Folk Tales and Fairy Tales from Around the World

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We are excited to announce our new display, Folk Tales and Fairy Tales from Around the World, compiled by library staff member, Deborah Fennema. Featuring an explanation of the subtle differences between folk and fairy tales, the display highlights retellings from around the world. We hope you’ll stop by, grab a book and a free bookmark!

Take a look at the books on display below.

  • About the Sleeping Beauty
  • Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.
  • 398.2 T6972a
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  • Arabella and Mr. Crack: An Old English Tale
  • Gackenbach, Dick.
  • 398.2 G1163a
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  • Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale
  • Kimmel, Eric A.,
  • 398.2 K5713ba
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  • Baboushka and the Three Kings
  • Robbins, Ruth.
  • 398.2 R538b
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  • Banza: A Haitian Story
  • Wolkstein, Diane.
  • 398.2 W8345ba
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  • Blind Boy and the Loon, and Other Eskimo Myths.
  • Maher, Ramona, 1934-
  • 398.2 M277
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  • Boy Of the Three-year Nap
  • Snyder, Dianne.
  • 398.2 Sn92
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  • Bremen-town Musicians
  • Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
  • 398.2 G883b
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  • Celtic Fairy Tales
  • Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916,
  • 398 J15ce
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  • Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal, 1920-1993.
  • 398.2 N737dr
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  • Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
  • 398 G883e
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  • Enchanted Tapestry: A Chinese Folktale
  • San Souci, Robert D.
  • 398.2 Sa583e
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  • Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists
  • 741.5973 F169
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  • Fairy Tale Tree; Stories from All over the World.
  • Stanovský, Vladislav.
  • 398.2 St25f
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  • Fairy Tales
  • Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875.
  • 398 An2fa3
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  • Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Spain
  • Haviland, Virginia, 1911-1988.
  • 398.2 H299fsp
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  • Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year
  • Kimmel, Eric A.
  • 398.2 K5713ge
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  • Goha, the Wise Fool
  • Johnson-Davies, Denys.
  • 398.2 J639goh
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  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales: The Children’s Classic Edition
  • Borgenicht, David.
  • 398 B644gr
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  • Handful Of Beans: Six Fairy Tales
  • Steig, Jeanne.
  • 398.21 St33ha
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  • Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales: The Classic Children’s Treasury
  • King, William.
  • 398 K589ha
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  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
  • 398.2 G883ha
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  • Hawaiian Legends Of the Guardian Spirits
  • Loebel-Fried, Caren,
  • 398.2 L825h
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  • How Night Came to Be: A Story from Brazil
  • Palazzo-Craig, Janet.
  • 398.2 P173ho
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  • How the Ox Star Fell from Heaven
  • Hong, Lily Toy.
  • 398.24 H757h
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  • Hunter Who Was King and Other African Tales
  • Ford, Bernette G.
  • 398.21 F75hun
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  • Indian Fairy Tales
  • Jacobs, Joseph, 1854-1916,
  • 398.2 J15ind
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  • Jabutí the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon
  • McDermott, Gerald.
  • 398.2 M143jab
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  • Little Seven-colored Horse: A Spanish American Folktale
  • San Souci, Robert D.
  • 398.2 Sa54L
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  • Llama’s Secret: A Peruvian Legend
  • Palacios, Argentina.
  • 398.21 P171L
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  • Luba and the Wren
  • Polacco, Patricia,
  • 398.2 P7565LUB
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  • Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales from Africa
  • 398.2 M691
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  • Momotaro, the Peach Boy: A Traditional Japanese Tale
  • Shute, Linda.
  • 398.2 Sh94mo
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  • Mouse Bride: A Chinese Folktale
  • Chang, Monica.
  • 398.24 C3626m
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  • Musicians Of Bremen
  • Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863.
  • 398.2 G883m
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  • Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth
  • Mora, Pat.
  • 398.2 M79nig
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  • Once There Was and Was Not: Armenian Tales Retold
  • Tashjian, Virginia A.
  • 398.2 T181o
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  • Orphan: A Cinderella Story from Greece
  • Manna, Anthony L.
  • 398.2 M3159or
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  • Peacock and the Crow: From an Old Chinese Fable
  • Kirn, Ann.
  • 398.2 K638p
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  • Queen Who Couldn’t Bake Gingerbread;
  • Van Woerkom, Dorothy.
  • 398.2 V389q
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  • Rabbi and the Twenty-nine Witches
  • Hirsh, Marilyn.
  • 398.2 H617ra
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  • Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest
  • McDermott, Gerald.
  • 398.2 M143r
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  • Shan’s Lucky Knife: A Burmese Folk Tale
  • Merrill, Jean.
  • 398 M552s
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  • Sky Legends Of Vietnam
  • Vuong, Lynette Dyer, 1938-
  • 398.21 V982s
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  • So Say the Little Monkeys
  • Van Laan, Nancy.
  • 398.2 V322so
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  • Stories from Mexico,
  • Dolch, Edward W. (Edward William), 1889-1961.
  • 398.2 D687fm
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  • Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel
  • Storace, Patricia.
  • 398.209729 St74su
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  • Sūho and the White Horse: A Legend Of Mongolia
  • Ōtsuka, Yūzō, 1921-2018.
  • 398.2 Ot7s 1981
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  • Tales from Silver Lands
  • Finger, Charles Joseph, 1869-1941.
  • 398 F49tal
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  • Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend
  • Chocolate, Deborah M. Newton.
  • 398.21 C4517t
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  • Timid Dragon; a Folktale from South America.
  • Selfridge, Barbara.
  • 398.2 T483
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  • Tortoise Crowns the Elephant
  • Schatz, Letta,
  • 398.2 Sch18to
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  • Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: A Palestinian Folktale
  • MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-
  • 398.2 M145tun
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  • Valiant Chattee-maker: A Folktale Of India
  • Price, Christine, 1928-1980.
  • 398.2 P931v
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  • Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom Of Allah, and Other Tales Of the Hoca,
  • Walker, Barbara K.
  • 398.2 W151w
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  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale
  • Aardema, Verna.
  • 398.245 Aa72why
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  • Why the Jackal Won’t Speak to the Hedgehog; a Tunisian Folk Tale
  • Berson, Harold.
  • 398.2 B46w
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  • Wonderful Eggs Of Furicchia; a Picture Story from Italy.
  • Rockwell, Anne F.
  • 398.2 R593w
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  • You Never Know: A Legend Of the Lamed-vavniks
  • Prose, Francine, 1947-
  • 398.2 P945you
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  • Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa
  • McDermott, Gerald.
  • 398.2 M143z
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