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CORE BOOKS – Folk Tales Books PDF – Fairy Tales Books PDF

A Treasury of American Folklore: Stories, Ballads, and Traditions of the American People – American Folktales PDF

Botkin, Benjamin A., ed.
Crown 1944 Dewey Dec. 398

Around 500 stories are collected in this 900-page volume. American folklore books, American Folktales pdf.


Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid: the Book of Scary Urban Legends – American Folktales PDF

Brunvald, Jan Harold
Norton 2004 Dewey Dec. 398

A collection of over ninety frightening urban legends, arranged by theme. Legend and myth books, urban legends, American folklore book free.


Folklore: a Study and Research Guide – Traditional Stories PDF

Brunvald, Jan Harold
St. Martin’s Press 1976 Dewey Dec. 398

folklore children’s books free.


World Folktales – Short Folktales PDF Free Download

Clarkson, Atelia and Cross, Gilbert B.
Scribner 1980 Dewey Dec. 398

Folklore children’s books, short folk tales pdf free download.


Death in Early America: the History and Folklore of Customs and Superstitions of Early Medicine, Funerals, Burials, and Mourning – Traditional Stories PDF

Coffin, Margaret
Nelson 1976 Dewey Dec. 398


The Female Hero in Folklore and Legend – Folktale Stories PDF

Coffin, Tristram P.
Pocket 1978 Dewey Dec. 398

Folklore children’s books, classic folktales, legend and myth books, English folk tales pdf.


Folklore of American Holidays – Short Folktales PDF Free Download

Cohen, Hennig and Coffin, Tristram P., eds.
Thomson Gale 1998 Dewey Dec. 398

Folklore children’s books free, English folk tales pdf.


From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

Dance, Daryl Cumber
Norton 2002 Dewey Dec. 398

A celebration of African American life and culture brings together four hundred years of folklore, traditional tales, recipes, proverbs, legends, folk songs, and folk art. African American Folktales pdf, African American myths, traditional stories pdf.


African Folklore – African Folklore Stories Free Download

Dorson, Richard M.
Anchor 1972 Dewey Dec. 398

Part II contains papers originally presented at a conference on African folklore, held July 16-18, 1970, Folklore Institute, Indiana University. African folklore pdf, African folktales pdf.


Folk Legends of Japan – Traditional Stories PDF

Dorson, Richard M.
Tuttle 1961 Dewey Dec. 398

Japanese folktales in English, Japanese folklore books, traditional stories pdf.


Folklore Research Around the World: a North American Point of View – Folktale Stories PDF

Dorson, Richard M., ed.
Indiana University Press 1961 Dewey Dec. 398

Folktales from around the world pdf, traditional stories pdf.


Folktales Told Around the World – Folktales PDF

Dorson, Richard M.
University of Chicago 1978 Dewey Dec. 398

Folktales from around the world pdf, short folk tales pdf free download.


African Folktales at the Internet Archive – Spreadsheet – African Folklore Stories PDF

Africa at the Internet Archive – Blog Post – African Folktales PDF

Gibbs, Laura, comp.

The spreadsheet at the top link contains, as of February 2022, over 10,000 folktales, including myths, legends, and all kinds of traditional storytelling. Each item on the list has a (disabled) link to the Internet Archive. You can copy and paste the link into a browser to open the item.

The blog post at the 2nd link above provides some background on this collection.


Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition (Volume 1: A-D) – A Folklore Story from the Past

Volume 2: E-J – Traditional Stories PDF

Volume 3: K-P – A Folklore Story from the Past

Volume 4: Q-Z – Traditional Stories PDF

Golden, Richard, ed.
ABC-CLIO 2006

The definitive reference on the age of witch hunting (approximately 1430-1750), its origins, expansion, and ultimate decline. Incorporating a wealth of recent scholarship in four richly illustrated, alphabetically organized volumes, it offers historians and general readers alike the opportunity to explore the realities behind the legends of witchcraft and witchcraft trials. Short folk tales pdf free download, traditional stories pdf.


