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Books in Mythology, Myths, and Legends series

  • Native American Stories

    Michael J. Caduto, Joseph Bruchac, John Hakionhes Fadden, N. Scott Momaday

    Paperback (Fulcrum Publishing, March 1, 1991)
    Here is a collection of myths drawn from the native cultures of North America--from the Inuit in the north to the Zuni, Hopi, and Cherokee in the south.
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  • Mythology of King Arthur and His Knights

    Evelyn Wolfson

    Paperback (Enslow Publishers, Sept. 1, 2014)
    Out of dark and violent centuries, legends of a great leader arose. King Arthur became one of the most famous figures in British literature. During the Dark Ages, Britain was without a king and the land was divided. Death and destruction reigned over the land as power-hungry overlords armed themselves and fought against their fellow countrymen. In MYTHOLOGY OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS, Evelyn Wolfson examines both legend and historical fact surrounding King Arthur and the Dark Ages in the British Isles. This book is developed from KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS IN MYTHOLOGY to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.
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  • Hercules: The Twelve Labors

    Paul D. Storrie, Steve Kurth

    Paperback (Graphic Universe TM, Aug. 1, 2007)
    Famous for his superhuman strength, Hercules is the most popular hero in Greek mythology. The son of Zeus―king of the gods―and a mortal mother, Hercules faces the wrath of Zeus's wife Hera, who resents her illegitimate stepson and vows to bring him misery. With her magical powers, she tricks Hercules into performing a series of twelve seemingly impossible labors, each one a test of his strength, courage, cunning, and fighting skill. Is Hercules strong enough to foil her scheme? For this exciting retelling of the twelve labors, author Paul Storrie consulted the classic work The Age of Fable (1859), by American Thomas Bulfinch, and Edith Hamilton's Mythology (1942), both of which are considered the best resources about on ancient myths and legends. Artist Steve Kurth also relied on historical research to accurately bring to life the world of ancient Greece.
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  • American Indian Trickster Tales

    Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz

    Paperback (Penguin Books, March 1, 1999)
    Of all the characters in myths and legends told around the world, it's the wily trickster who provides the real spark in the action, causing trouble wherever he goes. This figure shows up time and again in Native American folklore, where he takes many forms, from the irascible Coyote of the Southwest, to Iktomi, the amorphous spider man of the Lakota tribe. This dazzling collection of American Indian trickster tales, compiled by an eminent anthropologist and a master storyteller, serves as the perfect companion to their previous masterwork, American Indian Myths and Legends.American Indian Trickster Tales includes more than one hundred stories from sixty tribes--many recorded from living storytellers—which are illustrated with lively and evocative drawings. These entertaining tales can be read aloud and enjoyed by readers of any age, and will entrance folklorists, anthropologists, lovers of Native American literature, and fans of both Joseph Campbell and the Brothers Grimm.
  • Perseus: The Hunt for Medusa's Head

    Paul D. Storrie, Thomas Yeates

    Paperback (Graphic Universe ™, Jan. 1, 2009)
    Could a monster whose very look turns men to stone be a challenge too perilous even for the son of Zeus? King Polydectes has designs on Perseus' mother, Danaë. But first the king must get rid of young Perseus once and for all. So Polydectes hatches a plan to trick the young hero into performing an impossible task―slay the snake-haired Gorgon monster Medusa, whose very look turns men to stone. Yet, as the son of Zeus, king of the gods, Perseus has many powerful allies. Will Perseus' strength and courage―and the favor of the gods―allow him to do the impossible?
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  • Roman Myths and Legends

    Andrew Masters

    Hardcover (Brighter Child, May 1, 2000)
    Action, adventure, and magic are the elements of these five exciting tales of heroism, illustrated with striking full-color artwork. Children enter enchanted worlds where heroes with superhuman strength fight monsters and dragons, where bizarre creatures roam, and where ships are wrecked in storms created by angry gods.•Adventure stories that will appeal to children and reluctant readers.•Magnificent original artwork.•Stories retold by a well-known children's author.
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  • Tristan & Isolde: The Warrior and the Princess

