Folktales/Mythology

Africa

  • The Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Little, Brown, 1964
  • Anansi the Spider, Gerald McDermott. Holt, 1972
  • Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum, Ashley Bryan. Atheneum, 1980
  • Bimwili & the Zimwi, Verna Aardema illus. by Susan Meddaugh. Dial, 1985 (Zanzibar)
  • The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories, Harold Courlander and George Herzog, illus. by Madye Lee Chastian. Holt, 1947
  • The Egyptian Cinderella, Shirley Climo, illus. by Ruth Heller. Crowell/Harper & Row, 1989. (Egypt)
  • Fire on the Mountain, Jane Kurtz, illus. by E.B. Lewis. Simon & Schuster, 1994 (Ethiopia)
  • How the Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck…and Why Rhino Is So Grumpy, Michael Rosen, John Clemenston. Dial, 1993 (East Africa)
  • How the Ostrich Got Its Long Neck, Verna Aardema, illus. by Marcia Brown. Scholastic, 1995
  • How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? and Other Tales, Julius Lester, illus. by David Shannon. Scholastic, 1989
  • The King and the Tortoise, Tololwa Mollel, illus. by Kathy Blankley. Clarion, 1993 (Cameroon)
  • The Lion’s Whiskers: An Ethiopian Folktale, Nancy Raines Day, illus. by Ann Grifalconi. Scholastic 1995
  • Misoso: Once Upon a Time Tales From Africa, Verna Aardema, illus. by Reynold Ruffins. Applesoup/Knopf, 1994
  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, John Steptoe. Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1987 (Zimbabwe)
  • The Orphan Boy, Tololwa Mollel, illus. by Paul Morin. Clarion, 1991 (Maasai)
  • Rabbit Makes a Monkey of a Lion, Verna Aardema, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1989 (Tanzania)
  • The Story of Lightning and Thunder, Ashley Bryan. Atheneum, 1993 (West Africa)
  • Sungura and the Black Leopard: A Swahili Trickster Tale, Barbara Knutson. Little, Brown, 1993 (Tanzania)
  • Traveling to Tondo: A Tale of the Nkundo of Zaire, Verna Aardema, illus. by Will Hillenbrand. Knopf, 1991
  • The Village of Round and Square Houses, Ann Grifalconi. Little, Brown, 1986 (Cameroon)
  • Who’s in Rabbit’s House?, Verna Aardema, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Dial, 1977 (West Africa)
  • Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, Verna Aardema, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillan. Dial, 1975 (Kenya)
  • Why the Sky is Far Away, Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Carla Golembe. Joy Street, 1992 (Nigeria)
  • Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, Elphinstone Dayrell, illus. by Blair Lent. Houghton Mifflin, 1968
  • Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale From West Africa, Gerald McDermott, Harcourt Brace. 1992

African American

  • The Adventures of High John the Conqueror, Steve Sanfield, illus. by John Ward. Orchard, 1989
  • The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus, Joel Chandler Harris, compiled by Richard Chase, illus. by Arthur Frost and others. Houghton Mifflin, 1955
  • Her Stories: African American Folktales, Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Blue Sky. 1995
  • In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World, Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Barry Moser. Harcourt Brace, 1988
  • John Henry: An American Legend, Ezra Jack Keats. Pantheon, 1965
  • John Henry, Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1994
  • Jump! The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Van Dyke Parks and Malcolm Jones, illus. by Barry Moser. Harcourt Brace, 1986
  • Jump Again! More Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Van Dyke Parks, illus. by Barry Moser. Harcourt Brace, 1987
  • Jump on Over! The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and His Family, Van Dyke Parks, illus. by Barry Moser. Harcourt Brace, 1989
  • The Knee-High Man and Other Tales, Julius Lester, illus. by Ralph Pinto. Dial, 1972
  • The Last Tales of Uncle Remus, Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1994
  • The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl, Virginia Hamilton. Harper & Row, 1983
  • More Tales of Uncle Remus: Further Adventures of Brer Rabbit, His Friends, Enemies, and Others, Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1988
  • A Natural Man, Steve Sanfield, illus. by Peter J. Thornton. Godine, 1986.
  • The People Could Fly, Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Knopf, 1985.
  • Sukey and the Mermaid, Steve Sanfield, illus. by Brian Pinkney. Four Winds, 1992
  • The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, Julius Lester, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1987
  • The Talking Eggs, Steve Sanfield, illus. by Jerry Pinkney. Dial, 1989

Mexico

  • Borraeguita and the Coyote, Verna Aardema, illus. by Petra Mathers. Knopf, 1991
  • The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote, Tony Johnston, illus. Tommie dePaola. Putnam, 1994
  • The Tree That Rains: The Flood Myths of Huichol Indians of Mexico, Emery Bernhard, illus. by Durga Benhard. Holiday House, 1994

