General Folklore Books, American, Irish, Philippine, German,

Indian, Jewish, Latin American, Scandinavian, Turkish, Scottish,

Russian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Caribbean,

Hungarian, Native American, African, and English


General Folklore Books

The Forest in Folklore and Mythology by Alexander Porteous, 2001

Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Jane Yolen, 1988

Fact, Fiction, and Folklore in Harry Potter's World: An Unofficial Guide by George W. Beahm, Tim Kirk, and Britton McDaniel, 2005

Interpreting Folklore by Alan Dundes, 1980

Living Folklore: An Introduction to the Study of People and Their Traditions by Martha Sims and Martine Stephens, 2005

Wildflower Folklore by Laura C. Martin, 1993

Folklore and Symbolism of Flowers, Plants and Trees (Dover Pictorial Archive Series) by Ernst Lehner and Johanna Lehner, 2003

Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs by Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, and John Lindow, 2002

Folk Groups And Folklore Genres: A Reader by Elliott Oring, 1989

The Meaning of Herbs: Myth, Language & Lore by Ann Field and Gretchen Scoble, 2001

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore (Dover Books on Anthropology and Folklore)

Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber, 1990

Folklore and the Sea by Horace Beck, 1999

Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth by Carol Rose, 2001

Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend by Maria Leach, 1984

Tree Wisdom: The Definitive Guidebook to the Myth, Folklore, and Healing Power of Trees by Jacqueline M. Paterson, 1996

Myths and Folklore by Henry I. Christ, 2002

Folklore of the Sea by Margaret Baker, 1979

An Introduction to the Science of Comparative Mythology and Folklore by George William Cox, 2002



The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction by Jan Harold Brunvand, 1998

American Folklore and Legend by Reader's Digest Editors, 1981

Folklore from Kansas: Customs, Beliefs, Superstitions by William E. Koch, 1980

Women's Folklore, Women's Culture (Publications of the American Folklore Society New Series) by Rosan A. Jordan and Susan J. Kalcik, 1985

Virginia Folk Legends (Publications of the American Folklore Society. New Series) by Thomas E. Barden, 1991

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 25th Anniversary Edition: Collected from American Folklore (Scary Stories) by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell, 1986

The Book of Negro Folklore by Arna (Edited by) Langston and Bontemps, 1958

Ozark Magic and Folklore by Vance Randolph, 1964

Man Bird and Beast (Publications of the Texas Folklore Society) by Frank Dobie, 1965

American Children's Folklore (American Folklore Series) by Simon J. Bronner, 2006

Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States (Phoenix Books) by Richard M. Dorson, 1972

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1551) by Jan Brunvand, 1998

Feminist Theory and the Study of Folklore by Susan Hollis, Linda Pershing, and M Jane Young, 1993

Cajun Folktales (American Storytelling) by J.J. Reneaux, 1993

Handbook of American Folklore (A Midland Book) by Richard Mercer Dorson, 1986

Metaphors of Masculinity: Sex and Status in Andalusian Folklore (American Folklore Society Ser.) by Stanley Brandes, 1980

Dynamics Of Folklore by Barre Toelken, 1996

Emergence of Folklore in Everyday Life: A Fieldguide and Sourcebook by George Schoemaker, 1990

American Folklore and Legend by Reader's Digest, 1983

Encyclopedia of American Folklore by Linda S. Watts, 2006

A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore by Roger Welsch, 1984

A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends & Folklore by B.A. Botkin and Warren Chapell, 2006

Italian-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by Frances Malpezzi, 1993



Irish Folktales (Penguin Folklore Library) by Henry Glassie, 1998

Treasury of Irish Myth, Legend & Folklore by William Butler Yeats, 1988

Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala, 1998

Irish Myths and Legends by Lady Gregory, 1998

A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury Of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, And (of Course) Blarney by Kathleen Krull, David Mcphail, and HBFC, 2004

Irish Folktales (Penguin Folklore Library) by Henry Glassie, 1998

Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend, and Myth (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by William Butler Yeats, 2002

The Lilt of the Irish : an encyclopedia of Irish folklore and humor by Henry D. Spalding

Treasury of Irish Folklore: Deluxe Edition by Padraic Colum, 1988

Irish Folklore : Tradition, Modernity, Identity (Irish Cultural Studies) by Diarmuid Ó Giolláin and Diarmuid " Giolláin, 2000

Folklore and the Fantastic in Twelve Modern Irish Novels (Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy) by Marguerite Quintelli-Neary, 1997

