Category: Fairy Tales

  • Download E-books Indian Children's Favorite Stories PDF

    By Rosemarie Somaiah

    This colorfully illustrated multicultural kid's ebook offers Indian fairy stories and different folks stories—providing perception right into a wealthy literary culture.

    Indian kid's favourite Stories is an enthralling number of 8 Indian stories that offer an perception into conventional Indian tradition. Retold for a world viewers, the superbly illustrated tales will provide little ones of every age a glimpse into the fables and folklore of India together with stories of ways the Lord Krishna escapes the evil Kamsa's repeated makes an attempt to kill him, and the way the elephant keeper's daughter, Rani, humbles an unwise and unjust king by means of emptying his storehouses of rice.

    Featured Indian tales include:
    • Munna and the Grain of Rice
    • T he delivery of Krishna
    • No usual Lad
    • the tale of Rama
    • Sukhu and Dukhu
    • Tenali Raman
    • trip to Heaven
    • The silly Man
    A thesaurus can also be incorporated to explain Indian phrases. The Children's favourite Stories sequence was once created to percentage the folktales and legends so much loved through kids within the East with younger readers of all backgrounds within the West. different multicultural kid's books during this sequence comprise: Asian kid's favourite tales, Indonesian kid's favourite tales, eastern kid's favourite tales, Singapore kid's favourite tales, Filipino favourite kid's tales, favourite kid's tales from China & Tibet, chinese language kid's favourite tales, Korean kid's favourite tales, Balinese kid's favourite Stories, and Vietnamese kid's favourite Stories.
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  • Download E-books Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth (Graphic Myths & Legends (Paperback)) PDF

    By Jeff Limke

    Osiris is the best king and god of the Land of the Nile. he's a beneficiant ruler, and the folk love and worship him--along together with his spouse and queen, the goddess Isis. yet Osiris's jealous brother Set has a bad plan to cast off Osiris without end and take his position at the Egyptian throne. Will Egypt endure below an evil tyrant? Or can Isis use her magic and her like to store Osiris and overcome Set?
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  • Download E-books Salish Myths and Legends: One People's Stories (Native Literatures of the Americas) PDF

    The wealthy storytelling traditions of Salish-speaking peoples within the Pacific Northwest of North the USA are showcased during this anthology of tale, legend, music, and oratory. From the Bitterroot Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Salish-speaking groups akin to the Bella Coola, Shuswap, Tillamook, Quinault, Colville-Okanagan, Coeur d'Alene, and Flathead have consistently been guided and encouraged by way of the tales of prior generations. a number of the such a lot influential and strong of these stories seem during this volume.
     
    Salish Myths and Legends positive aspects an array of Trickster tales founded on Coyote, Mink, and different memorable characters, in addition to tales of the scary Basket Ogress, bills of otherworldly trips, vintage epic cycles similar to South Wind’s trips and the Bluejay Cycle, stories of such mythical animals as Beaver and girl Louse from the start of time, and tales that specify why issues are the way in which they're. The anthology additionally comprises funny conventional stories, speeches, and engaging tales of encounters with whites, together with “Circling Raven and the Jesuits.”
     
     Translated by means of best students operating in shut collaboration with Salish storytellers, those tales are bound to entertain and galvanize, vividly attesting to the long-lasting energy of storytelling in local communities.
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  • Download E-books Entangled Edens: Visions of the Amazon PDF

    By Candace Slater

    Candace Slater takes us on a trip into the Amazon that might ceaselessly swap our principles approximately essentially the most written-about, filmed, and fought-over parts on this planet. during this publication she deftly strains a wealthy and terrific legacy of reports and pictures of the Amazon that displays the impact of generally varied teams of people--conquistadors, company executives, subsistence farmers --over the centuries. A cautious, passionate attention of 1 of the main robust environmental icons of our time, Entangled Edens makes transparent that we can't shield the Amazon's amazing array of vegetation and animals with out comprehending its both surprising human and cultural diversity.

