English Folktales

English Folktales

by Dan Keding, Amy Douglas
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591582601

ISBN-13: 9781591582601

Pub. Date: 10/30/2005

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes—The Fool in All His

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This enchanting collection of traditional English folktales reflects the depth and diversity of the folk heritage of Britain, and illustrates the ties between stories, land, and people. The editors present an enticing assortment of more than 50 tales, gathered from practicing storytellers and organized into sections based on broad themes—The Fool in All His Glory, Wily Wagers and Tall Tales, Holy Days and Days of Heroes, and so forth. There's a story for every listener—from Teeny Tiny and The Pixies' Beds for young children to spooky ghost stories and witch tales, such as Wild Edric and Jenny Greenteeth for older readers and listeners. For each tale, the authors cite a region of origin. Like other titles in the series, the book contains background information: notes on the tales, a brief history of England, a map, photographs, a glossary, and a bibliography of sources. Brief biographies of the tellers are also included. All of these elements combine to form an apt resource for read-alouds and programs, an indispensable source for storytellers, and a great research tool for students. All grade levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591582601
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
10/30/2005
Series:
World Folklore Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

A Brief History of England

Map

The Fool in All His Glory

Wily Wagers and Tall Tales

Dragons and Devils

Witches, Wonders, and Weddings

Holy Days and Days of Heroes

Stories for When the Sun Sets

Riddles

A Parting Song

Story Notes

Glossary

Additional Readings

Index

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