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Folk and Fairy Tales

This guide lists books, databases, indexes and web resources that provide information on folk and fairy tales.



A Little Fear. Patricia Wrightson. 


Fairy Tales from Brazil :How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-lore. Elsie Spicer Eells. 


Angkat: The Cambodian Cinderella. Written by Jewell Reinhart Coburn. 


Tales of the Far North. Eva Martin. 



Chinese Fairy Tales. Isabelle C. Chang. 

The Dragon's Pearl. Retold by Julie Lawson.

Heaven's Reward: Fairy Tales from China. Retold by Catherine Edwards Sadler. 

The Seven Chinese Brothers. Margaret Mahy. 

Tales from Old China. Isabelle C. Chang. 

Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Retold by Ai-Ling Louie. 

Czech Republic and Slovakia


Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Denmark. Retold by Virginia Haviland. 

King Long Shanks. Jane Yolen. 

Danish Fairy Tales. Sven Grundtvig


Alan Garner's Book of British Fairy Tales. Juv. 398.2 G186A

The Black Cauldron. Lloyd Alexander. Juv. AL274BL

The Book of Three. Lloyd Alexander. Juv. AL274bo

The Complete Fairy Tales of George Macdonald. Juv. M1452C

Coo-my-dove, My Dear. Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398.2 J153C

English Fairy Tales. Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398 J153E 1967

English Fairy Tales: And, More English Fairy Tales. Joseph Jacobs. GR141 .J33 2002

English Fairy Tales: Twelve Classic Tales. Selected and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. Juv. 398.2 J153E

Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales. Chosen by Ernest Rhys. PN6110.F7R45

Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers. Edited by Nina Auerbach and U.C. Knoepflmacher. PR1309.F3 F6 1992

Gypsy Folk Tales. Francis Hindes Groome. DX157.G7 1977

Jack and the Beanstalk. Retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Juv. Oversize 398.21 J1297xK

Jack and the Beanstalk. Adapted and illustrated by Tony Ross. Juv. 398.2 R7336J

Jack and the Beanstalk. Retold in verse for boys & girls to read themselves by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. Juv. 398.2 D4444J

Jack and the Beanstalk. William Glennon. PS3557.L42J3 1961

Kate and the Beanstalk. Written by Mary Pope Osborne. Juv. Oversize 398.2 Os12k

The Magic Fishbone. Charles Dickens. Juv. D555M

March has Horse's Ears and Other Stories. Robert Nye. Juv. N985m

Mary Poppins. P.L. Travers. Juv. T697m

Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane. P.L. Travers. Juv. T697MC

Mary Poppins in the Park. P.L. Travers. Juv. T697MP

Molly Whuppie. Retold by Walter de la Mare. Juv. 398.2 D373M

More English Fairy Tales. Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398.21 J153m 


The 397th White Elephant. Rene Guillot. Translated by Gwen Marsh. Juv. G946t

Beauty and the Beast. Jan Brett. Juv. Oversize 398.21 B3854b

Beauty and the Beast. Mme. Leprince de Beaumont & Binette Schroeder ; retold from the French by Anne Carter. Juv. 398.21 B3854C

Beauty and the Beast. Nancy Willard. Juv. Oversize 398.21 B3854w

Beauty and the Beast. Retold and illustrated by Warwick Hutton. Juv. 398.21 B3854H

Edmund Dulac's Picture-book for the French Red Cross. Cage X PN6010.D853

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in France; Retold from Charles Perrault and other French Storytellers. Virginia Hamilton. Juv. 398.2 H299F

The Glass Slipper. Eleanor Farjeon. Juv. F228g 1986

Jonnikin and the Flying Basket; French Folk and Fairy Tales. Retold by Ruth Manning-Sanders. Juv. 398.21 M316j

The Strange Child. E.T.A. Hoffmann. Translated and adapted by Anthea Bell. Juv. Oversize B4131S

The White Cat, and Other Old French Fairy Tales. Madam'e d' Aulnoy. Arranged by Rachel Field. Juv. Oversize 398.21 Au54w 1967


