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Enchanted Web Directories
Myth, Lore and Legend
Appalachia and Americana
The Brothers Grimm
Aesop's Fables
Alice in Wonderland
Arabian Knights
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings/Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia
Hans Christian Andersen

Enchanted Web Directories

Folktale Links
A list of links to a variety of pages dealing with folklore from Kendall Dunkelberg.

Fractured Fairy Tales 
An aging but useful annotated bibliography of picture books and book for adult that offer humorous retellings of traditional fairytales.

The SurLaLune Fairy Tale Pages 
A wonderful and beautifully designed site from Heidie Anne Hieder, an expert in the field of children's literature and a life-long fairy tale reader. Look here for links to pages on Beauty and the Beast; Bluebeard; Cinderella; Hansel and Gretel; Repunzel; Rumpelstiltzkin; Sleeping Beauty; Snow White and Rose Red; the Twelve Dancing Princesses and other traditional tales. Also, there is a nice page of recommended reading.

Science Fiction and Fantasy for Children
An annotated bibliography of science fiction and fantasy stories suited for children and young adults.  Includes a nice search engine that allows the user to limit search results by age or grade level; recommendation; and nationality of author.  Bibliographic emphasis is on elementary school students. 

Myths, Lore and Legend

Myths and Legends 
A near complete and canonical source for myths, legends  and folklore
one the Internet..  This extensive directory contains link to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and archives; myth and story collections; essays and commentaries; mythical beasts and creatures; regional folktales and much more.  The listings are organized by region and language groups and you are guaranteed to find the region that you are seeking (as well as many that you never knew existed).  This is an excellent site and one which the serious student of ancient lore will find indispensable. 

From Dr. Kathleen Jenks at the Mythological Studies Department of the
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mything Links is just what has been mything from your ability to find anything and everything related to mythology on the Internet.  This is a beautifully designed and extensive page with countless links arranged by theme (Animal Guides through Weaving Arts and Lore) and by
geographical region (Africa through Western Europe and all points in between). 
Be sure to check out her Primary & Secondary Teachers' Reference Page

Appalachia and Americana

American Folklife Center Home Page 
Created by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present American folklife, the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress is  good starting point
for the study of American regional lore and legends.  Especially valuable is the Folklife Sourcebook, which is full of valuable resources for the study of folklore and ethnology. 

The Brothers Grimm

Gopher Grimm
A gopher based version of  Fairy Tales from the Good Brothers Grimm.  Look here for full text versions of  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; Bluebeard; Beauty and the Beast; Jack and the Beanstalk; the Pied Piper of Hamlin and other classic tales. 

Grimm Brothers' Home Page
An extremely detailed and scholarly site from  the learned D.L. Ashliman,
containing not only the tales themselves, but extensive annotations, bibliographies and links to related sites.

Aesop's Fables

Aesop's Fables - Online Collection 
A well designed, web based collection of over 600 Aesop's Fables. Also included are Real Audio links to selected fables and reader suggested morals and lesson plans. 


Cinderella Stories
This list of variations on the Cinderella story was initially compiled by Kathy Martin from suggestions by readers of the CHILDLIT mailing list. David K. Brown has added additional titles suggested by Jean Rusting and others. Doris Dale has added additional titles and bibliographical information.  From The Children's Literature Web Guide.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland - An Interactive Adventure!
You'll have no end of fun if you fall down this rabbit hole.  Look here for text of Alice in Wonderland complete with interactive activities.  Watch the Cheshire Cat disappear; learn about ambition, distraction, uglification and derision with the Mock Turtle's calculator; attend a Mad Tea Party (Never turn down an invitation to a Mad Tea Party!); seek advice from the Caterpillar and much, much more. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Project Gutenberg)
The full text of the Project Gutenberg edition of this tale, along with the original Tenniel illustrations. 

Lewis Carroll Home Page
A good site for the many faces of Lewis Carroll.  Useful information for the Carroll enthusiast as well as the novice and all those in between.

Lewis Carroll Graphics Page
Links to many photos, drawings, and other types of graphics concerning Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There 
The complete text of this tale, along with illustrations. 

Arabian Knights

The Arabian Nights Entertainments 
The complete public domain text of The Arabian Nights Entertainments, selected and edited by Andrew Lang after the edition of Longmans, Green and Co, 1918 (1898). 

Harry Potter

Harry Potter
The Official site from Scholastic with links for teachers, kids, and parents.

Harry Potter - The Movie
Imagine my surprise when I returned from my 20 year excursion into fairyland (I was only planning to be gone for a minute!) and discovered that our friend Harry had been made into a movie. Here's the official site from Warner Brothers, full of sound and fury and signifying - well, you be the judge.

Harry Potter Lexicon
A very thorough (I haven't had that much time on my hands since I worked for the government.) Harry Potter reference source. Learn about Muggles, Wizards, and magical beasties.

Harry Potter - Brought to you by Kidsreads.com
A more kid friendly Harry Potter site with a Harry Potter Who's Who and What's What, book jackets from around the world, and book excerpts and reviews.

The Harry Potter Page (FactMonster.com)
Another kid friendly site with good links and resources.   Take the quizzes, solve the crosswords and be sure to check out the Harry Potter Haiku!

Lord of the Rings/ JRR Tolkien

The JRR Tolkien Information Page
Eric Lippert has created this "one stop shopping" page for JRR Tolkien information on the web.  An excellent and comprehensive site with lot of links and information about the author and his works.

The Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society is an international organization registered in the U.K. as an educational charity whose aim is to encourage and further interest in the life and works of the late Professor J.R.R. Tolkien. This site has information about JRR Tolkien, the books he wrote, his life, books others have written about him,  and a host of other items.

The Hypertextualized Tolkien FAQ
A very pleasing and comprehensive site of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Tolkien and his books.

The Lord of the Rings (Movie)
First Harry, now Frodo?  Egad, I've got to stop slipping off into fairyland! At any rate, here is the official website for the upcoming Lord of the Rings movie.

The Chronicles of Narnia

A kid friendly site from FactMonster. Nice links and activities focusing on the Narnia series of books.

The official site from the U.K. publishers of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Into the Wardrobe: a Web site devoted to CS Lewis
A scholarly site devoted to the study of C.S. Lewis. Comprehensive links to bibliographies, biographies, papers and speeches and more. Also included are some audio clips (in MP3 format) for your listening pleasure. 

The Chronicles of Narnia Website
Learn more about the characters, people and places of Narnia. There is also
information about the author, its history (as far as its known), the latest news about all things Narnian and much more. 

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories 
A nicely done site with the full  public domain text of many of Hans Christian Anderson's tales, along with a chronology, original illustrations, and links to other sites. 

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