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The Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name “Anon E. Mouse” which, of course, is a play on the word “Anonymous”.

A Katcina Race Between the Walpi and the Oraibi - Hopi Folklore narrated by Baba Indaba

A Katcina Race Between the Walpi and the Oraibi – Hopi Folklore narrated by Baba Indaba

The Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name “Anon E. Mouse” which, of course, is a play on the word “Anonymous”.

A Journey to the Skeleton House - 2 Native American Hopi folk tales narrated by Baba Indaba

A Journey to the Skeleton House – 2 Native American Hopi folk tales narrated by Baba Indaba

ISSN: 2397-9607 Issue 63

 

In Issue 63 of the Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, Baba Indaba narrates two variations of the same story about a Hopi youth who was curious about the Skeleton House – where the dead were buried. He wondered if anyone lived there. Seeking an answer he began to fast and pray and after a few days received his answer. But what was it…? Well you’ll have to download and read the stories to find out what it was.

eBook link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anon_E_Mouse_JOURNEYS_TO_THE_SKELETON_HOUSE_Two_va?id=cEkLDAAAQBAJ

Each issue also has a “Where in the World – Look it Up” section, where young readers are challenged to look up a place on a map somewhere in the world. The place, town or city is relevant to the story, on map. HINT – use Google maps.

 

INCLUDES LINKS TO 8 FREE DOWNLOADS

 

Baba Indaba is a fictitious Zulu storyteller who narrates children’s stories from around the world. Baba Indaba translates as “Father of Stories”.

 

It is believed that folklore and tales are believed to have originated in India and made their way overland along the Silk and Spice routes and through Central Asia before arriving in Europe. Even so, this does not cover all folklore from all four corners of the world. Indeed folklore, legends and myths from Africa, Australia, Polynesia, and some from Asia too, are altogether quite different and seem to have originated on the whole from separate reservoirs of lore, legend and culture.

The Jackal and the Hyena - A South African Children's Story narrated bt Baba Indaba

The Jackal and the Hyena – A South African Children’s Story narrated bt Baba Indaba

About the author

The Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name “Anon E. Mouse” which, of course, is a play on the word “Anonymous”.

The Baba Indaba Children’s Stories, published by Abela Publishing, often use folklore and fairy tales which have their origins mists of time. Afterall who knows who wrote the story of Cinderella, also known in other cultures as Tattercoats or Conkiajgharuna. So who wrote the original? The answer is simple. No-one knows, or will ever know, so to assume that anyone owns the rights to these stories is nothing but nonsense. As such, we have decided to use the Author name “Anon E. Mouse” which, of course, is a play on the word “Anonymous”.

Eastern European Folklore 5 bookset - BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

Eastern European Folklore 5 bookset – BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

Ideal for parents, grandparents and lovers of fairy tales and of all things magic!

In addition this is a unique collection for primary/elementary school libraries. 

Herein you will find 5 books containing 84 old Eastern European folk and fairy tales, containing tales of dragons, both magnanimous and evil, tales of princes on their white chargers dashing in to rescue princesses in distress and tales of the little people – the fairy folk that live in each and every fairy tale.

These books were bestsellers when they were first published, some over 120 years ago, at a time when people REALLY DID BELIEVE in fairies. These are tales from the forests and lane-side hedgerows as well as tales of fairy dances, which only ever occur at midnight under a full moon. And then there are tales of how lowly laborers applied their brains to a situation to win the hand of princesses and become kings of kingdoms. Plus there are other tales of how kings, forever protective of their precious princesses, set ever more difficult challenges to those wanting to win the hand of their daughters, who, of course, are the fairest and most beautiful in all the land!

TEACHERS read a page or two from a story at the end of the school day and have your students queuing up to hear the next part of the story day after day.

Buy eBooks link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anon_E_Mouse_BLACK_FRIDAY_SPECIAL_EASTERN_EUROPEAN?id=mMiCDQAAQBAJ

Buy Paperbacks Link: http://abelapublishing.com/black-friday-special-35-off–eastern-european-folklore-5-book-set_p29295464.htm

 

Bibliographic Data
ISBN, TITLE, # stories, #pages
978-1-909302-54-9 – Czechoslovak Fairy Tales 15 Stories, 236pg Illustrated.
978-1-909302-55-6 – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen 20 Stories, 398pg Illustrated.
978-1-909302-23-5 – The Key of Gold – 23 Czech Folk Tales, 200pg Illustrated.
978-1-909302-44-0 – The Shoemaker’s Apron – 20 Czechoslovak fairy tales, 270pg Illustrated.
978-1-909302-67-9 – Polish Fairy Tales 6 Stories, 192pg Illustrated.