West Indies

  • Anansi the Spider Man: Jamaican Folk Tales, Philip M. Sherlock, illus. by Marcia Brown. Crowel/Harper & Row, 1954
  • The Cat’s Purr, Ashley Bryan. Atheneum, 1985
  • The Dancing Granny, Ashley Bryan. Atheneum, 1977
  • The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales, Diane Wolkstein, illus. by Elsa Henriquez. Knopf, 1978
  • The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle’s Wedding, Alma Flora Ada, illus. by Kathleen Kuchera. Putnam, 1993 (Cuba)
  • The Song of el Coqui and Other Tales of Puerto Rico, Nicholasa Mohr, illus. by Antonio Martorell. Viking, 1995

Russia

  • Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale, Eric Kimmel, illus. Megan Lloyd. Holiday House, 1991
  • Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave, Marianna Mayer, illus. by K.Y. Craft. Morrow, 1994
  • Babushka: An Old Russian Folktale, Charles Mikolaycak. Holiday House, 1984
  • Bony-Legs, Joanna Cole, illus. by Dirk Zimmer. Four Winds, 1983
  • The Devils Who Learned to Be Good, Michael McCurdy. Little, Brown, 1987
  • The Firebird, Demi. Holt, 1994
  • The Fool and the Fish, Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev, retold by Lenny Hort, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Dial, 1990
  • The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, Arthur Ransome, illus. by Uri Shulevitz. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968
  • The Frog Princess, J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Dial, 1994
  • I Know Not What, I Know Not Where, Eric Kimmel, illus. by Robert Sauber. Holiday House, 1994
  • Knock, Knock, Teremok, Katya Arnold. North-South, 1994
  • The Little Humpbacked Horse, Margaret Hodges, illus. by Chris Conover, Farrer. Strauss & Giroux, 1980
  • Little Sister and the Month Brothers, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illus. by Margot Tomes
  • The Little Snowgirl, Caroline Croll. Putnam, 1989
  • The Month Brothers: A Slavic Tale, Samuel Marshak, trans. by Thomas P. Whitney, illus. by Diane Stanley. Morrow, 1983
  • My Mother is the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Becky Reyher, illus. by Ruth Gannett. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1945
  • Oom Razoom, or Go I Know Not Where, Bring Back I Know Not What, Diane Wolkstein, illus. by Dennis McDermott. Morrow, 1991
  • Salt: A Russian Tale, Harve Zemach, illus. by Margot Zemach. Follet, 1965
  • Soldier and the Tsar in the Forest: A Russian Tale, Uri Shulevits, trans. by Richard Lourie. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1972
  • The Three Wonderful Beggars, Sally Scott. Greenwillow, 1987
  • Vassilisa the Wise: A Tale of Medieval Russia, Josepha Sherman, illus. by Daniel San Souci. Harcourt Brace, 1988
  • Vasilissa the Beautiful, Elizabeth Winthrop, illus. by Alexander Koshkin. HarperCollins, 1991

Armenia

  • One Fine Day, Nonny Hogrogian. Macmillan, 1971

Siberia

  • The Girl Who Wanted to Hunt, Emery Bernhard, illus. by Durga Bernhard. Holiday House, 1994

Ukraine

  • The Mitten, Jan Brett. Putnam, 1989
  • The Mitten, Alvin Tresselt, illus. by Yaroslava. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1964

Latvia

  • The Hedgehog Boy: A Latvian Tale, Jane Langton, illus. by Ilse Plume. Harper & Row, 1995

South America

  • Llama and the Great Flood: A Folktale From Peru, Ellen Alexander. Cromwell/Harper & Row, 1989
  • Feathers Like a Rainbow: An Amazon Indian Tale, Flora. Harper & Row, 1989
  • How Night Came from the Sea: A Story from Brazil, Mary-Joan Gerson, illus. by Carla Golembe. Little, Brown, 1994
  • Moon Rope/Un Lazo de la Luna, Lois Ehlert. Harcourt Brace, 1992

Central America

  • Brother Anansi and the Cattle Rancher, James de Sauuza, illus. by Stephen Von Mason. Children’s Book Press, 1989 (Nicaragua)
  • The Invisible Hunters, Harriet Rohmer, illus. by Joe Sam. Children’s Book Press, 1987 (Nicaragua)
  • The Legend of El Dorando, Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Beatriz Vidal. Knopf, 1991 (Columbia)
  • The Monkey’s Haircut and Other Stories Told by the Maya, ed. by John Bierhorst, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. Morrow, 1986
  • Tales from Silver Lands, Charles Finger, illus. by Paul Honore. Doubleday, 1924 (Central and South America)

