. N.Y.: Pantheon, 1983. (This book and the next are great sources of folktales for additional reading by teachers and students.)
———. Afro-American Folktales. N.Y.: Pantheon, 1985.
Alegria, Ricardo E..
The Three Wishes
. N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1060. (This is a book of Puerto Rican folktales translated into English.)
Battle, Kemp P..
Great American Folklore
. Garden City, NY.: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1986. (This delightful book includes legends, tales, ballads, and superstitions from all across the United States. It is a great reference for teachers and students.)
The Uses of Enchantment
. N.Y.: Vantage, 1989. (This book I found To be a very good source for reinforcing the importance folk fairy tales have in children’s literature. This book is a good reference for teachers.)
Curtis, Edward S..
Indian Days of Long Ago
. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1975. (This book can be used by teachers and students. It contains tales from many tribes.)
The People Could Fly
. N.Y.: Alfred A Knopf, 1985. (This book offers some very entertaining tales told by the slaves of the South. It is already on the reading list for New Haven’s Middle School students, and it is enjoyable reading for teachers as well.)
The Fairytale as Art Form and Portrait of Man
. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984. (This book is a great source of European tales for teachers to read.)
Opie, Iona and Peter.
The Classic Fairy Tales
. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1974, (I have used these versions of the fairy tales in my unit.)
Rovenger, Judith. “The Better to Hear You With: Making Sense of Folktales.”
School Library Journal
, March, 1993. (This recent article takes another look at the importance of folk fairy tales in children’s literature.)
Spalding, Henry Daniel.
Encyclopedia of Black Folklore and Humor.
Middle Village, N.Y.: Jonathan David Publishers, Inc., 1972. (An enjoyable collection for teachers and students.)
The Hard Facts of the Grimms’ Fairy Tales
. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1987. (The author’s thoughts on fairy tales are important for teachers to read. Very interesting.)
Favorite Folktales from Around the World
. N.Y.: Pantheon, 1986. (This is a Wonderful book for teachers and students. It contains Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Russian, Italian, American Indian, Arab, and Japanese folktales.)
Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales
. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1979. (In this book the author claims that history plays an important part in the formation of these tales. He also points out that the hero or heroine of each tale can take control of his own life by using his wit, courage and self-reliance, and that is why the tales are so popular.)