    Early explorers describe encounters with fearsome warrior girls and inform of golden towns whole with twenty-four-carat kings. modern miners discuss a residing, respiring gold. television documentaries decry deforestation and mercury poisoning. How do those disparate visions of the Amazon relate to each other? As she matches the items of the puzzle jointly, Slater exhibits how trendy frequent portrayal of the zone as a delicate rain woodland near to annihilation is each piece as most likely as previous depictions to imprecise very important features of this mammoth and intricate region.

    during this publication, Slater attracts on her fifteen years of expertise gathering tales and oral histories between many alternative teams of individuals within the Amazon. all through Entangled Edens, the voices of latest Amazonians mingle with the analyses of such writers as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Theodore Roosevelt, and nineteenth-century naturalist Henry Walter Bates. Slater convinces us that those tales and concepts, including an figuring out in their origins and ongoing effect, are as severe as medical analyses within the struggle to maintain the rain forest.
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  • Download E-books Fairy Tale Review: The White Issue #4 PDF

    “All nice novels are nice fairy tales,” wrote Vladimir Nabokov a long time in the past, and Fairy story Review maintains to think that each one nice literary works owe every thing to fairy stories. during this factor you will discover paintings represented that pulls from the marvelous, outdated culture of fairy stories in superb new methods. An elevated knowing of the perfect and tremendous fairy-tale options, so splendidly elucidated via the student Max Luthi, yet increased, within the aesthetic of Fairy story Review, to modern literature around the kinds and genres, can help get to the bottom of the unlucky schisms that typically come up among so-called mainstream and avant-garde writers and critics. during this factor you'll find paintings throughout such a lot of such borders; the various writing refers to precise fairy stories, yet a lot of it easily seems like a fairy story; and the way it seems like a fairy story is thru language, via shape. Please unfold the notice that fairy stories are the latest and oldest aesthetic; and so they supply our lives apprehensive, attractive form. shape is fairy story, fairy story is shape.
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  • Download E-books Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Through the Ages PDF

    By Leland Gregory

    Why precisely is Paul Revere respected? used to be the lightbulb rather Thomas Edison's vibrant idea?

    * Best-selling writer Leland Gregory employs his masterful wit to reveal ancient myths, fake "facts," unusual occasions, and stories of human stupidity all through history.

    If it will surprise you to benefit that Benjamin Franklin did not become aware of electrical energy, you are going to savour this tackle 1000's of old legends and debacles. Historians and humorists alike will be stunned to benefit that:

    * Samuel Prescott made the recognized horseback experience into harmony, now not Paul Revere.

    * As a member of Parliament, Isaac Newton spoke just once. He requested for an open window.

    * On April 24, 1898, Spain declared struggle at the united states, hence beginning the Spanish-American conflict. The U.S. declared battle the very subsequent day, yet now not desirous to be outdone, had the date at the assertion replaced from April 25 to April 21.

    With those and lots of different tales, best slapstick comedian Leland Gregory once more highlights either the unusual and the humorous aspect of humankind. 

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  • Download E-books Las mil caras del diablo PDF

    Las mil caras del diablo: José Manuel De Prada Samper es un filólogo experto investigador en etnografía y lírica renowned, que ha realizado varias recopilaciones de cuentos, mitos y leyendas de distintas culturas del mundo. En "Las mil caras del diablo" detiene su mirada, mejor: su oído, en el personaje del maligno luciferino y los lugares infernales, símbolos de los angeles caída y los angeles condenación. Lo hace acompañado de las imágenes del ilustrador Luis Filella. Para pasar un rato de temblor literario y leer relatos en voz alta a partir de eight años.
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  • Download E-books Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives PDF

    The fairy story has develop into one of many dominant cultural types and genres across the world, thank you largely to its many manifestations on display. but the historical past and relevance of the fairy-tale movie have principally been ignored. during this follow-up to Jack Zipes’s award-winning e-book The Enchanted Screen (2011), Fairy-Tale motion pictures past Disney offers the 1st book-length multinational, multidisciplinary exploration of fairy-tale cinema. Bringing jointly twenty-three of the world’s most sensible fairy-tale students to investigate the big scope of those motion pictures, Zipes and associates Pauline Greenhill and Kendra Magnus-Johnston current views on movie from the whole lot of the globe, from Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, to Jan Švankmajer’s Alice, to the transnational diversifications of 1001 Nights and Hans Christian Andersen.

