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Fairytales, Folklore

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Fairytales, Folklore

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1 Alys Swan-Jackson The Apaches & Pueblo Peoples of the Southwest
Heinemann 1996 0600584887 / 9780600584889 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
Excellent condition, overall wear very light. Pages clean other than gift inscription across top edge of title pages. Wonderful colour illustrations and see-through scenes Of villages, houses and burial chambers. Discover the Indians of the American southwest. Incl. Cliff houses of the Anasazi, a Pueblo village, Navajo hogans, secret rituals, etc. (800) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 19.95 USD
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LAURA'S STAR, Baumgart, Klaus
2 Baumgart, Klaus LAURA'S STAR
Toronto MGR 2004 1845060938 / 9781845060930 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
MGR 2004 printing. Excellent condition, clean & unmarked. Wonderful color illustrations by the author. Non-paginated. Description: Laura is often lonely and longs for a friend of her own. One night, she is leaning out of her window and sees a falling star. Quickly she runs downstairs and picks up the injured star from the pavement. She mends its broken tip and tenderly puts it on the pillow beside her. She tells it all her secrets and knows she has found a friend at last. But, when she wakes in the morning, the star has gone... (400os) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 6.50 USD
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SACRED SKIES The Facts and the Fables, Landscapes of Legend, Bevan, Finn
3 Bevan, Finn SACRED SKIES The Facts and the Fables, Landscapes of Legend
Children's Press 1997 0516203517 / 9780516203515 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
Excellent condition, no jacket as issued. Clean and unmarked. Beautifully illustrated. Ingram: Discusses how people throughout the ages explained the sun, moon, stars, rainbows, and thunderstorms and presents several traditional tales from around the world that embody their beliefs and observations. [480] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 15.95 USD
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London Parragon Books 1996 0752514563 / 9780752514567 Softcover Very Good Illustrated by Raymond, Kim 
Light edge & corner wear, light creasing to covers. Internal pages clean & tight, a few tiny corner creases. Colour illustrations. Non-paginated. When Ella loses her ring at the seaside, her counsin's search to find it leads him into a magical underwater adventures, with unexpected results. (*shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope,   Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment, Brody, Ed & Jay Goldspinner & Katie Green & Rona Leventhal & Holly Near & John Porcino
5 Brody, Ed & Jay Goldspinner & Katie Green & Rona Leventhal & Holly Near & John Porcino Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope, Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment
Gabriola Island, B. C. New Society Publishers 2002 0865714479 / 9780865714472 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Bond, Lahri 
2002 Second Edition. Large softcover in excellent condition - pages clean and intact. Cover has slight wear to corners. B/w illustrations. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 281 pages; The second edition of this much-loved storytelling sourcebook features 29 wondrous children's stories from around the world. From the mythic and the fantastic, to the silly and the serious, these timeless tales encourage conflict resolution, compassion, and sensitivity to the Earth and all living things. An incredible sourcebook for storytellers, teachers, parents and healers, each story is followed by suggested activities and exercises, storytelling tips, and resources, all designed to deepen the storytelling experience. Includes an Age Suitability Index, a Thematic Index, and a Directory of Contributors. A new introduction focuses on storytelling in education. (829, 0211) 
Price: 15.95 USD
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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, Brooks, Felicity (Retold by)
6 Brooks, Felicity (Retold by) JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
London Usborne Publishing 1997 0746027338 / 9780746027332 Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Humphreys, Graham 
Very nice condition, clean and unmarked. Cover has a little wear to edges and light scuffing. Colour & b/w illus. Deep in the heart of enemy territory, Jason and his fearless crew, the Argonauts, do battle with giants, dragons, monsters and a merciless sea god to bring the legendary Golden Fleece back to Greece. Juvenile/Young adult. [osl-325]; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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London Deans International 1984 0603016359 / 9780603016356 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Light edgewear/scuffing to cover, light soiling. Internal pages clean other than light stain affecting last two pages. Includes: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep / Yankee Doodle / Sing a Song of Sixpence / Polly Put the Kettle On / The North Wind Doth Blow etc. [142-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.55 USD
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THE WEE FOLK About the Elves in Nova Scotia, Dillman, Mary Alma
8 Dillman, Mary Alma THE WEE FOLK About the Elves in Nova Scotia
University Press of New Brunswick 1956 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by MacLelland, Gordon & Cameron, Karl 
