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Children's Folklore - Fables, Trickster, Noodlehead

Fables, Trickster, Noodlehead

A fable is a brief story, usually with animal characters, including a moral or lesson. Tricksters teach and learn lessons the hard way, making up for physical weakness with subversive jokes and tricks on unsuspecting victims. Noodlehead stories are tales of good-hearted people who make lots of mistakes.

Children's Folklore Books

The Illustrated Book of Aesop's Fables
by Aesop

Aesop, the legendary Greek storyteller, lived in the 6th century B.C., but his wise and witty tales continue to be treasured. The tales included in this volume are categorized according to the animals playing lead roles. Thus under "Lion" we have the fables of "The Lion and the Rat," "The Lion and the Bull," "The Lion and the Ass," and several more. Other animal themes include fables of the Fox, the Wolf, and the Eagle. Color illustrations on every page. - Description from Syndetics
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Fables of La Fontaine
by La Fontaine

The most widely read French poet of the 1600s, Jean de La Fontaine achieved enduring popularity with his rhyming stories of sly foxes, industrious ants, ravenous wolves, and other creatures. Enchanting color illustrations grace every page. - Description from Syndetics
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Aesop's Fables
by Worthington & Aesop

9781775411437S. A. Handford; R. Worthington (Translator); AesopAesop's FablesAesop was an Ancient Greek story-teller and slave, famed and cherished for his short fables that often involve personified animals. In the renowned collection of works that is Aesop's Fables, he weaves moral education and entertainment together into tales that have been enjoyed by many, many generations. A lot of the stories in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (giving us the term "sour grapes"), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, are well-known across the world. The 1st century philosopher Apollonius of Tyana said of Aesop that "like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths." - Description from Syndetics
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Just in case: a trickster tale and Spanish alphabet book
by Morales, Yuyi

Senor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations, is worried. He can't figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Senor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Morales's art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes. - Description from Syndetics
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Myths, Legends and Folktales of America, An Anthology
by Leeming & Page

Use the index to find trickster tales. This marvelous collection brings together the great myths and legends of the United States--from the creation stories of the first inhabitants, to the tall tales of the Western frontier, to the legendary outlaws of the 1920s, and beyond. This thoroughly engaging anthology is sweeping in its scope, embracing Big Foot and Windigo, Hiawatha and Uncle Sam, Paul Revere and Billy the Kid, and even the Iroquois Flying Head and Elvis. - Description from Syndetics
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