a crocodile captures Mrs. Chicken and takes her to an island to fatten her up, clever Mrs. Chicken claims that she can prove they are sisters and that, therefore, the crocodile shouldn't eat her.

    Available

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    Dragons

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    398.2
    PEN

    Dragons

    Penner, Lucille Recht.

    Relates myths about dragons from different countries, including where they live, what they eat, and how they look, as well as how the myths may have developed.

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    Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other favorite tales

    J
    398.2
    PER

    Cinderella, Puss in Boots, and other favorite tales

    Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.

    Presents the original texts of eight fairy tales first published by Charles Perrault in 1697, each with illustrations by a different French contemporary children's book artist.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The complete fairy tales of Charles Perrault

    J
    398.2
    PER

    The complete fairy tales of Charles Perrault

    Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.

    An illustrated collection of eleven tales including such familiar titles as "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" and less familiar ones such as "Tufty Ricky" and "The Fairies."

    Available

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    Puss in boots

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    398.2
    PER

    Puss in boots

    Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.

    A retelling of the French fairy tale in which a clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess.

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    The Arabian nights

    J
    398.2
    PHI

    The Arabian nights

    Philip, Neil.

    Sheherezade, daughter of King Shahryar's advisor, tells her husband a different story every night to keep the king from killing her.

    Available

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    Fairy tales of Eastern Europe

    J
    398.2
    PHI

    Fairy tales of Eastern Europe

    Philip, Neil.

    A collection of fairy tales from Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, including "God's Cockerel" and "Cinder Jack."

    Available

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    Realms of gold

    J
    398.2
    PIL

    Realms of gold : myths & legends from around the world

    Pilling, Ann.

    A collection of fourteen myths and legends from Greece, West Africa, Russia, and other parts of the world.

    Available

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    The grasshopper & the ants

    J
    398.2
    PIN

    The grasshopper & the ants

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    In this retelling of the classic Aesop fable, hardworking ants stock up for the winter while a fun-loving grasshopper plays all year long, until the cold weather arrives and he realizes his mistake in not planning ahead.

    Available

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    The lion & the mouse

    J
    398.2
    PIN

    The lion & the mouse

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

    Available

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    The little red hen

    J
    398.2
    PIN

    The little red hen

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    A newly illustrated edition of the classic fable of the hen who is forced to do all the work of baking bread and of the animals who learn a bitter lesson from it.

    Available

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    Little Red Riding Hood

    J
    398.2
    PIN

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    A sweet little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The three billy goats gruff

    J
    398.2
    PIN

    The three billy goats gruff

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.

    Due 08/30/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    The McElderry book of Grimms' fairy tales

    J
    398.2
    PIR

    The McElderry book of Grimms' fairy tales

    Pirotta, Saviour.

    An illustrated selection of ten fairy tales by the Grimm brothers, including "The Sleeping Beauty," and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."

    Available

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    The tale of Tsar Saltan

    J
    398.2
    PUS

    The tale of Tsar Saltan

    Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837.

    Betrayed by her jealous sisters, a Tsarina and her infant son are marooned on a barren island until a magical swan helps them regain their rightful heritage.

    Available

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    Little Sima and the giant bowl

    J
    398.2
    QU

    Little Sima and the giant bowl : a Chinese folktale

    Qu, Zhi.

    Little Sima is given a magical "gang," a giant porcelain bowl, that brings the first rain in one hundred years, but when Little Sima's friend falls into the bowl, Sima must risk the rain stopping in order to save his friend.

    Available

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    The legend of the hummingbird

    J
    398.2
    RAM

    The legend of the hummingbird : a tale from Puerto Rico

    Ramirez, Michael Rose.

    A girl and boy from rival tribes have their love protected and immortalized when they are changed into a red flower and a hummingbird.

    Available

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    The twelve dancing princesses

    J
    398.2
    RAY

    The twelve dancing princesses

    Ray, Jane.

    A retelling of the traditional tale of how the king's twelve daughters wear out their shoes every night while supposedly sleeping in their locked bedroom.

    Due 08/30/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Magic spring

    J
    398.2
    RHE

    Magic spring : a Korean folktale

    Rhee, Nami.

    An old man and his wife discover a fountain of youth and benefit from its magic, but the water has a different effect on their greedy neighbor.

    Due 08/30/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    On Cat Mountain

    J
    398.2
    RIC

    On Cat Mountain

    Richard, Franoise, 1951-

    A young girl goes on a long and difficult journey in search of the cat that had been her friend and when she returns with treasure, her harsh mistress makes the same journey with very different results.

    Available

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    The coming of Night

    J
    398.2
    RIO

    The coming of Night : a Yoruba tale from West Africa

    Riordan, James, 1936-

    When the daughter of the river goddess Yemoya goes to the Land of Shining Day to marry a handsome earth chief, her longing for the cool darkness of her former home causes Night to be brought to the world.

    Available

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    Follow the stars

    J
    398.2
    ROD

    Follow the stars : a native American woodlands tale

    Rodanas, Kristina.

    A journey made across snowbound lands by animals in search of the missing Birds of Summer results in the return of the warm season.

    Available

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    Leola and the honeybears

    J
    398.2
    ROS

    Leola and the honeybears : an African-American retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears

    Rosales, Melodye.

    An African American version of Goldilocks and the three bears.

    Available

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    Tibetan tales for little Buddhas

    J
    398.2
    ROS

    Tibetan tales for little Buddhas

    Rose, Naomi C.

    Three traditional tales about mystical beings, yaks, an enormous sow, and yeti introduce Tibetan culture and wisdom. Includes a foreword from the Dalai Lama, map of Tibet, glossary of Tibetan terms, and description of a Tibetan chant.

    Due 08/30/19

    Non-Fiction - ElementaryNon-Fiction - Elementary

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    Tibetan tales from the top of the world

    J
    398.2
    ROS

    Tibetan tales from the top of the world

    Rose, Naomi C.

