Folk Tales from Many Lands audiobook
by Lilian Gask
A collection of poetic folk tales from all over the world. (Kalynda)
The Islands of Magic audiobook
by Elsie Spicer Eells (1880 - 1963)
LEGENDS, FOLK AND FAIRY TALES FROM THE AZORES. Some three-fourths of the distance between America and Europe there is a group of nine beautiful islands called the Azores which belong to Portugal. Their names are Flores, Corvo, Fayal, Pico, S. Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira, S. Miguel, and Santa Maria. Many people think them to be the mountain peaks of the submerged continent, Atlantis, which long ago was covered by the ocean.However, Read more [...]
The Key of Gold: 23 Czech Folk Tales
Translated by Joseph Baudis (b. 1883)
Not your common fairy tales, this collection is a mixture of morals, quirkiness, and sarcasm. In it one finds ironic derivatives (if not roots) of well known fairy tales such as "The Brave Little Taylor" and "Beauty and the Beast," as well as some more unusual settings to impart the popular fairy tale themes of justice and happily ever after. Most stories are told with wry humor and often shocking irreverence for the expected Read more [...]
West African Folk Tales (FULL Audio Book)
by William H. Barker (1882-1929)
A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi.
In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both.
Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his own gain.
Other stories are about why certain animals act in certain ways.
(Summary by Lizzie Driver)
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