Books tagged: folklore

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Before Leonora Wakes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Red Piccirilli is a runt, a dreamer, a naive boy with an imaginary friend and little else. But right before summer vacation starts he finds an albino girl trapped in a shed behind a local house. After Red frees her, the world he knew quickly unravels into something more mysterious—an unsteady reality where a man with silver teeth and buzz saw voice points him toward the true meaning of sacrifice.
The Godmother's Web
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Series: Godmother, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,260. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Cindy Ellis knows about fairy godmothers. Her almost-stepdaughter is studying to be one and she is a close personal friend of Felicity Fortune, an Irish godmother. But she didn’t suspect when she picks up Grandma Webster that the elderly, seemingly lost American Indian woman in traditional dress was a magical godmother too.
The Uncommon Sense of the Immortal Mullah Nasruddin: Stories, jests, and donkey tales of the beloved Persian folk hero
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 79,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
This entertaining and insightful retelling of more than 350 Mullah stories brings the famed Persian legend into the 21st Century. Storytellers, folklorists, Sufis, comedians, wisdom seekers, and everyone who loves to laugh will be enriched and enlightened by the timeless wit, inscrutable wisdom, and uncommon sense of humor of Mullah Nasruddin.
Ashes to Ashes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young woman sacrifices her greatest love to bring rain to her tribe. This fantasy short story was shortlisted for the literary Glass Woman Prize.
The Tell Tale Handbook
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,510. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art
A detailed exploration of the spirituality and technique of the art of sacred storytelling. Written by the founder of the School of Sacred Storytelling, Dr. Robert Bela Wilhelm, as a handbook for the apprentices enrolled in the School. It is a broadly ecumenical and interreligious book. The author is also a painter of sacred icons, a lecturer, and a performing storyteller.
Father Cosmas Tells How Godfather Death Came to Visit the People of Haiti
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious art
A short story inspired by the Haiti earthquake of 2010, an old Haitian folktale about Godfather Death, and a sermon on God, Suffering, and Justice preached by an Orthodox Priest in Hawaii the day after the Haitian earthquake,
Archetypes Alive in King Arthur's Camelot
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,340. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The story of a thirteen person tour to King Arthur's Britain in the 1990s when each of the participants was subsumed by an archetypal character from Camelot. Robert Bela Wilhelm is identified as "The Storyteller" and Mary Jo Kelly Wilhelm was the organizer of the event for Storyfest Journeys. Read more about the strange spell that befell the travelers in the Long Description (below.)
Wall of Bones
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
A bereaved witch defies the emperor and topples the Great Wall with her song of grief. A short story fantasy retelling of the traditional Chinese love story, "The Tears of Lady Meng Jiang."
Root and Stone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a mysterious stranger arrives at Stenahus, the widow Solveig must choose between sudden passion and the life she has always known. Fantasy short story.
Dami's Calling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dami's mother is dying, and the tribe's shaman has exhausted all her powers to try and save her. So Dami goes to the Great Eagle to offer her own life instead. But when the Eagle refuses, Dami must find some other way to save the two women she loves most. Fantasy short story.