The Bremen Town Musicians. Retold and illustrated by Ilse Plume. Juv. 398.2 P7323B

Dwarf Long-Nose. Translated by Doris Orgel. Juv. 398.21 H292D

The Elves and the Shoemaker. Retold by Freya Littledale. Juv. 398.2 L7292E

The Elves and the Shoemaker. Retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone. Juv. 398.2 G882ES

German Hero-sagas and Folk Tales. Retold by Barbara Leonie Picard. Juv. 398 P58g

German Literary Fairy Tales. Edited by Frank G. Ryder and Robert M. Browning. On Order

Hansel and Gretel. Retold and illustrated by James Marshall. Juv. 398.2 G882ha 1990

Hansel and Gretel. Retold by Rika Lesser. Juv. Oversize 398.2 G882ha 1984

Little Brother and Little Sister. Retold and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. Juv. C7831L

The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women, 1780-1900. Edited and translated by Shawn C. Jarvis and Jeannine Blackwell. PT1327 .Q44 2001

The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Robin Muller. Juv. Oversize 398 So682xM

Wanda Gag's The Six Swans. Juv. 398.2 G1212W

Wanda Gag's The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Juv. 398 G121W 


The Heroes: Greek Fairy Tales. Charles Kingsley. Juv. 398.2 K614H

The Heroes: or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children. Charles Kingsley. Juv. 292 K614h 1925 


The Glass Man and the Golden Bird: Hungarian Folk and Fairy Tales. Ruth Manning-Sanders. Juv. 398.2 M316G 


Fairy Tales of India. Retold by Lucia Turnbull. Juv. 398.21 T84

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in India. Retold by Virginia Haviland. Juv. 398.2 H299FD

The Gifts of Wali Dad: a Tale of India and Pakistan. Retold by Aaron Shepard. On order

Indian Fairy Tales. Selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398 J15i 1969

Olive Fairy Book. Andrew Lang. Juv. 398.21 L25o

The Story of Wali Dâd. Retold and illustrated by Kristina Rodanas. Juv. 398.21 R6113s 


The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story. Judy Sierra. Juv. 398.2 Si77g 


The Black Horse. Marianna Mayer. Juv. 398.2 M4528B

Celtic Fairy Tales. Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398 J15C

Donegal Fairy Stories. Collected and told by Seumas MacManus. Juv. 398 M22d

Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland. Edited by W. B. Yeats. GR147.Y42 1973

Irish Fairy and Folk Tales. Edited and selected by W. B. Yeats. PB1423 .I7 1993

Irish Fairy Tales. James Stephens. Juv. 398 St44i

The King of Ireland's Son. Padraic Colum. Juv. 398 C723K

More Celtic Fairy Tales. Joseph Jacobs. Juv. 398.21 J153m

Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland. Jeremiah Curtin. GR147.C83 1968

Philip and the Pooka, and Other Irish Fairy Tales. Kathleen Green. Juv. 398.21 G8233p

Prince Boghole. Erik Christian Haugaard. Juv. H292p

Tales for the Telling: Irish Folk and Fairy Stories. Edna O'Brien. Juv. 398.2 OB63T

A Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend, and Folklore. Compiled and edited by Claire Booss. GR153.5.T734 1986

The Well o' the World's End, and Other Folk Tales. by Seumas MacManus. Juv. 398.21 M22w 


Favole del tramonto. Andrea Camilleri. Juv. Oversize GR176 .C365 2000

Italian Popular Tales. Thomas Frederick Crane. GR176.C7 1968

The Nights of Straparola. Giovanni Francesco Straparola. PQ4634.S7Z3 4 volumes

Old Neapolitan Fairy Tales. Selected and retold from Il pentamerone. Giambattista Basile. Juv. 398 B292o