A History of Irish Fairies by Carolyn White, 2005

Traces of the elder faiths of Ireland;: A folklore sketch; a handbook of Irish pre-Christian traditions, by W. G Wood-Martin, 1902

The Wake Which Knows No Sleeping: A Guide to Traditional Irish Funeary Customs and Folklore by Conrad Bladey (Plastic Comb, 2000

Irish Facts, Fun, and Folklore by Erin McGrath Ruocco, 2003

The Blessed and the Damned: Sinful Women and Unbaptised Children in Irish Folklore by Anne O'Connor, 2005


Philippine Folklore Stories by John Maurice Miller, 2006

Explorations in Philippine Folklore by Herminia Menez, 1998

Philippine Folklore Stories by Maurice John Miller, 2006



German Folklore: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) by James R. Dow, 2006

The Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktales (World Folklore Series) by Anna E. Altmann, 2005

German-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by Mac E. Barrick, 1990



Folktales from India (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) by A.K. Ramanujan, 1994

Savitri: A Tale of Ancient India by Aaron Shepard and Vera Rosenberry, 1992

Folklore of Rajasthan (Folklore of India) by D.R. Ahuja, 2002

Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India by Georgiana Kingscote and Pandit Natesa Sastri, 2003

Folklore in Modern India (International Society of Four Narrative Research Series) by Jawaharlal Handoo, 31, 1999

Another Harmony: New Essays on the Folklore of India by Stuart H. Blackburn and A. K. Ramanujan, 1986

Introduction to Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India by William Crooke, 2003

Tales of the sun: Or, Folklore of southern India (International folklore) by Lucas Cleeve, 1977

Folklore in Ancient and Medieval India: Based on Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit and Apabhramsa Sources by Sures Chandra Banerji and Chhanda Chakraborty, 1992

Folklore in Northeast India by S. Sen, 1998

The Monkeys and the Mango Tree: Teaching Stories of the Saints and Sadhus of India by Harish Johari, 1998

The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove: a World of Stories) by Rob Cleveland, 2006

A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India by A. K. Ramanujan, 1997

Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales by Kirin Narayan and Urmila Devi Sood, 1997

Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth & Poetics) by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger, 1996

Feminist Folktales from India by Qiron Adhikary, 2002

Childhood in India: Tales from Sholapur by George Roche and Richard Terrell, 1994

In Quest Of Indian Folktales: Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube And William Crooke by Sadhana Naithani, 2006

The Gifts of Wali Dad: A Tale of India and Pakistan by Aaron Shepard and Daniel San Souci, 1995



A Treasury of Jewish Folklore by Nathan, Editor Ausubel, 1948

The Bride Who Argued With God: Tales from the Treasury of Jewish Folklore by Hava Ben-Zvi, 2006

Jadid Al-Islam: The Jewish "New Muslims" of Meshhed (Jewish Folklore and Anthropology Series) by Raphael Patai, 1998

Treasury of Jewish Folklore: Stories, Traditions, Legends, Humor, Wisdom and Folk Songs of the by Nathan Ausubel; Editor, 1948

Jewish-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by Josepha Sherman, 1993

Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion by Joshua Trachtenberg and Moshe Idel, 2004

Not to Worry: Jewish Wisdom and Folklore by Michele Klein, 2003

Antichrist Legend: A Chapter in Christian and Jewish Folklore by Wilhelm Bousset and A. H. Keane, 2003

My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales by Adele Geras and Anita Lobel, 2003


Latin American

Mexican-American Folklore (American Folklore Series) by John West, 1989

Golden Land : An Anthology of Latin American Folklore in Literature by H. De Onis, 1970

Bibliography of Latin American folklore: Tales, festivals, customs, arts, magic, music by Ralph Steele Boggs, 1971

The Golden Land: An Anthology of Latin American Folklore in Literature by Harriet De Onis, 1948

Lirica Infantil: Latin American Childrens Folklore by Jose Luis Orozco, 1995



The Penguin Book of Scandinavian Folktales (Penguin Folklore Library) by Jacqueline Simpson and Carolyn Gowdy, 1994

Scandinavian Folktales (Penguin Folklore Library) by Caroline Gowdy and Jacqueline Simpson, 1989

Studies in Irish and Scandinavian Folktales (Folklore of the World) by Reidar Thoralf Christiansen, 1980

Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore 1992 by Bengt R. Jonsson, 1993

Scandinavian Ghost Stories and Other Tales of the SSupernatural by Joanne Asala, 1995

All the World's Reward: Folktales Told by Five Scandinavian Storytellers (Nif Publications, No. 33.) by Reimund Kvideland, Henning K. Sehmsdorf, and Hallfreur Orn Eiriksson, 1999

