folktales

10587 Why Corn Is Golden - Blackmore/Martinez-Ostos

Why Corn Is Golden.

Guie'tiiki, The Chocolate That Turned to Stone, The Sunflower, Why Corn is Golden, Chiapaneco, Princess Xóchitl and the Aloe, Riddles. Each story introduced by a phrase from the story "Say to the Flowers: the gods summon you to the Hall of Names and Scents." One of a modern series of "Legends and Flocculates from Old Mexico," published in Mexico and illustrated in national style by Mexican artists.

$25.00

 

9686 Tigers and Opossums - Kurtycz and García Kobeh

Tigers and Opossums: Animal Legends.

The Marriage of the Little Hummingbird, The Tiger and the Opossum, the Biguidibela, The Fly Who Dreamed That He Was an Eagle, Bigú, Better Alone Than in Bad Company. One of a modern series of "Legends and Folktales from Old Mexico," handed down over the generations, published in Mexico and illustrated in national style by Mexican Artists.

$18.00

 

22045 The Talking Bird - Purnell

The Talking Bird.

"An Aztec Storybook: Tales told to little Paco by his Grandfather" Somewhat of a 1930's "country book" with Little Paco's life intertwined with the stories. The Talking Bird; The Eagle Warrior; Bird of Love; Jump-Over-the-Wall Bird; The Green Serpent; The Queen and the Giant; The Moon Princess; The Eagle and the Snake; Prince Brave Heart; The Feathered Serpent. Dramatic illustrations.

$50.00

 

7313 Indian Sleep-Man Tales - Anderson.

Indian Sleep-Man Tales.

The author knew members of the Otoe tribe very well and relays their folklore directly from their words to her stories. In her introduction, Anderson tells of her conversations with Chief Mee-way-seh, the "last active chief of the tribe", about the old free days on the plains before Otoe lands were broken up; a photograph of him, shows him confined to a wheel chair (late 1920's).

$8.00

 

The Beautiful Blue Jay and Other Tales of India.

A collection of tales told by Indian mothers to their children today, not classical Indian tales, or western tales, but nursery tales from a variety of Indian sources, some not previously written down.

$16.00

 

The Tall Book of Nursery Tales.

Little Red Riding Hood, City Mouse, Gingerbread Boy, Foolish Milkmaid, Ugly Duckling, Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Wee Woman, Little Red Hen... more. The familiar coloured lithos on every other spread are very bright and deep.
Note: This book has been SOLD

$40.00

 

Book of Giants.

A collection of 19 giant tales chosen and introduced by Mayne, with authors from Jonathan Swift to Janet McNeill.

$14.00

 

Petrosinella.

In this version of Rapunzel, taken from the Pentamerone of about 1600, Petrosinella breaks the witch's enchantment with three acorns and escapes with her prince. In wash and ink illustrations reflecting the values of 16th art. Note: This book has been sold.

$15.00

 

16371 The Rain-God's Daughter and other African Fairy Tales, - Williams-Ellis.

The Rain-God's Daughter and other African Fairy Tales

"Here my tale! Let it come from me to you!" Wrong Way Round Country, Little Men on Kilimanjaro, The Great Greedy Beast, Praise Be to Cat, The Drinking Hole, My Berries, (title), Magic Bird, Rabbit and Elephant.

$18.00

 

Tales from the Welsh Hills.

Twelve tales first told the author by her Welsh grandparents, among them; Luc; Morgan and the Pot of Brains; Prince Alun and the Cannwyl Corph; Six-and-Four; Arawn; Scoffer; Cardiff Town; The Smart Daughter; Ruddy-My-Beard.
NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$8.00

 

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