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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…

Full Moon LoreEvery month has a full moon, and every full moon has a story. Full Moon Lore explores the origins of each full moon’s name, from the Strawberry Moon to the Wolf Moon and beyond. Told in rolling prose with delightful nighttime illustrations, this story is a sweet look at nature, seasons, and the mystery of the full moon. Includes Moon Facts and additional backmatter….

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…

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….

Madam How and Lady Why: First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children“Madam How and Lady Why” (First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children) remains a classic juvenile work by Charles Kingsley. It deals with natural phenomenon and gives readers a basic understanding of geologic and earth knowledge. An excellent book for children and those interested in the writings of Charles Kingsley….

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…

Honeysuckle Sipping: The Plant Lore of ChildhoodHoneysuckle Sipping is a book for anyone who has invented childhood games from garden and backyard plants – and that is just about everybody who grew up among the fields, suburban gardens, and vacant lots of America.Inevitably, we grow into more “important” daily concerns, yet that childhood world is still tucked deep inside us. One passing remark can set off a long and pleasant reminiscence, as Jeanne Chesanow discovered when she published requests for children’s plant lore and games. Hundreds …

The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book (Pop Classic Picture Books)One the most beloved TV shows of all time is now a sweet, silly, sci-fi bedtime story! In The X Files: Earth Children Are Weird, best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show…

Russian Fairy Tales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)Translated by Norbert GutermanIllustrated by Alexander AlexeieffIn this most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English we meet both universal fairy-tale figures—thieves and heroes, kings and peasants, beautiful damsels and terrifying witches, enchanted children and crafty animals—and such uniquely Russian characters as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. The more than 175 tales culled from a centuries-old Russian storyte…