    Jeff Limke, Ron Randall

    Paperback (Graphic Universe TM, Jan. 1, 2009)
    From an ancient legend comes a love story for all time. Strong and brave, Tristan is the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall and one of his finest English knights. Mark sends Tristan to Ireland to bring home the king’s bride, the princess Isolde. While in Ireland, Tristan slays a dragon and wins Isolde’s hand for his uncle. But through a twist of fate, Tristan and Isolde fall in love on the voyage back to Cornwall. Will Tristan and Isolde each do their duty as a loyal knight and a promised bride? Or will they follow their hearts and risk many dangers to be together?
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  • Mythology of the Inuit

    Evelyn Wolfson

    Paperback (Enslow Publishers, Sept. 1, 2014)
    During the long cold winter nights, Inuit families snuggled together in their winter houses and listened to tales about a time when unbelievable things could happen. These adventurers broke up the long hours of winter darkness and gave the listeners a cultural and traditional heritage. Each chapter is followed by a Question and Answer section which covers themes, symbols, and characters; and an Expert Commentary section, which makes for great discussion. This book is developed from INUIT MYTHOLOGY to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.
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  • Yu the Great: Conquering the Flood

    Paul D. Storrie, Sandy Carruthers

    Paperback (Graphic Universe TM, Jan. 1, 2008)
    This graphic novel tells the legend of Yu the Great, a Chinese hero from the twenty-first century B.C. Some scholars believe Yu actually existed and that he founded the Xia Dynasty, the first Chinese empire described in historical records. Some later Chinese texts describe Yu as a kind and strong emperor whose engineering projects saved China from frequent floods. But in Chinese legend, as in this book, Yu is descended from the gods and born from a golden dragon. He saves China from floods by using magical soil to plug underwater springs, with the help of a tortoise, an owl, and a dragon.
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  • Tales from India

    J. E. B. Gray, Rosamund Fowler

    Paperback (Oxford University Press, March 22, 2001)
    Beautifully told retellings of classic stories from India. Full of richness and warmth, these tales of tender love, great heroism, acts of sacrifice, foolishness and friendship come vividly to life. There is an epic battle in which monkeys and bears help rescue the beautiful princess Sita from evil demons and a simple fable about a jackal who tries to become king. This tapestry of stories is as colourful and diverse as India itself. Sources in selecting the stories have been Sanskrit and Pali, the classical languages of the Brahmans and the Buddhists. Many of these tales existed centuries before the Christian era and were given a sophisticated form by the storytellers of classical times. (reissue of Indian Tales and Legends, ISBN 0-19-274138-1)
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  • King Arthur: Excalibur Unsheathed

    Jeff Limke, Thomas Yeates

    Paperback (Graphic Universe ™, Aug. 1, 2007)
    Young Arthur spends his days toiling as a squire--feeding the horses and hauling his big brother's armor. Around him, England is in turmoil, left without a king. But all that changes in one day, with one pull on the mysterious sword in the stone. Guided by Merlin the Magician, Arthur takes his place as the rightful heir to England's throne. He receives the sword Excalibur and wins the loyalty of the Knights of the Round Table. But can the young king win peace and freedom for England?
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  • Tales from Japan

    Helen and William McAlpine, Rosamund Fowler

    Paperback (Oxford University Press, April 4, 2002)
    Full of magic and wonder, these are tales of wicked giants and fairy children, beautiful princesses and fearless warriors. This extraordinary collection of stories from Japan are lively retellings of legends and fairy tales that include the great story of the creation of the world and the tale of a magical coat that makes people invisible. Meet the Sea Spirit, the Moon God, the Emperor Kiyomori, Dragon Princess and many other magical characters. Here, too, are folktales of woodcutters and fisherman who enter strange, enchanted worlds. This delightful mix of stories joyfully evokes the beauty and culture of Japan: its people, its animals, and its landscape. (Reissue of Japanese Tales and Legends, 0-19-274140-3)
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