Favorite Folktales from Around the World    -     Edited By: Jane Yolen
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Favorite Folktales from Around the World

Edited By: Jane Yolen
Random House / 1988 / Paperback

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(PUBPantheon)''Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death, are covered in this dazzling collection. A delight for all readers,''---Library Journal. Meant to be read aloud, these tales have been gathered from all continents and traditions. 498 pages, softcover.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 498
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1988
Dimensions: 6 X 9 X 1 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0394751884
ISBN-13: 9780394751887
Ages: 12-15

Publisher's Description

Here between two covers you will find an inexhaustible source of delight for children and adults alike: the world's best folktales, chosen by the internationally known storyteller Jane Yolen. Over 150 tales are compiled from Iceland to Syria, Cuba to Papua.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Author Bio

Jane Yolen is an American author and editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children's books, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.

Jane Yolen’s books and stories have won the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others.

Editorial Reviews

"Most of the great human themes, from storytelling itself through love, wisdom, and death are covered in this dazzling collection of tales . . . A delight for all readers."
Library Journal 

"This handsome book, a feast of good reading, deserves a place in every home where there are children."
John Barklam Reviews
 
"Be you storyteller or story reader, this wonderful folktale collection is not to be missed."
—Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook


Praise for the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
"A splendid folklore series . . . "
The Washington Post

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