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A Chinese Wonder Book

Chinese folktales

Notes: Read 15 Chinese folktales

Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1919
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., 681 Fifth Avenue, New York


A Hundred fables of La Fontaine

La Fontaine book cover

Notes: "A Hundred fables of La Fontaine" offers a selection of some of Jean de La Fontaine's best known fables. These are all in verse.

Author: Jean de La Fontaine
Published: 1900
Publisher: John Lane Co., London; New York

A Treasury of Eskimo Tales

A Treasury of Eskimo Tales


Notes
: Contains 31 folktales gathered from the Eskimo living in North America.

Author: Clara Kern Bayliss
Published: 1922
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, USA

Aesop's fables

La Fontaine book cover

Notes: "Aesop's fables" is a compilation of a some of Aesop's numerous fables.

Author: Aesop
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown

Andersen's fairy tales

Andersen book cover

Notes: "Andersen's fairy tales" contains 17 of H.C.Andersen's most notable fairy tales.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown

Australian Legendary Tales

Australian folktales Notes: Folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the Piccaninnies.
Features 31 Australian folktales

Author: Mrs. K. Langloh Parker
Published: 1896
Publisher: David Nutt.,270 - 271, Strand, London;
Melville, Mulle & Slade, Melbourne

Canadian fairy tales

The Indian Fairy Book


Notes
: Contains 26 Native American folktales gathered from Canada.

Author: Cyrus Macmillan
Published: 1922
Publisher: S. B. Gundy, Toronto; John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., London

Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic folk and fairy tales

Notes: Contains 26 folktales of the Celtic people.

Author: Joseph Jacobs
Published: 1892
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London


Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories

Japanese folktales
Notes
: This book features seven Japanese folktales.

Author: Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
Editor: William Elliot Griffis
Published: 1901
Publisher: D.C. Heath & Co., Boston, USA

Chinese Folk-lore Tales

Chinese folklore tales

Notes: Features 11 Chinese folktales

Author: Rev. J. Macgowan, D.D.
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1910
Publisher: Macmillan And Co., Limited, London


Christmas stories

Christmas stories


Notes
: These Christmas stories were gathered from various sources. There are sixteen altogether.

Author: Various
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Various

Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

Notes: Contains 27 Ukrainian folktales.

Author: Various
Translator: R. Nisbet Bain
Published: Unknown
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co.

Czechoslovak Fairy Tales

Czechoslovak fairy tales

Notes: Contains 15 Czechoslovak folktales. The author used Czech, Slovakian and Moravian sources.

Author: Parker Fillmore
Published: 1919
Publisher: The Quinn & Boden Company Rahway, N. J.

Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

Dutch folktales


Notes
: Contains 21 Dutch folktales.

Author: William Elliot Griffis
Published: 1918
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York


East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Norwegian folktales


Notes
: Contains 15 Norwegian folktales.

Author: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe
Published: Unknown
Publisher: George H Doran Company, New York

English Fairy Tales

English folk and fairy tales

Notes: Contains 43 English folktales.

Author: Joseph Jacobs
Published: 1892
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

English Fairy Tales

 English fairy tales

Notes: Contains 41 English folktales.

Author: Flora Annie Steel
Published: 1918
Publisher: Macmillan And Co., Limited, London

Fairies and Folk of Ireland

Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland


Notes
: Contains 11 Irish folktales.

Author: William Henry Frost
Published: 1900
Publisher: Charles Scribner's sons, New York

Fairy tales from Brazil

Fairy tales from Brazil

Notes: Subtitled "How and why tales from Brazilian folk-lore", this book contains 18 Brazilian folktales.

Author: Elsie Spicer Eells
Published: 1917
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., Chicago

Fairy Tales from the German Forests

Fairy Tales from the German Forests


Notes
: Contains 10 long German folktales.

Author: Margaret Arndt
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Everett & Co. Ltd. 42 Essex Street, W.C., London

Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen

Slavic fairy tales


Notes
: Contains 20 folktales of the Slavic people. Originally published in french.

