Books Written for the Folklore Heart
From children's fairy tales, to a country’s history, to the mythology of sacred water, folklore can help connect the dots between the past, present and the future. Here are three folklore books to help inspire, teach, and unlock your imagination:
From old favorites to new discoveries, Little Lit is full of folklore and fairy tales. Innovative cartoonists and renowned children's book artists from around the world visually render the magic of fairy tales through the wonder of comics. Horrible ogre queens, annoying magic pumpkins, and strangely hungry horses and more, unlock the enchanted folklore world. Link
The Folklore of Spain in the American Southwest: Traditional Spanish Folk Literature in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado
Written in the late 1930s, Aurelio M. Espinosa, New Mexico's pioneer folklorist, explores the folklore of Spain in the American Southwest. Through ground-breaking scholarly studies and collecting, Espinosa writes about sixteenth and seventeenth century Hispanic ballads, songs, poems, folktales and more in this captivating book. Link
Water from the Sacred Well is an illustrated exploration of the folklore and mythology of sacred water found throughout the world. Through personal exploration, archeology, folklore and ancient traditions, Gary Varner takes readers to surreal lakes, hot springs, and rivers in search of the spirit helpers, demons, faeries and more, in this fascinating book. Link
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