Hardcover in very good condition, no jacket as issued. Pages all intact and clean other small inscription on endpage and a little ink rubbing from colour frontispiece to adjoining pages. Cover has moderate wear/rubbing to edges andpaper is worn off a bit at outer corner, a few light spots on cover. Colour & b/w illus. Tales of the adventures of some of elves who reside in Nova Scotia. Includes: Christmas Eve in Teaberry Hollow; The Elves Hold a Convention; The Woodcarver & Wee Danny of Velvety Green. [326-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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9 French, Fiona KING TREE
London Oxford University Press 1973 0192796879 / 9780192796875 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, a little corner bumping, light age tanning to page edges, light scuffing/soiling to cover. No dustjacket, illustrated covers. Interior clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name written small inside front cover. Wonderful full-colour illustrations throughout. In the gardens of Versailles, courtiers dressed as trees act a play before Louis the Fourteenth, the Sun King. "Fiona French's illustrations recreate the opulence and splendour of the famous gardens and the gaiety of the Court of the great Sun King. " (415os) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 9.50 USD
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FOLKLORISTICS  An Introduction, Georges, Robert A. & Michael Owen Jones
10 Georges, Robert A. & Michael Owen Jones FOLKLORISTICS An Introduction
Indiana University Press 1995 0253209943 / 9780253209948 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 352 pages; ""Folkloristics" ...will stand among the best folklore books ever is unequalled in the number and detail of the illustrative examples it presents. The book, indeed, is a veritable summary of the types of folkloric studies found in American journals and books in this century." - Carl Lindahl "Folkloristics" is the most complete and up-to-date study of folklore and folklore methodologies. Two noted folklore scholars outline four perspectives that researchers employ to conceptualize, document, and study the phenomena that we consider 'folklore': folklore as artifact, describable and diffusible entity, culture, and behavior. The opening chapter describes the pervasiveness of folklore in everyday life, including its uses in literature, films, television, cartoons, comic strips, and advertising. Subsequent chapters characterize and illustrate in detail the four perspectives used in folklore research, and the authors conclude by demonstrating the interrelatedness of the perspectives. Each chapter has five components: a characterization of the field of folkloristics or of a perspective used in studying folklore; examples, definitions, and quotations presented within boxes and embedded in the text at specific points; illustrations from or related to published works characterized; concluding statements that summarize principal points made in the chapter; and endnotes. "Folkloristics" employs a variety of folklore examples, such as myths, legends, ballads, jokes, riddles, traditional foods, festivals, and healing ceremonies - over 400 examples illustrating some 45 expressive forms and processes. These come from diverse peoples in the U. S. And other countries (47 national, tribal, and ethnic groups). The cultures represented include those of Native Americans (e. G. , Zuni, Winnebago, Hopi) , African Americans, Mexican Americans, Japanese Americans, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Tongans, Finns, the English, Russians, Peruvians, Costa Ricans, the Mende of Sierra Leone, and the Choke of Zaire, as well as the cultures of occupational groups, religious communities, children, women and gay men. (645) 
Price: 14.95 USD
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11 Gukova, Julia THE MOLE'S DAUGHTER
Annick Press 1998 1550375253 / 9781550375251 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Excellent condition, no dustjacket (as issued? ) . Clean and unmarked, overall wear is minimal. Charming colour illustrations. ; 8vo; From Kirkus Reviews: This sly Korean folktale features a family of moles: exquisite daughter (whose eyes sparkle in very unmolelike fashion) , protective mother, and proud father. As the daughter is the fairest of all creatures, her father wants her to marry the most respected and powerful of husbands... (380os) 
Price: 13.95 USD
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THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW, Ishii, Momoko; Paterson, Katherine
12 Ishii, Momoko; Paterson, Katherine THE TONGUE-CUT SPARROW
Lodestar Books 1987 0525671994 / 9780525671992 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Akaba, Suekichi 
Translated from the Japanese by Katherine Paterson. Oblong 12" x 8.5". Ex-library book but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean & tight, brodart cover has some scuffing but jacket underneath is excellent. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 40 pages; "This Japanese folktale tells the story of a kind old man and his greedy wife. In a fit of anger the cruel woman cuts out the tongue of a sparrow the old man loves. He journeys to the sparrow's house to apologize, stopping along the way to help others, and is honored by the tongue-cut sparrow, who gives him a treasure chest. When the churlish woman makes the same journey out of greed, she gets her comeuppance from a horrible snake and a huge toad from whom she barely escapes with her life...." [458-osl? ] 
Price: 16.00 USD
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13 Kusugak, Michael Arvaarluk NORTHERN LIGHTS The Soccer Trails
Annick Press 1993 1550373382 / 9781550373387 First Edition; Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Krykorka, Vladyana 
Very nice condition. Cover has light edge/corner wear. Pages are clean and unmarked. Wonderful colour illustrations. A young Inuit girl whose mother passed away from an illness finds comfort in the Inuit legend that the souls of the dead like to indulge in a lively game of soccer as they did when they were living. They believe the moving Northern Lights are their loved ones running all over the sky chasing the soccer ball and indulging in their favourite game! 4-8 years. (os) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 4.50 USD
