minstrel: Tales of Wonder

edwin hewitt brogoose at pe.net
Sun Aug 3 08:32:16 PDT 1997


Hi, Edwin here,
I thought you might be interested in the following Web-site: 
http://itpubs.ucdavis.edu/richard/tales/indextxt.html
 
>                             Tales of Wonder
> 
>               Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World
> 
> Welcome to my archive of folk and fairy tales. The stories in this
> collection represent a small sampling of the rich storytelling art
> that is the common heritage of humanity. Stories from many parts of
> the world are included here.
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Africa || Central Asia || Central Europe || China
> England || India || Ireland || Japan
> Middle East || Native American || Russia || Scandinavia
> Scotland || Siberia || Links || Awards
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Africa
> 
> Tales 1-4 are taken from The Magic Drum: Tales from Central Africa, by
> W. F. P. Burton. London: Methuen & Co., 1961. Tales 5-9 are taken from
> The Fire on the Mountain and Other Stories from Ethiopia and Eritrea,
> by Harold Courlander and Wolf Leslau, illustrations by Robert Kane.
> New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1950.
> 
>   1. The Bachelors and the Python
>   2. The Rabbit Steals the Elephant's Dinner
>   3. The Rabbit Grows a Crop of Money
>   4. The Friendship of the Tortoise and the Eagle
>   5. The Woodcutter of Gura
>   6. The Jackal's Lawsuit
>   7. The Game Board
>   8. The Marriage of the Mouse
>   9. The Lion and the Hare Go Hunting
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Central Asia
> 
> The tales from Central Asia are taken from The Kaha Bird: Tales from
> the Steppes of Central Asia, Translated and edited by Mirra Ginsburg,
> with drawings by Richard Cuffari. New York: Crown Publishers, 1971.
> 
>   1. Living Water
>   2. The Silken Tassel
>   3. The Kaha Bird
>   4. The Shepherd, the Tiger and the Fox
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Central Europe
> 
> Tales 1-2 were kindly contributed by Lucie Zezulkova. Tale 3 is from
> Favourite Fairy Tales Told in Czechoslovakia, Retold by Virginia
> Haviland, Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, The Bodley Head, London,
> 1966. Tale 4 is taken from Slav Tales, by Oldrich Sirovátka and Rudolf
> Luzik, Artia Prague, 1971; English Translation J. M. Dent & Sons,
> 1974.
> 
>   1. Reason and Fortune
>   2. Pot, Cook
>   3. The Wood Fairy
>   4. Golden-Curls and How She Kept Silent
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from China
> 
> These tales are taken from the following sources: The Rainbow People,
> Laurence Yep ; illustrated by David Wiesner. New York: Harper & Row,
> 1989; Dragon Tales: A Collection of Chinese Stories. Beijing: Chinese
> Literature Press, 1988; and The Jeweled Sea: A Book of Chinese Fairy
> Tales, edited by Hartwell James with illustrations by John R. Neill.
> Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia, 1906.
> 
>   1. The Four Dragons
>   2. The Bright Pearl
>   3. Natural Enemies
>   4. We Are All One
>   5. The Superior Pet
>   6. The Jeweled Sea
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from England
> 
> "Tattercoats" is taken from Folk Tales of the British Isles, edited by
> Michael Foss and illustrated by Ken Kiff. London: Macmillan, 1977. The
> tales from Cornwall (Nos. 2-3 below) are taken from Piskies,
> Spriggans, and Other Magical Beings: Tales from the Droll-teller,
> retold by Shirley Climo; illustrated by Joyce Audy dos Santos. New
> York: Crowell, 1981.
> 
>   1. Tattercoats
>   2. Betty Stoggs' Baby
>   3. The Mermaid of Zennor
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from India
> 
> These tales are taken from Folktales From India: A Selection of Oral
> Tales from Twenty-two Languages, selected and edited by A. K.
> Ramanujan. New York: Pantheon Books, 1991.
> 
>   1. Bopoluchi
>   2. Why the Fish Laughed
>   3. Sukhu and Dukhu
>   4. The Ogress Queen
>   5. Four Girls and a King
>   6. Living Like a Pig
>   7. One More Use for Artists
>   8. The Magic Bowls
>   9. The Dove's Egg
>  10. A Drum
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Ireland