The Witches of Venice. Beni Montresor. Juv. Oversize M768w 


The Crane Maiden. Miyoko Matsutani. Juv. M4292c

The Fisherman Under the Sea. Miyoko Matsutani. Juv. M4292F

The Funny Little Woman. Retold by Arlene Mosel. Juv. 398.2 M852f

The Japanese Fairy Book. Compiled by Yei Theodora Ozaki. Juv. 398.2 OZ1J

Japanese Fairy Tales. Retold by Teresa Peirce Williston. Juv. 398.2 W679j

Joji and the Dragon. Betty Jean Lifton. Juv. L626j

Mysterious Tales of Japan. Rafe Martin. Juv. 398.2 M3651m

The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks. Katherine Paterson. Juv. 398.2 M3124p

The Painter and the Wild Swans. Claude Clément. Juv. C5912p

The Warrior and the Wise Man. David Wisniewski. Juv. Oversize W7622w 


Sun and Moon: Fairy Tales from Korea. Adapted by Kathleen Seros. Juv. 398.2 SE677S 

Latin America

Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento = Estrellita de oro. Retold in Spanish & English by Joe Hayes. Juv. 398.2 H3274L

Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale. Retold by Robert D. San Souci. Juv. Oversize 398.21 Sa588L 


The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Folktale. Retold by Jane Langton. Juv. 398.2 L2692H 


Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition. Adapted by Jewell Reinhart Coburn. Juv. Oversize 398.21 C639d 

Middle East

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp. Retold by Andrew Lang. Juv. Oversize L250A

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Retold by Walter McVitty. Juv. 398.21 AL411m

Arabian Nights. Collected and edited by Andrew Lang. Juv. 398 AR1L

The Arabian Nights. Stories retold by Amabel Williams-Ellis. Juv. 398Ar1wi

The Arabian Nights, Tales of Wonder and Magnificence. Padraic Colum. Juv. 398.21 Ar11a

The Arabian Nights, Their Best-known Tales. Edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin. Juv. 398.21 Ar11a 1937

Beast. Donna Jo Napoli. Juv. N1618b

Beauty and the Beast. William Glennon. PN3157.G566B4

The Enchanted Storks: A Tale of Bagdad. Retold by Aaron Shepard. Juv. Oversize 398.21 Sh472e

The First Book of Tales of Ancient Araby. Charles Mozley. DS63.2.U5A8

The Flying Carpet. Marcia Brown. Juv. 398 ARLB

Forty Fortunes: A Tale of Iran. Aaron Shepard. Curr. Lab. Reserve PZ8.S3425 Fo 1999

The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story. Rebecca Hickox. Juv. 398.2 H5283g

Persian folk and fairy tales. Retold by Anne Sinclair Mehdevi. Juv. 398.2 M473P

The Poor Boy Who Followed His Star. Robert Graves. Juv. G787p

The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor. Juv. 398.2 Si63s

Stories from the Thousand and One Nights: The Arabian Nights' Entertainment. Translated by Edward William Lane. AC12.A4 1909 V.16

Turkish Fairy Tales and Folk Tales. Compiled by Ignacz Kunos. Juv. 398.2 K963t 


Why the Bee is Busy: And Other Rumanian Fairy Tales, Told to Little Marcu by Baba Maritza. Idella Purnell Stone. Juv. 398 P97 


Anna and the Seven Swans. Maida Silverman. Juv. 398.2 SI397A

The Falcon Under the Hat: Russian Merry Tales and Fairy Tales. Guy Daniels. Juv. 398.21 D228f

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Russia, Retold from Russian Storytellers. Virginia Haviland. Juv. 398.2 H299FR

The Frog Princess. Retold by Elizabeth Isele. Juv. 398.2 IS42F

The Golden Cockerel, and Other Stories. Alexander Pushkin. Juv. 398.2 P979G 1969

In a Certain Kingdom; Twelve Russian Fairy Tales. Translated by Thomas P. Whitney. Juv. 398.2 W61605i

