Folklore and Fairytales
Enchanted Web Directories
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
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.
Mythology: MYTHING LINKS
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
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
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 - Online
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.
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
Alice in Wonderland - An
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.
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.
the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
The complete text of this tale, along with
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).
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
The Chronicles of
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
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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