Category: Folk Tales and Myths

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The Great Petrowski: a Fable

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Counterpoint: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001535


Critically-acclaimed novelist Gina Berriault wrote and illustrated The Great Petrowski, an ecological fable about a lonely parrot, lost in a nameless rainy city, homesick for a place he can't quite remember. But Petrowski, blessed with a dazzling singing voice, quickly skyrockets from obscurity to international renown. As a magnificent opera star he finds true love and uses his gift of fame to save not only his native rainforest but all creatures of the earth. The charmi... View more info

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The Power of Myth

By: Campbell, Joseph, with Moyers, Bill Flowers, Betty Sue (editor)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday: 1988

Seller ID: 004054


Joseph Campbell was the foremost authority on mythology whose writing, scholarship, and teaching touched millions. Along with Bill Moyers, this book offers a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit in conversations that range from modern marriage to virgin births. , from savior figures to heroic figures, and much more. Well-illustrated in black & white and color. Corners have light bends; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall View more info

The Annotated Hunting of the Snark - the Definitive Edition

By: Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin (edited with Notes) ; Gopnik, Adam (Introduction)

Price: $19.32

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004063


"It's a Snark!" . . . For whatever else can it be? Published on April Fool's Day, 1876, this volume remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Readers are invited along on a fictitious hunt to determine who - or what - the Snark actually is. Includes hundreds of annotations, including newly deciphered riddles and fresh analysis of the text, crisp reproductions of Holiday's original illustrations, including a suppressed drawing of the infam... View more info

The Jack Tales: Folk Tales from the Southern Appalachians

By: Chase, Richard

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin Company: 1971

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 001469


Humor, freshness, colorful American background, and the use of one character as a central figure in the cycle mark these eighteen folk tales, told here in the dialect of the mountain country of North Carolina. - Booklist These stories were collected and retold by the author. Fun tales of mischief and giants, and things that couldn't be explained. Populated with illustrations. 202 pages including an appendix and glossary. The cover has a 1" white line on it, and on th... View more info

The Finest Legends of the Rhine

By: Ruland, Wilhelm

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Verlag Hoursch & Bechstedt Bonn: 1969

Seller ID: 000489


The dustjacket has wear at the top left and bottom right, and the flap on the front is worn through about half way. The intriguing artwork on the front is in full color. Written by "a true son of the Rhineland. " 124 pages. A very unique book, very small with fictional stories that relate to the Rhineland. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. View more info

The Finest Legends of the Rhine

By: Ruland, Wilhelm

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Verlag Hoursch & Bechstedt Bonn: 1969

Seller ID: L-18001


The dustjacket has wear at the top left and bottom right, and the flap on the front is worn through about half way. The intriguing artwork on the front is in full color. Written by "a true son of the Rhineland. " 124 page s, 4" x 5.75" high. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. View more info

The Paragon Parrot: and Other Inspirational Tales of Wisdom

By: Rumi (Retold by Arthur Scholey)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: United Kingdom, Watkins Pub Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: 001470


Rumi wrote and collected myriad tales for his classic, mystical work The Mathnawi. Arthur Scholey provides an inviting taster to Rumi's great work. Here are stories of magic birds, of ants, mice, hares and lions, of camels, donkeys, and parrots - including some of the earliest parrot jokes on record - tales of beggars, saints, lovers, thieves, fools, slaves and kings, and the angel of Death. As with parables, they reverse and upset expectations, directing sudden shafts o... View more info

Giants

By: Teale, Sarah

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Abrams: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003679


Long ago the world was full of extraordinary creatures who have come to be called giants. We know that gigantic fauna, wiped out by some cataclysmic ice age, once existed. Their human counterparts have left traces in monumental stone structures, vast cave homes, and even a few titanic bones. But the richest source of information we have are myths and legends. No pantheon of gods in any land is without its giants. This remarkable volume fills an enormous gap in human know... View more info