> 
> Tale 1 is taken from The Big Tree of Bunlahy: Stories of My Own
> Countryside, Padraic Colum. New York: Macmillan, 1933.
> 
>   1. King Cormac's Cup
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Japan
> 
> Tales 2-3 below are taken from Japanese Folk Tales, by James E.
> O'Donnell, illustrated by Kasumi Nagao. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton
> Printers, 1958.
> 
>   1. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow
>   2. Tiny Finger
>   3. Urashima Taro
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Middle Eastern Tales
> 
> Tales 2-4 below are taken from Arabian Fairy Tales, retold by Amina
> Shah, with wood-engravings by George Buday. London: Muller, 1969.
> 
>   1. Sasha, Mansor and the Storks
>   2. The Three Brothers and the Fairy
>   3. The Princess and the Mouse
>   4. Yunus and the Well of Sweetness
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Native American Tales
> 
> Tales 1-7 here are taken from Wigwam Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales
> Retold, by Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman. Boston:
> Little, Brown and Company, 1916. Tales 8-13 are from North American
> Legends, edited by Virginia Haviland, illustrated by Ann Strugnell,
> Philomel Books, 1979.
> 
>   1. The Buffalo and the Field-Mouse
>   2. The Frogs and the Crane
>   3. The Falcon and the Duck
>   4. The Raccoon and the Bee-Tree
>   5. The Comrades
>   6. The Runaways
>   7. The Magic Arrows
>   8. How Coyote Stole Fire
>   9. How Glooskap Found the Summer
>  10. Big Long Man's Corn Patch
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Russian Tales
> 
> Tales 2-4 below are taken from Russian Folk Tales, translated by Irena
> Zheleznova, Bernard Isaacs, and Dorian Rottenberg. Moscow: Foreign
> Languages Publishing House, no date.
> 
>   1. The Wise Little Girl
>   2. Wee Little Havroshechka
>   3. Fenist the Bright Falcon
>   4. The Frog Princess
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Scandinavian Tales
> 
> Tales 1-2 below are taken from Yule-Tide Stories: A Collection of
> Scandinavian and North German Popular Tales and Traditions, edited by
> Benjamin Thorpe. New York: AMS Press, 1968 (originally published in
> London: Henry G. Bohn, 1853).
> 
>   1. The Princess and the Glass Mountain
>   2. The Enchanted Toad
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Scotland
> 
> Tales 1-4 are taken from The Well at the World's End: Folk Tales of
> Scotland, retold by Norah and William Montgomerie; drawings by Margery
> Gill. London: Bodley Head, 1975. Tales 5-8 are from The Lure of the
> Kelpie: Fairy and Folk Fales of the Highlands, by Helen Drever.
> Edinburgh: The Moray Press, 1937.
> 
>   1. The Maiden Fair and the Fountain Fairy
>   2. The Black Bull of Norroway
>   3. Prince Iain
>   4. The King of Lochlin's Three Daughters
>   5. The Grey Horse and the Widow's Daughters
>   6. The Greyhound and the Green Girl
>   7. The Princess and the Golden Shoes (a Cinderella variant)
>   8. The Giant and the Fair Man-Servant
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Tales from Siberia
> 
> The tales from Siberia are taken from The Sun Maiden and the Crescent
> Moon: Siberian Folk Tales, collected and translated by James Riordan.
> New York: Interlink Books, 1991.
> 
>   1. Akanidi the Bright Sunbeam
>   2. Kotura, Lord of the Winds
>   3. Ankakumikaityn the Nomad Wolf
>   4. How the Sun was Rescued
>   5. Mergen and his Friends
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Links
> 
>    * Fairy Tales
>    * Indigenous Peoples' Literature (Native American Stories)
>    * Another Native American Story Site
>    * Links to Fairytales, Stories, Myths and Legends (huge collection
>      of links)
>    * Mariam Ispahani's Story Park
>    * Mayan Folktales NEW LINK!
>    * Non-traditional fairy tales
>    * Russian Tales
>    * Story Resources
>    * Story Sources
>    * Tales from the Brothers Grimm
>    * Tales of Tanais the Fox
>    * Tales of Traditional Wisdom
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Comments? Send me e-mail: rfdarsie at ucdavis.edu

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