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WONDER TALES [wishes, magic, dreams, transformations, supernatural]
Magic: Supernatural Adversaries
(ogres, dragons, giants, dwarf, witch, devil)[AT 300-399]
- JACK TALES
- Jack and the * Beanstalk [England] VARIANTS *
- Beneduce, Ann Keay. Jack and the Beanstalk. NY: Philomel Books, 1999. (32 ps.)[ENGLAND]
- Birdseye, Tom. Look Out, Jack! The Giant Is Back!. NY: Holiday House, 2001. (unp) (Jack and the Beanstalk variant)
- Briggs, Raymond. Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Briggs, Raymond. Jim and the Beanstalk. [ENGLAND]
- Compton, Kenn. Jack the Giant Chaser: An Appalachian Tale. [APPALACHIA]
- Crump, Fred. Jamako and the Beanstalk.
- de Regniers, Beatrice. Jack the Giant Killer.
- Galdone, Paul. The History of Mother Twaddle and the Marvelous Achievements of her Son Jack. NY: Houghton Mifflin/Clarion Books, 1974. (32 ps.) [ENGLAND]
- Galdone, Paul. Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Haley, Gail. Jack and the Bean Tree. NY: Crown, 1986. (48 ps.) [APPALACHIAN America]
- Kellogg, Steven. Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Napoli, Donna Jo. Crazy Jack. NY: Delacorte Press, 1999. (134 ps.) [ENGLAND] (Jack searches for his father, falls in love with Flora, learns the value of real treasure)
- Osborne, Mary Pope. Kate and the Beanstalk. NY:: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000. (36 ps.) [ENGLAND] (girl hero)(Jack and the Beanstalk variant)
- Still, James. Jack and the Wonder Beans. NY: Putnam, 1977. (31 ps.)
- Walker, Richard. Jack and the Beanstalk. NY: Barefoot Books, 1999. (40 ps.)
- Wells, Rosemary. Jack and the Beanstalk. NY: DK Pub., 1997. (unp.) [ENGLAND] (boy, beanstalk, giant, outwit)
- San Souci, Robert D. The Boy and the Ghost. [Southern states, Virginia/Alabama](ghost)
- Hansel and Gretel. (witch)
- Rapunzel. (dwarf)
- San Souci, Robert D. Nicholas Pipe. [12th century merman folklore]
- The Three Little Pigs [England] variant * (wolf)
- The Three Little Pigs. (wolf)
- Hooks, William. The Three Little Pigs and the Fox: An Appalachian Tale. (wolf)
- Meddaugh, Susan. Hog-Eye. (wolf)
- Scieszka, Jon. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. (wolf)
- Lowell, Susan. Three Little Javelinas. (wolf)
- Wiesner, David. The Three Pigs. (wolf)
- Little Red Riding Hood VARIANTS (glutton wolf)
- Galdone, Paul. Little Red Riding Hood. [FRANCE] (glutton wolf)
- Collins, Sheila Hebert. Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale. [LOUISIANA]
- Marshall, James. Red Riding Hood.
- Minard, Rosemary. The Chinese Red Riding Hoods in Womenfold and Fairy Tales. [CHINA]
- Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. [CHINA] [1990 Caldecott]
- Little Red Cap.
- McKissack, Patricia. Flossie and the Fox.
- Six Little Goats. (glutton wolf)
- Zemach, Harve. Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale. [ENGLAND] [1974 Caldecott Medal Award]
Magic: Supernatural or Enchanted Husband (Wife) or Other Relatives
- Sleeping Beauty.
- Beauty and the Beast. [FRANCE]
- The Frog King.
- The Wishes.
- The House in the Wood.
- Frau Holle.
- Seven Ravens.
- Jorinda and Joringel.
Magic: Superhuman Tasks [AT 460-499]
- The Journey in Search of Fortune.
- The Bridge to the Other World.
- The Spinning-woman by the Spring.