Philippines

  • Rockaby Crocadile, Jose Aruego and Adriane Dewey. Greenwillow, 1988

Scandinavia

  • Boots and His Brothers, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Kimberly Bulken Root. Holiday House, 1992 (Norway)
  • East o’the Sun and West o’the Moon, Peter Christian Asbjornson, trans. by George Webbe Dasent. Dover, 1970 (1842-43) (Norway)
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Kathleen and Michael Hague, illus. by Michael Hague. Harcourt Brace, 1980 (Norway)
  • The Little Old Woman and the Hungry Cat, Nancy Polette, illus. by Frank Modell. Greenwilow, 1989 (Norway)
  • Nail Soup, Nila Djurklo, adapted by Harve Zemach, illus. by Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1964 (Sweden)
  • Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins, Lauren Mills. Little, Brown, 1993 (Norway)
  • Three Billy Goats Gruff, Peter Christian Asbjornson, illus. by Marcia Brown. Harcourt Brace, 1957 (Norway)
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1979 (1970) (Norway)
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Glen Rounds. Holiday House, 1993 (Norway)
  • The Three Little Pigs, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1981 (1973) (Norway)

Norse Mythology

  • Adventures with the Giants, Catherine F. Sellew, illus. by Steele Savage. Little, Brown, 1950 (2-5)
  • D’Aulaire’s Norse Gods and Giants, Ingri and Edgar D’Aulaire. Doubleday, 1986 (1-6)
  • Axe-Age, Wolf-Age: A Selection from the Norse Myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Hannah Firmin, 1985 (4-6)
  • Balder and the Mistletoe: A Story for the Winter Holidays, Edna Barth,illus. by Richard Cuffari. Clarion, 1979 (3-6)
  • Baldur and the Mistletoe: A Myth of the Vikings, Margaret Hodges, illus. by Gerry Hoover. Little, Brown, 1974 (2-5)
  • The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths, Colum Padraic, illus. by Willy Pogany. Simon & Schuster, 1920 (5-8)
  • The Doom of the Gods, Michael Harrison, illus. by Tudor Humphries. Oxford, 1985 (4-7)
  • The Faber Book of Northern Legends, Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus. by Alan Howard. Faber, 1977 (6-9)
  • Favorite Norse Myths, retold by Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Troy Howell. Scholastic, 1996 (2+)
  • The Hammer of Thunder, Ann Pyk, illus. by Jan Pyk. Putnam, 1972 (K-3)
  • Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology, Brian Branston, illus. by Giovanni Caselli, 1994 (5-8)
  • Iduna and the Magic Apples, Marianna Mayer, illus. by Laszlo Gal. Simon & Schuster, 1988 (2-5)
  • Myths of the Norsemen, Roger Lancelyn Green, illus. by Brian Wildsmith. Puffin, 1970 (4-8)
  • The Norse Myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland. Pantheon, 1981 (7-9)
  • Norse Stories, Robert Hull, illus. by Adam Stower & Jonathan Heap. Thomson Learning, 1993 (4-9)
  • Odin’s Family: Myths of the Vikings, retold by Neil Philip, illus. by Maryclare Foa. Orchard, 1996 (4-9)
  • Stolen Thunder: A Norse Myth, Shirley Climo, illus. by Alexander Koshkin. Clarion, 1994 (1-5)
  • Thor and the Giants, Anita Feagles, illus. by Gertrude Barrer Russell. Young Scott Books, 1968 (2-4)
  • Thor’s Visit to the Land of the Giants, Nancy Wilson Ross, illus. by Aldren A. Wilson. Random, 1959 (2-5)
  • Thunder of the Gods, Dorothy Hosford, illus. by Claire and George Louder. Holt, 1952 (2-5)
  • Why Heimdall Blew His Horn: Tales of the Norse Gods, Frederick Laing, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. General Learning Corp., 1969 (2-5)

United States

  • American Tall Tales, Mary Pope Osborne, illus. by Michael McCurdy. Knopf, 1991
  • Burgoo Stew, Susan Patron, illus. by Mike Shenon. Orchard, 1991
  • Chicken Little, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1988
  • Cut From the Same Cloth: American Women of Myth, Legend and Tall Tale, Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Brian Pinkney. Philomel, 1993
  • Dawn, Molly Bang, 1983
  • Grandfather Tales, Richard Chase. Houghton Mifflin, 1973 (1948)
  • The Jack Tales, Richard Chase, illus. by Berkeley Williams Jr.. Houghton Mifflin, 1993 (1943)
  • Jack and the Bean Tree, Gail E. Haley. Crown, 1986
  • Johnny Appleseed, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1988
  • Johnny Appleseed, Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Kathy Jakobsen. Little, Brown, 1990
  • Journey Cake, Ho!, Ruth Sawyer, illus. by Robert McCloskey. Viking, 1953
  • Larger Than Life: The Adventures of American Legendary Heroes, Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Andrew Glass. Doubleday, 1991
  • Moss Gown, William Hooks, illus. by Donald Carrick. Clarion, 1987
  • Ol’ Paul, The Mighty Logger, Glen Rounds. Holiday House, 1949
  • Paul Bunyan, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1986
  • Pecos Bill, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1986
  • Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett: A Tall Tale, Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Ariane Dewey. Greenwillow, 1993
  • Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1995
  • The Soup Stone, Iris Van Rynbach. Greenwillow, 1988
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Fox, William Hooks, illus. by S.D. Schindler. Macmillan, 1989
  • Tucker Pfeffercorn, Barry Moser. Little, Brown, 1994

