Folk & Fairy Tales

Dark Way: Stories from the Spirit World (Signed limited edition)

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A collection of folk tales, legends, and myths involving the supernatural, from cultures around the world. Beautifully illustrated by Lambert Davis; specially bound, limited to 250 copies of which this is number 12; signed by author and illustrator; black cloth in very dark blue slipcase; binding, text, slipcase all in pristine condition. Fine/Fine

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

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Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)
Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)

Paul Bunyan, illustrated by Rockwell Kent (USED)

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Paul Bunyan was never "stumped," and no job was ever too big for him and his blue ox to handle. From Michigan to Minnesota, from North Dakota to the Pacific Northwest, wherever Paul went, he liked to do things in a big way.
    
In Esther Shepard's classic collection, the Paul Bunyan stories are superbly told in folksy narrative and robustly illustrated with Rockwell Kent's line drawings. These twenty-one tales about the super lumberjack are a unique American contribution to the world's folklore.

1st edition; no dust jacket; off-white cloth with navy blue title on cover and author, illustrator, title, publisher on spine; covers scuffed and lightly soiled; spine has one stain and some light foxing; hinges weak; text and illustrations clean. G

Poor Shaydullah (USED)
Poor Shaydullah (USED)

Poor Shaydullah (USED)

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Beautifully illustrated re-telling of an old folk tale. 1st edition; dust jacket in protective cover; edges worn; spine rubbed and faded; corners chipped; gray cloth with design in black on cover and lettering on spine; edges faded; binding tight; text clean. G/G

Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)
Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)

Talking Animals, illustrated by James A. Porter (USED)

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The Associated Publishers Inc., 1949, nod, 4to, b&w illustrations by James A. Porter, African folk tales and crafts by Wilfrid Dyson Hambly (1886-1962) curator of African Ethnology at Chicago natural History Museum.  VG/VG

James A. Porter, born in Baltimore in 1905, has been called the first African-American art historian. His 1943 book, Modern Negro Art, was the earliest comprehensive treatment of African-American art and remains a classic in its field. He attended public schools in the District of Columbia and later graduated from Howard University in 1927. He became an art instructor at the university and chairman of its art department, a position he retained until his death. TALKING ANIMALS is a rare example of children's illustration from this pillar of American art history scholarship.

Tanglewood Tales (USED)

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Tisza Tales (USED)

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Read Together (Ages 3 and up)

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the lives of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.

This must-have volume brings readers on an empowering journey, introducing them to the real-life adventures of trailblazing women from Elizabeth I to Malala Yousafzai. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Each woman's story is also accompanied by a full-page, full-color portrait that captures her rebel spirit.

This hardcover edition, with an extra-smooth matte scuff-free lamination, 100lbs paper, a satin ribbon bookmark, and extraordinary print quality, is the perfect gift for any young reader, and begs to be read again and again.

Age 6-8

Cinderella Liberator

Cinderella Liberator

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"This is a reminder of hope and possibility, of kindness and compassion, and--perhaps most salient--imagination and liberty. Through the imaginations of our childhoods, can we find our true selves liberated in adulthood?"

--Chelsea Handler

In her debut children's book, Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world, featuring gorgeous silhouettes from Arthur Rackham on each page.

In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. Instead of waiting to be rescued, Cinderella learns that she can save herself and those around her by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.

Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books including Men Explain Things to Me, Call Them by Their True Names, Hope in the Dark, and The Mother of All Questions.

Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was a prominent British illustrator of many classic children's books from The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm to Sleeping Beauty. His watercolor silhouettes were featured in the original edition of Cinderella.

Age 8-12

TALES OF A KOREAN GRANDMOTHER:

TALES OF A KOREAN GRANDMOTHER:

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This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories--providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.

The Korean people possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, and yet the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen.

In her bestselling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic Korean children's stories from the "Land of the Morning Calm": the woodcutter and the old men of the mountain; the puppy who saved his village from a tiger; the singing girl who danced the Japanese general into the deep river; Why the dog and cat are not friends; and even a more familiar tale of the clever rabbit who outsmarted the tortoise. The children of the Kim family sit at their beloved Grandmother's knee to listen to these and other traditional folk tales which are rooted in thousands of years of Korean culture.