Thursday, July 26, 2012

Topic : Fairy Tales

As a child, I spent many wonderful hours reading fairy tales.  I loved the mystery and enchanting way a single story was reworded and retold time after time from many points of view.   And I also enjoyed the peek into the culture and beliefs of a group of people, especially if all of a culture's stories are read at the same time.

I have yet to find any pre-modern culture that hasn't developed it's own sets of fairy tales, myths, and legends.   I'm sure I'll miss quite a few - just leave a comment, and I'll add any suggestions!   Thanks!!!

Any links from will feature free ebooks in a variety of formats, including an occasional audio book.  **  There is always on ONLINE version, so you can skim to see the content before downloading for your child to read.

Any links from will feature a variety of free audio formats.

It is likely that I will not have the same copy version on some of the books between the 3 sources, and authors often wrote several similar books, and there are many written by anonymous with similar titles.  Plus, some versions are abridged.  I've done my best to match them up.

     The Student's Mythology A Compendium of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian, Persian, Hindoo, Chinese, Thibetian, Scandinavian, Celtic, Aztec, and Peruvian Mythologies

     Aesop's Fables; a new translation [Kindle Edition] Aesop (Author), Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), V. S. (Vernon Stanley) Vernon Jones (Translator)

     Aesop's Fables

     Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome [Kindle Edition] E.M. Berens (Author)

     The Thousand and One Nights, Vol. I. Commonly Called the Arabian Nights' Entertainments   ***  Note:  not all Arabian Night's Tales are suitable for children.

             Vol 2 - 4

     The Arabian Nights Entertainments

     Arabian nights. English

      The Arabian Nights   *Andrew Lang - Likely to be child friendly

     The Thousand and One Days A Companion to the 'Arabian Nights'

     Fairy Tales from the Arabian Nights

     The Arabian Nights Their Best-known Tales

     The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths

     Viking Tales

     Asgard Stories Tales from Norse Mythology

     Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race [Kindle Edition] T. W. (Thomas William) Rolleston (Author)

     Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

     Grimm's Fairy Tales

     Grimm's Fairy Stories

     Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

     Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

     Bulfinch's Mythology

     Welsh Fairy Tales

     Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales

     More Celtic Fairy Tales

     English Fairy Tales [Kindle Edition] JOSEPH JACOBS (Author)

     British Goblins Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions

     Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry [Kindle Edition] W. B. (William Butler) Yeats (Author, Editor)

     Fairies and Folk of Ireland

     Irish Wonders The Ghosts, Giants, Pooka, Demons, Leprechawns, Banshees, Fairies, Witches, Widows, Old Maids, and other Marvels of the Emerald Isle

      Irish Fairy Tales

     Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

     Tales of Folk and Fairies

     The Blue Fairy Book [Kindle Edition] Andrew Lang (Author)

     The Red Fairy Book [Kindle Edition] Andrew Lang (Author)

     The Green Fairy Book [Kindle Edition] Andrew Lang (Author, Editor)

     The Yellow Fairy Book (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books)

     The Pink Fairy Book

     The Grey Fairy Book

     The Violet Fairy Book (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books)

     The Crimson Fairy Book

     The Brown Fairy Book [with Biographical Introduction]  ** $2.99

     The Orange Fairy Book (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books)

     The Olive Fairy Book (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books)

     The Lilac Fairy Book

     Andersen's Fairy Tales

      Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

     Stories from Hans Andersen

     Indian Fairy Tales

     Myths and Legends of Our Own Land - Complete

     Pinocchio The Tale of a Puppet

     Adventures of Pinocchio

     The Adventures of Pinocchio by by Carlo Collodi (SUPER ILLUSTRATED) - 99c

     Pinocchio in Africa

     The Happy Prince and Other Tales

     Russian Fairy Tales A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folk-lore

     Russian Fairy Tales From the Skazki of Polevoi

     Japanese Fairy Tales

     The Story of the Three Little Pigs

     Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories The Young Folks Treasury, Volume 1

     American Fairy Tales

     Favorite Fairy Tales

     My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg

Even with as long as this list has become ... there are still dozens more that I will not have time to add tonight.

Go to ... and Type in "Fairy Tales" in the search box for many, many more.

1 comment:

  1. A site where you can read all of Andrew Lang's Colored Fairy Stories on-line:


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