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About Elsie Spicer Eells

Elsie Spicer Eells (Sept. 21, 1880 - May 24, 1963) was the author of numerous books, mostly related to fairy tales and folklore in Brazil.

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


1.How Night Came

2. How the Rabbit Lost His Tail

3..How the Toad Got His Bruises

4.How the Tiger Got His Stripes

5.Why the Lamb Is Meek

6.Why the Tiger and the Stag Fear Each Other

7.How the Speckled Hen Got Her Speckles

8.How the Monkey Became a Trickster

9.How the Monkey and the Goat Earned Their Reputations

10.How the Monkey Got a Drink When He Was Thirsty

11.How the Monkey Got Food When He Was Hungry

12.Why the Bananas Belong to the Monkey

13.How the Monkey Escaped Being Eaten

14.Why the Monkey Still Has a Tail

15.How Black Became White

16.How the Pigeon Became a Tame Bird

17.Why the Sea Moans

18.How the Brazilian Beetles Got Their Gorgeous Coats

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


1.The Princess of the Springs

2.The Fountain of Giant Land

3.The Boy and the Violin

4.The Most Beautiful Princess

5.The Little Sister of the Giants

6.The Forest Lad and the Wicked Giant

7.How the Giantess Guimara Became Small

8.The Adventures of a Fishermanís Son

9.The Beast Slayer

10.The Quest of Cleverness

11.The Giantís Pupil

12.Domingoís Cat

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