Folk-Lore And Legends: Scandinavian by Anonymous, 2006

Scandinavian folk-lore: Illustrations of the traditional beliefs of the northern peoples by William A Craigie, 1896

Studies in Finnic Folklore (Uralic & Altaic) by Felix Oinas, 1997

Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian by Various, 2006



A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity by Michael E. Meeker, 2002

Studies in Turkish Folklore: In Honor of Pertev N. Boratav by Ilhan and Mark Glazer Basgoz, 1978

Turkish Folklore Reader (Uralic & Altaic) by Ilhan Basgoz, 1997

A Turkish Folktale: The Art of Behet Mahir (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) by Warren Walker, 1996

The Art of the Turkish Tale, Vol. 2 by Barbara K. Walker and Helen Siegl, 1993

Gallipoli: The Turkish Story by Kevin Fewster, Vecihi Basarin, and Hatice Basarin, 2003

Folklorica (Uralic & Altaic) by Peter Voorheis, 1997


The Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross, 1993

Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross, 2000

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales by George Douglas, 2000

Folklore of Scottish Locks and Springs by James M. Macinlay, 2004

Folklore In The English And Scottish Ballads by Lowry Charles Wimberly, 2006

Scottish Folklore by Raymond Lamont-Brown, 1996

Scottish Lore & Folklore by Ronald Macdonald Douglas, 1990

Scottish Folklore, Legend, and Superstition by Christian McKee, 1983

Little Book of Scottish Folklore (Little Book of) by Joules Taylor, 1999

Folklore Of Scottish Lochs And Springs by James M. MacKinlay, 2004

Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala, 1998

Scottish Traveler Tales: Lives Shaped Through Stories by Donald Braid, 2002

Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales (International Folklore) by George Brisbane Douglas, 1977

Folklore in the English & Scottish ballads by Lowry Charles Wimberly, 1965



Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Aleksandr Afanasev, 1976

An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics (Folklores and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe) by James Bailey and T. G. Ivanova, 1998

The Sea King's Daughter: A Russian Legend by Aaron Shepard and Gennady Spirin, 1997

The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore (Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture) by Maureen Perrie, 2002

The Snow Maiden and Other Russian Tales (World Folklore Series) by Bonnie C. Marshall and Alla V. Kulagina, 2004

Folklore and Legends: Russian and Polish by C J. T., 2003

Russian Folklore an Anthology In English by Alex E Alexander

Folklore for Stalin: Russian Folklore and Pseudofolklore of the Stalin Era (Studies of the Harriman Institute) by Frank J. Miller, 1991

Russian Gypsy Tales (International Folk Tales Series) by Y. Druts, A. Gessler, and James Riordan, 1998



Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) by Royall Tyler, 2002

Myths and Legends of Japan by F. Hadland Davis 1992

Folktales from the Japanese Countryside (World Folklore Series) by Hiroko Fujita and Fran Stallings, 2007

Studies in Japanese Folklore (Folklore of the World) by Richard Dorson, 1980

A Japanese Miscellany: Strange Stories, Folklore Gleanings, Studies Here & There (Writings on Japan by Lafcadio Hearn) by Lafcadio Hearn, 2002

Ancient Tales And Folklore Of Japan by Richard Gordon Smith, 2006



Korean Children's Favorite Stories by Kim So-un and Jeong Kyoung-Sim, 2004

Korean Folklore Reader (Uralic and Altaic) by David L Olmsted, 1997

The Deer And The Woodcutter: A Korean Folktale by Kim So-un, So-un Kim, Jeong Kyoung-Sim, and Kyong-sim Chong, 2005

The Nine Cloud Dream: A Korean Classic (Korean Folklore and Classics, Volume No. 5) by Kim Yu Mi, 1974

Traditional Korean Art (Korean Art, Folklore, Language and Thought Series ; No 1) by Kim Won-Yong, 1983



Dutch Proverbs by Holly Flame Heusinkveld and Jean Caris-Osland, 1996



Caribbean Folklore: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks) by Donald R. Hill, 2007

And I Remember Many Things: Folklore of the Caribbean by Christine Barrow, 1992

The Twins and the Bird of Darkness: A Hero Tale from the Caribbean by Robert D. San Souci and Terry Widener, 2002

Caribbean Mythology and Modern Life: 5 Plays for Young People (Majority Press Inc., Wisdom for Children Series, No. 2) by Paloma Mohamed, 2003

