One Hundred Favorite Folktales

One Hundred Favorite Folktales

Edited by Stith Thompson
Distribution: World
Publication date: 9/1/1974
Format: paper 456 pages
ISBN: 978-0-253-20172-0
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Amongst the one hundred folktales are such familiar tales as The Three Billy-Goats Gruff, Haensel and Gretel, Sleeping Beuaty, and some perhaps not so familiar, The Magic Bird, The Goose Girl, and The Pancake.

“If you can buy only one fairytale book a year, buy this. Why? Because the chooser knows more about the folktales of all countries than anyone else in the world, and the choice is the flower of the flock.” —New York Times Book Review

“Just relax and enjoy these delightful tales from all over the world—or better yet, read them aloud to some of your favorite children.” —Quartet

“Should remain the standard tale anthology in English for years to come.” —Folklore Forum

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Table of Contents


1. The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
2. The Ingrates
3. John the Bear
4. The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body
5. The Castle of No Return
6. The Danced-Out Shoes
7. The Maiden in the Tower
8. How the Devil Married Three Sisters
9. The White Cat
10. The Little Gardener with Golden Hair
11. Anpu and Bata
12. The Doctor and His Pupil
13. A Tale of a Boy Who Set Out to Learn Fear
14. Hansel and Gretel
15. Boots and the Troll
16. The Master-Smith
17. The Child Sold to the Devil
18. Godfather Death
19. Little Red Riding-Hood
20. Maid Lena
21. The Three Princesses of Whiteland
22. The Frog Princess
23. The White Bride and the Black Bride
24. The Three Citrons
25. Sleeping Beauty
26. East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon
27. King Bean
28. King Lindorm
29. The Frog King
30. Sister Alionushka, Brother Ivanushka
31. The Six Swans
32. The Rich Man and His Son-in-Law
33. The Animal Wife
34. Friends in Life and Death
35. The Two Step-Sisters
36. Tom Tit Tot
37. The Three Aunts
38. The Hunchback’s Gift
39. The Princess Who Was Rescued from Slavery
40. The Hearth-Cat
41. Katie Woodencloak
42. One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
43. The Self-Propelled Carriage
44. Faithful John
45. The Princess on the Glass Hill
46. The Servant Who Took the Place of His Master
47. The Goose-Girl
48. Lord Peter
49. The Gold Bird
50. The Well at the World’s End
51. The Goldfish
52. The Grateful Animals and the Talisman
53. The Ass That Lays Money
54. Two Out of the Sack
55. Horns
56. The Magic Bird
57. The King’s Hares
58. The Lamb with the Golden Fleece
59. The Blue Belt
60. True and Untrue
61. The Louse Skin
62. The Young Giant
63. The Miller’s Four Sons
64. The Speedy Messenger
65. The Language of Animals
66. The Three Languages
67. The Lazy Boy
68. Tom Thumb
69. The Armless Maiden
70. The Dancing Water, the Singing Apple, and the Speaking Bird
71. Snow-White
72. The Juniper
73. The Poor and the Rich
74. The Greater Sinner
75. The Singing Bone
76. The Princess Who Wanted to Solve Riddles
77. The Princess in the Earth Cave
78. The Clever Peasant Girl
79. The King Who Wanted a Beautiful Wife
80. The Crumb in the Beard
81. The Three Words of Advice
82. The King and the Bishop
83. Intelligence and Luck
84. The Treasure Chamber of Rhampsinitus
85. The Anger Bargain
86. Polyphemus, the Cyclops
87. Gudbrand on the Hillside
88. Clever Elsie and Her Companions
89. The Master Thief
90. Shemiaka the Judge
91. Little Claus and Big Claus
92. The Man from Paradise
93. The Just Reward
94. The Brave Little Tailor
95. Crab
96. Salt
97. Peter Ox
98. What Should I Have Said?”
99. “Is He Fat?”
100. The Pancake

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