Book List:30 titles
  • Who wrote Cinderella? It may sound like a trick question but few would immediately think of a French author writing to entertain the court of Louis XIV of France. Although not as famous as other children’s storytellers, Charles Perrault is responsi...


  • Myths are the greatest stories ever told. Passed down over millennia, the great myths are the templates for all our stories, with their eternal themes of creation and destruction, fate and cunning, heroism and cruelty, sensuality and war.Retold here ...


  • A lavishly illustrated collection of the world's most popular myths are grouped under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and The Afterlife, and are accompanied by essential historical information. Reprint....


  • Princesses and poor men, rascals and reversals: In seven fairy tales rich in story, beauty, and meaning, Neil Philip and Mark Weber celebrate the incredible work of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav. Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav said, "If one is to believe what p...



  • This feast of poetry will satisfy even the pickiest of readers. Neil Philip’s joyous celebration of the table includes classic and contemporary selections from around the world, featuring poets like Lewis Carroll, Douglas Florian, Mary Ann Hoberman...


  • An illustrated collection of folktales provides stories about an array of small folk, such as fairies, sprites, brownies, lutins, pixies, and others, as they live and exist in their own unique worlds....


  • This authoritative guide to Native American myth and legend explores the powerful themes and dramatic stories that explain the great mysteries of life, death, how the world was created, and how it will end. A description of the nature of Native Ameri...







  • These beautiful and tender lullabies combine Native American themes with universal concerns of parenthood. Collected from the Native American peoples of the Northeast (Ojibwa), the Plains (Arapaho, Kiowa, Pawnee, Crow), the Southwest (Hopi, Acoma, Yu...


  • In fairy tales, as in music, the romantic artistry of the Celts is in full flower. Here, retold much as they were around Celtic peat fires a hundred years ago, are enthralling tales both new and familiar. There's the romantic tale of Lutey and the Me...


  • This handsome volume brings together eighteen American stories from eleven states, all of which are based on traditional tales of the European cultures that had the earliest influence on this country-the British Isles, France, Spain, and Germany. Som...


  • A richly illustrated study of ancient myths and legends integrates magnificent art reproductions and artifacts with an informative text as its examines the complex mythology of classical Greece and Rome, Aboriginal Australia, and other great cultures...


  • The world of children's poetry is as diverse and as miraculous as the human imagination itself, a land where owls and pussy-cats set to sea in beautiful pea-green boats, and tigers burn bright in the forests of the night. It embraces word play, parod...


  • More than fifty fairy tales from around the world--including such classics as "Sleeping Beauty" and "Jack and the Beanstalk"--are presented with full-color illustrations of the objects, peoples, and places of the tales, as well as historical and cult...


  • The world of fairy tales is one that we all love to enter. Many of these stories had been told for centuries, delighting children and adults alike with their mixture of magic, mystery, and truths older even than the stories themselves. Here twenty be...


  • Recounts the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who, with his band of followers, lived in Sherwood Forest as an outlaw dedicated to fighting tyranny. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story....


  • A retelling of a classic myth adventure is filled with deep-sea terrors, hideous monsters, furious gods, bewitching sirens, faithful families, and more, in a story complemented with Aegean blue-hued illustrations....


  • Includes works and discussion of Washington Irving, Horace E. Scudder, M.S.B., Frank Stockton, Howard Pyle, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Laura E. Richards, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Will Bradley, Carl Sandburg, and Neil Philip...


  • Stories about the adventures of Odin, father of the gods, and his children bring out both the comic and tragic elements of the Viking myths and feature the thunder god, Thor, and the frost giant, Loki....


  • The telling of folktales in Scotland comes from an oral tradition that blends rich imagination with verbal artistry.Kate Crackernuts and the two herdsmen of Lochbuie, the Black Laird and the Milk-white Doo, Oisean, Mac Iain Direach and the wonders of...


  • A lavishly illustrated collection of the world's most popular myths are grouped under such headings as Creation, Fertility and Cultivation, Gods and Men, and The Afterlife, and are accompanied by essential historical information....


  • Retells the classic Brothers Grimm story of a youngest son's quest for a golden bird, horse, and princess despite long travel, temptation, and the treachery of his brothers, in a lavishly illustrated rendition with gold-leaf designs....


  • A newly illustrated collection of the classic stories from The Arabian Nights, including "Aladdin" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," gives these familiar tales new energy, revitalizing them for today's readers....



  • Retells the story of King Midas, who is granted the dubious favour that everything he touches is turned to gold. The illustrator has used gold leaf in her paintings to help in the unfolding of the story....


  • With more than 100 memorable tales, this extensive collection brings together stirring stories from all parts of Scotland--from the vibrant Gaelic traditional Highlands and Islands to the enduring legends handed down by the Lowland Scots....



  • As Sir Gawain lies wounded and feverish outside Sir Lancelot's castle, he tells of the deeds and adventures of the Knights of the Round Table. This is a rare account of the Arthurian legends in a single story....