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Folktales from Around the World in the EMC: Published 2000 - 2014

These folktales are housed in the Education Materials Center of Polk Library.

 

Also see the bibliography Multicultural Picture Books in the EMC


AFRICA

AFRICAN AMERICAN

AMAZON RIVER REGION

APPALACHIA

ARABIC

BENIN

BRAZIL

CAJUN

CAMEROON

CARIBBEAN

CHINA

CUBA

DENMARK

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ENGLAND

FRANCE

GERMANY

GHANA

GREECE

HAWAII

HUNGARY

INDIA

INDONESIA

IRAQ

IRELAND

JAPAN

JEWISH

KOREA

LIBERIA

MALI

MEXICO

MIDDLE EAST

NATIVE AMERICAN

NIGERIA

NORWAY

PALESTINE

PANAMA

PUERTO RICO

RUSSIA

SCOTLAND

SOMALIA

SPAIN

SUFI

TANZANIA

TIBET

TURKEY

UKRAINE

UNITED STATES

VIETNAM

ZAMBIA

OTHER

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Click on bolded book title to go to the catalog record of the book.

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AFRICA

Badoe, Adwoa.  The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories.  Douglas & McIntyre, 2001.

MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Mabela the Clever.  Albert Whitman, 2001.

Mandela, Nelson.  Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales. Norton, 2002.

River that Went to the Sky. Kingfisher, 2000.

Washington, Donna L.  A Pride of African Tales.  HarperCollins, 2004.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN

Hamilton, Virginia.  Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl. The Blue Sky Press, 2003.

McGill, Alice.  Sure as Sunrise: Stories of Bruh Rabbit & His Walkin' Talkin' Friends.  Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

McGill, Alice.  Way Up and Over Everything.  Houghton Mifflin, 2008.

Thomas, Joyce Carol.  The Six Fools.  HarperCollins, 2006.

 

AMAZON RIVER REGION

McDermott, Gerald.  Jabuti the Tortoise: a Trickster Tale from the Amazon. Harcout, 2001.

Taylor, Sean.  The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2008.

 

APPALACHIA

Johnson, Paul Brett.  Jack Outwits the Giants. Margaret McElderry Books, 2002.

Shelby, Anne.  The Adventures of Molly Whuppie and Other Appalachian Folktales.  U. of N. Carolina Press, 2007.

 

ARABIC

Tarnowska, Wafa.  The Arabian Nights. Barefoot Books, 2010.

 

BENIN

Mama, Raouf.  Why Monkeys Live in Trees and Others Stories from Benin.  Curbstone Press, 2006.

 

BRAZIL

Almeida, Livia de.  Brazilian Folktales.  Libraries Unlimited, 2006.


CAJUN

Artell, Mike.  Petite Rouge: a Cajun Red Riding Hood. Dial Books, 2001.

 

CAMEROON

Tchana, Katrin.  Sense Pass King: a Story from Cameroon. Holiday House, 2002.

 

CARIBBEAN

San Souci, Robert.  The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: a Hero Tale from the Caribbean. Simon & Schuster Books, 2002.

 

CHINA

Casanova, Mary.  The Hunter: a Chinese Folktale.  Atheneum Books, 2000.

Chen, Jiang Hong.  The Magic Horse of Han Gan.  Enchanted Lion Books, 2006.

Chen, Kerstin.  Lord of the Cranes: a Chinese Tale. North-South Books, 2000.

Fu, Shelley.  Ho Yi the Archer and other Classic Chinese Tales.  Linnet Books, 2001.

Provensen, Alice.  The Master Swordsman & the Magic Doorway: Two Legends from Ancient China. Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Shannon, George.  Rabbit's Gift: A Fable from China.  Harcourt, 2007.

Sellier, Marie.  What the Rat Told Me.  North-South Books, 2009.

 

CUBA

Deedy, Carmen Agra.  Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale.  Peachtree, 2007.

Perez Napoles, Elvia.  From the Winds of Manguito: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish. Libraries Unlimited, 2004.

 

DENMARK

MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Fat Cat: a Danish Folktale. August House, 2001.

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Alvarez, Julia.  The Secret Footprints. Knopf, 2000.

 

ENGLAND

Hicks, Ray.  The Jack Tales. Callaway, 2000.

Nesbit, E.  Jack and the Beanstalk. Candlewick Press, 2006.

 

FRANCE

Light, Steven.  Puss in Boots.  Abrams, 2002.

McClintock, Barbara.  Cinderella. Scholastic Press, 2005.

Muth, Jon J.  Stone Soup.  Scholastic Press, 2003.