Kallaloo!: A Caribbean Tale by David Gershator, Phillis Gershator, and Diane Greenseid, 2005


The Timeless Nation:The History, Literature, Music , Art & Folklore of the Hungarian Nation, 1984

The timeless nation: The history, literature, music, art, and folklore of the Hungarian nation by Zoltan Bodolai, 1978

Hungarian Ethnography and Folklore by Ivan Balassa and Gyula Ortutay, 1974

Hungarian Folktales: The Art of Zsuzsanna Palk- (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) by Linda Degh, 1995

The Earth Has Given Birth To The Sky: Female Spirituality in the Hungarian Folk Religion (European Folklore Institute) by Kornelia Buday, 2005

Hungarian Classical Ballads: And Their Folklore by Ninon A. M. Leader, 1967


Native American

Spirits of the Earth: A Guide to Native American Nature Symbols, Stories, and Ceremonies by Robert Lake-Thom, 1997

American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends) by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 1999

Spirit of the New England Tribes: Indian History and Folklore, 1620-1984 by William S. Simmons, 1986

American Indian Myths and Legends by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 1997

American Indian Myths and Legends (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 1985

The Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West (Folklife of the West, Vol. 2) (Folklife of the West, V. 2) by Barre Toelken, 2003

Native American Folklore, 1879-1979: An Annotated Bibliography by William M. Clements and Frances Malpezzi (Hardcover - May 1984

Earthmakers Lodge: Native American Folklore, Activities, & Foods by Barrie Kavasch, 1994

Earth & Sky: Visions of the Cosmos in Native American Folklore by Ray A. Williamson and Claire R. Farrer, 1994

Encyclopedia of Native American Folklore by Andrew Wiget

Quillworker (Native American Legends) by Cohlene, 1996

Dancing Drum (Native American Legends) by Cohlene, 1998

Native American Animal Stories (Myths and Legends) by Joseph Bruchac, Michael J. Caduto, and John Kahionhes Fadden, 1992

Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave (We Are Still Here : Native Americans Today) by Monty Roessel, 1995

Native American Stories from Keepers of the Earth Native American Tales and Myths by John Kahionhes Fadden and Joseph Bruchac or Sozap, 1991

Native American Wisdom (Running Press Miniature Editions) by Edward S. Curtis, 1993

Native American Games and Stories by Joseph Bruchac and Kayeri Akweks, 2000

Dee Brown's Folktales of the Native American: Retold for Our Times by Dee Brown and Louis Mofsie, 1993

Native American Storytelling: A Reader of Myths and Legends by Karl Kroeber, 2004

Coyote & Native American Folk Tales: Native American Folk Tales by Joe Hayes and Lucy Jelinek, 1983

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories, & Environmental Activities for C by M. Caduto, 1997

Dancing Colors: Paths of the Native American Woman by Laine Thom and C.J. Brafford, 1992

Pushing up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children by Joseph Bruchac and Teresa Flavin, 2000

Mother Earth, Father Sky: Native American Myth (Myth & Mankind , Vol 4, No 20) by Tom Lowenstein, Piers Vitebsky, Duncan Baird Publishers, and Time-Life Books, 1998

American Indian Trickster Tales (Myths and Legends) by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 1999



Little Lit: Folklore & Fairy Tale Funnies by Art Spiegelman, 2000

African American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) by Roger Abrahams, 1999

African Folktales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore) by Roger Abrahams, 1983

From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore: An Anthology by Daryl Cumber Dance, 2003

African Folklore: An Encyclopedia by Philip M. Peek, 2003

Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela, 2004

The Best of African Folklore by Phyllis Savory, 1997

A Treasury of African Folklore 2 Ed by Harold Courlander, 2002



The folklore of Wiltshire (The Folklore of the British Isles) by Ralph Whitlock, 1976

A Dictionary of English Folklore (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud, 2005

Introduction to English Folklore by Violet Alford, 2006

Folklore and Legends: English by C J. T., 2003

Folklore In The English And Scottish Ballads by Lowry Charles Wimberly, 2006

English Folk Poetry, Structure and Meaning (Publications of the American Folklore Society New Series) by Roger Dev Renwick, 1980

English Folktales (World Folklore Series) by Dan Keding and Amy Douglas, 2005

English folklore, by Christina Hole, 1945

The Ancient British Goddess: Her Myths, Legends, Sacred Sites and Present Day Revelation by Kathy Jones, 2002

Medieval Folklore: A Guide to Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs by Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, and John Lindow, 2002

English Folk Rhymes 1892 by G. F. Northall, 2004

Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth by Carol Rose, 2001


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