books

Folk Tales

Africa

Nelson Mandela

Favorite African Folktales (2002)

Harold Courlander

A Treasury of African Folklore (1988)

 

Americas

John Bierhorst

Latin American Folktales (2001), The Mythology of North America (2002)

 

Celtic

Frank Delaney

Legends of the Celts (1989)

Peter Berresford Ellis

Celtic Myths and Legends (1998?)

Jean Markale

The Celts: Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture (1993)

 

China

Moss Roberts

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies (1979)

E. T. C. Werner

Myths and Legends of China (1922)

 

France

Charles Perrault

The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

 

Germany

Jack Zipes

The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (2003)

 

Greece & Rome

Edith Hamilton

Mythology (1942)

 

India

A. K. Ramanujan

Folktales from India (1991)

 

Ireland

Henry Glassie

Irish Folktales (1985)

William Butler Yeats

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (1892)

 

Italy

Italo Calvino

Italian Folktales (1956)

 

Japan

Royall Tyler

Japanese Tales (1987)

F. Hadland Davis

Myths and Legends of Japan (1913)

Arthur A. Levine, paintings by Frederic Clement

The Boy Who Drew Cats (1993)

 

Jewish

David Patterson

Greatest Jewish Stories (2001)

Beatrice Weinreich

Yiddish Folktales (1988)

 

Norway

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe

Norwegian Folktales (1982)

 

Norse

Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Norse Myths (1981)

Unknown Author

Saga of the Volsungs (2000) translated by Jesse L. Byock

 

Russia

Aleksandr Afanasev

Russian Fairy Tales (1945)

Linda J. Ivanits

Russian Folk Belief (1992)

Verra Xenophontovna Kalamatiano de Blumenthal

Folk Tales from the Russian (1903)

 

World

Joanna Cole

Best-loved Folktales of the World (1982)

A. K. Coomaraswamy

Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists (1967)

James R. Foster

The World's Great Folktales (1994)

David Adams Leeming

The World of Myth, an Anthology (1991)

Kathleen Ragan

Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters (1998)

Diane Tong

Gypsy Folktales (1989)

Jane Yolen

Favorite Folktales from around the World (1986)

 

Retellings

Ellen Datlow

Snow White, Blood Red (1993), White Rose, Black Thorn; Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, The Green Man : Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) A Wolf at the Door (2000), Swan Sister (2003)

Morgan Llywelyn

The Elementals (1993), Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish (1984), 1916 (1998), Lion of Ireland (1981), Red Branch (1989), Finn MacCool (1994)

Diana L. Paxson

Wodan's Children: The Wolf and the Raven, The White Raven
Fionn MacCumhal : Master of Earth and Water, The Shield Between the Worlds, Sword of Fire and Shadow

Terri Windling

Snow White, Blood Red; White Rose, Black Thorn; Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, Borderland: Where Magic Meets Rock and Roll (1986), The Essential Bordertown (1998), The Green Man : Tales from the Mythic Forest (2002) The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm (2004) A Wolf at the Door (2000), Swan Sister (2003), The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales (2007)

Jack Zipes

The Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight and The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm