Asgard and the Gods by Wilhelm Wagner

By Wilhelm Wagner

This publication is an entire and renowned English account of the non secular ideals and superstitious customs of the previous Norsemen. Partial Contents: Odin, Wodan, Wuoton, Yggdrasil, the World-Ash, impact of Christianity, the Runic Language, Dwarfs and Elves, Giants, Loki, trip to Wafthrudnir, Frigg, Quern Stones, Ogir, Ases, Baldurs demise, Ragnarok.

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Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (Routledge Classics) by Jack Zipes

By Jack Zipes

The fairy story is arguably some of the most vital cultural and social impacts on children's lives. yet till the 1st booklet of Fairy stories and the artwork of Subversion, little awareness have been paid to the ways that the writers and creditors of stories used conventional varieties and genres to be able to form children's lives – their habit, values, and dating to society.

As Jack Zipes convincingly indicates during this vintage paintings, fairy stories have constantly been a robust discourse, in a position to getting used to form or destabilize attitudes and behaviour inside of tradition. How and why did sure authors try and impact little ones or social photos of kids? How have been fairy stories formed through the adjustments in ecu society within the 16th and 17th centuries? Zipes examines well-known writers of fairy stories akin to Charles Perrault, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and L.Frank Baum and considers the extreme effect of Walt Disney at the style as a fairy story filmmaker.

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

By Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the realm myth Award
One of New York Magazine’s 10 most sensible Books of the Year
One of NPR’s five most sensible Works of overseas Fiction

The literary occasion of Halloween: a booklet of otherworldly energy from Russia’s preeminent modern fiction writer.

Vanishings and aparitions, nightmares and twists of destiny, mysterious diseases and supernatural interventions hang-out those tales through the Russian grasp Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, inheritor to the spellbinding culture of Gogol and Poe. mixing the astounding with the macabre, and leavened by means of a mischievous gallows humor, those bewitching stories are like not anything being written in Russia—or at any place else within the world—today.

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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman

By Philip Pullman

The acclaimed retelling of the world's best-loved fairy stories by means of the number one New York Times-bestselling writer of The Golden Compass—now in paperback, and with three new tales!

Two centuries in the past, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm released their first quantity of fairy stories. considering the fact that then, such tales as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," and "Hansel and Gretel" became deeply woven into the Western mind's eye. Now Philip Pullman, the New York Times-bestselling writer of the His darkish Materials trilogy, makes us fall in love another time with the immortal stories of the Brothers Grimm.

Here are Pullman's fifty favorites—a wide-ranging choice that incorporates the preferred tales in addition to lesser-known treasures like "The 3 Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death," and "The woman with out Hands"—alongside his own commentaries on every one story's assets, adaptations, and eternal charm. Suffused with romance and villainy, probability and wit, Pullman's beguiling retellings will forged a spell on readers of every age.

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Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land by Johnny Gruelle

By Johnny Gruelle

while Raggedy Ann and Andy crumple a deep gap, they locate themselves in a paranormal international known as Cookie Land. There they meet Little Weakie, Hookie-the-Goblin, and Mr. and Mrs. Cookie and their cookie kids. it is the Cookie family members who award bravery medals to the Raggedys once they keep them from one in all Hookie's sneak assaults. Then Hookie brings alongside his buddy the Snitznoodle to aid him seize the Raggedys, yet Snitznoodles do not mess with dolls donning bravery medals, no siree. don't fret, although, the Raggedys give you the option to make everyone neighbors and as constantly, it is a Raggedy-good time in Cookie Land.

get pleasure from the delicious adventures of the ever-lovable Raggedys in one other of Johnny Gruelle's wondrous storybooks. jam-packed with humorous, curious, and "kookie" creatures, this delectable Raggedy Ann vintage may have readers chuckling with each turning web page. First released in 1931 and restored to its unique situation, Raggedy Ann in Cookie Land, now again in print, is a deal with for all ages.

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The Bun: Russian Fairy Tales (Russian and English) by Diane Martin

By Diane Martin

A bilingual compilation (parallel Russian-English textual content) of ten vintage Russian fairy stories meant for more youthful schoolchildren for learning Russian.

Content:
* The Bun
* The Turnip
* The Fox, the Hair and the chicken
* The Bladder, the Straw and the Shoe
* The Crane and the Heron
* The Swan Geese
* The Fly's Tower
* The Fox and the Crane
* The Cat, the hen and the Fox
* The Wolf and the Goat

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Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, Kendra Magnus-Johnston

By Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, Kendra Magnus-Johnston

The fairy story has develop into one of many dominant cultural varieties and genres across the world, thank you largely to its many manifestations on monitor. but the heritage and relevance of the fairy-tale movie have mostly been missed. during this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning ebook The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale movies past Disney offers the 1st book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing jointly twenty-three of the world’s best fairy-tale students to research the large scope of those movies, Zipes and co-workers Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston current views on movie from every little thing of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational diversifications of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen.

Contributors discover filmic traditions in every one quarter not just from their diversified cultural backgrounds, yet from a number educational fields, together with legal justice stories, schooling, movie experiences, folkloristics, gender reports, and literary stories. Fairy-Tale movies past Disney offers readers a chance to discover the intersections, disparities, ancient and nationwide contexts of its topic, and to extra enjoy what has develop into an undeniably international phenomenon.

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The Victorian Fairy Tale Book (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and

From Robert Browning’s Pied Piper of Hamelin and William Makepeace Thackeray’s Rose and the hoop to Kenneth Grahme’s Reluctant Dragon and J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, listed below are seventeen vintage tales and poems from the golden age of the English fairy story. a few of them amuse, a few enchant, a few satirize and criticize, yet each —in the phrases of Laurence Houseman, writer of the vintage Rocking Horse Land—“is an expression of the enjoyment of living.”

Accompanied by way of the illustrations from the unique variants of those works—by such celebrated Victorian artists as Dante, Gabriel Rossetti, Maxfield Parrish, and Arthur Rackham—this assortment will satisfaction readers either younger and old.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy story and Folklore Library

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How Coyote Stole the Summer: A Native American Folktale (On by Dr Stephen Krensky, Kelly Dupre

By Dr Stephen Krensky, Kelly Dupre

Brrr! Coyote is usually chilly! that is simply because it truly is wintry weather throughout the year. yet outdated girl has anything notable known as summer time. it truly is tied up in a bit bag in her tipi. Coyote and his associates Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to scouse borrow summer time. but if Coyote grabs the bag, previous Woman's young ones chase after him. Will his plan paintings? Will each person have an opportunity to percentage summer's heat? discover what occurs during this fast paced story!

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