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ERANDI'S BRAIDS, Madrigal, Antonio Hernandez
14 Madrigal, Antonio Hernandez ERANDI'S BRAIDS
G. P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399232125 / 9780399232121 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Depaola, Tomie 
Very nice copy. Ex-library with laminated cover & usual type markings. Light wear/scuffing to jacket. Internally very good - light wrinkling to a copy pages. "....Erandi, a Mexican girl, looks forward to her birthday and a forthcoming village fiesta with great anticipation....after all, she hopes to have a new dress to wear. But Erandi's dreams of pretty things are soon interrupted. Mam 's fishing net, with which she catches their food, is too torn to repair and there is not enough money to buy a new net as well as a dress...." Ages 4-8. (380-osl) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 4.05 USD
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THE FIVE SPARROWS A Japanese Folktale, Newton, Patricia Montgomery
15 Newton, Patricia Montgomery THE FIVE SPARROWS A Japanese Folktale
Atheneum 1982 0689309368 / 9780689309366 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean , only light wear to jacket, which is attached to book. Summary: A retelling of a Japanese fairy tale. When a kindly old woman is richly rewarded for nursing a wounded sparrow back to health, a greedy neighbor attempts to emulate the old woman and brings trouble upon herself and her family. (300os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.50 USD
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A NURSERY COMPANION, Opie, Iona and Peter
16 Opie, Iona and Peter A NURSERY COMPANION
London Oxford University Press 1980 0192122134 / 9780192122131 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Ex-library book but still in quite good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to bottom edge. Pages have occasional light soiling but clean and intact for the most part. Charming colour illustrations. 128 pages. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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HERMES, LORD OF ROBBERS Homeric Hymn Number Four, Proddow, Penelope
17 Proddow, Penelope HERMES, LORD OF ROBBERS Homeric Hymn Number Four
Doubleday 1971 0385063768 / 9780385063760 Not First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket; Illustrated by Cooney, Barbara 
Ex-library book, but still in good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings, jacket attached to book. Jacket and hardcover have light edgewear and scuffing. Interior clean other than library markings and some glue residue inside rear cover from pocket removal. A couple of the library stamps marked through with black marker. "Cooney's illustrations add an exciting dimension to this translation of one of the oldest known stories of the ancient Greeks - Hermes, the sly, clever, quick-tongued messenger of the gods...." [533] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 8.50 USD
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THE FLYING TORTOISE An Igbo Tale, Tololwa M. Mollel
18 Tololwa M. Mollel THE FLYING TORTOISE An Igbo Tale
Toronto Oxford University Press 1994 0195409906 / 9780195409901 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Spurll, Barbara Signed by Author
Signed/inscribed by author Mollel on title page. There is also a gift inscription on the same page. Hardcover is in excellent condition, clean and intact, there is a previous owner's name written quite small and crossed out on endpage. Jacket has light edgewear , a couple small edge tears and price sticker on rear. "Traditional tale about trickster Mbeku the tortoise, a favorite among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria" The greedy tortoise thinks he should have mroe than his share of everything. When he learns the birds are invited. To a feast, he is desperate to go along - but first, he must wings to fly! (os) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 25.50 USD
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19 Trisha Gessler BEARS AND BERRIES
Wedge / University of B. C. 1983 0888650205 / 9780888650207 First Edition Hardcover Fine Illustrated by Markowsky, Jeannie 
Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, only very light wear overall. Beautiful colour & b/w illustrations. "A charming introduction to the Haida understanding of animals. A little girl going berry-picking encounters a bear. Her mother tells a legend about bears. Lovely illustrations recreate village of Skedans as it was in 1878. A read-aloud book for younger grades. Relevant to social studies. " (400) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 16.95 USD
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London Young World Productions 1970 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Embleton, Ronald 
Very Scarce Title. Hardcover has light edgewear, a little corner bumping, a few small spots, interior pages clean & unmarked. Front endpage has a bottom tear which has been taped. Jacket has light soiling, light edgewear and a few tiny tears, one 1" corner tear is taped on the back. Back flap has some creases, front flap is clipped. Charming colour illustrations throughout! "Being the Latest Adventures of Your Best Loved Fairytale Folk. What happened to our beloved fairytale characters beyond the finish of the traditional tales all children know so well? The answer to this question is to be found within, with the author's fascinating sequels to some of our best loved stories. Stories included: Puss in Boots to the Rescue; The Emperor's Nightingale and the Dragon; The Eleven Dancing Princesses; The Elves and the Hatterk; The Golden Goose and Queen April's Happiness and Tom Thumb's Special Surprise. " [475]; 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 24.50 USD
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