    Contains three illustrated stories from Tibet, including "Prince Jampa's Surprise," in which the prince assembles a huge army to combat an enemy he believes is on the way; "Sonam and the Stolen Cow," in which Sonam, falsely accused of stealing a cow, runs away until a monkey convinces her to change her mind; and "Tashi's Gold," in which Tashi attempts to trick the guardian of a magical lake of gold.

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    The Dragon, giant, and monster treasury

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    ROY

    The Dragon, giant, and monster treasury

    A collection of tales from various sources about the adventures of assorted giants, monsters, and dragons.

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    Rumpelstiltskin

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    398.2
    RUM

    Rumpelstiltskin : a fairy tale

    A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king, on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

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    Beowulf

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    398.2
    RUM

    Beowulf : a hero's tale retold

    Rumford, James, 1948-

    A simplified and illustrated retelling of the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a dragon that threatened the kingdom.

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    Nacho and Lolita

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    398.2
    RYA

    Nacho and Lolita

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    A very rare pitacohi bird falls in love with a swallow and plucks his colorful feathers to transform dry, barren San Juan Capistrano into a haven of flowers and flowing water, which the swallows can easily find when returning from their annual migration.

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    Arthur and the sword

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    398.2
    SAB

    Arthur and the sword

    Sabuda, Robert.

    In this retelling, which features stained glass illustrations, young Arthur proves himself to be the rightful heir to the throne by being the only one able to pull the sword from the steel anvil.

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    In the moonlight mist

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    In the moonlight mist : a Korean tale

    San Souci, Daniel.

    A good-hearted woodcutter finds a heavenly wife in this retelling of a Korean folk tale.

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    The rabbit and the dragon king

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The rabbit and the dragon king : based on a Korean tale

    San Souci, Daniel.

    Thanks to a quick-witted rabbit and a seaworthy turtle, an ill dragon king regains his desire to live.

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    As luck would have it

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    As luck would have it : from the Brothers Grimm

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Left to take care of the family farm and fortune while their parents are away, twin bear cubs Juniper and Jonas have a series of mishaps before outwitting three thieves, in spite of themselves.

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    Brave Margaret

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    398.2
    SAN

    Brave Margaret : an Irish adventure

    San Souci, Robert D.

    In this retelling of an Irish folktale, a brave young woman battles a sea serpent and rescues her true love from a giant.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Cendrillon

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Cendrillon : a Caribbean Cinderella

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love.

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    Even more short & shivery

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Even more short & shivery : thirty spine-tingling stories

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A collection of scary traditional tales from all over the world.

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    The faithful friend

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The faithful friend

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique.

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    The Firebird

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    398.2
    SAN

    The Firebird

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Prince Ivan wanders into an enchanted garden and, with the help of the magnificent Firebird, rescues a princess from an evil sorcerer.

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    The hired hand

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The hired hand : an African-American folktale

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Old Sam hires a man to help out at his saw mill, and the hired hand also teaches Sam's lazy son a lesson about how to treat people.

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    More short & shivery

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    More short & shivery : thirty terrifying tales

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A collection of scary folktales from the United States, China, England, Italy, Russia, and other countries around the world.

    Lost

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    The samurai's daughter

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The samurai's daughter : a Japanese legend

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Japanese folk tale about the brave daughter of a samurai warrior and her journey to be reunited with her exiled father.

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    The secret of the stones

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The secret of the stones : a folktale

    San Souci, Robert D.

    When they try to find out who is doing their chores while they are working in the field, a childless couple discovers that the two stones they have brought home are actually two bewitched orphans.

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    Short & shivery

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Short & shivery : thirty chilling tales

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A collection of thirty short and spooky tales from the folklore of Russia, Virginia, Ireland, Canada, and other areas of the world.

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    Sister tricksters

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Sister tricksters : rollicking tales of clever females

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A collection of trickster tales from the American South, featuring such female animal characters as Molly Cottontail and Miz Goose.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Sukey and the mermaid

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Sukey and the mermaid

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid.

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    The twins and the Bird of Darkness

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    The twins and the Bird of Darkness : a hero tale from the Caribbean

    San Souci, Robert D.

    When the Bird of Darkness takes Princess Marie, twin brothers Soliday, who is brave and kind, and Salacota, who is cowardly, set off to fight the beast and rescue the princess.

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    Young Merlin

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Young Merlin

    San Souci, Robert D.

    Presents the life of Merlin the magician from his miraculous birth through the age of seventeen, before he met King Arthur.

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    Cinderella

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Cinderella

    Sanderson, Ruth.

    Although she is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters, a kind-hearted young woman manages to attend the palace ball with the help of her fairy godmother.

    Due 09/05/19

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    Papa Gatto

    J
    398.2
    SAN

    Papa Gatto : an Italian fairy tale

    Sanderson, Ruth.

    Seeking someone to care for his motherless kittens, Papa Gatto, advisor to the Prince, hires a beautiful, but lazy girl, and then her plain, but loving stepsister.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Sim Chung and the river dragon

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    Sim Chung and the river dragon : a folktale from Korea

    Schecter, Ellen.

    In order to obtain a cure for her father's blindness, a loving young girl agrees to marry a terrifying dragon.

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    The warrior maiden

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    The warrior maiden : a Hopi legend

    Schecter, Ellen.

    A retelling of the Indian legend in which Huh-‡y-ay, a brave Hopi girl, helps to save her peaceful pueblo from Apache raiders.

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    Cherokee animal tales

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    Cherokee animal tales

    Scheer, George F., ed.

    A collection of thirteen Native American tales, with information about tribal history and the origin of the folktales.

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    Bearskinner

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    Bearskinner : a tale of the Brothers Grimm

    Schlitz, Laura Amy.

    A retelling of the Grimm fairy tale in which a despondent soldier makes a pact to do the devil's bidding for seven years in return for as much money and property as he could ever want.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Smoky Mountain Rose

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    Smoky Mountain Rose : an Appalachian Cinderella

    Schroeder, Alan.

    In this variation on the Cinderella story, based on the Charles Perrault version but set in the Smoky Mountains, Rose loses her glass slipper at a party given by the rich feller on the other side of the creek.

