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"A Short History of Myth (Myths, The)"

By: "Armstrong, Karen"

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Canongate U.S.,


This brilliant, readable synthesis of the history of mythology and the function it serves to humanity is the launch title of the groundbreaking publishing event, "The Myths." "Human beings have always been mythmakers." So begins Karen Armstrong's concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it. She takes us from the Paleolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transf... View more info

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"Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (Aladdin Books)"

By: "Bryan, Ashley"

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers,


Here are five Nigerian folktales, retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story-drum, and illustrated with vibrant, evocative woodcuts. View more info

"Classic Legendary Hero Stories: Extraordinary Tales of Honor, Courage, and Valor"

By: "Brennan, Stephen Vincent"

Price: $4.95

Publisher: The Lyons Press,


History is filled with myth. Heroes and icons from our distant past are no longer remembered by people who actually experienced them. They are remembered by the stories passed down from generation to generation. After so many centuries have passed it is often difficult to discern who was truly alive, and who lived only in the minds of the storytellers. As you'll see in Classic Legendary Hero Stories, fictional beings are no less capable than real-life heroes of teach... View more info

"Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America"

By: "Bruchac, Joseph"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Troll Communications,


A collection of traditional tales which presents the heritage of various Indian nations, including the Wampanoag, Cherokee, Osage, Lakota, and Tlingit. View more info

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"Spooky Southwest: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore"

By: "Schlosser, S. E."

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Globe Pequot,


Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened--and still do happen--in the collective back yard of the Southwestern states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of 30 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from cattle rustlers to runaway trains. Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 30 creepy tails of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other stran... View more info

A Book of New England Legends and Folk Lore

By: "Drake, Samuel Adams"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: "Rutland, VT", 1971

Edition: (reprint)


"Tight, bright, clean, slight curl. Reprint of 1884 book. Over 100 pieces from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut & New Hampshire, from classics pieces by Holmes, Longfellow and Whittier to written versions of stories from the verbal tradition, with period illustrations." View more info

Arabian Nights: an Adult Selection

By: "Burton, Richard"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Modern Library,


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Black cats and Other Superstitious Subjects

By: Woodin & Woodin

Price: $15.95

Publisher: NY, ©1995

Edition: "(signed, 1st edition)"


"Inscribed and signed by authors. Tight, bright, clean & square. Explanations of the origins of our superstitions. 82 pages." View more info

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Blackbeards Cup and Stories of the Outer Banks

By: "WHEDBEE, CHARLES HARRY"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: John F Blair Pub,


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daughters of copper woman

By: "cameron, anne"

Price: $6.00


Cameron's retelling of Northwest Coast Native myths: fiction that weaves together lives of legendary and imaginary characters. View more info