Author: Alexander Chodsko
Translator: Emily J. Harding
Published: 1896
Publisher: George Allen, London

Folk-lore and Legends: Germany

German folktales


Notes
: Contains 30 German folktales.

Author: Charles John Tibbitts
Published: 1892
Publisher: W. W. Gibbings, London

Folk-Lore and Legends: Oriental

Oriental folktales


Notes
: Contains 13 folktales from the Orient.

Author: Charles John Tibbitts
Published: 1889
Publisher: W. W. Gibbings, London

 

Folk-lore and Legends: Scandinavia

Scandinavian folktales


Notes
: This book features folktales from the Isle of Rugen (Germany), Sweden, Denmark, Norway and the Northern Sagas and Eddas. Contains 28 Scandinavian folktales.

Author: Charles John Tibbitts
Published: 1890
Publisher: W. W. Gibbings, London

Folk-Lore and Legends: Scotland

Scottish folktales


Notes
: Contains 33 Scottish folktales.

Author: Charles John Tibbitts
Published: 1889
Publisher: W. W. Gibbings, London

Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria

Nigerian folktales

Notes: Contains 40 Nigerian folktales. The introduction is written by Andrew Lang.

Author: Elphinstone Dayrell
Published: 1910
Publisher:Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York, Bombay & Calcutta

Folk Tales from the Russian

Folk Tales from the Russian


Notes
: Contains 9 Russian folktales.

Author: Various
Editor: Verra Xenophontovna Kalamatiano de Blumenthal
Published: 1903
Publisher: Unknown

Green willow and other Japanese fairy tales

Green willow and other Japanese fairy tales

Notes: Contains 38 Japanese folktales

Author: Grace James
Published: 1912
Publisher: Macmillan And Co., Limited, London

Grimm's Fairy Stories
Grimm's Fairy Stories cover Notes: The translator of this little book is unknown. It contains 25 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Unknown
Published: 1922
Publisher: Cupples and Leon Company, New York
Grimm's fairy tales
Household tales by the Brothers Grimm cover Notes: Translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes, this book contains 62 of Grimm's fairy tales. In comparison to the previous title this one is oriented torwards younger listeners.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes
Published: 1876
Publisher: R. Meek & Co., London

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Andersen fairy tales cover


Notes
: This is the first of two volumes of Andersen's fairy tales edited by J. H. Stickney.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Editor: J. H. Stickney
Published: 1914
Publisher: Ginn and Company - Boston; New York; Chicago; London

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Second Series

Hans Andersen fairy tales vol 2 cover


Notes
: This is the second volume of Andersen's fairy tales edited by J. H. Stickney.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Editor: J. H. Stickney
Published: 1915
Publisher: Ginn and Company - Boston; New York; Chicago; London

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Notes: The nine stories in this book were translated from Sanskrit - an ancient Indian language.

Translator: S. M. Mitra
Editor: Nancy Bell
Published: 1919
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., London

Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm
Grimm book cover 1Notes: Translated by Lucy Crane, this fairy tale collection features 52 of Grimm's fairy tales. This new Dover edition, first published in 1963, is an unabridged republication of the work first published by Macmillan and Company in 1886.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Lucy Crane
Published: 1963 (1886)
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York (Macmillan & Co, London)
Household tales by the Brothers Grimm
Grimm's fairy tales book cover Notes: Translated by Margaret Hunt, this is the only book that contains the complete collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales - 200 fairy tales and 10 legends.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Translator: Margaret Hunt
Published: 1884
Publisher: George Bell and Sons, London

Indian fairy tales

Indian fairy tales

Notes: Selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs, the book holds 29 Indian folktales.

Author: Various
Editor: Joseph Jacobs
Published: 1910
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

Irish Fairy Tales

Irish fairy tales


Notes
: Contains 7 folktales of the Irish people.