Folklore, Memoirs, and other Writings – African American Folktales PDF Free Download

Hurston, Zora Neale
Library of America 1995 Dewey Dec. 398


Index to Fairy Tales 1949-1972, including Folklore, Legends and Myths in Collections – Children’s Folktales PDF

Ireland, Norma Olin
Scarecrow 1973

Title index to fairy tales and fables, the most popular stories from Greek and Norse mythology, and a few modern stories, which, though not strictly fairy tale or legend, are constantly in demand; with cross references from variant titles to those best known or most descriptive, and subject references. Versions suitable for small children are starred. Contains a list of the books wholly or partly analyzed, about five hundred.” -A.L.A. Booklist. Fairy tales pdf books, English folk tales pdf.


Sweet and Sour: Tales from China – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

Kendall, Carol and Yao-wenLi
Clarion 1978 Dewey Dec. 398

A collection of tales from various periods of Chinese history. Chinese folklore, Chinese folktales in English, short folk tales pdf free download.


Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

Lee, Jonathan H.X. and Nadeau, Kathleen M., eds.
ABC-CLIO 2011 Dewey Dec. 398

“Provides an illuminating overview of Asian American folklore as a way of life. Surveying the histories, peoples, and cultures of numerous Asian American ethnic and cultural groups, the work covers everything from ancient Asian folklore, folktales, and folk practices that have been transmitted and transformed in America …” -Publisher. Asian American folklore, traditional stories pdf.


The Dictionary of Folklore – Types of Folktales PDF

Leeming, David Adams, ed.
Franklin Watts 2002 Dewey Dec. 398

150+ short entries, mainly for younger readers or for quick reference. Folklore books free, folklore children’s books, classic folk tales.


The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead – Types of Folktales PDF

Melton, J. Gordon
Visible Ink 2011 Dewey Dec. 398

“This vampire lore tome covers legends from around the world, both classical and current, presenting an overview of the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of vampires… Folklore books, free legend and myth books, English folk tales pdf.


Spirits, Fairies, Gnomes, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia of the Little People – Children’s Folktales PDF

Rose, Carol
ABC-CLIO 1996

Examines both the races of Little People, such as angels and encantados, and individuals, such as Tom Tit Tot and Maggie Molloch. More than 2,000 alphabetically organized entries list the being’s popular name, region of origin, and physical description and tell the story of its relationship to humans. Types of folktales pdf.


Encyclopedia of Fable – A Folklore Story from the Past

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen
ABC-CLIO 1998

Explores the regional and formal traditions that make up this rich, folk-created canon, as well as fables by literary masters such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Kipling, Rumi, and Goethe. The author recounts and explores the context of classic stories of foolish errors, social blunders, and personal overreaching by the world’s favorite rascals and dolts. She also examines trickster lore, cruelty jokes, admonitory tales, allegories, fabliaux, and pourquoi stories and analyzes an armload of classic fables. Short folk tales pdf free download, English folk tales pdf.


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Traditional Stories PDF – Fairy Tales

Literature and Folklore Books : Search Results at Internet Archive – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 70 free books. Some book titles: Contemporary Fiction and the Fairy Tale; Folklore in New World Black Fiction, When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote. Types of folktales pdf.

Literature and Folklore Books : Search Results at Open Library – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 1,750 free books. Some book titles: Myths and Legends of North America; Demons and Dragons; Jack and the Beanstalk. Types of folktales pdf.

Fairy Tales & Folklore Books PDF – General : Search Results at Internet Archive – Traditional Stories PDF

About 120 free books. Some book titles: The Bravest Princess; Kumba and Kambili; Beauty and the Beast.

Fairy Tales & Folklore Books PDF – General: Search Results at Open Library – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 150 free books. Some book titles: The Toymaker’s Apprentice; Pinocchio; The Whatnot. Short folk tales pdf free download.