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    All of our noses are here, and other noodle tales

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    All of our noses are here, and other noodle tales

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    A collection of five stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, India, Japan, Korea, and the Arabian Nights.

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    More scary stories to tell in the dark

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    More scary stories to tell in the dark

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, witches, vampires, "jump" stories, and scary songs.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Scary stories 3

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    More traditional and modern-day stories of ghosts, haunts, superstitions, monsters, and horrible scary things.

    Due 09/03/19

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    There is a carrot in my ear, and other noodle tales

    J
    398.2
    SCH

    There is a carrot in my ear, and other noodle tales

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    A collection of six stories about a family of silly people, based on noodle folklore from America, Europe, and Asia Minor.

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    Abiyoyo

    J
    398.2
    SEE

    Abiyoyo : based on a South African lullaby and folk story

    Seeger, Pete, 1919-

    Banished from the town for making mischief, a little boy and his father are welcomed back when they find a way to make the dreaded giant Abiyoyo disappear.

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    Abiyoyo returns

    J
    398.2
    SEE

    Abiyoyo returns

    Seeger, Pete, 1919-

    Based on a South African tale, this story tells what happens when a giant who had been banished from a town by a magician thirty years earlier is called back to save the town from flooding.

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    A bucket of blessings

    J
    398.2
    SEH

    A bucket of blessings

    Sehgal, Kabir.

    "A picture book based on an Indian myth about a monkey who tries to save his village, and a dancing peacock that brings rain"--Provided by publisher.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The Monkey King

    J
    398.2
    SEO

    The Monkey King : a classic Chinese tale for children

    Seow, David.

    Presents a classic Chinese folktale about how the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, brought peace and kindness back to China and how Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy helped in this quest.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Munay and the magic lake

    J
    398.2
    SEP

    Munay and the magic lake : based on an Inca tale

    Sepehri, Sandy.

    Retells the Ecuadoran tale of Munay, a young girl whose pureness of heart helps her find the healing water that will save the prince of the Sapa Inca.

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    Pedro and the coyote

    J
    398.2
    SEP

    Pedro and the coyote : based on Mexican folktales

    Sepehri, Sandy.

    Pedro, having always been afraid of coyotes, overcomes his fears after an encounter in which he proves the animal not so smart after all.

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    The magic horse

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    The magic horse

    Shah, Idries, 1924-

    A teaching tale in which two very different princes find their hearts' desires: one in a wondrous, mechanical fish, the other in a magical wooden horse.

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    The farmer's wife

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    The farmer's wife

    Shah, Idries, 1924-1996.

    A cumulative tale of a farmer's wife who is trying to retrieve an apple from a hole in the ground. Based on a Sufi teaching tale.

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    The man and the fox

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    The man and the fox

    Shah, Idries, 1924-1996.

    A clever fox is trapped by a clever farmer who offers the fox a chicken, but the fox manages to outwit the man and escape.

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    More stories to solve

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    More stories to solve : fifteen folktales from around the world

    Shannon, George.

    Fifteen brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

    Due 08/30/19

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    More true lies

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    More true lies : 18 tales for you to judge

    Shannon, George.

    Presents a collection of eighteen brief folktales in which the reader is asked to explain how the folk character lied and told the truth at the same time.

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    Rabbit's gift

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    Rabbit's gift : a fable from China

    Shannon, George.

    Woodland animals, each thinking of his neighbor, share a turnip left on their doorstep.

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    Still more stories to solve

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    Still more stories to solve : fourteen folktales from around the world

    Shannon, George.

    Fourteen brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

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    Stories to solve

    J
    398.2
    SHA

    Stories to solve : folktales from around the world

    Shannon, George.

    Brief folktales in which there is a mystery or problem that the reader is invited to solve before the resolution is presented.

    Lost

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    Once upon a galaxy

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    Once upon a galaxy

    Includes fifty folktales from around the world, relating them to contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and cartoon themes.

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    The enchanted storks

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    The enchanted storks : a tale of Bagdad

    Shepard, Aaron.

    The Calif of Baghdad is turned into a stork by an evil sorcerer, the only one who knows the magic word that will restore the Calif to his human form.

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    Lady white snake

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    Lady white snake : a tale from Chinese opera

    Shepard, Aaron.

    A thousand-year-old white snake travels from its sacred mountain to the human world, where it falls in love with a mortal.

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    The princess mouse

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    The princess mouse : a tale of Finland

    Shepard, Aaron.

    A retelling of a Finnish folk tale about a young man who plans to marry his mouse sweetheart.

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    The sea king's daughter

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    The sea king's daughter : a Russian legend

    Shepard, Aaron.

    A talented musician from Novgorod plays so well that the Sea King wants him to marry one of his daughters.

    Available

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    Magic hoofbeats

    J
    398.2
    SHE

    Magic hoofbeats : horse tales from many lands

    Sherman, Josepha.

    Retellings of horse lore originating throughout the world.

    Available

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    Can you guess my name?

    J
    398.2
    SIE

    Can you guess my name? : traditional tales around the world

    Sierra, Judy.

    A collection of fifteen folktales from all over the world, including stories that resemble "The Three Pigs," "The Bremen Town Musicians," and "Rumpelstiltskin."

    Due 08/30/19

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    The gift of the crocodile

    J
    398.2
    SIE

    The gift of the crocodile : a Cinderella story

    Sierra, Judy.

    In this Indonesian version of the Cinderella story, a girl named Damura escapes her cruel stepmother and stepsister and marries a handsome prince with the help of Grandmother Crocodile.

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    Tasty baby belly buttons

    J
    398.2
    SIE

    Tasty baby belly buttons

    Sierra, Judy.

    Urikohime, a girl born from a melon, battles the monstrous onis, who steal babies to eat their tasty belly buttons.

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    The foolish men of Agra and other tales of Mogul India

    J
    398.2
    SIN

    The foolish men of Agra and other tales of Mogul India

    Singh, Rina.

