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The god beneath the sea
Par Edward Blishen, Leon Garfield. 1970
Many of the classical myths of Greece, told as one continuous tale beginning with Chaos, the rule of the Titans…and their overthrow by the rebellious gods of Olympus. The great violent energy underlying these myths makes timeless what they tell of human passions, tragedy and comedy. Grades 4-7. 1970.
The Gingerbread Man loose on the fire truck
Par Laura Murray. 2013
When the Gingerbread Man joins the children who made him on a school field trip to a fire station, he…escapes being eaten by Spot the Dalmatian and rides along to a fire. Grades K-3. 2013.
The funny little woman
Par Lafcadio Hearn, Arlene Mosel. 1972
The fairy rebel
Par Lynne Reid Banks. 1988
When Tiki, a fairy, is "earthed" on Jan's foot, they both are terrified, but quickly become friends. Jan is sad…because she cannot have children, and when Tiki performs a forbidden magic, she incurs the wrath of the Fairy Queen who seeks to exact revenge on Jan's family. Grades 3-6. 1988.
The Dawn Palace: the story of Medea
Par H. M Hoover. 2004
Having been trained in supernatural knowledge, thirteen-year-old Medea finds herself in a unique position to help when the Greek hero…Jason comes to her father's kingdom in search of the Golden Fleece. Junior and Senior High. 2004.
The honeydrum: tales from Arab lands
Par Gwendolyn MacEwen. 1983
Two of these pieces are original while the other five are derived, rather than translated, from oral and written folk…tales and legends well-known in the Arabic speaking world. Grades 2-4. c1983.
The hidden folk: stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings
Par Lise Lunge-Larsen. 2004
This collection of short stories explores the so-called hidden folk, such as selkies, fairies, gnomes, hill folk, and river sprites,…and how they can be linked to many parts of our everyday life and our history. Including tales about how parsley was created, and how Lord Nelson learned a strict lesson. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 2-4. 2004.
The girl who married a lion: and other tales from Africa
Par Alexander McCall Smith. 2004
Gathered here is a beguiling selection of folktales from Zimbabwe and Botswana as retold by the best-selling author of The…No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots. 2004.
The great race
Par David Bouchard. 1997
A Chinese fable about the origins of the zodiac. The Great Buddha sends eleven animals and one dragon on a…great race to the gates of the Jade City. The order that they arrive in, not who wins the race, is what becomes important. Grades 2-4. 1997.
The girl who married the moon: tales from Native North America
Par Joseph Bruchac, Gayle Ross. 1994
16 Native stories about girls. "The Beauty Way" is a recounting of an Apache rite of passage; "Stonecoat" describes the…defeat of an evil and powerful medicine man by women who use the power of their "moontime"; and in the title story, a girl not only marries the moon but shares his job with him. Grades 4-7. Some descriptions of violence. 2006, c1994.
The earth under Sky Bear's feet: native American poems of the land
Par Joseph Bruchac. 1995
The djinn in the nightingale's eye: five fairy stories
Par A. S Byatt. 1994
A djinn is trapped in a bottle made of glass known as "nightingale's eye", until the day an English woman…frees him, unleashing his strength and discovering her own. This story forms the centrepiece to a collection of fairytales. 1994.
Par Bruce Coville. 1994
A dragon is stalking King Mildred's land, and the king has promised half his kingdom and his daughter's hand in…marriage to the person who can slay the dragon. Only the old squire, Elizar, and a young page, Brian, are willing to try. But unbeknown to them, the king's daughter, Wilhelmina, has also set out to kill the dragon. Grades 4-7. 1994.
The dragon's boy: A Tale Of Young King Arthur
Par Jane Yolen. 1990
Old Linn is to be the teacher of 13-year-old Artos. Doubting that he can capture the boy's attention, Linn constructs…a fire-breathing dragon as a facade. A retelling of the Arthurian legend. Grades 4-7. 1990.
The crock of gold
Par James Stephens. 1990
This wise whimsical fairy tale for adults, first published in 1912, tells of two philosophers who live in the pine…wood in Ireland, and of their quarrelsome old wives, their respective offspring, and their strange feud with leprechauns. 1990.
The days when the animals talked: Black American folktales and how they came to be
Par William J Faulkner. 1977
The devil with the three golden hairs: a tale from the Brothers Grimm
Par Nonny Hogrogian. 1983
A boy born to a poor couple receives the hand of the king's daughter in marriage, but in order to…keep his bride, the boy must bring the king three golden hairs from the head of the devil. Grades K-3. 1983. Uniform title: Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren.
The dark way: stories from the spirit world
Par Virginia Hamilton. 1990
Twenty-five eerie tales from myth, legend, and folklore gathered from around the world are retold in this collection. Some are…funny, others horrifying, and others heroic. Familiar stories of Medusa and Baba Yaga and the golem appear, as well as a Mexican legend based on the Aztec ritual of human sacrifice, and a North American Indian trickster tale of Manabozo. Grades 5-8. c1990.
The child of the Holy Grail: The Third Of The Guenevere Novels (Guenevere trilogy ; #3)
Par Rosalind Miles. 2002
This sequel to "The Knight of the Sacred Lake" (DC38973) completes the Guenevere trilogy. Encompasses the quest for the Holy…Grail and the fall of Camelot, while Guenevere endures and rises to fulfil her destiny. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2001. (Guenevere trilogy ; 3)
The chessboard queen
Par Sharan Newman. 1983
Guinevere, the beautiful young wife of King Arthur, discovers her passionate love for Lancelot, the shining white knight of the…round table. A fresh, witty retelling of the Arthurian legends. sequel to "Guinevere." c1983.