Magic: Supernatural Helpers [AT 500-559]
- CINDERELLA [France]
(Online 1 and 2 stories)
- Cinderella VARIANTS [Inquiry Unlimited's * comparative chart by country]
- Aschenputtel [ENGLAND]
- Canadian Native American Cinderella *
- Cenerentola. [ITALY]
- Boada, Francesc. Cinderella=Cenicienta. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2001. (unp.) [SPAIN](bilingual version of Cinderella)
- Climo, Shirley. Egyptian Cinderella. NY: Crowell, 1989. (32 ps.) [EGYPT] (Rhodopes, a slave girl, eventually comes to be chosen by the Pharaoh to be his queen)
- Climo, Shirley. The Irish Cinderlad. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. [IRELAND] (Cinderella variant with Becan, stepmother, stepsisters, princess, magical bull)
- Climo, Shirley. Korean Cinderella. NY: HarperCollins, 1993. (unp.) [KOREA] (Pear Blossom, a stepchild, comes to be chosen by the magistrate to be his wife)
- Climo, Shirley. The Persian Cinderella. NY:HarperCollins, 1999. (unp.) [IRAN] (Settareh and her stepmother)
- Coburn, Jewell Reinhart. Domitila: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition. Auburn, CA: Shen's Books, 2000. (32 ps.) [MEXICO] (Cinderella variant gaining the love of the governor's son)
- Coburn, Jewell Reinhart. Jouanah, the Hmong Cinderella. Arcadia, California: Shen's Books, 1996. (Cinderella variant in the Hmong culture)
- Cohlene, Terri. Little Firefly: An Algonquin Legend. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke Corporation, 1990. [ALGONQUIN] (how a young girl, badly mistreated by her sisters, becomes the bridge of the great hunter as the Invisible One.
- Cole, Babette. Prince Cinders. NY: Putnam, 1987. (32 ps.) (a fairy grants a small, skinny prince a change in appearance and the chance to go to the Palace Disco)
- Compton, Joanne. Ashpet: An Appalachian Tale. NY: Holiday House, 1994. [APPALACHIA] (old Granny helps Ashpet attend the church picnic)
- Daly, Jude. Fair, Brown and Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story. NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2000. (unp.) [IRELAND] (Cinderella variant)
- Greaves, Margaret. Tattercoats. NY: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990. (26 ps.) [ENGLAND] (poor Tattercoats marries the Prince)
- Hickox, Rebecca. The Golden Sandal. NY: Holiday House, 1998. [IRAQ] (Cinderella variant - "Little Red Fish and the Clog of Gold")
- Hooks, William. Moss Gown. NY: Clarion Books, 1987. (48 ps.) [NORTH CAROLINA] (Candace is banished from her father's plantation; meets Prince Charming)
- Jackson, Ellen. Cinder Edna. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994. (unp.) (Cinderella variant)
- Kilgras, Heidi. Cinderella's Countdown to the Ball. NY: Random House, 2001. [counting book]
- Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen, A Cinderella Tale from China. NY: Philomel Books, 1982. (31 ps.) [CHINA] (Cinderella variant)
- Martin, Rafe. Rough-Face Girl. NY: Putnam, 1992. [NATIVE AMERICAN] (ALGONQUIN INDIAN Cinderella variant)
- Minters, Frances. Cinder-Elly. NY: Viking, 1994. (unp.) [Cinderella variant, rap version]
- Myers, Bernice. Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker. NY: Macmillan, 1985. (32 ps.) (Sidney Rella becomes a football player with help from his fairy godfather)
- Perlman, Janet. Cinderella Penguin, or, The Glass Flipper. NY: Viking, 1992.