    Contains ten stories of the adventures of Akbar, emperor of Agra, and his friend and state minister, Birbal.

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    Sody sallyratus

    J
    398.2
    SLO

    Sody sallyratus

    Sloat, Teri.

    A retelling of a traditional Appalachian tale in which a pet squirrel decides to investigate after several family members go to the store and never return.

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    The legend of John Henry

    J
    398.2
    SMA

    The legend of John Henry

    Small, Terry.

    A Herculean steel driver on the railroad pits his strength and speed against the new steam hammer which is putting men out of jobs.

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    Indian children's favourite stories

    J
    398.2
    SOM

    Indian children's favourite stories

    Somaiah, Rosemarie, 1956-

    A collection of Indian folktales that offer children insight into the traditional culture and history of India.

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    King Pom and the fox

    J
    398.2
    Sou

    King Pom and the fox

    Souhami, Jessica.

    Available

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    No dinner!

    J
    398.2
    SOU

    No dinner! : the story of the old woman and the pumpkin

    Souhami, Jessica.

    A frail old woman encounters fierce and hungry animals as she sets out to visit her granddaughter on the other side of the forest.

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    Rama and the demon king

    J
    398.2
    SOU

    Rama and the demon king : an ancient tale from India

    Souhami, Jessica.

    Retells an Indian folktale in which Prince Rama uses a pack of fearless monkeys to rescue his wife, Sita, from the clutches of the evil king Ravana.

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    Ghosts, vampires, and werewolves

    J
    398.2
    SPA

    Ghosts, vampires, and werewolves : eerie tales from Transylvania

    Spariosu, Mihai.

    Includes sixteen tales from Transylvanian folklore, arranged in three sections: Ghosts, Vampires, and Werewolves; Haunted Treasures; and Eerie Fairy Tales.

    Available

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    The wooden sword

    J
    398.2
    STA

    The wooden sword : a Jewish folktale from Afghanistan

    Stampler, Ann Redisch.

    Impressed by a poor Jewish shoemaker's belief that God will ensure everything turns out as it should, a shah in Kabul, Afghanistan, devises a series of hardships to test the man's faith.

    Available

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    Tops & bottoms

    J
    398.2
    STE

    Tops & bottoms

    Stevens, Janet.

    Hare turns his bad luck around by striking a clever deal with the rich and lazy bear down the road.

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    Bouki cuts wood

    J
    398.2
    STJ

    Bouki cuts wood : a Haitian folktale

    StJohn, Amanda, 1982-

    A silly man named Bouki, believing that the old man who passed by is a true fortune teller, asks when he will die, then behaves as if the prediction has come true. Includes notes about Bouki tales and Haiti.

    Available

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    Sugar Cane

    J
    398.2
    STO

    Sugar Cane : a Caribbean Rapunzel

    Storace, Patricia.

    A version of the folktale "Rapunzel" in which a beautiful girl with long hair is imprisoned in a Caribbean tower by an island sorceress.

    Available

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    The Little Red Hen makes a pizza

    J
    398.2
    STU

    The Little Red Hen makes a pizza

    Sturges, Philemon.

    In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the time comes to eat it.

    Due 09/03/19

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    Excalibur

    J
    398.2
    TAL

    Excalibur

    Talbott, Hudson.

    The young King Arthur asks for and receives the noble sword Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake and promises to be deserving of it through acts of valor.

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    Coyote and the laughing butterflies

    J
    398.2
    TAY

    Coyote and the laughing butterflies

    Taylor, Harriet Peck.

    Coyote is tricked by some butterflies who laugh so hard about their joke that they cannot fly straight.

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    Changing Woman and her sisters

    J
    398.2
    TCH

    Changing Woman and her sisters : stories of goddesses from around the world

    Tchana, Katrin.

    An illustrated collection of traditional tales which feature goddesses from different cultures, including Navajo, Mayan, and Fon. Notes explain each goddess's place in her culture, the reason for the book, and how the illustrations were developed.

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    The serpent slayer

    J
    398.2
    TCH

    The serpent slayer : and other stories of strong women

    Tchana, Katrin.

    A collection of twenty traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a strong and resourceful woman.

    Available

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    The six fools

    J
    398.2
    THO

    The six fools

    Thomas, Joyce Carol.

    A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.

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    Hawaiian legends of tricksters and riddlers

    J
    398.2
    THO

    Hawaiian legends of tricksters and riddlers

    Thompson, Vivian Laubach.

    A collection of twelve Hawaiian tales about island men who became tricksters in order to survive and others who became riddlers in order to win a place in their society.

    Available

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    Hawaiian tales of heroes and champions

    J
    398.2
    THO

    Hawaiian tales of heroes and champions

    Thompson, Vivian Laubach.

    Twelve traditional Hawaiian tales record the exploits of heroes with supernatural powers.

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    The rumor

    J
    398.2
    THO

    The rumor : a Jataka tale from India

    Thornhill, Jan.

    A retelling of a traditional story from India about a constantly worried hare who starts a stampede after a noise in the grove convinces her the world is breaking apart.

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    Vietnamese children's favorite stories

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    398.2
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    Vietnamese children's favorite stories

    Tran, Thi Minh Phuoc, 1954-

    Text and illustrations present fifteen Vietnamese tales.

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    The enormous carrot

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    398.2
    VAG

    The enormous carrot

    Vagin, Vladimir Vasil§evich, 1937-

    A group learns the value of teamwork as one animal after another joins in the effort to pull a giant carrot out of the ground. Based on a Russian folktale.

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    So say the little monkeys

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    398.2
    VAN

    So say the little monkeys

    Van Laan, Nancy.

    A rhyming retelling of an Indian folktale from Brazil about tiny, playful monkeys and why they have no place to call home.

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    The golden carp, and other tales from VietNam

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    398.2
    VUO

    Available

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    Little folk

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    398.2
    WAL

    Little folk : stories from around the world

    Walker, Paul Robert.

    Eight tales of fairies, dwarfs, elves, and pixies -- otherwise know as little folk, from Japan, Denmark, Hawaii, and Ireland.