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American Folklore : Search Results at Internet Archive – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 330 free books. Some book titles: Brer Rabbit and the Goober Patch; Johnny Appleseed; Pecos Bill, a folklore story from the past.

American Folklore : Search Results at Open Library – American Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 720 free books. Some book titles: Fearsome creatures of the lumberwoods; Davy Crockett and the Great Mississippi Snag; American folktales pdf, English folk tales pdf.

Canadian Folklore : Search Results at Internet Archive – English Folk Tales PDF

About 30 free books. Some book titles: Out of the Everywhere: Tales for a New World; Undisciplined Women: Tradition and Culture in Canada; Icelandic-Canadian Memory Lore, a folklore story from the past.

Canadian Folklore : Search Results at Open Library – English Folk Tales PDF

About 280 free books. Some book titles: Vikings on a Prairie Ocean; Grandmother’s stories; Canadians in the Battle of the Atlantic. Canadian folklore pdf, traditional stories pdf.

British Folk Tales and Legends : Search Results at Internet Archive – English Folk Tales PDF

About 70 free books. Some book titles: Myths and Legends of Great Britain and Ireland; Green Men & White Swans: the Folklore of British Pub Names; King Arthur: Shadows in the Mist. Short folk tales pdf free download.

British Folk Tales and Legends : Search Results at Open Library – English Folk Tales PDF

About 280 free books. Some book titles: First World War folk tales; Old wives’ lore; Yesterday’s Country Customs. English Folk Tales PDF, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore from India : Search Results at Internet Archive – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 110 free books. Some book titles: Grandma and the Great Gourd: a Bengali Folk Tale; Cradle Tales of Hinduism; The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India. Folklore from India PDF, a folklore story from the past.

Folklore from India : Search Results at Open Library – Indian Folktales Books PDF

About 220 free books. Some book titles: The Prince, the Demon King, and the Monkey Warrior; The celestial necklace; Krishna steals the butter and other stories. Folklore from India PDF, traditional stories pdf.

Folktales from Europe : Search Results at Internet Archive – Traditional Stories PDF

About 55 free books. Some book titles: Kibitzers and Fools: Tales my Zayda Told Me; Peter and the Wolf; Folk Tales and Fables of Europe. Short folk tales pdf free download.

Folktales from Europe : Search Results at Open Library – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 110 free books. Some book titles: Explore Norse myths!; Hidden tales from Eastern Europe; Werewolves, Witches, and Wandering Spirits. Traditional stories pdf, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore from Asia : Search Results at Internet Archive – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 10 free books. Some book titles: A Country of Mice: A Folk Tale from Asia; Fairy Tales of the Orient; 101 Asian Read-Aloud Myths, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore from Asia : Search Results at Open Library – Fairy Tales Books PDF

About 60 free books. Some book titles: Maya and the Turtle: a Korean Fairy Tale; Japanese Mythology; Asian children’s favorite stories. Folktales from around the world, short folk tales pdf free download.

Folklore from the Pacific : Search Results at Internet Archive – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 4 free books. Some book titles: Pacific Mythology; Telling Tales on the Rim: Folk Tales from Around the Pacific Rim; Frog Girl. Short folk tales pdf free download, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore from the Pacific : Search Results at Open Library – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 105 free books. Some book titles: Totem Tales: Legends from the Rainforest; Journeys through Dreamtime: Oceanian Myth; Asian-Pacific folktales and legends. Pacific Island folktales.

African Folklore PDF : Search Results at Internet Archive – Short Folk Tales PDF Free Download

About 160 free books. Some book titles: Anansi and the Tug of War; Fables from Africa; West African Myths. African folktales books pdf, a folklore story from the past.