    Contributors discover filmic traditions in each one sector not just from their assorted cultural backgrounds, yet from a number of educational fields, together with felony justice stories, schooling, movie reports, folkloristics, gender stories, and literary experiences. Fairy-Tale movies past Disney offers readers a chance to discover the intersections, disparities, historic and nationwide contexts of its topic, and to extra have fun with what has develop into an undeniably international phenomenon.

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  • Download E-books The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles PDF

    By William Smith Allison

    In the spring of 1935, at Snaketown, Arizona, Pima Indians mentioned and translated their complete conventional production narrative. Juan Smith, apparently the final tribesman with broad wisdom of the Pima model of this tale, spoke and sang whereas William Smith Allison translated into English and Julian Hayden, an archaeologist, recorded Allison's phrases verbatim. The ensuing rfile, the "Hohokam Chronicles," is the main entire natively articulated Pima construction narrative ever written and an extraordinary instance of a single-narrator myth.

    Now this amazing paintings, composed of thirty-six separate tales, is gifted in its entirety for the 1st time. fantastically expressed, the narrative constitutes a type of scripture for a local church, starting with the production of the universe out of the void and finishing with the institution within the 16th century of present-day villages. vital to the tale is the murder/resurrection of a god-man, Siuuhu, who summoned the Pimas and Papagos (Tohono O'odham) as his military of vengeance and taken concerning the conquest of his murderers, the traditional Hohokam.

    Donald Bahr widely annotates the textual content and vitamins it with different Pima-Papago models of comparable tales. vital as a social and ancient record, this booklet provides immeasurably to the starting to be physique of local American literature and to our wisdom of the advance of Pima-Papago culture.
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  • Download E-books Demon's Kiss (Blood and Magick Book 2) PDF

    By Katerina Martinez

    From united states this present day Bestselling writer Katerina Martinez

    Dark rituals. energy hungry demon-bloods. A witch slightly conserving it together.


    Someone is killing the Hollows in New Orleans. After releasing the town from the yoke of Remy, the immortal, Madison and her coven begin construction a brand new social process in line with freedom and democracy. yet years of hoping on the safety provided through a dictator has made the witches gentle. Now their sacred areas are lower than assault, and unsafe entities are slipping into the city.

    As Madison investigates extra, she reveals a bunch of imps chargeable for the draining and destruction of a hole, and foils their plans to proceed pillaging. yet this is often in simple terms the start. while a gaggle of demon-bloods spill into city, hell-bent on taking what they need and answering to no-one, the witches of latest Orleans need to scramble simply to react. Throw a tall, abrasive, new distraction hiding a dismal mystery into the combo, and this witch has her palms full.

    Every choice Madison makes may lead to disaster, and with such a lot of lives putting within the stability, she can’t find the money for to make any error. yet with out Jean Luc and Eliza through her aspect, she simply might.

    Inspired by means of significant authors corresponding to Karen Marie Moning, Richelle Mead, and Shannon Mayer, Demon's Kiss maintains Madison's tale with one other bankruptcy in her Blood and Magick sequence of city fable novels. Reviewers have praised Martinez's skill to color an entire, wealthy photo and inform a good tale that not just excites the brain, but in addition the guts. Like deep mysteries, lots of steam on your romance, and looking at your heroine kick a few? this can be the ebook for you!

    THE BLOOD AND MAGICK SERIES
    1. Magick Reborn
    2. Demon's Kiss
    3. Blood Witch (coming soon...)

    Buy Demon's Kiss and this day, and proceed the adventure!

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