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    The race for the Chinese Zodiac

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    398.2
    WAN

    The race for the Chinese Zodiac

    Wang, Gabrielle.

    A retelling of the legendary animals' race that led to the twelve signs on the Chinese Zodiac.

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    The dragon emperor

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    398.2
    WAN

    The dragon emperor : a Chinese folktale

    Wang, Ping.

    Retells the legend of the war between the Yellow Emperor, a fourheaded dragon, and Chi You, the Black Dragon, who rebelled against him.

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    The legend of sleeping bear

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    398.2
    War

    The legend of sleeping bear

    Wargin, Kathy-Jo.

    In this retelling of an Ojibwe Indian tale, a mother bear loses sight of her two cubs as they all attempt to escape a forest fire by swimming across Lake Michigan.

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    Henny-Penny

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    398.2
    WAT

    Henny-Penny

    Wattenberg, Jane.

    While on their way to tell the king that the sky is falling, Henny Penny and her friends meet the very hungry Foxy-Loxy.

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    The elves and the shoemaker

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    398.2
    WAT

    The elves and the shoemaker

    Watts, Bernadette.

    A poor shoemaker becomes successful with the help of two elves who finish his shoes during the night.

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    The loathsome dragon

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    398.2
    WIE

    The loathsome dragon

    Wiesner, David.

    A wicked queen casts a spell over her beautiful stepdaughter, turning her into a loathsome dragon until such time as her wandering brother shall return and kiss her three times.

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    398.2
    WIL

    Beauty and the beast

    Willard, Nancy.

    A retelling, set in the early 1900's in New York City, of the traditional tale in which a kind and beautiful young woman, through her great capacity to love, releases a handsome young man from the spell which has made him into an ugly beast.

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    The elephant's friend and other tales from ancient India

    J
    398.2
    WIL

    The elephant's friend and other tales from ancient India

    Williams, Marcia, 1945-

    Draws eight stories from well-known collections of Indian folktales--Hitopadesha tales, Jataka tales, and Panchantra tales--and presents them with cartoon-like illustrations.

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    The adventures of Robin Hood

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    398.2
    WIL

    The adventures of Robin Hood

    Williams, Marcia.

    Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny.

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    The book of fairies

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    398.2
    WIL

    The book of fairies : nature spirits from around the world

    Williams, Rose.

    An illustrated collection of nine stories about fairies drawn from cultures around the world.

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    Wishbones

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    398.2
    WIL

    Wishbones : a folk tale from China

    Wilson, Barbara Ker, 1929-

    In this Chinese version of the Cinderella tale, Yeh Hsien uses magic fishbones to dress herself in finery for the Cave Festival, where she loses a slipper in fleeing from her wicked stepmother.

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    Gobble you up!

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    398.2
    WOL

    Gobble you up!

    Wolf, Gita.

    Retells an Indian folktale in which a wily but lazy jackal gobbles up every animal he comes across.

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    The jade stone

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    398.2
    YAC

    The jade stone : a Chinese folktale

    Yacowitz, Caryn.

    Chan Lo, commanded by the Great Emperor of All China to carve a dragon of wind and fire from a perfect piece of jade, discovers the stone wants to be something else.

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    The dragon, the phoenix, and the beautiful pearl

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    398.2
    YAS

    The dragon, the phoenix, and the beautiful pearl : a Chinese dragon spirit myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale.

    Available

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    The Monkey King

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    398.2
    YAS

    The Monkey King : a Chinese monkey spirit myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale about the legend of the Monkey King.

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    Nü Gua mends the sky

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    398.2
    YAS

    Nü Gua mends the sky : a Chinese flood myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale.

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    Pangu separates the sky from the earth

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    398.2
    YAS

    Pangu separates the sky from the earth : a Chinese creation myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese creation folktale.

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    Yu the Great conquers the flood

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    398.2
    YAS

    Yu the Great conquers the flood : a Chinese nature myth

    Yasuda, Anita.

    Presents an adapted retelling of the traditional Chinese folktale, in which Yu conquers the flood.

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    The rainbow people

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    398.2
    YEP

    The rainbow people

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of mouth for generations, as told by some old-timers newly settled in the United States.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The boy who swallowed snakes

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    398.2
    YEP

    The boy who swallowed snakes

    Yep, Laurence.

    An honest young boy tries to get rid of an ever-increasing number of snakes that have come with the bowlful of silver coins he found.

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    Dragon prince

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    398.2
    YEP

    Dragon prince : a Chinese Beauty & the beast tale

    Yep, Laurence.

    A poor farmer's youngest daughter agrees to marry a fierce dragon in order to save her father's life.

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    The junior thunder lord

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    398.2
    YEP

    The junior thunder lord

    Yep, Laurence.

    Yue, a Chinese merchant, discovers the wisdom in passing along kindness, when Bear Face, the huge hairy man Yue has befriended, saves his life.

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    The khan's daughter

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    398.2
    YEP

    The khan's daughter : a Mongolian folktale

    Yep, Laurence.

    In this retelling of a Mongolian folktale a simple shepherd must pass three tests in order to marry the Khan's beautiful daughter.

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    The man who tricked a ghost

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    398.2
    YEP

    The man who tricked a ghost

    Yep, Laurence.

    Sung, a brave man who is not afraid of ghosts, meets one on a dark road and tricks it into revealing its secret weakness.

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    Tiger woman

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    398.2
    YEP

    Tiger woman

    Yep, Laurence.

    When she refuses to share her food with a beggar, an old woman finds herself transformed into various animals, until she learns a lesson about greed.

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    Tongues of jade

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    398.2
    YEP

    Tongues of jade

    Yep, Laurence.

    A retelling of seventeen Chinese American folktales from a variety of Chinese communities in the United States.

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    Tree of dreams

    J
    398.2
    YEP

    Lost

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    The rock maiden

    J
    398.2
    YIM

    The rock maiden : a Chinese tale of love and loyalty

    Yim, Natasha.