African Folklore PDF : Search Results at Open Library – African Folktales Books PDF

About 330 free books. Some book titles: The Baobab tree; African Myths; Favorite African Folktales. Folklore from Africa. African folktales pdf, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore from South America : Search Results at Internet Archive – Types of Folktales PDF

About 10 free books. Some book titles: Love and Roast Chicken: a Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains; South American Myths & Legends; Traditional Tales from South America, a folklore story from the past.

Folklore from South America : Search Results at Open Library – Types of Folktales PDF

About 100 free books. Some book titles: Munay And the Magic Lake, based on an Inca Tale; Barbecued Husbands, and other stories from the Amazon; Jabutí the tortoise, a trickster tale from the Amazon. Folklore in South America, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore in Central America : Search Results at Internet Archive – Traditional Stories PDF

About 7 free books. Some book titles: Mexican and Central American Mythology; The Enchanted Orchard and other Folktales of Central America; Myths and Legends of Central and South America. Short folk tales pdf free download.

Folklore in Central America : Search Results at Open Library – Types of Folktales PDF

About 40 free books. Some book titles: The Night the Moon Fell: a Maya Myth; World Myths and Legends: Central America; The Invisible Hunters: a legend from the Miskito Indians of Nicaragua. Folklore in Central America, a folklore story from the past, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore in the Caribbean : Search Results at Internet Archive – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 13 free books. Some book titles: Treasure House 1: a Caribbean Anthology; The Flying Turtle: a story from the Caribbean; Traditional Stories pdf from the Caribbean, types of folktales pdf.

Folklore in the Caribbean : Search Results at Open Library – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 35 free books. Some book titles: The twins and the Bird of Darkness: a hero tale from the Caribbean; Mama God, Papa God: a Caribbean Tale; Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella. Folklore from the Caribbean, a folklore story from the past.

Legends : Search Results at Internet Archive – Types of Folktales PDF

About 2,880 free books. Some book titles: Orpheus in the Underworld; The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac; Irish Tales of Mystery and Magic, a folklore story from the past.

Legends : Search Results at Open Library – Types of Folktales PDF

About 9,900 free books. Some book titles: Kings of the Grail; The Flying Dutchman; Urban Legends. Folktales in English pdf, short folk tales pdf free download.

Fables : Search Results at Internet Archive – Traditional Stories PDF

About 1,320 free books. Some book titles: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and other Fables; The Enormous Turnip; Ganesha: Ravana and the Magic Stone. English folk tales pdf, a folklore story from the past.

Fables : Search Results at Open Library – Traditional Stories PDF

About 2,920 free books. Some book titles: Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel; The grasshopper & the ants; Fable comics. Folktales in English pdf, short folk tales pdf free download.

Fairy Tales Books – Collection – English Folk Tales PDF

NYPL Dewey Dec. 398

Over 250 free fairy tales books online free, contributed to the Internet Archive by the New York Public Library. All appear to be pre-1924 publications. Includes: Irish Fairy Tales, Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum books, Wizard of Oz books, Japanese fairy tales, Brothers Grimm fairy tales, The Arabian Nights, Sinbad the Sailor, Jacob Grimm books, Polish fairy tales, English fairy tales for kids, Manx fairy tales, Cossack fairy tales, Chinese fairy tales, Andersen stories, fairy tales from Spain, Celtic Tales, Fairy Tales from South Africa. English folk tales pdf, a folklore story from the past.

Fairy Tales 19th & early 20th Centuries – Collection – A Folklore Story from the Past

About 110 books of fairy tales at Hathi Trust, published mostly throughout the 19th Century, with fairy tales from many countries. Fairy tales books pdf, types of folktales pdf.

Collection of Folklore: Celtic, Germanic, Balto-Slavic, Albanian – A Folklore Story from the Past

191 Items; ca. 1760s-1960s

This free online collection compiled by a researcher at HathiTrust contains books about folklore and legends from various parts of Europe. European folktales, folktales from around the world, a folklore story from the past.

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