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The Lore and Language of School-ChildrenFirst published in 1959, Iona and Peter Opie’s The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature. Going outside the nursery, with its assortment of parent-approved entertainments, to observe and investigate the day-to-day creative intelligence and activities of children, the Opies bring to life the rites and rhymes, jokes and jeers, laws, games, and secret spells of what has been called “the greatest of savage tr…

King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)A ruler said to be the model of goodness over evil and a formidable comrade in the ever-present struggle between right and wrong, the figure of King Arthur of England prevails at the heart of the Arthurian legends. The myths surrounding his reign have been recounted in endless tales. This collection includes thirteen of the best-loved legends of the man and his Knights of the Round Table.Bewitching stories, related by one of the world’s great storytellers, tell of how the young Arthur pulled a …

Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends and Other Children's Stories from Around the World: A Free EbookThe stories contained in this free eBook have been selected from the books that make up the series “Fairy Tales, Folklore, Myths and Legends from Around the World”Fifteen stories have been selected from the books in the series. So you will find stories from ancient Celtic England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. As well as Roma and Gypsy stories which have travelled across Europe from the Black Sea region. There are also stories from the Zulus and Bushmen of South Africa, to the Orient, the Sil…

United as One (Lorien Legacies)The seventh and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling I Am Number Four series brings the Garde’s story to a breathtaking conclusion.The Garde didn’t start this war, but they’ll do whatever it takes to end it once and for all. . . .The Mogadorians have invaded Earth and the Garde are all that stand in the way, but they’ll need an army of their own to win this fight. They’ve teamed up with the US military, but it might not be enough. The Garde need reinforcements, and they’ve…

One Potato, Two Potato: The Folklore of American ChildrenChildren’s folklore―those customs, rhymes, games, jeers, songs, superstitions, stories, and pranks that children play among themselves―serves an important purpose: it helps them deal with feelings and taboo subjects which they are unable to express individually. The purpose of this book is to show how children use their traditional lore to cope with the stresses of their lives and to learn what it means to be a member of a human society. The subjects’ ages ranged from grade-school children…

JEWISH FAIRY TALES AND LEGENDS (A well-told collection of Midrash and Talmudic lore for children) - Annotated FOLKLORE AND FOLKTALE AT A GLANCEJewish folklore is full of vivid stories that both entertain and teach. This book is based on tales from the Talmud and Midrash. While some of the themes are familiar from fairy-tales and folklore from other traditions, the stories in this collection are infused with the perennial Jewish struggle for survival and dignity, as well as a large helping of gentle humor….

American Children's Folklore (American Folklore Series)Concentrating on lore gathered since World War II, Bronner has assembled an anthology of what children really say, not what adults wish they would say. It is through such shared lore―songs, expressions, games and beliefs―that children adapt to new situations. Bronner includes secret languages, jump rope rhymes, song parodies, games, taunts, tongue twisters, jokes, and more. These treasures make for nostalgic reading for adults who want to relive their own childhoods or gain a window to their…

Madam How and Lady Why; or, First lessons in earth lore for children. By: Charles Kingsley (Illustrated)Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university professor, social reformer, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with Christian socialism, the working men’s college, and forming labour cooperatives that failed but led to the working reforms of the progressive era. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin Madam How and Lady Why” (First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children) remains a classic juvenile…

Dragons: Legends & Lore of DinosaursA fascinating presentation on dragons and their biblical connection will shed light on the truth of their existence and connection to the last living dinosaurs. Powerful, fire-breathing, fantastic beings that have left their legacy on this world and can now only be found in the pages of ancient texts. DRAGONS!Dragons: Legends & Lore of Dinosaurs is a juvenile nonfiction title enjoyable for all ages! It takes you back to the days of these amazing creatures and their presence in various cultures i…

Lore ofIn a narration of Imam Ahmad, Abu Dharr asked Prophet Muhammad, “O Messenger of Allah, how many are the prophets?” He replied, “120,000 and between their number are 315 messengers.” The Holy Quran mentions twenty-five of these messengers, namely: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, Job, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, Zacharia, John (the Baptist), Idris (Enoch), Jonah, Hud, Shu`ayb, Salih, Lot, Ilyas, Ilya`sa, Dhu ‘l-Kifl, Jesus and Sayyidina Muhammad, peace be upon them all. These…