Books tagged: folklore

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Jack and the Varmints
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Box Of Light. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
As Jack walks down the road, he comes across a dog, then a cat, then a rooster and finally a donkey, all of whom are old and feeling useless. They join Jack on his adventure, foil a trio of robbers and get rich in the bargain. No bad for a day's walk. Retold with Rand Whipple's wonderful turn of phrase and sense of humor.
Jack, The Beanstalk and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Box Of Light. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Favorite Jack tales, retold by storyteller Rand Whipple. This collection includes Jack and the Beanstalk, Seven At A Whack and Jack and the Varmints. Each story has an backwoods 'twang' and a sly sense of humor. Favorite tales told by a favorite storyteller.
Web of the Spider Queen
Series: Song of the Ancestors, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Combining elements of horror and sword and sorcery, John Grover weaves an epic fantasy tale full of action, mystery and suspense. A long vanquished evil has returned to the beautiful and peaceful realm of Orum. An evil that will stop at nothing to plunder and enslave all of the realm’s people and lay waste to its lands.
Rose and the Enchanted Seven
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young girl must battle an ancient evil for the survival of her kingdom, her family and possibly her very own life.
Monster Dogs: The History of the Beast of Dartmoor
Price: $5.28 USD. Words: 64,040. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural
The Beast of Dartmoor has amazed audiences all over the world and evaded capture by big game hunters for decades. Thousands have seen it and many theories have been published about its origins. But no-one has ever been able to trace it back before the mid-twentieth century, until now. Today's Mystery Beast evolved from yesterday's Monster Hound, and this book intends to prove it.
Chimera: A Dark Fairytale of Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On his journey home, a handsome knight hears talk of a wealthy princess living in solitude on an island. His new quest takes an unexpected turn when he finds the princess, who binds him to a promise to never touch her apples. However, it is her wealth he seeks. His own dark secret is challenged and rivaled by the strange, beautiful woman he weds and attempts to destroy as he spirals into madness.
The Three Trespasses
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
The wolves of Rakirre have lived in relative peace for a generation. Now, one of their own threatens to destroy that peace when he uncovers a secret buried long ago. Who will stop him? And should he be stopped? From the author of the beloved story "The Littlest Goblin" comes a fantastic tale of legends, betrayal, avarice, and revenge.
47 Ronin: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Edition
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano.
47 Ronin: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Edition
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the brotherhood of 47 masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano.
The Jewel and the Ember: Love Stories of the Ancient Middle East
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,870. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
A compelling collection of enlightening, joyful, painful, funny and heartrending love stories from throughout the ancient Middle East. These ten wonderful tales are not found in the familiar Arabian Nights, but are drawn from sources such as Zoroastrian Persia, the Turkish Oghuz, from folklore still told in Afghanistan and from epics and myths of the Bedouin peoples of Arabia.