Best-Loved Folktales of the World

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Joanna Cole
Doubleday, 1983 - Fiction - 792 pages
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A collection of over 200 folk and fairy tales from all over the world, this is the only edition that encompasses all cultures. Arranged geographically by region, this book also includes category index groups that list the stories by plot and character.
 

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Contents

West Europe
2
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137
British Isles
191
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208
TeenyTiny England
219
Munachar and Manachar Ireland
232
59 The Field of Boliauns Ireland
235
Younde Goes to Town West Africa
623
How Frog Lost His Tail AfricaSukuma Tribe
626
The Rubber Man AfricaIlausa Tribe
627
The Origin of Death AfricaAkamba Tribe
631
Man Chooses Death AfricaMadagascar
632
The Woman and the Children of the Sycamore Tree Africa Masai Tribe
633
The Wise Dog AfricaYoruba Tribe
634
The Hunter and His Magic Flute AfricaYoruba Tribe
638

The Fishermans Son and the Gruagach of Tricks Ireland
237
The Thirteenth Son of the King of Erin Ireland
247
The Birth of Fin MacCoul Ireland
256
Fin MacCoul and the Fenians of Erin in the Castle of Fear Dubh Ireland
264
Black Brown and Gray Ireland
270
6s The Brownie of Blednock Scotland
275
The Midwife Scotland
280
The Wee Wee Mannie Scotland
281
The Cow on the Roof Wales
283
Scandinavia and Northern Europe
290
East of the Sun and West of the Moon Norway
291
7o Boots and the Troll Norway
296
Gudbrand on the Hillside or What the Good Man Does Is Always Right Norway
300
The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body Norway
304
73 The Lad Who Went to the North Wind Norway
310
74 The Master Thief Norway
313
75 The Three Billygoats Gruff Norway
326
The Mastermaid Norway
331
77 Not a Pin to Choose Between Them Norway
340
Princess on the Class Hill Norway
345
79 VVhy the Bear Is StumpyTailed Norway
353
Why the Sea Is Salt Norway
354
The Tinderbox Denmark
360
Peter Bull Denmark
364
Maid Lena Denmark
368
The Old Woman and the Tramp or Nail Broth Sweden
379
Saltand Bread Sweden
381
The Seals Skin Iceland
383
The PigHeaded Wife Finland
384
The Forest Bride Finland
387
Middle East
465
109
478
The Sparrow with the Slit Tongue lapan
509
The Pacific
599
The Bunyip Australia
608
Africa
611
Talk AfricaAshanti Tribe 613
612
Anansis Hatshaking Dance AfricaAshanti Tribe
615
Anansi and His Visitor Turtle AfricaAshanti Tribe
618
How Spider Obtained the SkyCods Stories AfricaAshanti Tribe
620
The Funeral of the Hyenas Mother AfricaYoruba Tribe
642
Oni and the Great Bird AfricaYoruba Tribe
644
The Wooden Spoon and the VVhip AfricaYoruba Tribe
649
The Fire on the Mountain Ethiopia
653
A TugofVar AfricaFan Tribe
658
North America
661
People VVho Could Fly Black American
663
Baby in the Crib Black American
665
The Wonderful TarBaby Story Uncle Remus
666
Paul Bunyans Comstalk Westem United States
668
The Two Old Womens Bet Southem United States
671
Iack in the Giants Newground Southern United States
674
Senor Coyote and the Dogs Mexico
686
The Talking Cat French Canada
688
The Indian Cinderella Canadian Indian
694
18o The Deserted Children American IndianGros Ventre Tribe of Montana
697
The Girl Who Married a Ghost American IndianThe Nisqualli Tribe of Southem Washington
699
The Lost Woman American IndianBlackfeet Tribe
704
The Theft of Fire American IndianChippewa Tribe
712
Manabozho and His Toe American Indian
718
The Raven Brings Light Alaskan Indian
719
The Sedna Legend Eskimo
721
Caribbean and West Indies 187 The Magic Orange Tree Haiti 727
730
Greedy Mariani Haiti
731
Uncle Bouqui and Little Malice Haiti
734
Bouki Rents a Horse Haiti
739
Anansi Play with Fire Anansi Get Bumed Iamaica
741
How El Bizarrén Fooled the Devil Cuba
745
The Story of the Smart Parrot Puerto Rico
748
Central and South America 194 How the Devil Constructed a Church Honduras 753
750
Three Magic Oranges Costa Rica
756
The Lucky Table Costa Rica
760
Brer Rabbit Businessman Costa Rica
763
The Search for the Magic Lake Ecuador
768
The Deer and the jaguar Share a House Brazil
774
The Five Brothers Chile
776
Index of Categories of Tales
781
Index of Titles
789
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About the author (1983)

Joanna Cole was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 11, 1944. She attended the University of Massachusetts, Indiana University, and City College of New York where she earned a degree in Psychology. Ms. Cole has worked as an elementary school teacher, a librarian, and a children's book editor. As a child, she loved science and explaining things and this is why she started writing children's books. She writes fiction and non-fiction titles. Her most well-known series are the Magic School Bus and the "Body." Cole's books have received a number of honors. A Horse's Body and A Snake's Body were both named Outstanding Science Trade Books for children by the joint committee of the National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council. In 1982, A Snake's Body was named a Children's Choice Book by the joint committee of the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Both A Cat's Body and A Bird's Body were Junior Literary Guild selections. In 1991, she was awarded the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction award.

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