So all-in-all, 84 stories and tales spread across 1,296 sumptuously illustrated pages.

Go, find a comfy chair, and sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace and be whisked away to a land far, far away where only magical things happen.

 

Thirteen books in one set containing Celtic Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends - A Black Friday Discount Special

Thirteen books in one set containing Celtic Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends – A Black Friday Discount Special

 

In these 13 volumes you will find 503 Celtic folk and fairy tales, myths and legends from across Western Europe. Tales like :

The Spear of Victory,

How the Son Gobhaun Saor Shortened the Road,

Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary,

The Fate of the Children of Lir,

King O’toole and St. Kevin,

Fair, Brown and Trembling,

The King Of Erin and The Queen Of The Lonesome Island, plus 496 more!

 

Buy eBooks link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Various_CELTIC_LEGENDS_13_BOOKSET_BLACK_FRIDAY_SPE?id=HoCIDQAAQBAJ

Buy Paperbacks Link: http://abelapublishing.com/celtic-legends-13-bookset–black-friday-special-40-off_p27279571.htm

 

The books in this set are:
ISBN: 978-1-907256-05-9 – Celtic Fairy Tales, 358pg, 26 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-32-5 – Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People, 318pg, 13 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-36-3 – Celtic Wonder Tales, 202pg, 13 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-27-1 – More Celtic Fairy Tales, 274pg, 20 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-02-8 – Popular Tales of the West Highlands Vol 1, 334pg, 23 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-06-6 – Popular Tales of the West Highlands Vol 2, 314pg,  30 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-93-6 – Scottish Fairy and Folk Tales, 392pg, 23 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-92-9 – The Four Ancient Books of Wales, 606pg, 131 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-68-4 – Welsh Fairy Book, 284pg, 85 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-03-5 – Welsh Fairy Tales and Other Stories, 100pg, 24 stories
ISBN: 978-1-909302-42-6 – THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland, 328pg, 20 stories
ISBN: 978-1-907256-77-6 – The Phynodderree – tales from the Isle of Man, 188pg, 5 stories
ISBN: 978-1-909302-39-6 – Dragon Tales For Boys Only, 318pg, 28 stories

Authentic Gypsy Folk Tales illustrated 2 book set - Black Friday Special

Authentic Gypsy Folk Tales illustrated 2 book set – Black Friday Special

 

Buy eBooks link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anon_E_Mouse_BLACK_FRIDAY_EARLY_BIRD_SPECIAL_GYPSY?id=po-CDQAAQBAJ

Buy Paperbacks link: http://abelapublishing.com/black-friday-early-bird-special-39-off–gypsy-folk-tales–2-bookset_p27279562.htm

 

Francis Hindes Groome (Born 30 August 1851 in Monk Soham, Suffolk, England – died 24 January 1902 in London), son of Robert Hindes Groome Archdeacon of Suffolk. A writer and foremost commentator of his time on the Romani people, their language, life, history, customs, beliefs, and lore.

In October 1901, Francis Hindes Groome’s library of books, letters, and manuscripts bearing upon the study of the Gypsies was purchased by the Boston Athenæum. The collection comprises over one hundred volumes, some which are rare, and others contain rare tracts and magazine articles. There are also Mr. Groome’s own books with his marginal additions, over thirty volumes of manuscript notes, lectures, and his correspondence with M. Paul Bataillard, the eminent French student of the Gypsies, covering the years 1872-1880.

 

African Legends 5 Bookset available as eBooks or in Paperback format

African Legends 5 Bookset available as eBooks or in Paperback format

 

 This is a collection of 5 old and forgotten books containing African legends and tales collated and published by:

A O Vaughan, M I Ogumefu, G W Dasent, J A Honey and W M Flinders-Petrie

The Award Winning Whimsy Wood 7 Bookset Black Friday Special

The Award Winning Whimsy Wood 7 Bookset Black Friday Special

About the author

‘ Sarah Hill is a small animal Vet. She gained her Veterinary Medicine degree at Bristol University in 1999 and worked in practice for 10 years. At that point she had her second daughter and soon after she decided to take a career break. She now writes her children’s series, ‘Whimsy Wood’, at home in Wiltshire with her husband, two daughters, a son, two cats, a dog and ” a partridge in a pear tree ” !

Buy eBooks link: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Sarah_Hill_THE_WHIMSY_WOOD_CHILDREN_S_SERIES_Books?id=BeqFDQAAQBAJ

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