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Forty-Four Turkish Fairy Tales

by Willy Pogany & Ignacz Kunos

This volume is a treasure chest of classic Eastern tales drawing on the rich folklore of Turkey. Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales has not been in print for almost 100 years, mainly because the original edition...


Indian Fairy Tales

by John D Batten & Joseph Jacobs

Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are often the same in plot and incidents, if not in style. Most of the 27 tales in this volume of Indian fairy tales are known in the West in some form or...


Popular Tales of the West Highlands - Volume 1

by John F Campbell

This volume has been especially republished to raise funds for the Prince's Trust. It contains twenty-three ursgeuln, or tales, plus a number of fables collected from the Western Highlands of Scotland by the...


Tiivistelma

by John Halsted & Paul McDaid

When searching for a suitable title that would best describe a compendium of Viking myths and legends compiled especially for storytellers, it was no easy task choosing a single word that would encompass the...


The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Lewis SPENCE

In 19th C. Europe it was not unusual to speak of the Americas as "continents without a history." The folly of this statement was extreme. For centuries prior to European occupation Central America was the seat...


Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales

by Sir George Douglas

This volume contains eighty five fairy tales, stories, myths, legends, literary tales and comic tales collated by Sir George Douglas and was first published in 1901. In the days long before the advent of radio...


The Book of Noodles - Stories of Simpletons, Fools and Their Follies

by William A. Clouston

This book is filled with Noodle-tales from around the world. But what is a Noodle? After a fashion, the typical noodle of popular tales "point a moral". Poor fellow! he follows his instructions only too literally,...


The Green Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang

This was meant to be the third and last of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books of many colours. Fortunately for us it wasn't. First there was the Blue Fairy Book; then when Victorian children asked for more, the Red Fairy...


Olaf the Glorious

by Robert Leighton

The hero in this volume is not an imaginary one; he was a real flesh and blood man who reigned as King of Norway just over a thousand years ago. The main facts of his adventurous career -- his boyhood of slavery...


Myths and Folklore of Ireland

by Jeremiah Curtin

Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail...


Jataka Tales

by Ellen C Babbitt

The Jatakas, or birth-stories, form one of Buddhism's sacred books. They relate the adventures of the Buddha in his former existences. Carved railings around the relic shrines of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and...


Roumanian Fairytales and Legends

by Elizabeth B Mawr

Given Romania's long and diverse cultural history, it is no surprise that the country has such a rich tapestry of folk tales, fairy tales, and legends. It is fortunate that so many of these stories survived...


South African Folk Tales

by James A Honey

This book was especially republished to raise funds for the Westville Boys High Scholarship fund, where gifted but underprivileged South Africans are given a chance of first class high school education. It is...


The Four Ancient Books of Wales

by William F. Skene

THE dissolution of the religious houses in Wales during the reign of Henry VIII, and the dispersion of their libraries, led to many Welsh manuscripts passing into the hands of private individuals. Collections...


The Second Book of Fairy Tales - Raising Funds for BBC Children in Need

by John Halsted

This book has been especially re-published to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need Appeal. The stories herein were originally published over a century ago. Some will be familiar and others less so, but all...


The Laxdaela Saga

by Muriel Press

The Laxdœla saga is an Icelandic saga (story) of the men and women of the Salmon River valley involving the clan of Laxárdalur. It is one of the most important Icelandic sagas, originally written in Old Icelandic;...


The Phynodderree (and Other Tales from the Isle of Man)

by Edward Callow & W. J. Watson

This book has especially been republished to raise funds for charities. IN no part of the British Isles has the belief in the existence of Fairies retained a stronger hold upon the people than in the Isle of...


Viking Tales

by Victor R. Lambdin & Jennie Hall

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for charity. In ancient Iceland every midsummer there was a great meeting. Men from all over the country came and made laws. During the day there were...


The Story of Howard the Halt

by William Morris & Eirike Magnusson

This is a Norse tale of Howard the Halt, or Howard the Lame. It tells of a man named Thorbiorn who had the priesthood over Icefirth. A mighty chief, but the most unjust of men. Throughout Icefirth all spoke...


The Welsh Fairy Book

by W. Jenkyn Thomas

This book has especially been republished to raise funds for the treatment of Felix White who suffers from Neuroblastoma, the second most common solid tumour in childhood which makes up 2 in 25 (8%) of the total...