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Little Folk: Stories from Around the World

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For centuries, tales of little folk have delighted people all over the world. No matter what these mysterious little creatures are called --fairies, dwarfs, elves, pixies, brownies, hobgoblins, or nunus--they are said to possess magical powers. Some find their power in their wit, others in their ability to change forms, and still others in their name.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published March 1997)
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Aug 19, 2013 CuriousLibrarian rated it it was amazing
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A nice, wide-ranging collection of stories. The author gives a lot of background to each story. Of particular note, each story has extensive an bibliography listed under each *individual* story. Oh how I wish more collections of folklore would be this meticulous!
Apr 09, 2014 Dolly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a wonderful collection of eight short stories that come from different places around the world and all of them involve some kind of 'little folk,' whether they be leprechauns, menehune, elves, or sprites.

The stories are short, but we only read a story or two each night. The illustrations are gorgeous, each a full-page, very detailed and colorful. I really liked the background information provided about the different tales as well as the bibliographical information for his sources. We rea
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