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Hawaiian Folk Tales (Illustrated) By Thomas G. Thrum
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Thomas G. Thrum has compiled a collection of native folk tales in Hawaiian Folk Tales A Collection of Native Legends. The legends originally appeared in "The Hawaiian Annual." The Table of... More > contents includes Legends Resembling Old Testament History, Exploits of Maui, Pele and the Deluge, Pele and Kahawali,< Less
Folk Tales from Australia By Students' Academy
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Australia has an appeal that is nowhere to be found in this world. The birds and beasts--kangaroo, platypus, emu, rough grotesques of Nature, and the scenic beauty make Australia the most wonderful... More > continent on our planet. The natives were a race without a history, far more antique than Egypt, nearer the beginnings than any other people. Their weapons are the most primitive: those of the extinct Tasmanians were actually palæolithic. Most of the Australian folklore is in fact aboriginal folklore. The most attractive and fundamentally different characteristic of the Australian folk tales is the names of the characters. To a western reader the names might sound somewhat odd. This book has a great collection of the Australian folk tales to delight and inform every group of readers.< Less
Australian Legendary Tales By K. Langloh Parker
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A collection of Aboriginal folk tales of the Narran, or the Noongahburrah tribe, collected during the colonial period. These charming stories preserve the folk tales of the native Aborginal people,... More > not only for interested whites, but for the later generations of the Noongahburrah tribe.< Less
Weird Tales from Northern Seas (Illustrated) By Jonas Lie
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Lie tells us some of the wild legends of his native province, Nordland, some of the grim tales on which he himself was brought up, so to speak, that he is perhaps most vivid and enthralling. The... More > folk-lore of those lonely sub-arctic tracts is in keeping with the savagery of nature. We rarely, if ever, hear of friendly elves or companionable gnomes there. The supernatural beings that haunt those shores and seas are, for the most part, malignant and malefic. They seem to hate man. They love to mock his toils, and sport with his despair.< Less
Raven and Fire By Bob Hole
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A fable about how raven got his color, suitable for children, adults and anyone else. Not illustrated.
Memory of a People By Jill Jarvis
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Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. It is a story as old as the mountains and as fresh as the rivers of long ago. He tells us of what it was like to be an Indian and to ride his horse through the... More > forests, not as boy and horse, but as brother and brother. He also tells of strange newcomers who arrived in his world and changed everything. It was a time when blossoms and tears painted the world. Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. In it he shares memories of a people who have much to tell us all about who we are . . . and who we could be.< Less
Memory of a People By Jill Jarvis
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Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. It is a story as old as the mountains and as fresh as the rivers of long ago. He tells us of what it was like to be an Indian and to ride his horse through the... More > forests, not as boy and horse, but as brother and brother. He also tells of strange newcomers who arrived in his world and changed everything. It was a time when blossoms and tears painted the world. Sun-On-His-Face has a story to tell. In it he shares memories of a people who have much to tell us all about who we are . . . and who we could be.< Less
Emerald Rising By Joshua Seidl
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Short stories, this is the first of a series of "readers" featuring stories, poetry and art. Most feature the growing up years of Baby Boomers 1950 through the 1970s. Settings, for the most... More > part are in the northern Great Lakes region, Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin. Several are works of historical fiction, others are simply folk tales. "Emerald Rising" is about two Native American teens escape from an 1880s era Indian Boarding School. "The Grocer" takes place in the early years of the Great Depression. "The Cure" is the Christmas miracle story that began my novels. "Car Keys" is a fourteen year old's mischief. "Erik Shoots the Train" is more foolery. "Fishing Hole" is a boy meets girl romance. It ends as a dangerous cliff hanger. Still more stories inside.< Less
Uffe the Gnome's Adventures By Michael Garrett, Valerie Baadh, Valerie Baadh Garrett
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Four adventure stories - designed to get young ones moving - are set in four seasons with our fine friend Uffe, a gnome. Uffe lives deep in the woods, in his cozy home under the roots. Adventures... More > come knocking at his round little gate, and we meet many of his many friends, flora and fauna on the way to the Palace for the autumn festival, towards a mysterious tree of light lit by the elves in winter, following snow melt in the spring, and to the native American Hill of the Hawk in the summer. Set in rhythmic rhyme, each tale creates a dynamic series of inner imaginations to delight young and old alike. Written by Waldorf movement educator Valerie Baadh and her husband, stage designer Michael Garrett, these stories will enchant you for years to come. Originally used as scripts for large-scale circuses in Waldorf Schools, our little book is also used as a First Grade reader.< Less
Uffe the Gnome's Adventures By Michael Garrett, Valerie Baadh
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Four adventure stories - designed to get young ones moving - are set in four seasons with our fine friend Uffe, a gnome. Uffe lives deep in the woods, in his cozy home under the roots. Adventures... More > come knocking at his round little gate, and we meet many of his many friends, flora and fauna on the way to the Palace for the autumn festival, towards a mysterious tree of light lit by the elves in winter, following snow melt in the spring, and to the native American Hill of the Hawk in the summer. Set in rhythmic rhyme, each tale creates a dynamic series of inner imaginations to delight young and old alike. Written by Waldorf movement educator Valerie Baadh and her husband, stage designer Michael Garrett, these stories will enchant you for years to come. Originally used as scripts for large-scale circuses in Waldorf Schools, our little book is also used as a First Grade reader.< Less