North American Aboriginal

  • And It is Still That Way, Byrd Baylor. Scribners, 1976
  • Arrow to the Sun, Gerald McDermott. Viking, 1974 The Boy Who Lived With the Bears and Other Iroquois Stories, Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Murv Jacob. HarperCollins, 1995
  • The Boy Who Lived With the Seals, Rafe Martin, illus. by David Shannon. Putnam, 1993
  • Buffalo Dance: A Blackfoot Legend, Nancy Van Laan, illus. by Beatriz Vidal. Little, Brown, 1993
  • Buffalo Woman, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1984 (Plains Indian)
  • The Children of the Morning Light: Wampanoag Tales, Manitonquat, illus. by Mary F. Arguette. Macmillan, 1994
  • Coyote: A Trickster Tale From the American Southwest, Gerald McDermott. Harcourt Brace, 1994
  • Coyote Walks on Two Legs: A Book of Navajo Myths and Legends, Gerald Hausman, illus. by Floyd Cooper. Putnam, 1994
  • Crow and Hawk: A Traditional Pueblo Indian Story, Michael Rosin, illus. by John Clementson. Harcourt Brace, 1995
  • Dance of the Sacred Circle: A Native American Tale, by Kristina Rodanas. Little, Brown, 1994 (Blackfoot)
  • The Dark Way: Stories From the Spirit World, Virginia Hamilton, illus. by Lambert Davis. Harcourt Brace, 1990
  • Dragonfly’s Tale, Kristina Rodanas. Clarion, 1991 (Zuni)
  • Earthmaker’s Tales: North American Indian Stories From Earth Happenings, Will Gretchen Mayo. Walker, 1989
  • The Eye of the Needle, Teri Slote. Dutton, 1990
  • The Fire Bringer: A Paiute Indian Legend, Margaret Hodges, illus. by Peter Parnall. Little, Brown, 1972
  • The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story, Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Anna Vojtech. Dial, 1993
  • The Fish Skin, Jamie Oliviero, illus. by Brent Morrisseau. Hyperion, 1994 (Cree)
  • The Ghost and Lone Warrior: An Arapaho Legend, C.J. Taylor. Tundra Books, 1991 (1-5)
  • The Gift of the Sacred Dog, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1980 (Plains Indian)
  • The Girl Who Loved Coyote: Stories of the Southwest, Nancy Wood, illus. by Diana Bryer. Morrow, 1995
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1978 (Plains Indian)
  • Glooscap Legends, Stanley T. Spicer, illus. by Teresa MacPhee. Lancelot Press, 1991 (3+)
  • The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story, Josepgh Bruchac, illus. by Susan L. Roth. Dial, 1994
  • The Great Race of the Birds and the Animals, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1985 (Plains Indian)
  • Gluskabe and the Four Wishes, Joseph Bruchac, illus. by Christine Nyburg Shrader. Cobblehill, 1994
  • Her Seven Brothers, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1988
  • How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet: Native American Animal Origin Stories, Gerald Hausman, illus. by Ashley Wolff. HarperColllins, 1995
  • How Food Was Given: An Okanagan Legend, illus. by Barbara Marchand. Theytus Books, 1991 (K-2)
  • How Glooscap Outwits the Ice Giants and Other Tales of the Maritime Indians, Howard Norman, illus. by Michael McCurdy. Little, Brown 1989
  • How Rabbit Stole the Fire, Joanna Troughton, Bedrick/Blackie. 1986
  • How Snowshoe Hare Rescued the Sun: A Tale Told from the Arctic, Emery Bernhard, illus. by Durga Bernhard. Holiday House, 1993 (Yuit)
  • How Summer Came to Canada, Willliam Toye, illus. by Elizabeth Cleaver. Walck, 1969
  • How the Loon Lost Her Voice, Anne Cameron. Harbour, 1985 (1-7)
  • How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be, Beatrice Orcutt Harrell, illus. by Susan L. Roth. Dial, 1995
  • How Turtle’s Back Was Cracked, Gayle Ross, illus. by Marvin Jacob. Dial 1995
  • How Two-Feather Was Saved from Loneliness: An Abenaki Legend, C.J. Taylor, illus. by Teresa MacPhee. Tundra Books, 1990 (1-4)
  • Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indian Story, Paul Goble. Orchard, 1989
  • Iktomi and the Boulder: A Plains Indian Story, Paul Goble. Orchard, 1988
  • Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull: A Plains Indian Story, Paul Goble. Orchard, 1991
  • Iktomi and the Buzzard, Paul Goble. Orchard, 1994
  • Iktomi and the Ducks: A Plains Indian Story, Paul Goble. Orchard, 1990
  • Ladder to the Sky, Barbara Juster Esbensen, illus. by Helen K. Davie. Little, Brown, 1989
  • The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas, Tomie dePaola. Punam, 1983 (Comanche)
  • Little Water and the Gift of Animals, C.J. Taylor. Tundra Books, 1990 (1-4) (Seneca)
  • The Loon’s Necklace, William Toye, illus. by Elizabeth Cleaver. Oxford University Press, 1977
  • The Lost Children, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1993 (Blackfoot)
  • Ma’ii and Cousin Horned Toad, Shonto Begay. Scholastic, 1992 (Navajo)
  • The Mud Pony, Caron Lee Cohen, illus. by Shonto Begay. Scholastic, 1988,
  • The Princess and the Sea Bear and Other Tsimshian Stories, Joan Skogan, illus. by Claudia Stewart. Polestar Press, 1990 (2-6)
  • Raven: A Trickster Tale From the Pacific Northwest, Gerald McDermott. Harcourt Brace, 1993
  • Raven’s Light: A Myth From the People of the Northwest Coast, Susan Hand Shetterly, illus. by Robert Shetterly. Atheneum, 1991
  • Raven the Trickster, Gail Robinson. Atheneum, 1982
  • The Rough-Face Girl, Rafe Martin, illus. by David Shannon. Putnam, 1992
  • The Seal Oil Lamp, Dale De Armond. Sierra Club/Little, Brown, 1988 (Inuit)
  • Sketco the Raven, Robert Ayre, illus. by Philip Surrey. Scholastic Canada, 1991 (3-7) (Athapaskan)
  • Sky Dogs, Jane Yolen, illus. by Barry Moser. Harcourt Brace, 1990
  • Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella, Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Daniel San Souci. Doubleday, 1994
  • Spotted Eagle and the Black Crow: A Lakota Legend, Emery Bernhard, illus. by Durga Bernhard. Holiday House, 1993
  • Star Boy, Paul Goble. Bradbury, 1983 (Plains Indian)
  • The Star Maiden, Barbara Juster Esbensen, illus. by Helen K. Davie. Little, Brown, 1988
  • The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend, John Steptoe. Morrow, 1984
  • The Story of Light, Susan Roth. Morrow, 1990
  • The Story of the Milky Way, Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross, illus. by Virginia Stroud. Dial, 1995 (Cherokee)
  • Tales the Elders Told: Ojibway Legends, Basie H. Johnston, illus. by Shirley Cheecho. Royal Ontario Museum, 1981 (3+)
  • They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths, Jean Guard Monroe and Ray A. Williamson, illus. by Edgar Stewart. Houghton Mifflin, 1987
  • Tikta Liktak: An Eskimo Legend, James Houston. Harcourt Brace, 1965
  • The Tree That Rains: The Flood Myth of the Huichol Indians of Mexico, Emery Bernhard. illus. by Durga Benhard, Holiday House, 1994
  • The Trouble with Princesses, Christie Harris, illus. by Douglas Tait. McClelland and Stewart, 1984 (3+) (Northwest Coast)
  • Uncegila’s Seventh Spot: A Lakota Legend, Jill Rubalcaba, illus. by Irving Toddy. Clarion, 1995
  • The White Archer: An Eskimo Legend, James Houston. Harcourt Brace, 1967
  • The White Deer and Other Stories Told by the Lenape, John Bierhorst. Morrow, 1995
  • Ytek and the Arctic Orchard: An Inuit Legend, Garnet Hewitt, illus. by Heather Woodall. Douglas & McIntyre, 1981 (2-7)

