Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Library Essentials: Favorite Folktales from Around the World edited by Jane Yolen

Today will have two library essentials, two of the best anthologies of world folklore and fairy tales. The first is Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) edited by Jane Yolen. Many of the fairy tales were gleaned from the Pantheon Folklore Library which is a large library and also recommended if you are looking for country collections. This volume provides a strong overview of the Pantheon collection.

Book description from the publisher:

A one volume collection of 160 tales from over 40 cultures and traditions, containing both classics and lesser known tales.

I couldn't find a Table of Contents to post and I wasn't devoted enough to type up 160 titles. However, you can see inside the book on Amazon. It is one of the best options for world folklore collections along with the other book I am featuring today.

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