Folk Tales

"Folktales" is a general term for different varieties of traditional narrative.

The House with Chicken Legs
La Princesa and the Pea
Ninja Red Riding Hood
The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America
The Princess and the Pit Stop
The Immortal Circus: Act Two (Cirque des Immortels, #2)
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack
The Cat From Hunger Mountain
Little Red Writing
The Mermaid
The Most Wonderful Thing in The World
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
The Grasshopper & the Ants
How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories
Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks

Popular Folk Tales Books

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
Italian Folktales
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti
The Lion and the Mouse
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale
Starry River of the Sky
Stone Soup
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
Norwegian Folktales
The Night Circus by Erin MorgensternCinder by Marissa MeyerThe Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil GaimanThe Princess Bride by William GoldmanNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Stories for adults who love fairy tales
110 books — 27 voters
The Complete Butcher's Tales by Rikki DucornetStrappado by Karl JirgensTales of Love & Loss by Knut HamsunChampavert; seven bitter tales by Petrus BorelRomanian Fantastic Tales by Ana Cartianu
Tuitive Tales
100 books — 2 voters

Beowulf by UnknownThe Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer BradleyThe Odyssey by HomerThe Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob GrimmThe Once and Future King by T.H. White
358 books — 146 voters

Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora OzakiIndian Fairy Tales by Joseph JacobsChinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Moss RobertsThe Night Parade of One Hundred Demons by Matthew MeyerThe Cloak of Dreams by Béla Balázs
Asian Mythology, Legends and Folklore
125 books — 2 voters
Spinning Silver by Naomi NovikUprooted by Naomi NovikBitter Greens by Kate ForsythHeart's Blood by Juliet MarillierSealskin by Su Bristow
Old Tales Retold
10 books — 5 voters

Related Genres

Lois Lowry
Why do some of us turn menacing?' she whispered.
Lois Lowry, Gossamer

Philip Pullman
Finally, I’d say to anyone who wants to tell these tales, don’t be afraid to be superstitious. If you have a lucky pen, use it. If you speak with more force and wit when wearing one red sock and one blue one, dress like that. When I’m at work I’m highly superstitious. My own superstition has to do with the voice in which the story comes out. I believe that every story is attended by its own sprite, whose voice we embody when we tell the tale, and that we tell it more successfully if we approach ...more
Philip Pullman, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

More quotes...
Local Legends- Sharing All places have their local legends and myths. Share yours and if you know the story of the myth…more

16 members, last active 5 years ago

Mythic Fiction A group for people to discuss and recommend works of mythic fiction. Mythic fiction is literatur…more

891 members, last active 5 hours ago

A group for lovers of fairy tales, folk tales and traditional stories.

1 member, last active 3 years ago

Mythcon 43 Reading Group The 43rd Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 43) will be held in Berkeley, CA, from August 3-6…more

27 members, last active 5 years ago

Dust Factory
1 chapters — updated Oct 27, 2010 06:26AM — 0 people liked it
Black, white and shades of brown
1 chapters — updated Aug 08, 2009 07:48PM — 1 person liked it


Tags contributing to this page include: folk-tales and folktales