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Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook (Greenwood Folklore Handbooks)

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Just about everyone is familiar with folk and fairy tales. Children learn about them from parents, teachers, and other adults, while researchers study these tales at colleges and universities. At the same time, folk and fairy tales are inseparable from everyday life and popular culture. Movies, music, art, and literature offer imaginative retellings and interpretations of

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Hardcover, 268 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Greenwood Press
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Tortla
It's a pretty straightforward and simplistic introduction to...folk and fairy tales. Which presumes the whole oral history thing which Bottigheimer would dismantle a few years later, but oh well. It's useful as a point of reference, particularly with the way it organizes fairy and folk tale authorities based on what kinds of perspectives they take, and the extensive bibliography and index.
Amalie
THIS IS NOT A REVIEW FOR THE ENTIRE BOOK!

BEAR PRINCE:
I read The Bear Prince as yet another personal challenge of Folklore/fairy tales. About two years ago I did one with "Rapunzel" stories from around the world (which came up to a collection of 42 tales) and re-tellings and this time, the challenge is about "Beauty and the Beast".

The Bear Prince is a story from Switzerland which is similar to the Beauty and the Beast.
****Spoiler****
The youngest daughter asks for a grape instead of the famous ro
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