The folktale is a story, passed down verbally from generation to generation. Each storyteller told the stories a little differently, making them more interesting and fascinating as the ages passed. Different folktales bear the characteristics of the culture, folklore and customs of the people from which they originated.
1.The man who never lied is an African folktale.
2.The four dragons is an Asian folktale.
3.Why the sun and the moon live in the sky is an African folktale.
4.Why the Cheetah's cheeks are stained is an African folktale.
5.Clever Jackal gets away is an African folktale.
6.The grasshopper and the toad is an African folktale.
7.The origin of fire is a Native American folktale.
8.The monk and the student is an Asian folktale.
9.The Disobedient Son is a South American folktale.
10.How the Tiger Got His Stripes is a South American folktale.
Andrew Lang - Andrew Lang (31 March 1844 - 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, and literary critic. Born in Selkirk, Lang was the oldest among eight siblings. After graduating, he began to publish his works, showing he was a gifted journalist, poet, and writer.
Andrew Lang is best known as one of the most important collectors of folk and fairy tales. The twelve fairy tale books he... Go to Andrew Lang's fairy tales
Brothers Grimm - The Brothers Grimm are probably the best known story tellers in the world. Many years have passed since the time Jackob and Wilhelm Grimm released their "Children's and household tales". The first edition and was very modest, both in appearance and capacity - there were only 83 fairy tales, compared ... Go to Grimm's fairy tales
Charles Perrault - Charles Perrault was a French writer who lived in the second half of XVII century. He was one of the first writers in European literature who turned his eyes to folklore.
Born in 1628 in a clerical bourgeois family, Perrault received legal education and had high royal office.
In the second half of XVII century there was...
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Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen, born April 2, 1805 in Odense, was a Danish writer and poet. In his early days, Andersen wanted to become an opera singer. In 1819 he went to Copenhagen to pursuit that dream. His voice, however, was too weak and he was accepted as a dance student at the Royal Theater... Go to Andersen's fairy tales
Aesop - Little is known about the life of Aesop. According to historical facts he was a slave, who lived in the sixth century BC in ancient Greece. Some legends suggest Aesop was an ugly hunchbacked slave, although his real appearance is a mystery. One thing is known for sure - Aesop was a very smart, resourceful and inventive man...
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Jean de La Fontaine - Jean de La Fontaine was a French poet and fabulist, who lived and worked during the XVII century. For special contributions to French literature was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1684. Published in 1668, the collection of fables brought La Fontaine international fame. The works of the ancient... Go to La Fontaine's fables