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Deceptions and Tricksters Tales
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Deception (Lying) Tales [AT 1875-1999]
- The Boy on the Wolf's Tail
- Contests in Lying
- The Three Lazy Ones
Tricksters of West Africa and Jamaica
ANANSI [Jamaica, West Africa]
- Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti by Gerald McDermott [Ashanti] [1973 Caldecott Honor]
- Anansi Does the Impossible: An Ashanti Tale by Verna Aardema [Ashanti tale]
- Anansi Finds A Fool: An Ashanti Tale by Verna Aardema
- A Story A Story
- The Adventures of Spider by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst [Africa]
- Ananse's Feast by Tololwa Mollel [West Africa]
- Spider and the Sky God by Deborah Chocolate
- Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend by Deborah Chocolate
- The Pot of Wisdom: Ananse Stories by Adwoa Badoe
- Anansi and the Magic Stick by Eric Kimmel
- The Coming of Night: A Yoruba Tale from West Africa by James Riordan
- Souhami, Jessica. The Leopard's Drum: An Ashante Tale from West Africa.
- Medearis, Angela Shelf. Too Much Talk. [West Africa]
- Medearis, Angela Shelf. The Singing Man: Adapted from a West African Folktale. [West Africa]
- Aardema, Verna. Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water: A Mpongwe Tale.
- Aardema, Verna. The Lonely Lioness and the Ostrich Chicks: A Masai Tale.
- Bennett, Martin. West African Trickster Tales.
- McDermott, Gerald. Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa.
- Onyefulu, Obi. Chinye: A West African Folk Tale. [West Africa]
- Maddern, Eric. The Fire Children: A West African Creation Tale.
- Bryan, Ashley. Lion and the Ostrich Chicks and other African Folk Tales.
Tricksters of the United States
- Tricksters * of North American Native Peoples
- Wiley and the Hairy Man by Molly Bang [Black America Southern states]
- Uncle Remus tales by Joel Chandler Harris
Tricksters of Ireland
- Fin M'Coul [Ireland]
- Clever Tom and the Leprechaun Retold by Linda Shute [Ireland]
- The Old Hag's Long Leather Bag [Ireland]
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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.