The Magic Nesting Doll. Jacqueline K. Ogburn. Juv. Oversize Og17m

Old Peter's Russian Tales. Arthur Ransome. Juv. 398 R17

Peter and the Wolf. Ann King Herring. Curr. Lab. PZ7.H43215 1971

Peter and the Wolf. Sergei Prokofiev. Juv. 398.2 P9438P

Russian Fairy Tales. Aleksandr Nikolaevich Afanasev. Juv. 398 G98

Russian Folk and Fairy Tales. E. M. Almedingen. Juv. 398.2 AL64R

Vasilisa the Beautiful. Translated from the Russian by Thomas P. Whitney. Juv. 398.21 V443W

Vasily and the Dragon: An Epic Russian Fairy Tale. Simon Stern. Juv. 398.2 ST455V 


The Castle in the Silver Wood and Other Scandinavian Fairy Tales. Retold by Ruth Bryan Owen. Juv. 398 Ow2

A Collection of Popular Tales from the Norse and North German. George Webbe Dasent. GR205.D3

East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon: Fifty-nine Norwegian Folk Tales from the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe. Juv. 398 AS1D 1970

Great Swedish Fairy Tales. Elsa Olenius. Juv. 398.2 OL2G

Mio, My Son. Astrid Lindgren. Juv. 398.21 L643mm

Norwegian Fairy Tales. Selected and translated by Brenda and Reidar Romskaug. Juv. 398.21 R666n

Norwegian Folk Tales, from the Collection of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen [and] Jørgen Moe. Juv. 398.2 AS16N

Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales: Tales from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland. Edited by Claire Booss. GR205.S335 1984

Scandinavian Legends and Folk-tales. Gwyn Jones. Juv. 398 J71

Tales from the Fjeld. Peter Christen Asbjornsen. Juv. 398.21 As165t

Tatterhood and Other Tales: Stories of Magic and Adventure. Edited by Ethel Johnston. Juv. 398.2 T1893p

Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins: A Norwegian Folktale. Lauren Mills. Juv. 398.21 M6265t

The Terrible Troll-bird. Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire. Juv. Oversize 398.2 AU51T

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Glen Rounds. Juv. 398.2 As1 1993

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. P. C. Asbjørnsen and J. E. Moe. Juv. 398.2 AS1

True and Untrue, and Other Norse tales. Edited and compiled by Sigrid Undset. Juv. 398.2 UN28T

The Witch of the Woods; Fairy Tales from Sweden. Helena Nyblom. Juv. 398.2109485 N98w

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. Selma Lagerlof. Juv. 398.21 L136w 


The Black Bull of Norroway: A Scottish Tale. Retold by Charlotte Huck. Juv. Oversize 398.2 H865b

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales. Selected and edited by George Brisbane Douglas. GR144.D68 1977 


Tales of Enchantment from Spain. Retold by Elsie Spicer Eells. Juv. 398.21 Ee551t 


The Three Sneezes and Other Swiss tales. Roger Duvoisin. Juv. 398.2 D957T 

United States

American Fairy Tales. L. Frank Baum. Juv. 398.21 B3271A

Cajun Folktales. J.J. Reneaux. Juv. 398.2 R2925c

Cajun Folktales. Celia Soper. Juv. Oversize So63c

The Girl Who Cried Flowers, and Other Tales. Jane Yolen. Juv. Y78gic

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Paul Goble. Juv. G53803g ; Juv. Ref. G53803g

Louisa May Alcott's Fairy Tales and Fantasy Stories. Edited by Daniel Shealy. PS1016 .S54 1992

Moss Gown. William H. Hooks. Juv. H7642MG

The Ordinary Princess. M.M. Kaye. Juv. K1824o

Pepper and Salt; or, Seasoning for Young Folk. Howard Pyle. Juv. 398 P99P

The Rumpelstiltskin Problem. Vivian Vande Velde. Juv. 398.2 V2865r

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith. Juv. Sci279s

The Wave of the Sea-Wolf. Story and pictures by David Wisniewski. Juv. Oversize W7622ws 

West Indies

The Girl Who Spun Gold. Virginia Hamilton. Juv. 398.2 H1808g 


The Laughing Prince; A Book of Jugoslav Fairy Tales and Folk Tales. Parker Fillmore. Juv. 398 F48L