 

GERMANY

Craft, Mahlon F.  Sleeping Beauty. SeaStar Books, 2002.

Gibb, Sarah.  Rapunzel.  Albert Whitman, 2011.

Grimm, Jacob & Grimm,  Wilhelm.  Translated by Jack Zipes.  The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.  Bantam Books, 2003.

LaMarche, Jim.  The Elves and the Shoemaker. Chronicle Books, 2003.

Orgel, Doris.  The Bremen Town Musicians and Other Animal Tales from Grimm. Roaring Brook Press, 2004.

Pinkney, Jerry.  Little Red Riding Hood. Little Brown, 2007.

Schlitz, Laura.  The Bearskinner: a Tale of the Brothers Grimm.  Candlewick Press, 2007.

 

GHANA

Cummings, Pat.  Ananse and the Lizard: a West African Tale. Henry Holt, 2002.

Kojo, K. P.  The Parade: A Stampede of Stories about Ananse.  Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2011.

Musgrove, Margaret.  The Spider Weaver: a Legend of Kente.  Blue Sky Press, 2001.

 

GREECE

Manna, Anthony L.  The Orphan: A Cinderella Story from Greece.  Schwartz@ Wade, 2011.

Pinkney,  Jerry.  The Tortoise and the Hare.  Little, Brown, 2013.  (Aesop fable)

 

HAWAII

Martin, Rafe.  The Shark God. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001.

 

HUNGARY

Greene, Ellin.  The Little Golden Lamb. Clarion Books, 2000.

Molnar, Irma.  One-Time Dog Market at Buda and other Hungarian Folktales. Linnet Books, 2001.

 

INDIA

Divakaruni, Chitra.  Grandma and the Great Gourd. Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

McDermott, Gerald.  Monkey: A Trickster Tale from India.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

So, Meilo.  Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat.  Knopf, 2004.

 

INDONESIA

MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Go to Sleep Gecko!: a Balinese Folktale .  August House, 2006.

Sierra, Judy. The Gift of the Crocodile: a Cinderella Story. Simon & Schuster, 2000.

 

IRAQ

Henderson, Kathy.  Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War. Candlewick Press, 2006.

 

IRELAND

Doyle, Malachy.  Tales from Old Ireland. Barefoot, 2000.

 

JAPAN

Henrichs, Wendy.  I Am Tama, Lucky Cat: A Japanese Legend.  Peachtree, 2011.

Kajikawa, Kimiko.  Tsunami! Philomel Books, 2009.

Kajikawa, Kimiko.  Yoshi's Feast. DK Ink,  2000.

Nishizuka, Koko.  The Beckoning Cat: Based on a Japanese Folktale.  Holiday House, 2009.

Partridge, Elizabeth.  Kogi's Mysterious Journey. Dutton, 2003.

 

JEWISH

Kimmel, Eric A.  Gershon's Monster: a Story for the Jewish New Year. Scholastic Press, 2000.

Oberman, Sheldon.  Solomon and the Ant: and Other Jewish Folktales.  Boyds Mills Press, 2006.

Stampler, Ann Redisch.  Something for Nothing. Clarion Books, 2003.

Taback, Simms.  Kibitzers and Fools: Tales My Zayda (Grandfather) Told Me.  Viking, 2005.

 

KOREA

Bae, Hyun-Joo.  New Year's Best Clothes. Kane/Miller, 2007.

O'Brien, Anne Sibley.  The Legend of Hong Kil Dong, the Robin Hood of Korea.  Charlesbridge, 2008.

 

LIBERIA

Paye, Won-Ldy.  Head, Body, Legs: a Story from Liberia.  Holt, 2002.

Paye, Won-Ldy.  Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile.  Holt, 2003.

 

MALI

Diakite, Baba Wague.  The Magic Gourd. Scholastic Press, 2003.

 

MEXICO

Coburn, Jewell Reinhart.  Domitila: a Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition.  Shen's Books, 2000.

De Paola, Tomie.  Adelita: a Mexican Cinderella Story.  G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2002.

Gerson, Mary-Joan.  Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale. Barefoot Books, 2001.

Morales, Yuyi.  Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.  Chronicle Books, 2003.

 

MIDDLE EAST

Smith, Chris.  One City, Two Brothers.  Barefoot Books, 2007.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN

Archer, Jane.  The First Fire: Stories of the Cherokee, Kickapoo, Kiowa, and Tigua.  Taylor Trade, 2005.

Beaver Steals Fire: a Salish Coyote Story. University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Bruchac, Joseph.  How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: a Tale of Bragging and Teasing. Dial Books, 2001.

Bruchac, Joseph.  Raccoon's Last Race: A Traditional Abenaki Story. Dial Books, 2004.

