Folk Tales & Fairy Tales from Around the World

Folktales (or folk tales) are stories passed down through generations, mainly by telling. Different kinds of folktales include fairy tales (or fairytales), tall tales, trickster tales, myths, and legends.

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A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments.The term is mainly used for stories with origins in European tradition.

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Here is a list of some folk tales and fairy tales in the Southfield Library catalog. The call number and author/illustrator are listed with the book title. If you don’t see a copy available, contact a librarian to place an item on hold for you!

Aesop's Fables
J389.209495 AES
Pinkney, Jerry
Our Catalog
Little Red Riding Hood
J398.20943 LIT
Hyman, Trina Schart
Our Catalog
African Legends, Myths, and Folktales for Readers Theatre
J398.2096 AFR
Fredericks, Anthony D.
Our Catalog
Lon Po Po
J398.20951 LON
Young, Ed
Our Catalog
African Tales
J398.2096 AFR
Mhlophe, Gcina
Our Catalog
Lugalbanda: The Boy who got Caught up in a War
J398.209567 LUG
Henderson, Kathy
Our Catalog
Anansi and the Talking Melon
J398.2096 ANA
Kimmel, Eric
Our Catalog
The Mitten
J398.20477 MIT
Tresselt, Alvin
Our Catalog
The Annotated Brothers Grimm
J398.20943 ANN
Ed. Tatar, Maria
Our Catalog
One City, Two Brothers
J398.20953 ONE
Smith, Christopher
Our Catalog
The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales
J398.2 BAR
Casey, Dawn
Our Catalog
The People Could Fly
J398.20973 PEO
Hamilton, Virginia
Our Catalog
Beauty and the Beast
J398.20944 BEA
retold by Eilenberg, Max
Our Catalog
Pretty Salma
J398.2096 PRE
Daly, Niki
Our Catalog
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
J398.209495 BOY
retold by Hennessy, B.G.
Our Catalog
Puss in Boots
J398.20944 PUS
Pinkney, Jerry
Our Catalog
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
J398.2096 BRI
retold by Aardema, Verna
Our Catalog
Rabbit and the Moon
J398.2097397 RAB
Wood, Douglas
Our Catalog
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl
J398.20973 BRU
Hamilton, Virginia
Our Catalog
Rainbow Bird
J398.20994 RAI
Maddern, Eric
Our Catalog
Buffalo Woman
J398.2097397 BUF
Goble, Paul
Our Catalog
Rapunzel
J398.20943 Rap
Zelinsky, Paul O.
Our Catalog
Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella
J398.20944 CIN
Brett, Jan
Our Catalog
Rapunzel and Other Magic Fairy Tales
J398.2 RAP
Sauvant, Henriette
Our Catalog
Classic Fairy Tales
J398.2 CLA
Foreman, Michael
Our Catalog
Seven Blind Mice
J398.20954 Sev
Young, Ed
Our Catalog
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls
J398.20948 DUA
D'Aulaire Ingri & D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin
Our Catalog
The Snow Queen
J398.20948 SNO
retold by Bell, Anthea
Our Catalog
The Fairy Tales
J398.2 FAI
Pienkowski, Jan
Our Catalog
Snow White
J398.20943 SNO
retold by Copper, Melinda
Our Catalog
The Five Chinese Brothers
J398.20951 Fiv
Bishop, Claire Huchet & Wiese, Kurt
Our Catalog
Something from Nothing
J398.2924 SOM
Gilman, Pheobe
Our Catalog
Tomie DePaola's Front Porch Tales and North Country Whoppers
J398.20973 FRO
dePaola, Tomie
Our Catalog
The Stonecutter
J398.0951 STO
Demi
Our Catalog
Gobble You Up!
J398.20954 GOB
Wolf, Gita
Our Catalog
A Story, a Story
J398.2096 STO
retold by Haley, Gail E.
Our Catalog
Golem
J398.2924 GOL
Wisniewski, David
Our Catalog
Strega Nona
J398.20945 STR
DePaola, Tomie
Our Catalog
How the Leopard Got His Claws
J398.2096 HOW
Achebe, Chinua
Our Catalog
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
J398.20948 TAL
Translated by Lewis, Naomi
Our Catalog
Jabuti the Tortise
J398.2098 JAB
McDermott, Gerald
Our Catalog
The Talking Eggs
J398.29073 TAL
retold by San Souci, Robert D.
Our Catalog
Japanese Children's Favorite Stories
J398.20952 JAP
compiled by Sakade, Florence
Our Catalog
The Three Little Pigs
J398.20942 THR
Kellogg, Steven
Our Catalog
John Henry
J398.20973 JOH
Lester, Julius
Our Catalog
Three Samurai Cats
J398.20952 THR
retold by Kimmel, Eric
Our Catalog
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
J398.20942 KIN
Sterne, Emma Gelders & Lindsay, Barbara
Our Catalog
The Tortoise and the Hare
J398.209495 TOR
Pinkney, Jerry
Our Catalog
The Legend of Mackinac Island
J398.2097397 LEG
Wargin, Kathy-Jo
Our Catalog
Town Mouse, Country Mouse
J398.209495 TOW
Brett, Jan
Our Catalog
The Legend of Sleeping Bear
J398.2097397 LEG
Wargin, Kathy-Jo
Our Catalog
Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories
J398.20959 VIE
retold by Tran, Thi Minh Phuoc
Our Catalog
The Lion and the Mouse
J398.209495 LIO
Pinkney, Jerry
Our Catalog
Way Up and Over Everything
J398.20973 WAY
McGill, Alice
Our Catalog
Little Red
J398.80943 LIT
Woollvin, Bethan
Our Catalog
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears
J398.2096 WHY
retold by Aardema, Verna
Our Catalog
The Little Red Hen
J398.20942 LIT
Pinkkney, Jerry
Our Catalog