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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.

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, use:

Subject:  folklore

Boolean Operator:  OR

Subject:  fairy tales

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