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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 980L (What's this?)
  • Series: Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
  • Paperback: 498 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon; Reprint edition (August 12, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394751884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394751887
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Storytelling, the oral tradition that springs directly from folk archives, is well served in this one-volume collection culled from Pantheon's folklore series. The 160 tales are grouped thematically in 13 chapterse.g. "The Very Young and the Very Old," "Fooling the Devil"taken from a variety of culturesEskimo, Irish, American Indian, Afro-American, Chinese, etc. Folklorists of many eras are represented in both familiar and less-common tales, carefully selected by Yolen, whose insightful introduction sets the parameters of choice. Her professional experience (she is the author of more than 80 books, many of them tales for children), assures us that storytelling, defined as "a personal art that makes public what is private and makes private what is public," is enjoying revival across the North American continent. The organization of this collection makes accessible, for telling and listening, illuminating glimpses of the world's cultures.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

YA Most of the 160 tales in this collection have been garnered from the "Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library." With an emphasis on stories from the oral tradition, the stories are grouped thematically: fooling the devil, shape shifters, the not-quite-human, numbskulls and noodleheads, true loves and false, likely and unlikely heroes, and death and the world's end, for example. Selections include tales from the American Indians, the brothers Grimm, Italo Calvino's Italian folktales, as well as stories from Iceland, Afghanistan, Scotland, and many other countries. Yolen provides each section with a relevant introduction, often including historical and literary factors, thus alerting readers as to what to look for. Sure to be a popular reference for junior high units on folktales. Mary Wadsworth Sucher, Baltimore County Reading Services
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jane Yolen at her best.
Linda Lakshminarayanan
While these stories are geared towards more of an adult audience, there are are also many stories in the book that are suitable for children.
Ashley Yea
This is a great collection of folktales from all over the world.
Elizabeth Kerr

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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By P. Duffield on February 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
Not only is this collection marvelously diverse, but it's also incredibly easy to read. Though the tales still retain the feel of original storytelling, they do not have the awkward idiosyncracies you find in other texts with obscure (to the US) tales which have been litreally translated or transcribed. If you're tired of seeing the same tales in every book you find, get this one. It's a wonderful resource and just plain fun to own.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By avid reader on November 11, 2008
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I teach elementary school, and I originally got this book because I was instructing other teachers on how to incorporate multicultural folklore into their classrooms. However, this book ended up spending most of its time by my bedside. It is SO GOOD. I came across it by accident, but I totally love it, just as much as I love my anthology of original Grimm's fairy tales. If you have any interest in the nuances of folktales, and if you love looking for similarities between cultures, start here. It's amazing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By William L. Bauer on November 8, 2012
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My wife is a storyteller with Spellbinders & she tells stories mainly to 5-year olds in the local schools. I ordered this book for her & she is thrilled with it. Great stories & not too long. Just right for the age group she tells to. It is a great addition to her collecton of stories.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Ervin on April 20, 2009
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In front of the campfire, this book makes the fire warmer and the darkness a little more mysterious. I just returned from a ten day kayak trip and my friend's son, Trevor, was captivated by the stories from different cultures in this thick paperback volume. The organization of stories by theme helped me guide him to choose a variety of tales he was interested in (and comfortable with). Filling each theme with texts of varying length made "just one more" easy to read before bedtime. Recommended to me by an insightful friend, I've enjoyed this book at home since my return.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Yea on August 10, 2008
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I've had this book since I bought it at 13 and I absolutely love it. Since then, I have read this anthology several times over and know most of the stories by heart. While these stories are geared towards more of an adult audience, there are are also many stories in the book that are suitable for children. Buy this book and let it spark your imagination. Many countries are represented.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Lakshminarayanan on February 26, 2013
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This is my go-to book for storytelling for all ages. The stories are well-arranged, well-written, and cover the globe. There is something for everyone in this collection, whether the intended listeners are young or old. While you won't read these all in one sitting, you will find reason to go back to favorites often and thus will discuss neighboring gems that will soon become favorites too. Jane Yolen at her best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abigail Maxwell on September 28, 2012
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This was also a course textbook that I be keeping as a resource for both my grandchildren and future classes that I teach. It could be used in a Children's Lit course, a Multicultural Lit or Communication course, or in a Folklore course. And Jane Yolen's introduction is a useful learning/teaching tool, too.
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