France

  • Beauty and the Beast, Mme. de Beaumont, illus. by Jan Brett. Houghton Mifflin, 1989
  • Beauty and the Beast, Mme. de Beaumont, retold and illus. by Mordicai Gerstein. Dutton, 1989
  • Beauty and the Beast, Mme. de Beaumont, illus. by Michael Hague. Holt, 1988
  • Beauty and the Beast, Mme. de Beaumont, retold and illus. by Warwick Hutton. Atheneum, 1985
  • Cinderella, Barbara Karlin, illus. by James Marshall. Little, Brown, 1989
  • Cinderella, Charles Perrault, illus. by Marcia Brown. Scribner’s, 1954
  • Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper, Charles Perrault, illus. by Errol Le Cain. Bradbury, 1973
  • The Magic Porridge Pot, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1979 (1976)
  • Puss in Boots, Lorinda Bryan Cauley. Harcourt Brace, 1986
  • Puss in Boots, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1979 (1976)
  • Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault, Translated by Malcolm Arthur, illus. by Fred Marcellino. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990
  • Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault, Retold by Lincoln Kirstein, illus. by Alain Vaës. Little, Brown, 1992
  • The Sleeping Beauty, Charles Perrault, illus. by Margaret Early. Abrams, 1993
  • Stone Soup, Marcia Brown. Scribner’s, 1947
  • Stone Soup, John Warren Stewig, illus. by Margot Tomes. Holiday House, 1991
  • Three Perfect Peaches, Cynthia De Felice and Mary DeMarsh, illus. by Irene Trias. Orchard, 1995
  • Three Sacks of Truth: A Story From France, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Robert Rayevsky. Holiday House, 1993
  • Toads and Diamonds, Robert Bender. Lodestar, 1995
  • The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Marianna Mayer, illus. by Kinuko Y. Craft. Morrow, 1989
  • The White Cat, Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Orchard, 1990

