Folktales of America Stockings Of Buttermilk, and Other Traditional Stories from the United States of America

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-05-08
  • Publisher: Armadillo

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This exhilarating book brings together some of the best classic stories told in the United States. Many of the
tales were brought to the USA from Europe, and their origins can be traced from that European tradition. But wherever they spring from, the tales are told in a rich American voice. These vivid stories, full of magic,
humor, and wisdom have been minimally retold by the editor, whose introduction and notes set them securely in their folklore context. Aunt Lizbeth Fields’ thoroughly American tale of ‘A Stepchild That Was Treated Mighty Bad,’ for example, is identified as a version of the Grimms’ ‘Snow White’. Jacqueline Mair’s delightful illustrations, based on American folk art, have the stitched and embroidered texture of a much-loved family quilt.

Author Biography

Neil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet and loves the art of storytelling in all its forms. Among his
many books are Poets of the Inuit, The Adventures of Odysseus, and The Tale of Sir Gawain. His work has won numerous awards, including the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Award.

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