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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 130 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.32 — 189,574 ratings — published 1812
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Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables (Paperback)
by (shelved 90 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.06 — 121,878 ratings — published -560
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American Gods American Gods (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 86 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.16 — 190,834 ratings — published 2001
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (Paperback)
by (shelved 85 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.01 — 25,489 ratings — published 1975
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The Arabian Nights The Arabian Nights (Paperback)
by (shelved 79 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.08 — 91,602 ratings — published 800
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The Mitten The Mitten (Hardcover)
by (shelved 65 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 77,005 ratings — published 1929
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The Complete Fairy Tales The Complete Fairy Tales (Hardcover)
by (shelved 64 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.29 — 127,489 ratings — published 1835
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Uprooted Uprooted (Hardcover)
by (shelved 61 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.11 — 163,737 ratings — published 2015
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Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1) Deathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)
by (shelved 56 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.05 — 39,767 ratings — published 2011
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Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 53 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 43,344 ratings — published 2009
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Beowulf Beowulf (Paperback)
by (shelved 51 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.39 — 222,309 ratings — published 975
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The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1) The Golem and the Jinni (The Golem and the Jinni, #1)
by (shelved 50 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.09 — 150,273 ratings — published 2013
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The Lion and the Mouse The Lion and the Mouse (Hardcover)
by (shelved 50 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 26,834 ratings — published 2009
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Paperback)
by (shelved 50 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.29 — 177,004 ratings — published 1989
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The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (The Winternight Trilogy #1) The Bear and the Nightingale: A Novel (The Winternight Trilogy #1)
by (shelved 49 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 55,715 ratings — published 2017
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Russian Fairy Tales Russian Fairy Tales (Paperback)
by (shelved 48 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 12,310 ratings — published 1863
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The Power of Myth The Power of Myth (Paperback)
by (shelved 47 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.30 — 74,303 ratings — published 1988
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Italian Folktales Italian Folktales (Paperback)
by (shelved 46 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.20 — 7,671 ratings — published 1956
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Norse Mythology Norse Mythology (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 45 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.09 — 61,464 ratings — published 2017
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The Hero With a Thousand Faces The Hero With a Thousand Faces (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.26 — 53,742 ratings — published 1949
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The Rough-Face Girl The Rough-Face Girl (Paperback)
by (shelved 44 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.39 — 14,071 ratings — published 1998
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The Kalevala The Kalevala (Paperback)
by (shelved 42 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.05 — 8,673 ratings — published 1835
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Anansi Boys Anansi Boys (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 41 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.00 — 223,565 ratings — published 2005
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Rapunzel Rapunzel (Hardcover)
by (shelved 41 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.16 — 17,741 ratings — published 1997
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Arrow to the Sun Arrow to the Sun (Library Binding)
by (shelved 39 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.89 — 6,163 ratings — published 1974
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American Indian Myths and Legends American Indian Myths and Legends (Paperback)
by (shelved 39 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.04 — 8,184 ratings — published 1984
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The Golden Bough The Golden Bough (Paperback)
by (shelved 38 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.00 — 12,061 ratings — published 1890
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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales Irish Fairy and Folk Tales (Hardcover)
by (shelved 37 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.15 — 9,266 ratings — published 1888
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The Mabinogion The Mabinogion (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.97 — 8,982 ratings — published 1410
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Favorite Folktales from Around the World Favorite Folktales from Around the World (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.18 — 2,312 ratings — published 1986
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The Blue Fairy Book The Blue Fairy Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 35 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.10 — 18,267 ratings — published 1887
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The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1) The Mists of Avalon (Avalon, #1)
by (shelved 34 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 253,317 ratings — published 1982
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Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)
by (shelved 33 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.16 — 368 ratings — published 1988
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Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin (Paperback)
by (shelved 33 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.23 — 17,751 ratings — published 1986
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat Joseph Had a Little Overcoat (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.12 — 19,123 ratings — published 1977
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The Prose Edda The Prose Edda (Paperback)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 4.18 — 18,543 ratings — published 1220
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Faeries Faeries (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.88 — 96,709 ratings — published 1978
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Golem Golem (Hardcover)
by (shelved 32 times as folklore)
avg rating 3.69 — 4,876 ratings — published 1996
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Signe Pike
“In prehistoric times, early man was bowled over by natural events: rain, thunder, lightning, the violent shaking and moving of the ground, mountains spewing deathly hot lava, the glow of the moon, the burning heat of the sun, the twinkling of the stars. Our human brain searched for an answer, and the conclusion was that it all must be caused by something greater than ourselves - this, of course, sprouted the earliest seeds of religion. This theory is certainly reflected in faery lore. In the beautiful sloping hills of Connemara in Ireland, for example, faeries were believed to have been just as beautiful, peaceful, and pleasant as the world around them. But in the Scottish Highlands, with their dark, brooding mountains and eerie highland lakes, villagers warned of deadly water-kelpies and spirit characters that packed a bit more punch.”
Signe Pike, Faery Tale: One Woman's Search for Enchantment in a Modern World

Colin Thubron
“Once, at the dreaming dawn of history -- before the world was categorized and regulated by mortal minds, before solid boundaries formed between the mortal world and any other -- fairies roamed freely among men, and the two races knew each other well. Yet the knowing was never straightforward, and the adventures that mortals and fairies had together were fraught with uncertainty, for fairies and humans were alien to each other.”
Colin Thubron, Fairies and Elves

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