The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

The Golden Book of Christmas Tales.

Very short tales with large intricate pictures to illustrate them: The Cherry Tree, The Talking Animals, The Robin, The Glastonberry Thorn, La Befana, and others. Possibly some of these appeared earlier in Life magazine. Note: This book has been sold.



17623 Zuni Indian Tales - Aileen Nusbaum.

Zuni Indian Tales.

The author's small son, Deric, was adopted by the Zunis, and as he sat as the feet of the elders of the tribe and listened to tales, "..then came the wish to give other American children the privilege of hearing some of the most beautiful stories ever imagined, and stories that are not borrowed from an other land, but are of the soil of our great Southwest." The elegant illustrations are carefully researched and based on authentic Zuñi designs and customs. As a teenager, Deric, the stepson of the Southwest archeologist Jesse Nubbaum, wrote two books about his time with the Southwest Indians.



7183 Why the North Star Stands Still  and Other Indian Legends - Palmer

Why the North Star Stands Still.

The author was adopted by the Paiute nation, and made a book of these legends only when at long last he was given permission. Pahute legends, with 4 page glossary.



20764 The Black Monkey, Arabian NIghts. - Hampden/Unel.

The Black Monkey. (Arabian Nights)

Endless Treasure, Rose-in Bud, The Bird Princess, The Anklet of Jewels, The Diamond Girls, The Black Door...Fifteen tales from the Arabian Nights " stories which have very rarely, if ever, been retold for young readers.", the author.  Note: This book has been SOLD



20871 Monster Slayer - Vee Browne/Baje Whitethorne. Navajo

Monster Slayer: A Navajo Folktale.

When the Monster, Walking Giant, threatens their crops, the Anasazi villagers call for help on the Twins, the twelve year old sons of Changing Woman. A portion of the traditional Monster slayer story, the Southwest setting illustrated with rhythmic energy. Navajo author and artist.



12374 Lord of the Animals A Miwok Creation Myth - French.

Lord of the Animals.

Coyote, the Creator, asks each animal to sculpt the "Lord of the Animals" but he is the only one who stays awake and completes his figure, the first Miwok Indian. Bright, abstract animals and bands of design which call to mind Miwok basketry. (Bay Area, California)



21859 Contes des Mille et une Nuits, Arabian Nights - Reynier/Noury

Contes des Mille et Une Nuits (Arabian Nights)

Histoire du cheval enchanté, de l'aveugle Baba-Abdalla, d'un vieillard and de deux chiens noirs, d'Ali Baba et de quarante voleurs exterminés par une esclave, d"Ali Cogia marchaud de Bagdad, du sixième frère du barbier. Six stories from the Thousand and One Nights.



9948 Buffalo Woman - Paul Goble.

Buffalo Woman.

The Legend of Buffalo Woman and Calf Boy and the hunter who was their father. The author draws on the legends of the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Blackfoot peoples.



Hero Tales from the British Isles.

Companion volume to Tales of the British People. Arthur, Robin Hood; Pwyll and Rhiannon, Bran, Son of Llyr, Taliesin; Finn Mac Cool, Ian Direach, Tam Lin; Deirdre and the Sons of Usna, Cuchulain, the Hound of Ulster, Dermot and Grania. Notes.
This book has been sold



The Golden Wedge, Indian Legends of South America.

Tales of the Long Long Before, told, compiled, and expanded on by the authors, with an excellent bibliography.



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