- Phumla. Nomi and the Magic Fish: A Story from Africa. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. (30 ps.) [AFRICA - ZULU] (Cinderella variant of the Zulus)
- Pollock, Penny. The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella. Boston: Little Brown, 1995. [ZUNI]
- San Souci, Robert D. Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella. NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998. [CARIBBEAN] (Creole Cinderella variant)
- San Souci, Robert D. Cinderella Skeleton. San Diego: Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2000. (unp.) [UNITED STATES] (Cinderella variant at the Halloween Ball)
- San Souci, Robert. Sootface: An Ojibwe Cinderella Story. NY: Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1994. [OJIBWA] (mistreated by two older sisters; mighty invisible warrior for her husband)
- San Souci, Robert. Talking Eggs: A Folktale from the American South. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1989. (32 ps.) [SOUTHERN STATES] (witch rewards kind sister while the greedy sister is not rewarded)
- Schroeder, Alan. Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1997. [APPALACHIA] (Cinderella variant with Rose losing her glass slipper at a party given for a rich person on the other side of the creek)
- Sierra, Judy. The Gift of the Crocodile: A Cinderella Story. NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000. (40 ps.) [INDONESIA] (Cinderella variant - Damura, cruel stepmother and stepsister, handsome prince, Grandmother Crocodile helps)
- Steel, Flora Annie. Tattercoats: An Old English Tale. Scarsdale, NY: Bradbury Press, 1976. (32 ps.) [ENGLAND] (Cinderella variant)
- Steptoe, John. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987. (32 ps.) [1988 Coretta Scott King Illustrator's Award][Caldecott Honor Book] (Cinderella variant)
- Wilson, Barbara. Wishbones: A Folk Tale from China. NY: Bradbury Press, 1993. (unp.) [CHINA] (Cinderella variant with Yeh Hsien using magic fishbones to dress herself in finery for the Cave Festival; losing a slipper while fleeing)
- Galdone, Paul. The Elves and the Shoemaker. NY: Clarion Books, 1984. (32 ps.) [GERMANY]
- Huling, Jan. Puss in Cowboy Boots. NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002. (unp.) [TEXAS] (A clever cat in Texas wins a fortune and a wealthy bride for his master) (Puss in Boots variant - France)
- Plume, Ilse. Shoemaker and the Elves. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. [GERMANY] (4 elves help shoemaker)
- Schwartz, Howard. The Wonder Child and Other Jewish Fairy Tales. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. (66 ps.) ("The Purim Dybbuk") [MOROCCO] (rabbi finds a way to exorcise the dybbuk)
- Schwartz, Howard. The Wonder Child and Other Jewish Fairy Tales. NY: HarperCollins, 1996. (66 ps.) ("The Rabbi Who Became a Werewolf" variant of Fisherman and His Wife) [EASTERN EUROPE] (rabbi finds ring in forest; wishes; wife transforms him into a werewolf; he transforms wife into a she-ass)
- Wells, Rosemary. Fisherman and His Wife. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996. [GERMANY] (fisherman's greedy wife is never satisfied with the wishes granted by an enchanted fish)
- Rumpelstiltskin VARIANTS
- Rumpelstiltskin. [GERMANY]
- Stanley, Diane. Rumpelstiltkin's Daughter. NY: Morrow Junior Books, 1997. (unp.) [GERMANY]
- Ness, Evaline. Tom Tit Tot: An English Folk Tale. NY: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1997. (unp.) [ENGLAND] (Rumpelstiltskin variant)
- Zemach, Harve. Duffy and the Devil: A Cornish Tale. [ENGLAND] [1974 Caldecott Medal Award]
Magic: Magic Objects [AT 560-649]
- The Magic Ring.
- The Thieving Pot.
Magic: Supernatural Power or Knowledge [AT 650-699]
- Strong John.
- The Four Skillful Brothers.
- The Three Languages.
- Seven Chinese Brothers.
Magic: Other Tales of Supernatural [AT 700-749]
- Snow White. [GERMANY]
- Tom Thumb. [GERMANY]
- Born From a Fish.
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