China

  • The Empty Pot, Demi. Holt, 1990
  • Eyes of the Dragon, Margaret Leaf, illus. by Ed Young. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987
  • The Five Chinese Brothers, Claire Huchet Bishop, illus. by Kurt Wiese. Coward-McCann, 1938
  • The Fourth Question: A Chinese Tale, Rosalind C. Wang, illus. by Ju-Hong Chen. Holiday House, 1991
  • Little Plum, Ed Young. Philomel, 1994
  • The Long-Haired Girl, Doreen Rappaport, illus. by Yang Ming-Yi. Dial, 1995
  • Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China, Ed Young. Philomel, 1989
  • The Magic Tapestry, Demi. Holt, 1994
  • The Seven Chinese Brothers, Margaret Mahy, illus. by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng. Scholastic, 1990.
  • A Song of Stars: An Asian Legend, Tom Birdseye, illus. by Ju-Hong Chen. Holiday House, 1990
  • Two of Everything, Lily Toy Hong. Whitman, 1993
  • The Weaving of a Dream: A Chinese Folktale, Marilee Heyer. Penguin, 1986
  • The Wedding of the Rat Family, Carol Kendall, illus. by James Watt. McElderry, 1988
  • Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China, Ai-Ling Louie, illus. by Ed Young. Philomel, 1982

Chinese American

  • The Man Who Tricked a Ghost, Laurence Yep, illus. by Isadore Seltzer. Bridgewater, 1993
  • The Rainbow People, Laurence Yep, illus. by David Wiesner. Harper & Row, 1989
  • The Star Fisher, Laurence Yep. Morrow, 1991
  • Tales from Gold Mountain, Paul Yee, illus. by Simon Ng. Macmillan, 1990
  • Tongues of Jade, Laurence Yep, illus. by David Wiesner. HarperCollins, 1991

Japan

  • Bamboo Hats and Rice Cakes, Ann Tompert, illus. by Demi. Crown, 1993
  • The Boy of the Three-Year Nap, Diane Snyder, illus. by Allan Say. Houghton Mifflin, 1988
  • The Crane Wife, Sumiko Yagawa, trans. by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Suekichi Akaba. Morrow, 1981
  • The Dancing Kettle and Other Japanese Folk Tales, Yoshiko Uchida, illus. by Richard C. Jones. Harcourt Brace, 1949
  • The Funny Little Woman, Arlene Mosel. illus. by Blair Lent Dutton, 1972
  • The Inch Boy, Junco Morimoto. Viking, 1986
  • Lily and the Wooden Bowl, Alan Schroeder, illus. by Yoriko Ito. Doubleday, 1994
  • The Loyal Cat, Lensey Namioka, illus. by Aki Sogabe. Browndeer, 1995
  • The Magic Purse, Yoshiko Uchida, illus. by Keiko Narahasi. McElderry, 1993.
  • Momotaro, the Peach Boy, Linda Shute. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1986
  • On Cat Mountain, Francoise Richard, adapted by Arthur A. Levine, illus. by Anne Buguet. Putnam, 1994
  • A Song of Stars: An Asian Legend, Tom Birdseye, illus. by Ju-Hong Chen. Holiday House, 1990
  • The Stonecutter: A Japanese Folk Tale, Gerald McDermott. Penguin, 1975
  • The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Katherine Paterson, illus. by Leo and Diane Dillon. Lodestar, 1990
  • Three Strong Women: A Tall Tale from Japan, Claus Stamm, illus. by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng. Viking, 1991 [1962]
  • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow, Momoko Ishii, trans. by Katherine Paterson, illus. by Suekichi Akaba. Dutton, 1982.
  • The Wave, Margaret Hodges, illus. by Blair Lent. Houghton Mifflin, 1964
  • The Wise Old Woman, Yoshiko Uchida, illus. by Martin Springetti. McElderry. 1994.

Korea

  • The Korean Cinderella, Shirley Climo, illus. by Ruth Heller. HarperCollins, 1993
  • Magic Spring: A Korean Folktale, Nami Rhee. Putnam, 1993
  • The Moles and the Mireuk, Holly Kwon, illus. by Woodleigh Hubbard. Houghton Mifflin, 1993
  • The Rabbit’s Escape, Suzanne Crowder Han, illus. by Yumi Heo. Holt, 1995
  • The Rabbit’s Judgment, Suzanne Crowder Han, illus. by Yumi Heo. Holt. 1994

Vietnam

  • The Brocaded Slipper and Other Vietnamese Tales, Lynette Dyer Vuong, illus. by Vo-Dinh Mai. HarperCollins, 1991
  • Why Ducks Sleep on One Leg, Sherry Garland, illus. by Jean and Mou-Sien Teng. Scholastic, 1993