Author: Edmond Leamy
Published: 1906
Publisher: M.A. Gill & Son. Ltd, Dublin

Japanese fairy tales

Japanese fairy tales

Notes: Contains 22 Japanese folktales

Author: Yei Theodora Ozaki
Published: 1908
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, Ney York

Momotaro or Little Peachling

Japanese folktale
Notes: A Japanese folktale

Author: Anonymous
Published: 1910
Publisher: T. Hasegawa, 17 Kami Negishi, Tokyo, Japan

More English Fairy Tales

More English fairy tales

Notes: Contains 44 English folktales.

Author: Various
Editor: Joseph Jacobs
Published: Unknown
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland

Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland


Notes
: Contains 20 Irish folktales.

Author: Jeremiah Curtin
Published: 1890
Publisher: Sampson Low, Martson, Searle & Rivington, London

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land
Vol. I The Hudson And Its Hills

US folktales vol.1
Notes
:Contains 45 US folktales

Author: Charles M. Skinner
Published: 1896
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London

Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land
Vol. II The isle of Manhattoes and nearby

US folktales vol.2
Notes
:Contains 15 US folktales

Author: Charles M. Skinner
Published: 1896
Publisher: J.P. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and London

Old French fairy tales

French folktales

Notes: The book contains 5 long French folktales. Each story has several chapters.

Author: Comtesse de Ségur
Published: 1920
Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia

Old Hendrik's Tales

Old Hendrik's Tales

Notes: Contains 13 South African folktales.

Author: Captain Arthur Owen Vaughan
Published: 1904
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co., London, New York & Bombay

Old Indian legends

Old Indian Legends


Notes
: Contains 14 Native American folktales

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Published: 1901
Publisher: Ginn and Company, Boston, London

Old Peter's Russian tales

Peter's Russian tales

Notes: Contains 21 Russian folktales.

Author: Arthur Ransome
Published: 1916
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., London, Edinbourgh, NY, Toronto, Paris

Outa Karel's Stories
South African Folk-Lore Tales

South African Folk-Lore Tales

Notes: Contains 15 South African folktales.

Author: Sanni Metelerkamp
Published: 1914
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited St. Martin's Street, London

Philippine Folk Tales

Philippine Folk Tales

Notes: This book features 61 folktales from the Philippines.

Author: Mabel Cook Cole
Published: 1916
Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago

Polish Fairy Tales

Polish fairy tales

Notes: Contains 7 Polish folktales.

Author: A. J. Glinski
Translator: Maude Ashurst Biggs
Published: 1920
Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head, London; John Lane Company, New York

Roumanian Fairy Tales

Romanian folktales - Pentamerone

Notes: The book contains 18 Romanian folktales.

Author: Various
Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
Editor: J. M. Percival
Published: 1885
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York

Stories from Pentamerone

Italian folktales - Pentamerone

Notes: The book contains 32 Italian folktales. The collection "Il Pentamerone" was first published at Naples by Giambattista Basile, who is believed to have collected them chiefly in Crete and Venice.

Author: Giambattista Basile
Published: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown

Stories of King Arthur's Knights

King Arthur's Knights

Notes: Contains the legends of king Arthur and his Knights, told to the children by Mary MacGregor.

Author: Mary MacGregor
Editor: Louey Chisholm
Published: Unknown
Publisher: T. C. & E. C. Jack, London; E. P. Dutton & Co., New York

Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes
Spanish and Portuguese Folklore

Spanish and Portuguese folktales

Notes: The book contains 21 folktales from Spain and Portugal.

Author: Charles Sellers
Published: 1888
Publisher: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, E.C.
Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; Hamilton, Adams & Co., London

Tales of Giants from Brazil

Fairy tales from Brazil

Notes: The second book by Elsie Spicer Eells contains an additional 12 Brazilian folktales.

Author: Elsie Spicer Eells
Published: 1918
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., New York

Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India

Southers Indian folktales

Notes: The book holds 26 Indian folktales.

Author: Mrs. Howard Kingscote and Pandit Natesa Sastri
Published: 1890
Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co. 13 Waterloo Place, London & Calcutta

The adventures of Maya the bee

The Adventures of Maya the bee


Notes
: This book follows the adventures of a little bee.

