Folktales from Greece: A Treasury of Delights

While Greek myths are well known and amply represented, very few Greek folktales have been published in English. Now these acclaimed authors make 20 captivating folktales accessible to readers outside of Greece. Newly translated and retold, the stories range from the profound to the lighthearted, the haunting to the hilarious, and the spiritual to the…

51ztS0OgSkL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_While Greek myths are well known and amply represented, very few Greek folktales have been published in English. Now these acclaimed authors make 20 captivating folktales accessible to readers outside of Greece. Newly translated and retold, the stories range from the profound to the lighthearted, the haunting to the hilarious, and the spiritual to the secular. Numerous accompanying photographs and drawings illustrate aspects of Greek life and traditional folklore motifs. Perfect for storytimes and read-alouds, the tales will appeal to both young and old.

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“A Treasury of Delights indeed”

Five Star Review on AmazonĀ By Urs Volkart

A rich source of folktales. Most of them not yet seen in other folktale compilations. As a fairy- and folktale- storyteller it was a pleasure to adopt them in my native language.

About the Author

SOULA MITAKIDOU is an award-winning author and Lecturer in the Department of Primary Education at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

ANTHONY L. MANNA, an award-winning author, is Professor of Children’s Literature, Kent State University.

MELPOMENI KANATSOULI is Associate Professor of Children’s Literature at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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