India

  • Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake, Rafe Martin, illus. by Ed Young, Putnam, 1985
  • Once a Mouse, Marcia Brown. Scribner’s, 1961
  • Rum Pum Pum: A Folk Tale from India, Maggie Duff, illus. by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey. Macmillan, 1978
  • The Stonecutter, Pam Newton. Putnam, 1990
  • The Story of Wali Dad, Kristina Rodanas. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1988

Middle East

  • Aladdin, Andrew Lang, illus. by Errol Le Cain. Viking, 1981
  • Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Carol Carrick, illus. by Donald Carrick. Scholastic, 1989
  • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Walter McVitty, illus. by Margaret Early. Abrams, 1989
  • The Arabian Nights, Nell Philip, illus. by Sheila Moxley. Orchard, 1994
  • Arabian Nights: Three Tales, Deborah Nourse Lattimore. HarperCollins, 1995
  • Hidden in the Sand, Margaret Hodges, illus. by Paul Bitling. Scribner’s, 1994
  • Rimonah of the Flashing Sword, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Omar Rayyan. Holiday House, 1995
  • The Tale of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Ju-Hong Chen. Holiday House, 1992
  • The Three Princes, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Leonard Everett Fisher. Holiday House, 1995
  • Watermelons, Walnuts, and the Wisdom of Allah and Other Tales of the Hoca, Barbara Walker, illus. by Harold Berson. Parents Magazine Press, 1967

Jewish

  • Bit by Bit, Steve Sanfield, illus. by Susan Gaber. Philomel, 1995
  • Brothers: A Hebrew Legend, Florence B. Freedman, illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. Harper & Row, 1985
  • The Diamond Tree: Jewish Tales from Around the World, Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush, illus. by Uri Shulevitz. HarperCollins, 1991
  • Elijah the Slave, Isaac Bashevis Singer, trans. by the author and Elizabeth Shub, illus. by Antonio Frasconi. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1970.
  • It Could Always Be Worse, Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1977
  • It’s Too Noisy, Joanna Cole, illus. by Kate Duke. Crowell/Harper & Row 1989
  • Mazel and Shlimazel, or the Milk of a Lioness, Isaac Bashevis Singer, illus. by Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967.
  • Something from Nothing, Phoebe Gilman. Scholastic, 1992
  • When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer, trans. by the author and Elizabeth Shub, illus. by Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968.
  • Zlateh the Goat, and Other Stories, Isaac Bashevis Singer, trans. by the author and Elizabeth Shub, illus. by Maurice Sendak. Harper & Row, 1966.

Wales

  • The Silver Cow: A Welsh Tale, Susan Cooper, illus. by Warwick Hutton. McElderry, 1983

Scotland

  • The Boy and the Giants, Fiona Moody. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1993
  • Greyling, Jane Yolen, illus. by David Ray. Philomel, 1991 (Shetland Islands)
  • The Seal Mother, Mordicai Gerstein. Dial, 1986
  • Scottish Folk-Tales and Legends, Barbara Ker Wilson, illus. by Joan Kiddell-Monroe. Walck, 1954
  • The Selkie Girl, Susan Cooper, illus. by Warwick Hutton. McElderry, 1986
  • Tam Lin, Jane Yolen, illus. by Charles Mikolaycak. Harcourt Brace, 1990
  • Tam Lin, Susan Cooper, illus. by Warwick Hutton, McElderry, 1991
  • Wild Robin, Susan Jeffers. Dutton, 1976

Ireland

  • Clever Tom and the Leprechaun, Linda Shute. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1988

England

  • Chicken Licken, Gavin Bishop. Oxford University Press, 1984
  • Dick Whittington and His Cat, Marcia Brown. Scribner’s, 1950
  • Dully and the Devil, Harve Zemach, illus. by Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973
  • The Fine Round Cake, Arnica Esterl, trans. by Pauline Hejl, illus. by Andrej Dugin and Olga Dugina. Four Winds, 1991
  • The Gingerbread Boy, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1984 [1968]
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears, James Marshall. Dial, 1988
  • Henny Penny, Stephen Butler. Tambourine, 1991
  • The History of Mother Twaddle and the Marvelous Achievements of Her Son Jack, Paul Galdone. Seabury, 1974
  • The House That Jack Built, William Stobbs. Oxford University Press, 1983
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Lorinda Bryan Cauley. Pumare, 1983
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Steven Kellogg. Morrow, 1991
  • The Little Red Hen, Paul Galdone. Clarion, 1979. [1974]
  • The Little Red Hen, Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Joseph Jacobs, illus. by Lorinda Bryan Cauley. Pumare, 1980
  • Tattercoats, Joseph Jacobs, illus. by Margot Tomes. Putnam, 1989
  • The Three Little Pigs, James Marshall. Dial, 1989
  • The Three Pigs, Tony Ross. Pantheon, 1983
  • Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, Glen Rounds. Holiday House, 1992
  • The Three Wishes: An Old Story, Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986
  • Tom Tit Tot, Evaline Ness. Scribner’s, 1965