    "When her husband goes missing, a new mother pleads with Tin Hau, the patron goddess of fishermen, for help"--Provided by publisher.

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    Mightier than the sword

    J
    398.2
    YOL

    Mightier than the sword : world folktales for strong boys

    Yolen, Jane.

    A collection of folktales from around the world which demonstrate the triumph of brains over brawn.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Not one damsel in distress

    J
    398.2
    YOL

    Not one damsel in distress : world folktales for strong girls

    Yolen, Jane.

    A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, each of whose main character is a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Lon Po Po

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    398.2
    YOU

    Lon Po Po : a Red-Riding Hood story from China

    Young, Ed.

    Three sisters staying home alone are endangered by a hungry wolf who is disguised as their grandmother.

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    The lost horse

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    398.2
    YOU

    The lost horse : a Chinese folktale

    Young, Ed.

    Retells an ancient tale about a Chinese man who owns a marvelous horse and believes that things are not always as bad, or as good, as they might seem.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Mouse match

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    398.2
    YOU

    Mouse match : a Chinese folktale

    Young, Ed.

    When a father mouse goes to the sun, cloud, wind, and wall in search of the strongest husband for his daughter, he is surprised to find that a mouse is the best match.

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    Seven blind mice

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    398.2
    YOU

    Seven blind mice

    Young, Ed.

    Retells in verse the Indian fable of the blind men discovering different parts of an elephant and arguing about its appearance. The illustrations depict the blind arguers as mice.

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    The sons of the Dragon King

    J
    398.2
    YOU

    The sons of the Dragon King : a Chinese legend

    Young, Ed.

    The nine immortal sons of the Dragon King set out to make something of themselves, and each, with help from a watchful father, finds a role that suits his individual strengths.

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    Stories from the days of Christopher Columbus

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    398.2
    You

    Stories from the days of Christopher Columbus : a multicultural collection for young readers

    Young, Richard, 1946-

    A collection of traditional tales, fables, and legends from the cultures brought together or affected by the voyages of Columbus, including those of Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the mainland and island Indian tribes he encountered.

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    Rapunzel

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    398.2
    ZEL

    Rapunzel

    Zelinsky, Paul O.

    A retelling of the German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.

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    Rumpelstiltskin

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    398.2
    ZEL

    Rumpelstiltskin

    Zelinsky, Paul O.

    A strange little man helps the miller's daughter spin straw into gold for the king on the condition that she will give him her first-born child.

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    The bossy gallito =

    J
    398.21
    GON

    The bossy gallito = : El gallo de bodas : a traditional Cuban folktale

    González, Lucía M.

    An illustrated retelling of a cumulative Cuban folktale in which a bossy rooster enlists the help of his friend the sun when he cannot get anyone to clean his beak so he can go to his uncle's wedding. Presented in English and Spanish.

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    Screen of frogs

    J
    398.21
    HAM

    Screen of frogs : an old tale

    Hamanaka, Sheila.

    A spoiled rich man in Japan discovers a respect for nature in time to turn his life around.

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    Elephant in the dark

    J
    398.21
    JAV

    Elephant in the dark

    Javaherbin, Mina.

    In this version of "The Blind Men and the Elephant" based on a poem by Rumi, Persian villagers try to figure out what strange animal in a dark barn has arrived from India.

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    Irish fairy tales and legends

    J
    398.21
    LEA

    Irish fairy tales and legends

    Leavy, Una.

    Collection of ten traditional Irish stories including "The Magic Shoes," "The Children of Lir," and "The Pot of Gold."

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    Nursery tales around the world

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    398.21
    NUR

    Nursery tales around the world

    Presents eighteen simple stories from international folklore, grouped around six themes, such as "Runaway Cookies," "Slowpokes and Speedsters," and "Chain Tales." Includes background information and storytelling hints.

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    The clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal

    J
    398.22
    SHA

    The clever boy and the terrible, dangerous animal

    Shah, Idries, 1924-1996.

    A Sufi teaching tale of a boy who visits another village and helps the townspeople deal with their fear of something that they have mistaken for a terrible, dangerous animal.

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    Tales of the shimmering sky

    J
    398.23
    MIL

    Tales of the shimmering sky : ten global folktales with activities

    Milord, Susan.

    Presents folktales, background information, and activities related to beliefs of peoples around the world about heavenly bodies, the seasons, and the weather.

    Lost

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    Ghosts!

    J
    398.25
    SCH

    Ghosts! : ghostly tales from folklore

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    Presents seven, easy-to-read ghost stories based on traditional folk tales and legends from various countries.

    Due 08/30/19

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    Five silly fishermen

    J
    398.27
    EDW

    Five silly fishermen

    Edwards, Roberta.

    A retelling of the traditional tale in which five silly fishermen, unable to count properly, are convinced that one of their group has drowned.

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    La gallinita roja

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    460
    GAL

    La gallinita roja

    The classic tale of the hen who has no one to help her grow, harvest, and mill the wheat, but several who want to eat the fruit of her labors.

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    Hansel y Gretel

    J
    460
    GRI

    Hansel y Gretel

    Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.

    A poor woodcutter's two children, lost in the woods, come upon a gingerbread house inhabited by a wicked witch.

    Available

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    Cenicienta

    J
    460
    PER

    Cenicienta : un cuento de hadas

    Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.

    Cinderella, put in the position of servant by her stepmother and stepsisters, is able to go to the prince's ball with a little help from her fairy godmother, but in her haste to leave before midnight, she luckily loses her glass slipper.

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    Arión y el delfín

    J
    460
    RAY

    Arión y el delfín

    Seth, Vikram, 1952-

    Presents an adaptation of a Greek myth, and tells of Arion, who, when sailing home with a prize of gold won in a contest, faces death at the hands of the crew who covet his treasure.

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    Historias de miedo 1

    J
    460
    SCH

    Historias de miedo 1 : relatos escalofriantes para contar en la oscuridad : recogidas del folclore norteamericano

    Schwartz, Alvin, 1927-

    A collection of short horror stories by Alvin Schwartz.

