Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fairy tales

Here's a list of familiar, mostly European, fairy tales for those prompts that suggest using one.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Beauty and the Beast
Br'er Rabbit
Elves and the Shoemaker
Emperor’s New Clothes
Frog Prince
Gingerbread Man
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goose that Laid the Golden Egg
Hansel and Gretel
Jack and the Beanstalk
John Henry
Johnny Appleseed
Little Red Riding Hood
Paul Bunyan
Pied Piper of Hamelin
Princess and the Pea
Puss 'n Boots
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three Little Pigs
Tortoise and the Hare
Ugly Duckling
Wikipedia has an even better, huger, international list of fairy tales. Most of the titles link to a brief synopsis of the tale.

Sur La Lune has a collection of 49 annotated tales, including histories, similar tales from other cultures and modern retellings.

And children's author, Rick Walton, has gathered the texts of over 2000 Folk and Fairy Tales (with multiple versions of several) as well as the texts of public domain Classic Tales and Fables including Beatrix Potter, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, Bullfinch's Mythology.

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