Folk and Fairy Tales – Fifth Edition
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554813650 / 1554813654
  • 450 pages; 6" x 9"
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Folk and Fairy Tales – Fifth Edition

  • Publication Date: April 30, 2018
  • ISBN: 9781554813650 / 1554813654
  • 450 pages; 6" x 9"

This bestselling anthology of folk and fairy tales brings together 54 stories, 9 critical articles, and 24 color illustrations from a range of historical and geographic traditions. Sections group tales together by theme or juxtapose variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres. An accessible section of critical selections provides a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret the tales for themselves. An expanded introduction by the editors looks at the history of folk and fairy tales and distinguishes between the genres, while revised introductions to individual sections provide more detailed history of particular tellers and tales, paying increased attention to the background and cultural origin of each tale.

This new edition includes a larger selection of critical articles (including pieces by J.R.R. Tolkien and Marina Warner), more modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales (including stories by Neil Gaiman and Emma Donoghue), and an expanded discussion of illustrations.

Little Red Riding Hood

  • The Story of Grandmother, Paul Delarue
  • The False Grandmother, Italo Calvino
  • Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault
  • Little Red Cap, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Lon Po Po, Ed Young

Cinderella

  • Cinderella, Charles Perrault
  • Ashputtle, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Cap o’Rushes, Joseph Jacobs
  • Vasilisa the Beautiful, Aleksandr Afanas’ev
  • Little Gold Star: A Spanish American Cinderella Tale, Robert D. San Souci
  • The Little Red Fish and the Clog of Gold, Inea Bushnaq
  • The Indian Cinderella, Cyrus Macmillan

Sleeping Beauty

  • Sun, Moon, and Talia, Giambattista Basile
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Charles Perrault
  • Brier Rose, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Growing Up (Is Hard To Do)

  • Hansel and Gretel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Snow White, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Rapunzel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Ugly Duckling, Hans Christian Andersen

The Nature of Love

  • Beauty and the Beast, Madame Leprince de Beaumont
  • East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Asbjornsen and Moe
  • The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen
  • The Woman of the Sea, Helen Waddell

Brain Over Brawn (The Trickster)

  • The Brave Little Tailor, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes, Hans Christian Andersen
  • Clever Gretel, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Flossie and the Fox, Patricia C. McKissack
  • Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Death of Brer Wolf, Julius Lester
  • From Tiger to Anansi, Philip M. Sherlock

Villains

  • The Juniper Tree, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • Bluebeard, Charles Perrault
  • Rumpelstiltskin, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The “Cauldron of Story”

  • The Neapolitan Soldier, Italo Calvino
  • Molly Whuppie, Joseph Jacobs
  • The Young Slave, Giambattista Basile
  • The Robber Bridegroom, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
  • The Pig King, Giovanni Francesco Straparola
  • The Frog Maiden, Maung Htin Aung

New Wine in Old Bottles

  • Little Red Riding Hood, David McPhail
  • The Company of Wolves, Angela Carter
  • Wolf, Francesca Lia Block
  • The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, Anne Thackery Ritchie
  • When the Clock Strikes, Tanith Lee
  • The Wicked Stepmother’s Lament, Sara Maitland
  • Snow White, The Merseyside Fairy Story Collective
  • Snow, Glass, Apples, Neil Gaiman
  • The Tale of the Rose, Emma Donoghue
  • The Fourth Pig, Naomi Mitchison
  • The Three Little Pigs, James Finn Garner
  • Little Man, Michael Cunningham

Illustrations

Criticism

  • On Fairy Stories: Children, J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Fairy-Tale Hero: The Image of Man in the Fairy Tale, Max Luthi
  • The Struggle for Meaning, Bruno Bettelheim
  • Fairy Tales from a Folkloristic Perspective, Alan Dundes
  • Feminist Fairy-Tale Scholarship, Donald Haase
  • From traditional tales, fairy stories, and cautionary tales to controversial visual texts: Do we need to be fearful?, Sandra L. Beckett
  • Did They Live Happily Ever After? Rewriting Fairy Tales for a Contemporary Audience, Laura Tosi
  • Disney Revisited, Or, Jiminy Cricket, It’s Musty Down Here!, Betsy Hearne
  • Techno-Magic: Cinema & Fairy Tale and Utopian Dreams/Wishful Thinking, Marina Warner
  • The End of Fairy Tales? How Shrek and Friends Have Changed Children’s Stories, James Poniewozik

Martin Hallett has retired from teaching and lives in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia. Barbara Karasek teaches at Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec.

Features of Folk and Fairy Tales

  • — 54 stories from a range of historical and geographic traditions
  • — Tales are grouped by theme or variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres
  • — Criticism section features 9 articles, providing a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret
  • — Modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales like Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Cinderella
  • — 24 color illustrations are accompanied by critical discussion

Features New to the Fifth Edition

  • — New critical articles on feminist fairy tale criticism; controversial illustrated children’s books; and fairy tales and cinema
  • — 18 tales are new to this edition
  • — New contemporary tales by Neil Gaiman, Emma Donoghue, and others