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Jokes and Anecdotes (Dewey 398.2)

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Noodlehead Tales

[Drolls, numskull, or nonsense humorous stories][AT 1200-1349]

Married Couples [AT 1350-1439]

About a Woman (Girl)[AT 1440-1524]

  • Clever Elsie
  • Clever Kate by Elizabeth Shub [based on a Grimm tale]
  • The Girl Who Ate So Little
  • The Lisping Maiden

About a Man (Boy)[AT 1525-1874]

Realistic Tales [similar to our own lives]

Proverbs, Rhyming verses, Mother Goose (Dewey 398.9)

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For a broadened view of folklore, refer to The Folktale by Stith Thompson for tale types and motifs.

For your reading enjoyment, peruse "Folk Tales of the North American Indians" by Stith Thompson. It includes tales categorized by culture group and motif.