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The Dreams of Dragons: An Exploration and Celebration of the Mysteries of Nature
The Dreams of Dragons
An Exploration and Celebration of the Mysteries of Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813725

Prowling the edges of science with insight and sensitivity, Lyall Watson maintains that there is a truth to be found behind every seemingly impossible legend. The best-selling author of Supernature and Gifts of Unknown Things, Watson takes us on a journey through prehistoric burial sites on the beaches of South Africa, ancient ritual iron mines in Swaziland, and present-day villages in Indonesia and New Guinea inhabited by man-eating dragons and headhunters. In these and other extraordinary travels we encounter phenomenon that defy traditional scientific explanation. Watson looks beyond the scientific facts and helps us--through his own remarkable discoveries--to see the poetry and wonder of the natural world.

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood: Of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Of Great Renown, in Nottinghamshire
Paperback      ISBN: 0451522842

Retells the stories of Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Little John, Allan a Dale, Friar Tuck, and Will Scarlet

Mexican-American Folklore
Mexican-American Folklore
Paperback      ISBN: 0874830591

Mexican-American traditions are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures: Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes a range of traditional proverbs, riddles, stories and folksongs; folk narrative, from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to revolutionaries; customs, from household shrines to irrigation rituals to charreadas, or Mexican-style rodeos; children's games, home remedies, folk foods, crafts, dress, and more.Besides its wide range of folk genres, Mexican-American Folklore is also broad-ranging in space--it covers the entire American Southwest, and in time, it includes material from several generations back, as well as very recent adaptations of customs to modern life. These stories teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect for Mexican-American traditions.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721886

"A classic, for a reason" - Celeste Ng via Twitter

In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form--an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities--immigrant, female, Chinese, American.

As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother's "talk stories." The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother's tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston's sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family's past and her own present.
Chimera
Chimera
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0618131701

The comic adventures of Dunyazade, Perseus, and Bellerophon reveal the author's thoughts on the nature of a hero and relationships between men and women. Winner of the National Book Award. Reprint.

Irish Sagas and Folk Tales
Irish Sagas and Folk Tales
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517391007

Twenty-one stories from Ireland, including heroic sagas, ancestral tales of men and gods, stories about the Fianna, a band of warrior-athletes, and tales of fairies and leprechauns.

The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter
The Sorcerer's Companion
A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter
Paperback      ISBN: 0767908473

Explores the true history, folklore, and mythology behind the magical practices, creatures, and personalities that appear in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books.

Wise Women of the Dreamtime: Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Wise Women of the Dreamtime
Aboriginal Tales of the Ancestral Powers
Paperback      ISBN: 0892814772

Extending deep into the caverns of humanity's oldest memories, beyond 60,000 years of history and into the Dreamtime, this collection of Australian Aboriginal myths has been passed down through the generations by tribal storytellers. The myths were compiled at the turn of the century by K. Langloh Parker, one of the first Europeans to realize their significance and spiritual sophistication. Saved from drowning by Aboriginal friends when she was just a child, Parker subsequently gained unique access to Aboriginal women and to stories that had previously eluded anthropologists.

In the stories, women tell of their own initiations and ceremonies, the origins and destiny of humanity, and the behavioral codes for society. Included are stories of child-rearing practices, young love in adversity, the dangers of invoking the spiritual powers, the importance of social sharing, the role of women in male conflicts, the dark feminine, and the transformational power of language. Wise Women of the Dreamtime allows us to participate in the world's oldest stories and to begin a new dream of harmony between human society and nature.
Faeries
Faeries
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810932741

Faeries is an exploration of the myths, legends folklore and fantasy of the world of the faeries. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, this is a special edition featuring eight new pages and 20 new pieces of art by Brian Froud and Alan Lee. The artists have also contributed new introductions.

The Unicorn
The Unicorn
Paperback      ISBN: 0140063285

Presents a colorful, lavishly illustrated history of the mythic unicorn, covering the lore of ancient Greece, Arabia, India, and the Far East as well as Victorian England and modern science fiction