Bushyhead, Robert H.  Yonder Mountain: a Cherokee Legend. Marshall Cavendish, 2002.

Duncan, Barbara R. (ed.).  The Origin of the Milky Way & Other Living Stories of the Cherokee.  U. of N. Carolina Press, 2008.

Esbensen, Barbara Juster.  The Night Rainbow. Orchard Books, 2000.

Pia Toya: a Goshute Indian Legend.  University of Utah Press, 2000.

Raczek, Linda Theresa.  Stories from Native North America. Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2000.

Taylor, C. J.  All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories from the Heavens. Tundra Books, 2006.

Zitkala-Sa.  Dance in a Buffalo Skull. South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2007.

Zitkala-Sa.  Iktomi and the Ducks and Other Sioux Stories. University of Nebraska Press, 2004.

 

NIGERIA

Olaleye, Isaac.  In the Rainfield: Who is the Greatest? Blue Sky Press, 2000.

Shepard, Aaron.  Master Man: a Tall Tale of Nigeria. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 2000.

 

NORWAY

Galdone, Paul.  The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Clarion Books, 2006.  [this is a big book]

Lunge-Larsen, Lise.  The Race of the Birkebeiners.  Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

 

PALESTINE

MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!: a Palestinian Folktale.  Marshall Cavendish, 2006.

 

PANAMA

MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Conejito: A Folktale from Panama. August House, 2006.

 

PUERTO RICO

Montes, Marisa.  Juan Bobo Goes to Work: a Puerto Rican Folktale. Morrow Junior Books, 2000.

 

RUSSIA

Pirotta, Saviour.  Firebird.  Templar Books, 2010.

 

SCOTLAND

Huck, Charlotte S.  The Black Bull of Norroway: a Scottish Tale.  Greenwillow Books, 2001.

 

SOMALIA

Moriarty, Kathleen.  Wiil Waal: a Somali Folktale. Minnesota Humanities Center, 2007.

 

SPAIN

Ada, Alma Flor.  Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection. Atheneum Books, 2004.

SUFI

Young, Ed.  What About Me? Philomel Books, 2002.

 

TANZANIA

Martin, Francesca.  Clever Tortoise: a Traditional African Tale.  Candlewick Press, 2000.

 

TIBET

Berger, Barbara.  All the Way to Lhasa: A Tale from Tibet. Philomel Books, 2002.

 

TURKEY

Demi.  The Hungry Coat: a Tale from Turkey. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2004.

 

UKRAINE

Aylesworth, Jim.  The Mitten.  Scholastic Press, 2009.

 

UNITED STATES

DeSpain, Pleasant (ed.).  Sweet Land of Story: Thirty-six American Tales to Tell. August House, 2000.

Gregg, Andy.  Paul Bunyan and the Winter of the Blue Snow: a Tall Tale. River Road Publications, 2001.

Reneaux, J.J.  How Animals Saved the People: Animal Tales from the South. Morrow, 2001.

Willey, Margaret.  Clever Beatrice: an Upper Peninsula Conte. Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.

Wooldridge, Connie.  The Legend of Strap Buckner: a Texas Tale. Holiday House, 2001.

 

VIETNAM

Garland, Sherry.  Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam.  Harcourt, 2001.

 

ZAMBIA

Bryan, Ashley.  Beautiful Blackbird.  Atheneum Books, 2003.

 

OTHER

Alley, Zoe B.  There's a Wolf at the Door. Roaring Brook Press, 2008.

Andrews, Jan.  When Apples Grew Noses and White Horses Flew: Tales of Ti-Jean.  Groundwood Books, 2011.  (French-Canadian)

Emberley, Rebecca.  Chicken Little. Roaring Brook Press, 2009.

Fleischman, Paul.  Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella. Holt, 2007.

Forest, Heather.  The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind: An Aesop's Fable.  August House, 2008.

Forest, Heather.  The Little Red Hen. August House, 2006.

Galdone, Paul  The Little Red Hen. Clarion Books, 2006.

Mikkigak, Qaunak.  Grandmother Ptarmigan.  Inhabit Media, 2013.  (Inuit)

Moser, Barry.  The Three Little Pigs. Little, Brown, 2001.

Pinkney, Jerry.  The Little Red Hen. Dial Books, 2006.

Qitsualik-Tinsley.  The Raven and the Loon.  Inhabit Media, 2013.  (Inuit)

Ragan, Kathleen.  Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World. W. W. Norton, 2006.

Sierra, Judy (ed.).  Cinderella. Oryx Press, 1992..  (a collection of Cinderella tales from around the world)


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