Germany

  • Iron John, Eric A. Kimmel, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. Holiday House, 1994
  • The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel, Lisbeth Zwerger. Picture Book Studio, 1990
  • Red Riding Hood, James Marshall. Dial, 1987
  • Rumpelstiltskin, Paul Galdone. Houghton Mifflin, 1985
  • Rumpelstiltskin, Alison Sage, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Dial, 1991

Brothers Grimm

  • The Bremen-Town Musicians, retold and illus. by Ilse Plume. Doubleday, 1980
  • Cinderella, illus. by Nonny Hogrogian. Greenwillow, 1981
  • The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, illus. by Nonny Hogrogian. Knopf, 1983
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker, illus. by Bernadette Watts, North-South, 1986
  • The Fisherman and His Wife, trans. by Randall Jartell, illus. by Margot Zemach. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980
  • The Fisherman and His Wife, retold by John Warren Stewig, illus. by Margot Tomes, Holiday House, 1988
  • The Frog Prince, retold by Jan Ormerod and David Lloyd, illus. by Jan Ormerod. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1990
  • Hansel and Gretel, illus. by Anthony Browne, Knopf, 1988 [1981]
  • Hansel and Gretel, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger. Morrow, 1979
  • Hansel and Gretel, illus. by Paul Galdone. McGraw-Hill, 1982
  • Hansel and Gretel, retold by Rika Lesser, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky. Dodd Mead, 1984
  • Household Stories of the Brothers Grimm, trans. by Lucy Crane, illus. by Walter Crane, Dover, 1886
  • The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm, trans. by Lore Segal and Maurice Sendak, illus. by Maurice Sendak. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973
  • Little Red Cap, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger. Morrow, 1983
  • Little Red Riding Hood, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. Holiday House, 1983
  • Mother Holly, retold and illus. by Bernadette Watts, North-South, 1988
  • The Princess and the Frog, illus. by Rachel Isadora. Greenwillow, 1989
  • Princess Furball, retold by Charlotte Huck, illus. by Anita Lobel. Greenwillow, 1989
  • Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. Holiday House, 1982
  • Rumpelstiltskin, illus. by Paul Galdone. Clarion 1985
  • Rumpelstiltskin, retold and illus. by Paul O. Zelinksy. Dutton, 1986
  • The Seven Ravens, trans. by Elizabeth D. Crawford, illus. by Lisbeth Zwerger. Morrow, 1981
  • The Sleeping Beauty, retold and illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. Little, Brown, 1974
  • Snow White, trans. by Paul Heins, illus. by Trina Schart Hyman. Little, Brown, 1974
  • Snow White and Rose Red, illus. by Barbara Cooney. Delacorte, 1991 [1965]
  • Snow White and Rose Red, illus. by Gennady Spirin. Philomel, 1992
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, trans. by Randall Jartell, illus. by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1972
  • The Table, the Donkey, and the Stick, illus. by Paul Galdone. McGraw-Hill, 1976
  • Thorn Rose or the Sleeping Beauty, illus. by Errol Le Cain. Bradbury, 1975
  • Twelve Dancing Princesses, illus. by Errol Le Cain. Bradbury, 1975

Italy

  • Strega Nona, Tomie de Paola. Prentice Hall, 1975

General Folktales

  • Anpao, Jamake Highwater, illus. by Fritz Scholder. Lippincott/Harper & Row, 1977
  • The Giant’s Toe, Brock Cole. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988
  • Jim and the Beanstalk, Raymond Briggs. Coward-McCann, 1970
  • The Soup Stone, Iris Van Rynbach. Greenwillow, 1988
  • Stone Soup, Tony Ross. Dial, 1990
  • Swamp Angel, Anne Isaacs, illus. by Paul O. Zindel. Dutton, 1994

General Collections

  • From Sea to Shining Sea, Amy Cohn, illus. by various artists. Scholastic, 1993
  • The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Story Book, Helen Oxenbury. Knopf, 1985
  • The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales from Around the World, Ethel Johnston Phelps, illus. by Lloyd Bloom. Holt, 1981
  • More Stories to Solve: Fifteen Folktales from Around the World, George Shannon, illus. by Peter Sis. Greenwillow, 1990
  • The Old Woman and Her Pig and Ten Other Stories, Anne Rockwell. Crowell/Harper & Row, 1979
  • Stories to Solve: Folktales from Around the World, George Shannon, illus. by Peter Sis. Greenwillow, 1985.
  • A Telling of the Tales: Five Stories, William J. Brooke, illus. by Richard Egielski. HarperCollins, 1990
  • The Three Bears & Fifteen Other Stories, Anne Rockwell. Crowell/Harper & Row, 1975
  • Womenfolk and Fairy Tales, ed. Rosemary Minard, illus. by Suzanne Klelin. Houghton Mifflin, 1975