Fantasy Foundations

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The foundational stories that most fantasy is built upon including fairy tales, myths, and legends from various cultures and traditions including various folk heroes.


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Complete Fairy Tales Of

by Charles Perrault

An illustrated collection of eleven classic tales including such favorites as The Little Red Hen, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.


by Alan Northcott

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Popular Tales From The Norse

by Sir George Webbe Dasent

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Fairy Book Jorgen Moe

by Peter Christen Asbjornsen

Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they first appeared in translation more than a hundred years ago. The Norwegian folktales, said Jacob Grimm, “surpass nearly all others.”
Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. Collected here in a sparkling contemporary translation by Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, these tales brim with the matchless vitality and power of their original telling. Included also are the wonderfully evocative original illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.


Russian Fairy Tales


Translated by Norbert Guterman
Illustrated with black-and-white line drawings by Alexander Alexeieff
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

In this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storytelling tradition by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas’ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination that will fascinate readers both young and old.


Slovak Tales For Young And Old

by Pavol Dobsinsky

This collaborative work showcases to the English-speaking world Slovak folk tales by Pavol Dobsinky and 15 color and 50 black and white reproductions of Slovak artist Martin Benka. The book is bilingual, with English translations in front and the original Slovak version in the back of the book.

Slovak Tales for Young and Old is the first translation into English of these stories, representative of Slovak oral tradition, collected and written by Pavol Dobsinsky, as well as a new edition of Dobsinksy in modern Slovak. The book is also the debut of the Slovak artist Martin Benka into the English-speaking world.

Also available:

Illustrated Slovak History: A Struggle for Sovereignty in Central Europe - ISBN 0865164266
Images Gone With Time : Photographic Reflections of Slovak Folk Life (1950-1965) - ISBN 0865164363

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Fairy Tales

by Hans Christian Andersen

This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains twelve of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, "The Emperor's New Clothes", the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. It includes a wonderful cover illustration and new introduction by award-winning picture-book creator Jan Pienkowski.

Fairy Books

by Andrew Lang

Classic collection of 32 less familiar folk tales narrated in clear, lively prose. Different enough to capture all imaginations, the tales are drawn from many different cultures: the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, African Kaffirs, and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India. Includes all of the original 50 illustrations.

Celtic Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

Celtic culture has long been known for its emphasis on good storytelling. Here is a chance to survey some of the best traditional fairy tales, collected over one hundred years ago by a leading folklorist. Drawn from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall, the stories include ""King O'Toole and His Goose"", ""Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary", "The Battle of the Birds", and ""The Sea Maiden."" Filled with magic, adventure, and humor, the captivating stories in Celtic Fairy Tales will entertain old and young alike.

English Fairy Tales


This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

The Oak-tree Fairy Book

by Anonymous

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Little Red Hen And Other Stories


an excerpt: A Little Red Hen lived in abarnyard. She spent almost all ofher time walking about the barnyardinherpicketty-peckettyfashion,scratchingeverywhereforworms. The dearly loved fat, delicious worms and felt they were absolutely necessary to the health of her children. Asoften asshefound awormshewouldcall“Chuck-chuck-chuck!” to her chickies.

Polish Fairy Tales

by A. J. Glinski

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

American Tall Tales

by Adrien Stoutenburg

Eight exciting classic American Tall Tales! This collection includes the famed stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, Mike Fink, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, and Joe Magarac, with evocative illustrations by Richard M. Powers.

American Tale Tales

by Mary Pope Osborne

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of these collection of tales. There are among nine "tall" heroes featured in this exuberant collection of traditional American folk tales, including Paul Bunyan, JohnnyAppleseed, John Henry, and other American folk heroes.

Big Men, Big Country:a Collection Of American Tale Tales

by Paul Robert Walker

In the great spirit of American storytelling, this anthology features nine tales about such legendary American heroes as John Henry, Paul Bunyon, and Pecos Bill. By the author of The Slugger's Club: A Sports Mystery.
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