    Available

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    Juan y los frijoles m‡gicos

    J
    460
    WAL

    Juan y los frijoles m‡gicos

    Walker, Richard.

    A boy climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where he uses his quick wits to outsmart a giant and make his and his mother's fortune.

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    Chinese fairy tale feasts

    J
    641.5
    YEE

    Chinese fairy tale feasts : a literary cookbook

    Yee, Paul.

    A collection of thirteen Chinese fairy tales paired with a recipe for a classic Chinese dish.

    Available

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    Sita's Ramayana

    J
    741.5
    ARN

    Sita's Ramayana

    Arni, Samhita.

    A graphic novel adaptation of the ancient Indian legend in which Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, forces his wife Sita to undergo an ordeal by fire to prove she is pure after she is abducted by Ravanna.

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    The yellow jar

    J
    741.5
    ATA

    The yellow jar : two tales from Japanese tradition

    Atangan, Patrick.

    Presents comic-book style adaptations of two traditional Japanese stories, one about a simple fisherman who must save the woman he loves from a demon warrior; and the other about a monk's discovery of two woman-like weeds in his carefully tended garden.

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    Unicorns

    J
    741.5
    JEF

    Unicorns

    Jeffrey, Gary.

    Relates, in graphic novel format, some of the common characteristics of the unicorns of folklore, as well as telling the tale "Therese and the unicorn," in which a bitter king who is afraid of being poisoned is changed by the pure love of his daughter and the touch of a unicorn's horn, and briefly describes other unicorn tales.

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    Look what we've brought you from Mexico

    J
    972
    SHA

    Look what we've brought you from Mexico : crafts, games, recipes, stories, and other cultural activities from Mexican Americans

    Shalant, Phyllis.

    Introduces Mexican culture using crafts, recipes, games, and folktales.

    Available

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    J
    Audio
    398.2
    Cab

    Buzz buzz, once there was

    Cabral, Len. prf

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    Favorite scary stories of American children

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    FAV

    Available

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    Favorite scary stories of American children

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    FAV

    Favorite scary stories of American children

    Young, Richard, 1946-

    Contains nine lighthearted scary stories for children, culled from the storytelling traditions of the Ozarks and Appalachians, Asia, the British Isles, Hawaii, and Native Americans.

    Available

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    Anansi time

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    NOR

    Anansi time

    Norfolk, Bobby, 1951-

    Bobby Norfolk retells traditional Anansi stories he learned during a visit to an obscure African village.

    Available

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    Baby Hawk learns to fly

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    NOR

    Baby Hawk learns to fly

    Norfolk, Bobby, 1951-

    Available

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    Norfolk tales

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    NOR

    Norfolk tales

    Norfolk, Bobby, 1951-

    Due 08/30/19

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    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears

    J
    Audio
    398.2
    NOR

    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears

    Norfolk, Bobby, 1951-

    Available

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    Magic hoofbeats

    J
    AUDIO
    398.2
    SHE

    Magic hoofbeats : horse tales from many lands

    Sherman, Josepha.

    Retellings of horse lore originating throughout the world.

    Available

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    Because I said so

    J
    Audio
    BUR

    Available

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    Martina the beautiful cockroach

    J
    AUDIO
    DEE

    Martina the beautiful cockroach : a Cuban folktale

    Deedy, Carmen Agra.

    A humorous retelling of a Cuban folktale in which a cockroach interviews her suitors in order to decide whom to marry.

    Due 08/30/19

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    The animals could talk

    J
    Audio
    FOR

    The animals could talk Aesop's fables retold in song

    Forest, Heather.

    A collection of fables, told in a minstrel style with music, poetry and singable refrains.

    Available

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    The bossy gallito =

    J
    AUDIO
    GON

    The bossy gallito = : El gallo de bodas : a traditional Cuban folktale

    González, Lucía M.

    An illustrated retelling of a cumulative Cuban folktale in which a bossy rooster enlists the help of his friend the sun when he cannot get anyone to clean his beak so he can go to his uncle's wedding. Presented in English and Spanish.

    Available

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    Just so stories

    J
    Audio
    KIP

    Just so stories

    Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.

    Available

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    Tales of wisdom & wonder

    J
    Audio
    LUP

    Tales of wisdom & wonder

    Lupton, Hugh.

    A collection of seven tales from around the world featuring remarkable animals and extraordinary people reminding us of how vast and mysterious the world is and how our lives can be transformed in the most unexpected circumstances.

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    Fat cat and friends

    J
    Audio
    MAC

    Fat cat and friends

    MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-

    Seven folktales from around the world, retold with musical accompaniment.

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    Folktales of the far east

    J
    Audio
    RAB

    Folktales of the far east

    Peachboy: Found floating on the river inside a peach by an old couple, Momotaro grows up and fights the terrible demons who have terrorized the village for years.

    Available

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    Rabbit Ears Brer Rabbit

    J
    Audio
    RAB

    Rabbit Ears Brer Rabbit

    Brer Rabbit and the wonderful tar baby: Relates how the wily Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox, who has set out to trap him.

    Available

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    Rabbit ears treasury of storybook classics

    J
    AUDIO
    RAB

    Rabbit ears treasury of storybook classics

    Contains retellings of two classic tales, including "Pecos Bill" about an American cowboy credited with superhuman feats of strength and courage; and "Puss in Boots" in which a clever cat helps his master win fame, fortune, and the hand of a beautiful princess.

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    Rabbit ears treasury of storybook classics

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    Rabbit ears treasury of storybook classics

    Contains retellings of four classic tales, including "Red Riding Hood," "Goldilocks," "The Three Little Pigs," and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," in which three goats fight with a greedy troll over who can cross a bridge.

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    The story of King Arthur and his knights

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    The story of King Arthur and his knights

    Zamorsky, Tania.

    An abridged version of the adventures and exploits of King Arthur and his knights at the court of Camelot and elsewhere in the land of the Britons.