Author: Waldemar Bonsels
Translators: Book - Adele Szold Seltzer, Poems - Arthur Guiterman
Published: 1922
Publisher: Thomas Seltzer, New York

The Arabian Nights /One Thousand and One Nights/

Arab folktales

Notes: This book holds some of the folktales form the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Selected and edited by Andrew Lang, these folktales are simplified and shortened, making them more suitable for children.

Author: Anonymous
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1918
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co

The Blue Fairy Book

Blue fairy book Andrew Lang cover Notes: The first of a collection of twelve fairy tale books, gathered by Andrew Lang from various sources. Published in 1889, the Blue Fairy Book contains 37 stories.

Author: Various
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1889
Publisher: Langmans, Green, and Co., London; New York

The Chinese Fairy Book

Chinese fairy book

Notes: The Chinese Fairy Book contains 74 Chinese folktales, sorted into several categories.

Author: Various
Editor: Dr. R. Wilhelm
Published: 1921
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York

The Green Fairy Book

Green fairy book Andrew Lang coverNotes: The third book from Andrew Lang's collection was first published in 1892 and contains 42 fairy tales.

Author: Various
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1892
Publisher: Langmans, Green, and Co., London; New York

The Indian Fairy Book

The Indian Fairy Book


Notes
:From the Original Legends
Contains 26 Native American folktales

Author: Cornelius Mathews
Published: 1869
Publisher: Allen Brothers, New York

The Islands of Magic
Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales from the Azores

 Portuguese folktales

Notes: The book contains 34 folktales from the Azores (Portugal).

Author: Elsie Spicer Eells
Published: 1922
Publisher: Hardcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., New York

The Laughing Prince - Jugoslav Folk and Fairy Tales

Jugoslav folk and fairy tales


Notes
: Contains 14 folktales of the Slavic people.

Author: Parker Fillmore
Published: 1921
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace And Company, USA

The Magic Bed

The Magic Bed

Notes: A Book of East Indian Fairy Tales. The book holds five Indian folktales.

Author: Hartwell James
Published: 1910
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, London

The Oriental Story Book

Oriental story book


Notes
: Contains seven long Oriental folktales.

Author: Wilhelm Hauff
Translator: G. P. Quackenbos
Published: 1855
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company, 346 & 348 Broadway, New York

The Red Fairy Book

Red fairy book Andrew Lang coverNotes: The second book from Andrew Lang's collection was first published in 1890 and contains 37 fairy tales.

Author: Various
Editor: Andrew Lang
Published: 1890
Publisher: Langmans, Green, and Co., London; New York

The Russian Garland

Russian Garland

Notes: Contains 17 Russian folktales, gathered form various Russian booklets.

Author: Various
Editor: Robert Steele
Published: 1916(US)
Publisher: A. M. Philpot, Limited, London; Robert M. McBride, NY

The Shoemaker's Apron
A Second Book of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

The Shoemaker's Apron

Notes: Contains 20 Czechoslovak folktales. The author used Czech, Slovakian and Moravian sources.

Author: Parker Fillmore
Published: 1920
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York

The Swedish Fairy Book

Swedish folktales

Notes: Contains 28 Swedish folktales.

Author: Various
Editor: Clara Stroebe
Translator: Frederick H. Martens
Published: 1921
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company

The Tales of Mother Goose
As First Collected by Charles Perrault in 1696

La Fontaine book cover


Notes: The first edition of Perrault's famous collection of fairy tales.
Author: Charles Perrault
Translator: Charles Welsh
Published: 1901
Publisher: D.C. Heath & Co., Boston; New York; Chicago

Welsh Fairy-Tales And Other Stories

Welsh folk and fairy tales

Notes: This book holds 24 Welsh folktales. The last six are not from welsh sources.

Editor: P. H. Emerson
Published: 1894
Publisher: D. Nutt, London

Zanzibar Tales

Zanzibar Tales

Notes: Contains 10 folktales told by natives of the East Coast of Africa.

Author: Various
Translator: George W. Bateman
Published: 1901
Publisher: A.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago

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