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Folktale and Fairy Tale Resources in the CRC: Home

This guide will connect you with the folktales, fairy tales, variants, and fractured versions of traditional tales from around the world.

This is a guide to get you started with folktales and fairy tales.  Use the information in the Ask the CRC box if you have questions.

Getting Started with Folktales and Fairy Tales

What is a Folktale?

A folktale is a form of traditional, fictional, prose narrative that is said to circulate orally.  In both colloquial use and within folkloristics, the term "folktale" is often used interchangeably with 'fairy tale."

Haase, D. (2007). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: Volume 1: A-F. Westport: Greenwood


Finding Traditional Tales in the CRC

For a complete list of the Folk and Fairy Tales available for checkout in the Curriculum Resource Center, the tollowing searches in the catalog: