Book List in Order: 25 titles

  • Winner, 2021 Reference & Bibliography Award in the 'Reference' Section, given by the Association of Jewish LibrariesAn unprecedented treasury of Yiddish children’s stories and poems enhanced with original illustrationsWhile there has been a rec...


  • In 1940, two young people decided to publish a strange book with the title Keedle to give Americans hope that the world can overcome dictatorships. To them, Keedle represented more than just Hitler. Indeed, Keedle represented all the dictators in the...


  • What can a young ostrich called Yussuf teach us about war and friendship? This extraordinary animal helps defeat the Nazis in northern Africa during World War II to save his friends. He places loyalty and honor above everything else to resist the fas...


  • A collection of political tales―first published in British workers’ magazines―selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael RosenIn the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literar...


  • The most familiar fairy tales call to mind certain images: Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty. Yet these visions often merely reflect illustrations encountered in classic tellings of the tales. Th...


  • A diverse new anthology that traces the meaning and magic of the sorcerer's apprentice tale throughout history "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" might conjure up images of Mickey Mouse from the Disney film Fantasia , or of Harry Potter. As this antholog...


  • In Grimm Legacies , esteemed literary scholar Jack Zipes explores the legacy of the Brothers Grimm in Europe and North America, from the nineteenth century to the present. Zipes reveals how the Grimms came to play a pivotal and unusual role in the e...


  • Jack Zipes has reinvigorated storytelling as a successful and engaging tool for teachers and professional storytellers. Encouraging storytellers, librarians, and schoolteachers to be active in this magical process, Zipes proposes an interactive story...


  • In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to under...






  • BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT: CLASSIC FRENCH FAIRY TALES A beautiful new collection of 36 French fairy tales translated into English by renowned writer and authority on fairy tales, Jack Zipes. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepy Beauty, Pu...


  • If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, evolved, and spread--or why so many people cannot r...


  • "Alas for those girls who've refused the truth: The sweetest tongue has the sharpest tooth". Arranged marriages, trials to win the princess, children lost in the woods, the transformation of humans into beasts, charms and curses, evil stepsisters, te...


  • BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT: CLASSIC FRENCH FAIRY TALES REVISED AND UPDATED A beautiful new collection of 36 French fairy tales translated into English by renowned writer and authority on fairy tales, Jack Zipes. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast...


  • This two-volume set collects 300 of the most entertaining and important folk and fairy tales of Giuseppe Pitré, a nineteenth century Sicilian folklorist whose significance ranks alongside the Brothers Grimm. In stark contrast to the more literary am...


  • Comprehensive and visually rich, this new Norton Anthology, in a beautiful slipcased gift edition, traces the remarkable innovation and enduring pleasures of children's literature.The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature celebrates the richness ...


  • This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the 1979 landmark Breaking the Magic Spell examines the enduring power of fairy tales and the ways they invade our subjective world. In seven provocative essays, Zipes discusses the importance of investi...


  • From its ancient roots in the oral tradition to the postmodernist reworkings of the present day, the fairy tale has retained its powerful hold over the cultural imagination of Europe and North America. Now The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales provides...


  • Political "fairy tales" by progressive Weimar activistsDeliberately transforming traditional German fairy tales and fables into utopian narratives and social commentary, political activists wrote the stories in this collection for  progressive youth...







  • " Explores the historical rise of the literary fairy tale as genre in the late seventeenth century. In his examinations of key classical fairy tales, Zipes traces their unique metamorphoses in history with stunning discoveries that reveal their ideol...





  • BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT CLASSIC FRENCH FAIRY TALES Edited and translated by Jack Zipes A wonderful new collection of 36 French fairy tales translated into English by renowned writer and authority on fairy tales, Jack Zipes. Cinderella, Be...