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    The Islands of the Blessed / Sea of Trolls Trilogy / #3

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    The Islands of the Blessed / Sea of Trolls Trilogy / #3

    Farmer, Nancy, 1941-

    Two years after their adventures in The Land of the Silver Apples, the apprentice bard Jack and his Viking companion Thorgil confront the malevolent spirit of a vengeful mermaid and begin a quest that casts them among the fin folk of Notland.

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    Cinderellis and the glass hill

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    Cinderellis and the glass hill

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    In this humorous retelling of a Perrault tale, a lonely young farm lad uses his unusual inventive ability to pass a nearly impossible test and win the hand of the neighboring princess.

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    The fairy's return

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    The fairy's return

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    The good-natured son of a baker wins the heart of a princess, with the help of a fairy and a magic goose.

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    Princess Sonora and the long sleep

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    Princess Sonora and the long sleep

    Levine, Gail Carson.

    In this retelling of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, Princess Sonora, who is ten times smarter than anyone else, vows to choose for herself the best time to be pricked by the spindle.

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    The Scary story reader

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    The Scary story reader : forty-one of the scariest stories for sleepovers, campfires, car & bus trips-even for dates!

    A collection of scary urban legends and other modern-day horror tales preserved by oral tradition, including "Hook-arm," "The Call from the Downstairs Phone," and "Give Me Back My Guts!".

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    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears

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    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears ...and more stories from Africa

    Why mosquitoes buzz in people's ears: A tall tale sets off a chain of mishaps in the jungle. Will the jungle creatures ever get the story straight? A story, a story: Once, all the stories in the world belonged to Nyanme, the Sky God. He kept them in a box beside his throne. But Ananse, the Spider Man, wanted them - and caught three sly creatures to get them. Who's in Rabbit's house?: Rabbit has a problem - someone is inside her house and won't let her in. Can the leopard, rhino or elephant help Rabbit get in her house?.

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    Yoshi the lantern maker (Japan) folktales from foreign lands

    Yoshi, a humble lantern maker, becomes a prince, the sun, a cloud, and a rock with the help of a mountain spirit before learning that he is most content when he is simply himself--a craftsman who makes beautiful lanterns.

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    The shoemaker and his elves

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    The shoemaker and his elves

    Blair, Eric.

    An easy-to-read retelling of a classic tale of a kindly but poor shoemaker who gets unexpected help with his work.

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    A wagonload of fish

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    A wagonload of fish

    Bodnar, Judit Z.

    A peasant who tries to satisfy his wife by catching a wagonload of fish is outsmarted by a fox.

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    The 3 little dassies

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    The 3 little dassies

    Brett, Jan, 1949-

    A twist on the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs," featuring three dassies named Mimbi, Pimbi, and Timbi and a pesky eagle.

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    Cinders

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    Cinders : a chicken Cinderella

    Brett, Jan, 1949-

    Cinders, the most picked upon hen in the flock, becomes the most loved by Prince Cockerel when she arrives at his ball looking so beautiful that even her bossy sisters do not recognize her.

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    The three snow bears

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    The three snow bears

    Brett, Jan, 1949-

    The Goldilocks story takes a fine twist when an endearing snow bear family and a curious Inuit girl meet center stage.

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    The mitten

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    The mitten

    Brett, Jan.

    A Ukrainian folktale in which several animals sleep snugly in Nicki's lost mitten until the bear sneezes.

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    The frog princess

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    The frog princess

    Cecil, Laura.

    Forced to marry an ugly frog, the youngest son of the queen is astounded to learn that the frog is really a beautiful princess.

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    Strega Nona

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    Strega Nona : an old tale

    De Paola, Tomie.

    When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

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    The three little dinosaurs

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    The three little dinosaurs

    Harris, Jim, 1955-

    In this variation on the story of the Three Little Pigs, three young dinosaurs set out on their own, only to be hassled by a tyrannosaurus rex who gets a big surprise in the end.

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    Iron John

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    Iron John

    Kimmel, Eric A.

    With help of Iron John, the wild man of the forest who is under a curse, a young prince makes his way in the world and finds his true love.

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    The red thread

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    The red thread : an adoption fairy tale

    Lin, Grace.

    An adoption story, based on the ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together, follows a king and queen who are both searching for the one thing that will fill the void in their hearts.

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    The tortoise & the hare

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    The tortoise & the hare

    Pinkney, Jerry, author, illustrator.

    Illustrations and minimal text relate the familiar fable of the race between a slow tortoise and a quick but foolish hare.

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    The lion & the mouse

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    The lion & the mouse

    Pinkney, Jerry.

    In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.

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    Epossumondas

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    Epossumondas

    Salley, Coleen.

    A retelling of a classic tale in which a well-intentioned young possum continually takes his mother's instructions much too literally.

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    The talking eggs

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    The talking eggs : a folktale from the American South

    San Souci, Robert D.

    A Southern folktale in which kind Blanche, following the instructions of an old witch, gains riches, while her greedy sister makes fun of the old woman and is duly rewarded.

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    Bamboo hats and a rice cake

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    Bamboo hats and a rice cake : a tale adapted from Japanese folklore

    Tompert, Ann.

    Wishing to have good fortune in the new year, an old man tries to trade his wife's kimono for rice cakes. Characters from the Japanese alphabet are incorporated into the text.

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    The three little wolves and the big bad pig

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    The three little wolves and the big bad pig

    Trivizas, Eugene.

    An altered retelling of the traditional tale about the conflict between pig and wolf--with a surprise ending.

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    The lion and the mouse

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    The lion and the mouse : a retelling of Aesop's fable

    White, Mark, 1971-

    A mouse begs a lion for mercy and, after he is set free, promises that he will help the lion some day in return.

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    Golem

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    Golem

    Wisniewski, David.

    A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.

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    New tales for old

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    New tales for old

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    The folklore of world holidays

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    The folklore of world holidays

    Information about holiday celebrations in many cultures, gathered from people who celebrate them, anthropologists, folklorists and foreign residents of the cultures described..

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    The legend of Arthur

    Examines the blend of history, mythology, religion, and dreams that constitutes the Arthurian legend. Running time: 26 minutes. Color.

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