Books tagged: folktale

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A Woman Walking
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,770. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In this timeless folktale, Ninan inherits an unwelcome legacy. She is told by her parents that she must become a traveling storyteller like her grandfather. On each step of her journey, she tells a unique and universal story. As she walks from village to village telling stories, Ninan learns that every story is a kind of gentle magic, and she embraces her life as a woman walking.
The Tryst: a modern folktale
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Series: The Green Man and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
When Kaveran meets Kayna and they fall in love, their romance seems to eerily echo that of their namesakes in a local legend. But little do they realise that their love is fated by a sinister secret.
The Castaway: a modern folktale
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Series: The Sleight of Heart and Other Stories. Price: Free! Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
A foundling baby is washed ashore in a lonely Cornish cove, and as he grows up his fate is strangely linked to the sea. When he meets a young woman who is escaping her past, he longs to pledge his heart to her... without realising that his heart was lost beneath the jealous waves, long ago.
Crab Boy's Ghost, Gullah Folktales from Murrells Inlet's Brookgreen Gardens in the South Carolina Lowcountry
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Beware the Shrieking Droll!--a young boy, lost forever to a fierce sea creature, whose ghost now haunts the maze of Brookgreen marshes. Then enjoy the antics of friendlier animal residents from nearby Waccamaw swamp: Brother Frog, Rabbit, and Gator, each trying to outwit the other. Four charming Gullah folktales (5,000 words, 5 images) from the longer collection, "Tales from Brookgreen."
The Ten Towns
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,890. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
A modern fable in the style of a folktale. This delightful story tells of a discontented youth and his crazy, heroic adventures in seeking his imagined Town Where Everything’s Perfect. Timeless themes are raised, such as the innocent abroad, coming of age, the personal odyssey and the utopian quest. Readers of quality literature enjoy “The Ten Towns”, which is its ultimate recommendation.
Cow On The House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fairy tales and fables
This colorful comic is based on a silly Welsh folktale. The man has too much to do, so he puts his cow on the grass roof to graze. What a surprising turn this takes as he tries to keep tabs on that cow. "Cow On The House" is an easy beginning reader. It is written with basic sight words at the first grade level.
Tales from Brookgreen: Gardens, Folklore, Ghost Stories, and Gullah Folktales in the South Carolina Lowcountry
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,910. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
History, Mystery, and Romance in the South Carolina Lowcountry! A haunted necklace . . . A trickster rabbit . . . An ingenious slave . . . A shrieking droll . . . A fiancé returned from the dead . . . all come to life in this charming collection of ghost stories and folklore from Brookgreen Gardens, four former rice plantations where a rich Gullah culture once flourished.
Obeah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,610. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Former slaves Akosua, Adofo and Kwao they had found freedom on an island they named Akan Island. But the Ligaroos and their evil Gods and spirits roamed the island, attacking and kidnapping the villagers taking them to Jumbie Island turning them into Jumbie slaves. The former slaves rescues Henry, the son of a slave trader, who soon found out that his sister was also kidnapped by the Ligaroos. Wi
The Price of Longing
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Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A short story of 9700 words. A retelling of the Rapunzel story. When a witch claims a couple's newborn daughter in exchange for the father's trespass and theft, she finally has the daughter she's always wanted. As Rapunzel grows and matures, however, the witch finds that even with all her powers, she cannot keep her child from growing up.
My House is Too Full
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
This comic, "My House Is Too Full," is a retelling of the popular Yiddish folktale "It Could Always Be Worse." Feeling that his situation is too difficult, the main character seeks the advice of a wise teacher. With a funny turn of events, the man comes to find out that his situation wasn't so bad after all. Written with first grade basic sight words, this story is perfect for beginning readers.